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How the right automotive glass can make your drive safer?

As the name suggests, a windshield or windscreen shields the people inside the car from multiple hazards while driving. But did you know, one of its crucial features is to contribute towards the car’s aerodynamics and aesthetic?

Introduced in the early 19th century, windscreens were direct mounting in front of the driver to improve visibility. Previously made from window glass, it became necessary to upgrade windscreen quality as the roads and engine performances evolved.

Today, modern windscreens are manufactured by sandwiching a layer of PVB adhesive in between two sheets of tempered glass or commonly called laminated glass. They are made more impact resistant and safety qualified than any regular glass, that even if it does break, it won’t shatter into pieces to harm the passengers around.

Given this, it is quite understandable that the quality of glass used in the windshield is vital. Let’s look into the characteristics of a quality-grade windscreen.

Built-in strength

It is crucial to acknowledge that the fixed windscreen in the front is retaining the car’s maximum structure. According to the experts, a windscreensignificantly contributes to strengthening the structural support of a car cabin. The automotive screen accommodates up to 45% of the structural integrity of the vehicle.

Thus, the quality of this product will determine the strength and rigidity of the vehicle overall. If any damage to the windscreen or its surroundings occurs, it will absorb the significant impact and protect the passengers.

Support/ safety during an accident

A windscreen is the most impacted during an accident. In case of accidents/collision, the windshield enables the airbag to function correctly. It allows the airbags to unfold in the correct position to cushion passengers and prevent people inside the car from being ejected in case of a severe collision. If a car rolls over, it is the quality windscreen that upholds the car’s structure and prevents the roof from collapsing and crushing in on the passengers and driver.

A good quality windshield would retain passengers inside the car during such a mishap and absorb more than half the force of a collision which is noteworthy in decreasing fatalities.

Resistance to Shattering

There is a massive difference between high and low-quality windshields. Both are manufactured using different types of products, thus demonstrating different qualities during collisions. The former one will deliver notable strength, thus exhibiting high resistance to cracking. They are durable, strong and don’t break under any circumstances. In contrast, a low-quality windscreen would easily show chips and cracks even with minor accidents.

A windshield shatter is reasonably preventable if one takes proactive steps to fix the automotive glass when it shows early signs of damages. Thus, opt for professional experts that provide a customized solution according to your need.

Sound Proofing

An efficient windshield tackles noise penetration by the sound of the car’s engine, air, and other external factors. It optimizes the sound quality leading to a reduction in the external traffic noise heard while driving. The high-quality windshield means that the driver will be less distracted by outside noises, especially a loud one, to lose his/her focus from the driving.

Finding the Right windshield

AIS Glass offers the latest innovation in windscreen products. Our unique distinction of being the only glass products and solutions provider in the country has been conferred the prestigious Deming Application Prize, which sets us apart from the rest. Our windshields ensure comfortable driving under all conditions with a clear and undistorted view of the road and the surroundings. Our automotive glass reduces the overall temperature of your car’s interior, giving you a refreshingly cooler environment inside, regardless of
where or how long you drive. Apart from that, AIS Glass offers higher safety and durability.

Conclusion

These are some of the many reasons why the right car glass can make your drive safer. As technology is getting advanced, more designs are being applied to make transportation more safe and secure.

A windshield is an important aspect of your car because it impacts your and fellow passengers safety. Thus, when opting for windshield repair and/or replacement, choose the professionals with experience and expertise in the industry.

AIS offers better quality glass with a range of products and provides a service quality with a team of experts that will find a suitable solution for all your concerns.

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Your guide to a safer lead-free mirror glass

Today’s consumers (or customers) are always on the lookout for environment- friendly options in the market. They are aware of the long-term benefits of embracing environment-friendly products vis-à-vis their counterparts. What if you can give back to the environment by selecting a copper-free mirror glass for your brand new home?

The mirror is one of the essential accessories when you upgrade to your bathroom, wardrobes, or cupboards. When using the mirror, you would always want a distortion-free image. How do you find the perfect environment-friendly mirror for your home? Though there are different types of glasses available in the market, none can beat the offerings of copper-free or lead-free mirrors. Here’s everything you want to know about this lead-free glass alternative.

What is a lead-free mirror?

Ordinary mirrors manufactured using copper or lead are non-environment-friendly products and tend to produce distorted images. Copper-free or Lead-free mirrors are the most-modern mirrors that are manufactured without using copper or lead.

As there is no copper usage in the manufacturing process, copper-free mirror glass is resistant to humidity and corrosion.

Conventional glass mirror vs Lead-free glass mirror

Corrosion in conventional mirrors begins typically from the mirror’s edges and spreads inside like an infection. The corrosion factor is more prevalent when glass mirrors are used in bathrooms. On the other hand, lead-free glass mirrors are resistant to corrosion and ageing.

Environment-friendliness and humidity resistance are the two most important factors for choosing lead-free glass mirrors over other options for glass mirrors. A lead-free glass mirror is more durable than a conventional mirror since its surface is resistant to harsh cleaning products.

Lead-free glass mirrors from AIS are known to last up to three times longer than conventional mirrors.

If you are looking to bid farewell to the distorted reflections from ordinary mirrors, you should opt for lead-free glass mirrors. 

Critical Applications of lead-free glass mirrors

Lead-free or Copper-free glass mirrors can be used in a wide range of applications. Here are some of the standard applications of these environment-friendly glass mirrors:

  • Showrooms that are looking for a more spacious appearance
  • Display cases
  • Bathrooms
  • Sliding doors for cupboards, wardrobes, etc.

In a nutshell, bathrooms, homes, offices, retail spaces, restaurants, etc. are ideal places for lead-free mirrors. 

Why choose lead-free glass mirrors from AIS

Copper-free mirrors from AIS are crafted to perfection using superior materials and state-of-the-art technology. The mirrors are manufactured using advanced Belgian technology from Glaverbel. Distorted images would be a thing of the passé with AIS mirrors that deliver high optical clarity.

Mirrors from AIS, equipped with copper-free coatings, make the mirror look new even after years of usage. With improved resistance to harsh cleaning products, lead-free mirrors from AIS last three-times longer than conventional mirrors.

Mirrors manufactured by AIS adhere to IS 3438, EN 1036, and ASTM C 1503 manufacturing standards. Irrespective of where they need to be installed, you have the option to choose from a wide range of colours – Clear, Bronze, Grey, and Aqua Blue.

Conclusion

When you plan to pick up new mirrors for your home or business, you should choose environment-friendly options free from lead and copper. Copper-free mirrors are not only better for the environment but are also corrosion-free and resistant to humidity.

Unlike conventional mirrors that produce distorted images, lead-free mirrors are best known to deliver crystal clear images. Lead-free glass mirrors from AIS are best-suited for usage in bathrooms, showrooms, display cases, and more.

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5 Stylish Ways to Use Window Glass in Your Home

If there’s one thing that has been a constant since time immemorial, it is the necessity and practical use of windows. An indispensable part of any architectural project, these structures allow ample natural light to invade the interiors of a space, enable proper air circulation within the four walls, and give a sense of seamless connection with the outdoors.

However, in today’s day and age, the purpose of windows extends way beyond functionality and pragmatism, way up to aesthetics! However, some are of the view that aesthetics should not be a factor of consideration in window glass choice. How true is that?

Window Aestheticism: Does it Really Matter?

The principle of aesthetics is driving modern-day architecture as beauty and design walk hand-in-hand inspiring each other as they go. As important as it is to be practical in our approach, equally important, it is to push the emotional buttons. Like the architect, Philip Johnson once stated, “Architecture is not about words. It’s about tears.” While you do not need to shed literal tears, if your home and its key elements – think fenestrations – do not stir your heart with a happy inner groaning, you’re doing it wrong!

It’s just like food – the more presentable and good it is to look at, the more it increases our hunger. Now, in its proper sense, modern architecture is only said to be successful when form and function work in tandem to enhance the life of the occupants in particular and the environment at large.

So, your home’s window glass must perform all of its original functions ‘in style.’

5 Stylish Window Styles to Give Your Home the Makeover it Needs

Here are five ways window glass can give your home the boost it needs – in terms of aesthetics, in terms of functionality.

#1 Inspiration Straight from the Churches of the Victorian Age

Yes, you guessed it right! We’re talking about those centuries-old fenestration techniques used in the manufacture of clerestory windows. Also popularly known as church windows, not many are aware that the history of clerestory window glass is much more antique – dating all the way back to the temples of ancient Egypt where the sufficient lighting of the hall of columns was achieved through piercing slits in vertical stone slabs over the roofs of the adjoining aisles.

So, by virtue of their invention, these windows are champions in providing that ‘extra’ natural light without disrupting the continuity in design of the space they’re installed in. Clerestory window glass is usually a row of windows installed way above the eye-level, either sitting right on top of a set of standard windows or otherwise. Modern architecture has borrowed these ancient marvels to create spaces that can downright seem heavenly.

However, there are more perks that go into making the final look ‘heavenly.’ Besides allowing more ambient light to flood the interiors, these windows leave the entire wall below free to let your design imaginations run as wild as a vulture’s cry. You are free to display your book collection, hang your most cherished works of art, showcase rare and valuable collectables, or simply have the wall covered in an eye-pleasing wallpaper.

Now, when it comes to the choice of space, it goes without saying that such windows are not the right fit for your bedroom, a space that is supposed to feel more cave-like. Clerestory window glass is a top-notch choice for kitchens, living rooms or lounging areas, and even bathrooms where you need to reconcile the need for privacy and natural light.

#2 Gazing into the Heavens: An Otherworldly Experience

If the sight of the ultra-clear blue sky covered in cotton candy-like puffy clouds adorned by birds in flight still gives you the jitters, welcome to the group of sky-gazers! We all love this sight as much as we do the other end of the spectrum – navy blue sky covered in shiny little but not-so-little stars. Sadly, we all have that one spot in our house that has the best sky view – be it the daytime or the night-time – but we simply can’t enjoy it because of all that concrete coming in the way.

But, what if the roof could open up for you to gaze deep into the eyes of the glorious creation that lies open for your taking already? Well, with skylight window glass, it can and it will! These windows are generally installed on the ceiling of a space, hence the name skylight windows, to act as a sort of spotlight for the room.

Well, while skylight window glass does serve the practical purpose of brightening otherwise dull spaces such as attics and in some homes, bathrooms, they are also aesthetic in nature. After all, can store-bought or even hand-crafted paintings and murals beat the creation of divine hands framed within your skylight window glass? Yes, nobody installs wall décor on the ceiling, but you get the drift. These windows add an otherworldly charm to an otherwise dim, uninspiring, and bland room.

#3 Creating Cosy, Sunny Nooks with a Gorgeous View

Sometimes, you need your windows to do double-duty to satisfy your aesthetic sensibilities. By that, we mean extra illumination, gorgeous views, and a bonus nook for self-rejuvenation. Yes, we’re talking about the classic bay windows! Available in a variety of styles such as box, oriel, circle, tudor, and more, bay windows include a set of three or more windows, either fixed or operable, for more natural light, better ventilation, seamless connection with the outdoors, and of course, a pleasant corner to spend some time in.

These windows are perfect for rooms that open up to a gorgeous view, but in any case, that would not be the bedroom again! We’ll come to that later. These windows even make for the perfect entry windows, welcoming guests in style and allowing you to keep an eye on who’s knocking at the front door. Moreover, your living room or parlour feels like it has suddenly expanded to eat up more space, when in reality, it hasn’t – that’s the space-maximising feature of bay windows at work!

Oh, and the additional space offered by these windows can have a variety of use cases – turn it into a serene reading nook or install sun-loving planters and herbs, or you can even have a cosy cushioned sofa installed for an area to lounge, eat breakfast, or enjoy a cup of tea while gazing at the beautiful view outside.

#4 Incorporating One of the Smartest Window Designs

Surprising as it may seem, even one of the smartest window glass designs to exist today may have very well adorned an old-timey storefront or even your grandma’s cottage –we’re talking about those usually modest in size, known for their roof-like cover, awning windows!

Like they say, “Never judge a book by its cover,” you can never judge a window by its size! Despite being compact in size, awning windows are exceptionally practical fenestration pieces that keep your space well-protected against various weather elements like rain, snow, dust, and hail while also making plenty of room for natural light to flood the interiors with its goodness.

Used mainly for proper ventilation, awning window glass is typically installed way high up near the ceiling and is an ideal choice for dimly-lit or stuffy rooms. On an average, these windows are installed in kitchens and bathrooms, but they can also be used in your bedroom high above the headboard for much-needed ventilation.

Yes, depending upon your choice of frame and glass, you can give them a totally unique aesthetic appeal; however, this window glass is a must for your luxury home as it is one of the most practical kinds available.

#5 Taking the Classic Route

When old is gold, how can classic casement or French windows ever go out of fashion? Having one or two operable panels, these windows hang by a hinge and generally push open outwards. Their operating mechanism is very similar to a door, and yes, these two window options are the classic route you can take for your master bedroom window glass.

Well, their design? Though considered to be aesthetically neutral, this is precisely the reason why these windows are so suitable for your private chamber and other places like above the kitchen sink and fireplace mantle.

Suppose your bedroom opens to a lush green patio brimming with life. In that case, we can guarantee you an otherworldly experience as you push open to the beauty that sits patiently waiting for your attention. Just like the nature outside, casement and French window glass have a subtle beauty to them that is not loud and demanding, but calm and naturally appealing to the senses, hence, the term ‘aesthetically neutral.’ One thing is for sure; these windows will gracefully complement the theme and style of your home’s interior design – whether vintage or modern, whether ornate or minimalistic, whether straightforward or eclectic.

Looking for premium-quality specialised window glass solutions for your home? Get in touch with AIS Glass today! As India’s leading integrated glass manufacturer, we offer a variety of glass solutions for all your window glass needs – privacy, security, acoustic and thermal comfort. So, adorn your home with modern-day glass solutions and turn the tables on its aesthetic and functional performance! Get in touch.

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How Back Painted Glass Improves the Interior of Your Office?

Ever walked into an office and been blown away by the smart use of colours? Bland and boring office spaces are a thing of the past. Today is the day and age of ensuring that the ambience of the office is productivity-friendly, and let’s be honest – nothing enhances productivity and lifts up our spirits more than colour. While we understand that you want to add colour without losing that professional look and feel of your office space, back painted glass is a product best-suited for your design needs.

Let’s take a look at how this colourful member of the glass family can elevate the look of your office space.

That Home-like Kitchen!

“Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.”- Wassily Kandinsky

To create a comfortable and open space for your employees, you can make the kitchen cabinets look a bit more colourful using back painted glass.  The vibrant colours and shiny surface will give a modern and, needless to say, professional look. Also, as Mr. Wassily, the Great Russian painter and art theorist, rightly said colours do affect how you feel. So, you can be assured that the staff is going to feel cheerful when they sit down at the cafeteria after a long day of work to see either vibrantly-coloured table-tops or back painted glass wall panels.

Plus, since back painted glass is easy-to-clean, you need not worry about a few spillages!

Vivacious Restrooms 

“Mere colour can speak to the soul in thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde.

Don’t you agree with the words of this Irish poet and playwright? Colours have this fantastic capacity to evoke different emotions in people. It’s as if they speak to people. When you combine colours with décor, the effect is phenomenal. Also, the people working at a place use restrooms quite a few times during the day, and if you clad the washbasin surfaces and the walls of the area with back painted glass while colour-coordinating them with the hues of the doors and windows present in the space, you can create a one-of-a-kind appeal. After all, why compromise on the décor of such an important space! Even your clients and auditors will appreciate your efforts in this area. 

Flamboyance Up and Down!

Elevators are a great space to put in more creativity and thought. Also, there are three static faces in an elevator. So, you can get a bit more creative with the interiors and clad either of the two static faces with a bright-coloured back painted glass fixated from floor to the ceiling and do the same with a mirror on the other face. Keep the third face of the elevator very basic. It will look aesthetically appealing because of that dash of colour. Moreover, you can click a professional “excited to get to work!” selfie while you’re in there.

Less is More

When it comes to designing an office space, it is always better to keep the lines crisp, clean, and non-distracting. Now, even if you want your office to look very simple and minimalistic, you can add that little hint of colour using back painted glass to give it an edgy and modern appeal. How? Well, cover all pillars in the mesmerising sheen of back painted glass – whether you wish to go for neutral tones or stick to more eye-catchy shades like bright yellows and reds is entirely up to you to decide. Yes, less is indeed more, but only when done the right way – back painted glass is your partner in achieving that minimalistic/modernistic look!

When it Boils down to Choosing Plan B

Plan A was all of the above-mentioned points. But, in case none of that appeals to your design sensibilities, there’s still hope because there’s still a plan B that you can try! Simply installing back painted glass-covered furniture pieces will also act as that perfect escapade from bland and uninspiring office interiors.

Just like the Los Angeles-based interior designer, Rose Tarlow, says, “Furniture must have a personality as well as be beautiful.” Adding a pop of colour with back painted glass to your tabletop or your chair or the reception desk is going to reflect your personality and exude professional vibes. The glassy feel will give the space an edge and create a positive and open atmosphere.

Well, aren’t you feeling a little inspired to get creative and colourful with your workspace? We’re not surprised! After all, back painted glass has an unmatched charm to it. Contact AIS Glass for your office décor needs. We are India’s largest integrated glass manufacturer and our back painted glass – AIS Décor – is available in 34 striking shades to help you create the look you desire. Our AIS Décor is easy-to-maintain, durable, eco-friendly, and has a premium-quality finish to stir up your hidden creative. So, why wait? Get in touch with our experts today!

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Back Painted Glass – Perfect Solution for Kitchen Interior

“Kitchens should be designed around what’s really important: fun, food, and life,” said the famous French chef and restaurateur – David Boulud. The chef had it right; serious is one word that should be avoided entirely when it comes to kitchen designing. The sight of scrumptious delicacies and the aroma coming from the kitchen captivates the heart of residents and guests alike. A great way to enhance this beautiful aura is to give your kitchen’s interiors an overhaul – a stunning contemporary look maybe or some vintage vibes, whatever you please so that it truly becomes a place that brings people together.

Glass has been becoming increasingly popular among interior designers and architects – a material that is incorporated more and more in ambitious projects. Among other members of the glass family, it is back-painted glass that takes the trophy in terms of aesthetics with its colourful appearance and functional brilliance.

Let’s see how this glass can transform your kitchen from drab to fab, that too in a jiffy.

Happy Kitchen, Happy Home: Make it So Using Back-Painted Glass

Happiness is a small house with a big kitchen. Now, even if the heart of your home is not big in size, does that mean you can’t go big with your design? Of course not! In fact, with the simple addition of back-painted glass to your kitchen interiors, you can create the culinary zone of your dreams! And here’s how you can do it.

Don’t Let the Counter-tops Go Bland

While pure white or marbled kitchen counter-tops look classic, they are too old-school. Plus, people often complain of the time-consuming task of getting rid of all that mess from those counter-tops, especially the kitchen island. Thankfully, with back-painted glass, that is no longer the problem! Not only can you add some much-needed sheen and colour to your counter-tops but you can also allow your little ones to assist you in your baking sessions without worrying about the mess – back-painted glass is extraordinarily low-maintenance and gets spick-and-span with a simple wipe.

Will You Leave out the Backsplash?

Now, if there’s one area in your kitchen that holds tremendous possibilities in terms of design, it’s the kitchen backsplash. After all, we can all agree that even dull chores like washing the dishes becomes a delight when you’re facing a productivity-inspiring coloured wall and a wide casement window that opens up to a garden in full bloom. Suppose you’re afraid of sticking to a monochrome tone. In that case, you have plenty of scope to play around and experiment – choose glass sheets of different colours and sizes to create a funky geometric pattern or stick to two complementary tones for the entire backsplash – the choice is yours!

Plus, as back-painted glass is low-maintenance and moisture-resistant, you need not fear spillages or the fact that your kitchen can suffer a little too much from humidity.

Organise Your Cutlery in Style

Whether you’re going for a sleek, traditional, elegant, or modern look for your kitchen space, you can never go wrong with back-painted glass on the kitchen cabinets! You get to organise your cutlery and other pantry items in style with the availability of such diverse colour options. For the newfangled modular kitchens, back-painted glass cabinets are incredible. You can choose from a plethora of colour and design options – choose a colour that complements well with the backsplash or counter-tops or opt for contrasting tones. Also, its non-porous characteristic means more hygiene and less time spent on wiping the clutter.

Need a Classic Place to Write down Your Grandma’s Recipes?

Always fiddling with your to-do list? With so much to do every day, a back-painted glass magnetic board is just the thing you need. Simply hang a board in front of your cooking space and write &read for that sense of complete control over your daily tasks. Plus, coming to our main point – a back-painted glass magnetic board is that perfect area to write down your family’s traditional recipes, meal prep ideas for the entire week, and menu for upcoming family luncheons, among others. And what’s more; you can do all of this without breaking the continuity of design and style of your space.

Are you in a hunt for world-class back painted glass solutions? Well, end your search here because AIS Glass, India’s leading integrated glass manufacturer, provides top-of-the-line back painted glass for all your aesthetic and functional needs.  Known as AIS Décor, our back-painted glass is manufactured using premium-quality lacquer, is eco-friendly, durable and resistant to humidity and UV rays, and is ridiculously low-maintenance. Available in 34 striking shades, there’s a shade for everyone – vintage, royalty, classic, minimalistic, sophisticated, or whatever else your personal sensibilities may be.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today for premium back-painted glass solutions!

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4 Glass Types that Make Exterior Windows & Doors More Secure

From the standpoint of safety, both windows and doors are the weakest entry points in any architectural unit. As a result, they are more susceptible to security attacks and intrusions. Not to mention, numerous glass manufacturers in the market promise unmatched quality and premier service life but hardly deliver any.

Especially nowadays, when intrusions and thefts have become more commonplace, fears over security have become paramount. Therefore, the type of glass we use to make our exterior doors and windows has become crucial in keeping our indoors safe from security breaches.

And speaking of enhanced security in residential and commercial space, here are the glasses which work the best.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass comprises two sheets of standard annealed glass fused together with a special interlayer of Poly Vinyl Butyral (PVB) in between. The thick glass formed, as a result, can easily resist impacts by absorbing impact shocks and resisting extreme degrees of penetration.

Consequently, any forced intrusions will be quite challenging to execute; this reduces theft attempts tremendously. In addition to improved security, laminated glass also offers additional advantages, as discussed below.

Acoustic Comfort – Given the levels of noise pollution in urban centers, the need for noise cancellation has become paramount. Fortunately, laminated glass can dampen outside noise for better noise reduction. Moreover, you can even request your glass manufacturers to include sound reduction interlayers in your fenestrations for additional soundproofing.

Solar Control – Combined with a heat-absorbing tint or low-E coating, laminated glass can reduce heat gain and bring down energy costs tremendously. Additionally, it also acts as a shield against solar glare. Based on the thickness of the glass, laminated glass can even resist harmful UV rays effectively.

Enhanced Visibility – Laminated glass surface usually has low visual distortions, so it appears virtually invisible. This allows the glass to reflect sharp images for greater clarity. Because of the enhanced visibility, laminated glass works exceptionally well for bay or picture windows, which many homebuyers shy away from over safety concerns.

Tempered Glass

Also known as toughened or safety glass, tempered glass is highly suitable for external windows and doors. Because of a quick-cooling manufacturing process, the glass is highly durable and resilient to impact, making it less likely to shatter upon breakage.

As a result, the glass is the perfect choice for regions that experience heavy wind loads or thermal stress. Moreover, other than excellent impact resilience, tempered glass also offers benefits.

Heat Resistance – In comparison to ordinary glass, tempered glass offers up to five times better heat resistance. It can withstand high temperatures quickly, showing excellent heat control properties. As a result, you can enjoy greater heat insulation, as well as reduced energy costs.

Protection from UV Rays – Windows and doors manufactured with tempered glass can protect against harmful UV rays since it can absorb around 65% of the UV rays which fall on its surface. Additionally, you can also use window tints to improve the solar control properties of tempered glass furthermore.

Reduced Risk of Injury – Generally, tempered glass shows high resilience against impact, which is why many reinforced windows in both commercial and residential spaces use it. However, in case the glass ever breaks, the risk of injury is minimum as it breaks away in small, tiny pieces.

Heat Strengthened Glass

Heat-strengthened glass is a type of processed glass which offers better thermal resistance and is twice as tough as standard glass. Consequently, it befits security needs perfectly. Heat-strengthened glass also provides numerous advantages.

Unique Breakage System – Unlike other glasses, heat-strengthened glass cracks radially, from the breakage point to the edges of the glass into large and sharp fragments. This creates a support system for the cracked pieces. As a result, the pieces remain intact and do not fall off, reducing the risk of injury.

Ability to Handle Thermal Shocks – Heat-strengthened glass can resist extreme thermal shocks and stress, which will typically break the standard glass. The glass can easily withstand thermal differentials of up to 130-degree Celsius.

Fire Resistant Glass

A type of laminated glass with a layer of intumescence, fire-resistant glass can easily withstand an extreme level of heat and prevent heat transfer. Primarily built to contain the spread of fire, the glass becomes a shield in unfortunate cases of fire breakouts. Fire-resistant glass also shows high resilience to impact and thermal stress.

To Sum Up

While these four glasses can minimise safety threats efficiently, investing in window locks, sensors, or bars is an excellent way to score additional security. Designed especially for safety concerns, these can lay down your worries over the home and office security to proper rest.

Nonetheless, to secure superior-quality glazing solutions for your windows and doors, opt for established glass manufacturers such as AIS Glass. We offer end-to-end solutions from product selection to installation, even after-sales support. Our specialised solutions, such as AIS Securityglas and AIS Valuglas are for both safety and aesthetic comfort. For further information, get in touch with us today!

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What Makes Glass Flooring So Appealing?

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable’-Donna Karan. Offering this ideal blend of form and function is one interior structure that has become popular in both residential and commercial structures – glass floors. It is with the evolution of interior design over the years that glass floors have shifted from a commercial to housing concept, and they have been incorporated in modern homes for a plush and classy look.

The appeal of a glass floor lies in its visually pleasing design and practicality. Glass floors add a tint of elegance to the space and their mere addition elevates the space to a whole new level of royal. If you are looking to transform your property without comprising with functionality and style, glass floor is a modern architectural focal point that is a must-have in your space.

Discussed below are the reasons why glass flooring is so appealing.

Visual Appeal – Unlike Any Other!

Glass flooring is an integrant of modern architecture. It has gained great traction in recent times due to its attractive look and classy touch. Corporate offices have incorporated glass floor as it fits well with the professional and chic tone of the building and the line of work.

Restaurants and other commercial spaces also prefer glass flooring to due to its enticing feel. Glass flooring is installed at entrances to make the guests feel invited into a luxe and sophisticated place. Interior designers customise glass floors to place it under seating areas and lobbies, making smooth transitions from one space to another.

The way these seemingly minimalistic structures transform the visual appeal of any space is by reflecting natural light in such angles that it creates an illusion of a larger area. And what’s more is that to take it up a notch, all that needs to be done is the installation of some LED lights around the perimeter of the structure and voila! The entire ambience will take a 180-degree turn in an instance.

Easy Maintenance

Upkeep and maintenance of interiors is not an easy task, and the glass floor saves a lot of time and trouble in this sector. Glass floors are scratch-proof and dust-resistant, so wear-and-tear is minimised. Also, the cleaning process is not tedious for these floors as they do not catch dust or mould easily. All you need is a clean damp cloth dipped in a solution of baking soda and water, and your glass floor will be spic-and-span in a jiffy. Glass floors do not get stained easily and cleaning these floors is quick and effortless.

Durability and Built

The merits of glass floor go beyond aesthetics and beauty. It is the perfect mix of function and form. All misconceptions about the fragility and brittleness of glass flooring can be warded off as it is strong and durable. Glass floorings are incredibly safe to walk on and come with an anti-slip surface.

Toughened glass – a highly sturdy type of glass which is four to five times stronger than standard annealed glass – is used for the construction of glass floors. The tensile strength of this glass is high, and it can easily resist considerable amount of impact without breaking.

Inflow of Light

Plenty of natural light is ushered in by glass floors. This cuts down the need for artificial lighting during the daytime and allows sunlight to penetrate the work or residential space. A well-lit space is more inviting and productive for individuals, and they can complete their tasks with zest. It is a sustainable and environmentally-sound alternative, creating a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.

Wide Customisation Options

Glass floors can be tailor-made to suit your needs and preferences. Architects can choose to transform the entire floor area of a room to glass flooring, or simply convert a small section of the entire space to make it stand out or illuminate its beauty. You can choose from a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes to create a personalised glass floor compatible with your décor style and personal tastes. 

Restaurants might choose more colourful patterns while corporate spaces might go for simpler and minimalistic designs, as glass floors come in wide varieties to choose from.

A ‘Glass-y’ Appeal

Glass floors are mesmerising due to their look and feel, but also due to their functional advantages. They have revamped flooring and design techniques, giving architectural advancements a whole new meaning. 

Want to adorn your residential and commercial structures with glass flooring? AIS Glass provides superior-quality glass floor solutions to beautify your home or office space, and give your floor the oomph factor it needs. There is a wide range of premium-grade, high-performance, strong and stylish glass floors to choose from so that you can satisfy all your architectural needs.

Make customised configurations based on personal requirements and usher style and functionality to the forefront with glass floors from AIS Glass.

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5 Reasons Why Glass Should Be Included in Your Interiors Plan

It is no secret that glass offers endless potential to transform any space aesthetically and utility-wise. Thanks to recent advancements in glass technology, there is a lot more one can do with this material today. Not only is glass great for livening up your homes, but it also offers an array of practical advantages that go beyond aesthetics.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Include Glass in Your Interior Plans

Are you busy planning your next home improvement or renovation project? If so, then glass can offer a host of benefits as mentioned below.

Lends a Sense of Space

Let’s face it! No matter how short you are on square footage, glass surfaces will open up your home. This material offers an expansive sense of space and brightens up even the most cramped corners. Glass is easy on the eyes, and does not obstruct your view. This invaluable benefit of glass allows you to traverse from one room to another with ease and drenched in tonnes of filtered and diffused natural light.

But wait! Are you worried that using too much glass will compromise your privacy? It won’t! With technologies like smart glass or switchable glass, you can have all the privacy you need. How? Smart or switchable glass changes from transparent to translucent and vice versa at the flick of a switch. This high-tech glass is also resistant to moisture, heat and cold, and is an excellent addition in modern bathrooms, bedrooms, and even living or lounging areas. 

Heaps of Natural Light

Glass is the primary medium responsible for ushering in heaps of natural light into your dwellings. Natural light brims our minds with positivity and beautifies an indoor space. If you wish to bring the outdoors inside, but with the correct intensity, glass is the ultimate material for you. You can invest in energy-efficient or insulated glass. Why? Both these glass types offer enhanced thermal comfort as they do not let cold conditioned air seep out of your home during the summer months. During the winter, they keep you warm by trapping in heated air. 

These specific glass types also ensure that even with expansive glass windows, your furniture and furnishings like carpets, rugs, upholstery, etc. do not lose their colour and stay fade-free for years to come. Letting in tonnes of natural light reduces the need for artificial lighting during the day. All of this not only enhances the aesthetic of your home or office but also awards it a quaint charm.  

Aesthetically Appealing

Be it modern glass windows, doors or walls; this material offers stunning aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, if you are planning to expand your home, glass walls are very adaptable. You can also choose folding glass walls to add temporary flexibility to a room like bringing in an outdoor space, dividing a room into sections or building an outdoor kitchen with glass walls. A well-placed glass eliminates the need for opaque walls and transforms a room into an outdoorsy space. If you wish to adhere to the modern aesthetic for homes and offices, glass as a material is irreplaceable.   

Soundproofing

Do you want to do up your home with a lot of glass, but are worried about the noise pollution it might bring in? Don’t fret! Gone are the days when a significant amount of sound could easily travel inside your home through glass structures and disrupt peace. Today, you can choose soundproof glass and enjoy the hubbub of the outside without soaking-in any of the sound.

If your home faces an incredibly noisy street, but you want to use glass as a predominant material, go for soundproof glass. This type is generally laminated with a PVB interlayer which offers excellent noise absorption. When compared to standard annealed glass, soundproof surfaces provide a reduction in sound up to 60%.   

Safe and Secure

A common concern that people encounter when choosing glass for their interiors is whether it offers the same level of security as other materials. This concern is legitimate given that glass items tend to break more quickly than other surfaces. However, this is untrue today, especially if you choose toughened or tempered glass panes when constructing dividers, doors, windows and walls.

This glass type is tough to break and also offers a multi-point locking system. Meaning, you can lock toughened glass structures at multiple points. Doing this enhances the security of your home. Additionally, toughened glass does not shatter and fall off its frame into sharp jagged shards. It develops multiple cracks on severe impact and interlocks inside the frame. Even if these pieces fall off, they break in small and blunt pebbles, thus not hurting people who happen to be around.

Over to You

If you are looking for glass solutions for your home or office, then look no further than AIS Glass – India’s leading glass manufacturing company. We take our motto “Execution for Excellence” very seriously and offer a host of glass solutions for all your interior or exterior needs. To know more about our services, log on to our website or give us a call today!

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How Glass Protects You from UV Rays

Did you know that excessive exposure to ultraviolet or UV radiation can cause skin cancer? While we cannot see the UV rays, they have been found to be harmful – not only can these waves kill off viruses, but even healthy body cells; at the least, cause them to mutate. Yet a vast number of people remain unaware of how harmful UV rays are in truth.

This is especially true of India, where summer wreaks havoc every year for months on end. While vitamin D is essential, excessive exposure to the sun can cause serious harm.

Here’s How UV Rays Harm Us

UV radiations include a wide spectrum of rays. There are primarily three types of UV rays which the sun emits, as mentioned below.

UVA Rays – About 90% of the rays that reach the surface of the Earth are UVA rays. Also known long-wave light, UVA rays can even penetrate the second layer of skin. These rays mostly cause sun damage, skin ageing, and wrinkling. But excessive exposure to UVA can lead to skin cancer as well.

UVB Rays – Medium-wavelength UVB rays deeply affect the topmost skin layers. Unprotected skin can become red and burn under their exposure. However, most UVB rays do not reach the Earth’s surface.

UVC Rays – Considered to be the most harmful of UV rays, UVC rays do not even reach the surface of the Earth. These rays are fully absorbed by the Ozone layer.

Of the radiation spectrum, UVA rays cause the most harm as they are not filtered by the Ozone layer. In addition to skin cancer, UV rays also cause eye issues, sun damage, premature ageing, weakened immune system, and more.

Even from a 15-minute solar exposure, one can suffer from sunburn, tanning, and skin reddening. Such harmful effects inevitably put forth serious questions about safety and wellness under the sun.

Naturally, there’s a dire need for a solution to this problem, especially since escaping these harmful rays may become quite for those living or working in tropical regions, in areas that receive direct sunlight, and the likes.

Can Glass Block UV Rays?

Put simply; the answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ Glass is a complex element which can be processed to befit any need, even heat resistance. However, in its natural state, glass has a very high surface emissivity, which means it can absorb and emit solar radiation completely.

To combat this issue, glass can be treated chemically for enhanced solar control and heat resistance properties. Glass can also be tinted or coated to block UV rays to some extent, especially in residential and commercial spaces.

For enhanced thermal comfort, you can invest in the following types of glass.

Low-E Glass

Low-E glass can block both UV and infrared rays of the sun. But visiblelight can pass easily. This is because it has ‘low’ emissivity. Consequently, the glass lowers the amount of solar radiation absorbed and transmitted. Outside heat is reduced tremendously.

For best benefits, you can install Low-E glass for skylights or bay windows to keep out harmful UV rays and still enjoy ample daylight. On the other hand, glass does not let the internal heat to move out, so you can also enjoy warmer winters.

Solar Control Glass

A protective oxide-based coating is applied to solar control glass, which reflects away most of the UV radiation. It also prevents excessive solar glare and offers overall thermal comfort. In this way, solar control glass keeps the indoors cooler and cheerful.

Solar control glass is best suited for window use. You can install it in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. and enjoy excellent thermal comfort. It will also lower your reliance on AC as well as heating systems for energy-efficiency.

Solar-Low-E Glass

A combination of low-E and solar control glass, solar-low-E glass has a protective solar coating. It can reflect away harmful UV rays, infrared rays, and solar glare. At the same time, solar-low-E glass keeps the outside heat from seeping in or inside heat from seeping out to create a comfortable ambience indoors.

You can use solar-low-E glass for both residential and commercial applications. Keep out harmful UV radiation and benefit from improved energy efficiency. You can use the glass for façades, walkways, balconies, doors, internal partitions, windows, and much more.

To Sum Up

Many people continue to rely on curtains and blinds to prevent heat entrance. However, these methods not only block the harmful UV rays, but they also block the natural light. For a more ‘permanent’ solution, homeowners should turn to high-performance glass instead.

As you know, prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause severe damage to your eyes and skin. Not to mention, excessive sun exposure can cause furniture and upholstery to fade, glass windows to crack, raise indoor heat, and whatnot. But with proper glass applications, you can cut down UV radiation significantly.

About AIS Glass

AIS Glass leads as the number one manufacturer of integrated glass in India. We offer 360-degree glass solutions for both residential and commercial use, from glass selection to installation. Get our AIS Ecosense series for enhanced thermal comfort and energy efficiency. Moreover, our installation process is quick and seamless for a hassle-free experience.

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Glass Spiral Stairway for Elegant Interiors

Imagine floating up the stairs, instead of climbing them! It’s possible with a glass spiral stairway. A spiral staircase made up of glass is nothing short of a masterpiece, and what’s more, is that this structure is a great addition regardless of the size of your home. 

Glass stairwells make your interiors more elegant as compared to the traditional opaque steps. But, before adding sophistication through these structures, find out the type of glass best suited for spiral stairs.   

What Type of Glass Should I Use for Glass Spiral Stairway?

If you are considering a shiny modern spiral staircase, you should opt for toughened or laminated glass with a minimum thickness of 27 to 30 inches. Are you wondering how these glass types are different from standard panes? Let’s find out.

Toughened glass – Also called tempered glass, these surfaces are manufactured for strength and durability. A standard annealed glass surface is rolled inside a furnace and heated at 600° C. After which, it is cooled down rapidly. Doing this reduces the temperature of the outer surface of glass faster than its inner layer, which creates tension, thus making the pane more tenacious. Toughened glass is at least five times stronger than standard panes. And, is an excellent option for assembling spiral glass staircase.

However, a critical thing to remember while choosing toughened glass for the spiral staircase is that these panes cannot be re-worked upon once they are heat tempered. All customisations, like filleting, cutting to size, drilling, etc. is done beforehand.

Laminated Glass – Another great choice for your spiral glass steps is laminated glass. This type comprises a sandwiched PVB inner layer which strengthens the surface in case of breakage. Laminated glass is safe to use for your spiral staircase, as it can withstand a significant amount of weight. Even if it develops a crack, only on severe impact, this pane does not shatter into sharp jagged shards. It breaks into small and blunt pebble-like pellets and ensures the safety of people around.       

Why Choose Spiral Glass Staircase?

Sure, glass stairwells look mesmerising, but are they practical? Yes, they are, as they come with several benefits that are listed below.

Sense of Openness

In general, glass provides a great deal of openness to any space. Therefore, if you are short on square footage, a spiral glass staircase is often a more elegant solution than a traditional concrete stairwell. These structures require a lesser amount of space but brighten up cramped corners where usually stairwells lie.

Aesthetically Appealing

It’s no secret that spiral glass steps and balustrades are elegant, contemporary and refined. They are often featured in countless design and décor magazines for these very reasons. Also, contrary to popular belief, glass spiral steps are customisable to a large extent. For instance, if you want your décor to carry both modern and vintage elements, install a glass spiral staircase with wooden balustrades. However, if you are looking for a more contemporary outcome, a full glass spiral staircase is the way to go.

Maintenance Free

Glass, as a material, demands negligible maintenance and doesn’t show wear even after years of constant usage. All it takes to care for an elegant spiral glass staircase is a wipe down during your everyday mopping routine, to shine up like a new penny.

Damage Resistant

If you think glass spiral steps are fragile, think again! As mentioned earlier, toughened and laminated glass panes are tenacious and can endure a tonne of pressure comfortably. Furthermore, these surfaces do not get scratched, chipped or dented easily and are mostly resistant to any other kind of damage.  

Weather Resistant

No amount of moisture has any impact on glass spiral staircases. They are built to last and do not accumulate dust, grime, etc. Also, glass is not corrosive or prone to termite infestation. All of this makes spiral steps made from glass a “fit and forget” structure. 

The Bottom Line

Imagine a snug yet gorgeous spiral glass staircase standing tall at one corner of your room. It will be a delight for anybody walking on it. Are you looking to liven up your surroundings with this magnificent structure, but don’t know who to turn to for the right quality of glass and installation? If yes, your search ends at AIS Glass. We are India’s top glass manufacturers. Our team of experts are professionally trained to take care of all your glass-related needs.

With providing a wide variety of glass types along with aeons of experience in glass technology, AIS Glass is your one-stop solution for a spiral glass staircase. To know more about our offerings or to book an expert consultation, give us a call or log on to www.aisglass.come today!   

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New Ways to Bring Light into Your Home Using Glass

“The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light.” Is it not marvellous that one of the first elements in creation was also light? – “let there be light.” Light dispels all darkness and shows the direction to take. Is it any surprise then that light directs architects in the path they should take towards successful residential building? However, incorporating abundant amounts of natural light is not an isolated theory, but very much supported by science.

Why You Must Light up Your World!

What would you call a room without natural light? Why a prison cell! A dark, dimly-lit room not only lacks aesthetic appeal but it exudes a dull and gloomy vibe. Natural light possesses a kind of power that artificial light only wishes it had. A room bathed in rich hues of natural sunlight instantly aids its occupants in being happier and more productive – well, that’s not an opinion, that’s science backed by research. A study conducted by Professor Alan Hedge of the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell found that those working under natural light reported a whopping 84% drop in eyestrain, blurred vision, and headaches as compared to those working under artificial lighting conditions.

Being exposed to natural light increases your body’s ‘feel-good’ serotonin levels and can lift one’s spirits. It also reduces stress levels and improves your health significantly. Exposure to natural light is also the best way to receive a sufficient amount of Vitamin D. Moreover, natural light in your home also reduces the growth of mildew or mould, keeping your space hygienic. Hence, natural light is a must-have element of any home.

Let There be Light and Plenty of it with These Premium Glass Solutions

When one thinks of natural light, glass is a material that is bound to come to mind. However, with modern advancements, glass’ daylight management abilities have enhanced manifold. Use these glass solutions for meeting your daylighting needs.

Frosted Glass

Frosted glass solution is a type of translucent glass that is produced by the process of sandblasting or acid etching. The rough or pitted surface on one side of the glass pane gives it a frosted or foggy appearance due to which light is scattered and diffused. This causes the glass to obscure the view while still allowing light to pass through it. Frosted glass, thus, offers the best of both worlds – optimal daylight management and privacy. Installing frosted glass windows in your home will provide you privacy from neighbouring homes or passer-by, while still allowing natural light inside. You can also use frosted glass in your bathroom as shower doors to brighten up your bathroom while still maintaining privacy.

Reflective Glass

Reflective glass comes with a metallic oxide coating. This metallic coating is applied to one side of the glass pane, giving it a mirror-like appearance. This reflective coating enhances the amount of heat that can be reflected by the glass. The glass can reflect the harmful UV rays and infrared rays of the sun, while still allowing natural light to enter. Furthermore, reflective glass can also prevent excessive solar glare. If you opt for reflective glass solutions, you will not only get brighter interiors, but also efficient thermal comfort.

Switchable Glass

Switchable glass or smart glass is a high-tech and innovative glass solution whose opacity levels can be easily adjusted with the flick of a button. Meaning, smart glass can become opaque or transparent, even translucent with the switch of a remote control. Switchable glass offers privacy on-demand but not at the expense of natural light. This type of glass is perfect for fenestrations, partitions, skylights, etc.

Invite More Light in These Effective Ways

Besides the usual fenestrations, you can bring in more natural light by using glass in the following new ways.

Skylights

Skylights are often known as the ‘windows for the roof’ and they pour in waves of natural light without being blocked or shadowed by external objects. Available in a variety of shapes and styles, skylights can easily blend in with your interior décor.

Glass Walkways or Floorings

Installing glass walkways or floorings in your home can lead to optimum day-lighting. Glass walkways can allow light to pass through the floor. If you have a light-filled upper floor, you can install a glass floor to let the light into the room below. Adding glass floorings or walkways can not only make your home brighter, but they will allow you to make a unique style statement.

Glass Staircase

Conventionally, a staircase would make your home darker; however, this is not the case with a glass staircase, which only reflects light in different angles to give the space a brighter and larger appearance. To maximise daylighting further, you can have bifurcated glass staircase installed with glass balustrades.

Mirror

If you place mirror glass on the neighbouring walls of windows, you can easily take the brightness of your space to the next level. This is because mirror glass is manufactured in a way that it reflects light exceptionally well to maximise the amount of natural light received by a space.

Looking for intelligent glass solutions for your residential space? Zero in on AIS Glass – India’s largest integrated glass manufacturer. We manufacture a range of superior-quality glass solutions for all kinds of needs – privacy, security, energy-efficiency, acoustic comfort, and optimal daylight and glare management.

Contact us today to avail our wide range glass solutions for your space!

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5 Reasons that Make Glass a Versatile Decor

Glass is a gorgeous and versatile material! Be it The Shard in London or a tiny apartment in Mumbai, this material awards grandeur wherever you place it. What’s more, with modern advancements in glass technology, this material’s use stretches beyond aesthetics. Glass today is tough, acoustic, insulated, energy-efficient, and whatnot. You can use it at so many places in your home or office to lend a sense of space and usher in heaps of natural light.

Are you wondering what makes glass such a versatile décor material? Keep reading to find out the various applications of Glass along with its functional benefits.

Walkways

The durability, longevity, and toughness of Glass make it abundantly versatile so that you can walk on it by installing glass walkways at your home. Walking on Glass feels and looks great. They liven up your home and offer unobstructed views. If you thought that Glass was only suitable for doors, windows and partitions, think again! Glass walkways add oodles of contemporary charm to your home.

You can install these structures as highlighter strips on the higher floor of your house leading towards a staircase. Are you worried whether a glass walkway can handle all the weight walking across it? Yes, it can! Glass walkways easily withstand an unreal amount of weight, which makes them a perfect addition to your home décor.

Staircase

Instead of a staircase made from traditional materials like concrete, wood or stone, leverage the versatility of wood by installing a grandiose glass staircase. Glass staircases are sturdy and long-lasting, and you can get them for standard as well as spiral stairwells. Toughened or laminated glass steps with matching transparent railing can add heaps of glamour and modernity to your home.

You can also choose to fashion glass staircases with LED strips, meaning, light them up with Led lights. These structures are aesthetically appealing but also extremely functional and customizable. So, if you don’t want transparent steps, go for a frosted glass staircase.

Skylights

Standard doors and windows usher in natural light only from one direction. Therefore, these structures don’t truly shower your homes with daylight. Additionally, if your home is not east-facing, you will mostly receive limited natural light. Overcoming this challenge is now made easy with the help of glass skylights.

A skylight transmits light from the top and forms all or part of the roof space of any building. This structure offers exceptional natural light and provides an upscale styling to any room of your house. If you only want diffused light flow without any transparency, choose frosted glass skylights. These structures provide a great deal of customization and can be opened, closed or fixed depending on the needs of the dweller. Skylights are generally made using tempered, or laminated Glass and are five times stronger than standard glass panes.

Shower Cubicles

Glass solutions are trendy inside the bathrooms. Considering that this material can comfortably withstand heat and moisture, glass shower stalls are a great solution that restricts water from spreading to other areas of your bathroom. You can choose from a wide variety of glass types when erecting a shower cubicle – frosted glass cubicle lends translucency, back-painted or lacquered surfaces offer opacity with a dollop of colour, etc.

If you are looking to create a lavish bathroom, go for a glass shower cubicle. You can also get a tempered single-pane glass partition if your bathroom is small, instead of an entire enclosure. Remember, a glass cubicle barely requires maintenance and does not contract mildew (mould), which is a common problem with shower curtains.

Balcony Balustrades and Railings 

Balcony glass balustrades and railings sound unreal to many, but they are indeed a reality and soaring in popularity. Say beautiful vistas surround your balcony, but high opaque metallic railings obstruct half the view. Modern glass technology has come up with super-strong glass railings and balustrades that offer clear views from your balcony without comprising safety.    

These structures are often installed with metallic parts, bolts, and spider fittings that ensure they don’t give in to harsh environmental conditions. Generally, toughened Glass with single or double glazing helps erect this structure. Homeowners can go for both frameless or framed glass railings. Either way, they bring out the expanse and beauty of your balcony and make it more usable.

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it! The five slightly unconventional, but popular reasons why there is no material as versatile as Glass. Are you looking for a true-blue expert to help you with all your glass-related needs? If so, then your search ends at AIS Glass – India’s top glass manufacturer. We offer a host of glass solutions for your home, office or any other formal/ informal space.

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Use of Glass Partitions for Maintaining Social Distancing

 “This virus may never go away.”

  • Dr Michael Ryan (Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme)

In the event of rising COVID-19 cases in India, social distancing is all set to become the new norm. Masks, sanitizers, PP&E kits, gloves, etc. will continue to help us fight against the coronavirus. But their impact is limited to the user’s discretion – one bad apple can initiate community spread.

Ever since the government announced ‘unlock 1,’ people have become careless, as if there was no disease. This has opened doors for many citizens to leave their safety-zones, raising the risk factor to a whole new level.   

As a result, strict measures are under-way; something that will compel people to observe social distancing by default. This involves the use of one-way glass partitions. Let us find out how.

Glass Partitions: The Utility Factor

A one-way glass partition is nothing but a pane that can be used to divide a space into several mini-rooms. Examples of glass partitions can be seen in all kinds of spaces – cubicle showers, glass-enclosed office cabins, modern retail outlets, one-way glass facades, OPD rooms, etc.

Apart from their matchless aesthetics, glass partitions offer a host of functional benefits. Their ergonomics nominate them as the best-fit for social distancing, which is a need in view of the current crisis. They separate people enough to reduce risk of infection and connect them enough to prevent complete isolation.

To begin with, one-way glass partitions cut off all possible chances of physical encounters – the major reason for COVID-19 proliferation. As glass is transparent, people enjoy stress-free interaction that facilitates a sense of belongingness in them. They get relieved of the obligation to wear unappealing masks, further improving their quality of communication.

Moreover, given the nature of glass and owing to strategic placements, one-way glass partitions will usher in heaps of natural light, making a space appear brighter and larger than it really is. This will reduce the need for artificial lighting, bringing down energy bills. It’s even better when you’re installing the partitions adjacent to a window or a façade – allowing ample sunlight to pass through them. The importance of natural light cannot be over-stressed, and it is also non-negotiable when the pandemic is making optimal exposure to the sun a challenge.

Besides curbing direct transmission of the virus, glass partitions can also prevent indirect transmission – since they are easy to clean, disinfecting and sanitising them is not a hassle. Vapour particles stuck on a glass surface wither out within no time post-sanitisation.

“But what if my room requires privacy?” Such thoughts have plagued many and yet, the answer is still the same – one-way glass partitions. By simply choosing a privacy glass solution for the partition such as frosted glass or smart glass, needs for privacy can also be fulfilled.

Using Glass Partitions for Social Distancing: Various Use Cases

Based on the type of space, there are numerous scenarios where one-way glass partitions can be set up. For residential areas, let us consider the example of a home-quarantined COVID patient – They can get a four-walled partition installed at a vacant area of their home, ensuring that the family stays protected from the virus’ impact.

Similarly, though reopening the economy is vital, so is ensuring the safety of all workers. In light of this fact, one-way glass partitions are being used to maintain proper social distancing while at work. Retail infrastructures such as shops, stores, banks, and service-related government offices can implement social distancing through glass-enclosed counters. Most retail outlets, especially private ones, do not have such enclosures. But given the pandemic crisis, even they are on the verge of introducing glass partitions in check-out counters and reception desks.

In general, glass partitions have been widely used in offices; however, the onset of COVID-19 has given them a whole new meaning. One-way glass partitions have transformed into a pragmatic tool for social distancing while at the same time maintaining some connection. They are being used to separate work stations. For instance – Flipkart-owned Myntra has used glass partitions in between each seat in its work station as well as the cafeteria. However, such a setup will gradually lead to the introduction of modular furniture. This ensures the safety of all employees.

Finally, glass partitions are proving to be equally beneficial even for restaurants and eateries. To continue business under the new guidelines for the pandemic, restaurants and eateries are converting dining tables into all-glass cabins. Moreover, some restaurants have introduced a plexiglass partition on each table, between customers facing each other. Suggestions are being made for similar usage of one-way glass partitions in movie theatres; however, how far will this be successful is an idea still under speculation.

Need Premium One-way Glass Partitions to be COVID-Ready?

Are you also looking for high-grade glass partitions to fight the novel coronavirus? AIS Glass can help you out! As the leading integrated glass manufacturer of India, we offer strong and durable toughened glass partitions in a variety of designs – frosted, glazed, etc. for your unique needs. Choose us and avail 360-degree support, right from the time of product selection up until installation, even after-sales support.

Fight the pandemic with innovative glass solutions. Get in touch with AIS Glass today!

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Enhance Office Safety with Fire Rated Glass

It goes without saying that fire safety should be one of the top priorities of any commercial structure. If you own an office, you are responsible for the safety and security of your employees. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that you have a fire protection strategy which is also compliant with commercial safety regulations. And, the key to successful fire protection strategy begins with fire-rated or fire-resistant glass.

What Is Fire Rated Glass?

As the name suggests, fire rated or resistant glass plays a crucial role in protecting a structure in the unfortunate event of a fire. The degree of protection varies depending on the type of fire rated glass you choose but, in general, even the most basic fire-resistant glass stands guard against the spread of smokes and flames. Certain types of fire-rated glass also offer a high degree of insulation against the heat of a fire. Most building regulations across the world have chalked out compliances for fire safety to ensure employer and employee safety.

How does Fire Rated Glass Play a Critical Role in Office Safety?

Here are the top 4 reasons why you must install fire-resistant glass in your workplace.

Fire Containment

The most apparent benefit of fire-rated glass is that it can effectively contain a fire, hot flames, and smoke, thus minimising their spread. However, it is a little-known fact that this type of glass undergoes various treatments and tests before it achieves a fire rating. Fire-rated glass also comes with a stipulated period of protection. The protection duration offered depends on the European Classification Standards (EN 13501) listed below.  

E Fire Rated Glass

This type is perhaps the most basic fire rated glass. It can effectively contain flames and smoke for a substantial amount of time but is incapable of preventing the transmission or transfer of heat radiating from the source.

EW Fire Rated Glass

This type is the second category of fire rated glass that offers effective containment of flames and smoke for a great deal of time. But, it also provides some level of insulation or resistance from the heat radiating through the source.

EI Fire Rated Glass

This type is perhaps the gold standard of fire-resistant glass that offers a complete spectrum of protection. Meaning, it does not only keep people safe from fire and smoke but also fully protects them from the heat radiating from the fire source.

Longer Evacuation Duration

Various classifications of fire-rated glass listed above provide anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes for people to evacuate stricken premises and escape to safety. This time window is often enough to help evacuate a great many number of employees. Fire-rated glass can be cleverly incorporated in doors, windows, walls, and partitions to highlight fire escape passages and exits so as to ensure active escape.

Aesthetically Appealing

If you think that fire-rated glass is a purely utilitarian product, think again! These surfaces offer maximum security without compromising on the aesthetic appeal of your office. Heat resistant glass is a far better alternative to opaque window blinds or screens. Much like any other glass surface, it awards your office a sense of openness which makes the entire floor look larger. Choose from a range of designs or customise patterns for office partitions, doors, and windows – the choice is yours!

Easy to Install

It is a common myth that something as tenacious as fire-rated glass will most likely be challenging to install. The truth, however, is far from it! Fire-resistant glass can be customised into any shape or size. Therefore, you don’t need to alter your window dimensions for complete fenestration. Additionally, fire rated glass offers high-quality transparency, which means plenty of natural light ushering into your space. This feature reduces the need for artificial lighting, thus bringing down your office’s electricity bills significantly.  

The Bottom Line

In a nutshell, fire rated glass is a practical, cost-effective, and aesthetically appealing product that ensures no harm to human life in the unfortunate event of a fire inside or outside your office premises. This type of glass is also a key component in building modern commercial structures as it greatly harnesses the benefits of natural light and visibility.

Are you looking to select the right kind of fire-rated glass for your next office fenestration project? If so, then look no further than AIS Glass – India’s leading architectural glass manufacturing company. We are a well-established glazing expert with aeons of experience assisting all possible glass-related woes. 

Our professionally trained team of experts is fully-equipped and well-seasoned to offer you help in every step of the way – from selection to installation to exceptional after-sales support with quick turnaround time. So, what are you waiting for? Get the best out of fire rated glass by getting in touch with us today!

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5 Ways Choosing the Wrong Glass Suppliers Can Ruin Your Space

When a plethora of suppliers is available in the market, confusion is inevitable. So, how do you choose the right one?

Today, there are multiple glass suppliers in the market offering advanced glazing solutions at attractive prices. However, not many suppliers can walk the talk, which is why it is important to carefully shortlist and select the right supplier.

Glazing solutions can optimise a residential or commercial space on multiple factors such as optical clarity, heat reduction, solar control, enhanced strength, high durability, and much more. But when you opt for the wrong glass supplier, you not only miss out on these benefits but also risk ruining your space with poor and inefficient glazing solutions. Read more to find out how.

Mismatched Décor

Although unapparent, our residential and commercial spaces form a social connection with our surroundings. This is why selecting the right glazing solutions, and in effect, the right glass supplier is important to keep a visual harmony and to draw positive attention. But, when you consult a supplier who lacks expert knowledge, you incur a loss on two accounts – money and décor – as they can pitch you a wrong glazing solution.

Think about it: homeowners may want to invest in glass shower cubicles or bay windows, while office owners may want glass facades or glass partitions to improve their décor. In both cases, specific glazing solutions are required to maintain safety, style, and functionality at optimum levels. But, if you choose the wrong supplier, you may end up with a mismatched décor and poor functionality.

Lack of Functionality

Utmost comfort in any living or commercial space is dependent on the quality of fenestration. If fenestrations are not outfitted with proper glazing, they’ll offer poor functionality. However, non-genuine suppliers often outsource stock glass products that are inexpensive but come with minimal functionality. So if you end up installing products from such a supplier, your space will be subjected to insufficient performance. For instance, energy-efficiency glass solutions may fail to maintain optimum room temperatures, and acoustic solutions may fail to block out external noise, and so on.

Limited Options

Today, a variety of glazing solutions are available due to advanced technological developments. Depending on your architectural need – solar control, noise insulation, privacy, security, and more – you can choose a glazing solution for it. However, if you end up choosing the wrong supplier, you may have to select from limited glazing options.

In such a case, you can end up making a compromised choice without even noticing and pay for a glazing solution that completely offsets your décor or fails to optimize your space. Besides, you’ll be spending money on a glazing solution with low functionality when you could get high-end functionality glass at a similar price.

Unprofessional Installation

You purchased a glass solution, glass window, for instance, and the company technician installed it in your bedroom. After two months, you notice that your room gets cooler at night and the culprit – drafts. You call the company for inspection, but the turnaround time is more than the company promised. Upon inspection, the professional tells you that the window needs caulking, but it isn’t covered under the warranty period – Boom! There goes your money.

Non-genuine suppliers do not provide professional installation because of which your glazing solutions can suffer from improper fits, leaks, or operation failure. In consequence, your living or commercial space can suffer from poor fixtures and functionality issues while requiring frequent repair and replacement. Moreover, improper installation, especially in case of fenestrations, can be threatening to the structural stability of your space while also depreciating the integrity of the design.

Compromised Quality

Here’s what inauthentic glass manufacturers give you – poor quality. Besides, there are multiple manufacturers in the market that offer inexpensive services with supposedly “high-end” quality solutions. So, instead of choosing a cheap supplier, be thorough with your research and find a glass supplier who promises quality with proper certifications to back it.

Moreover, glass with a compromised quality is equivalent to standard glass and hence, extremely vulnerable. This also compromises the safety of those using the space; a possible breakage can prove to be injurious to you and your family members. Or if it’s a commercial space, as an employer, your reputation can suffer. Even worse, poor-quality glass solutions are hefty on the pockets as potential repair and replacement costs can be incurred in the future.

Why Choose AIS Glass?

As India’s leading glass manufacturing brand, AIS Glass provides end-to-end solutions for various architectural needs. You can select products from a wide variety of options to meet different functional needs – energy-efficiency, acoustic insulation, privacy, security, etc.; our team of experts will guide you step-by-step through the entire installation process. At AIS Glass, we offer services right from the manufacturing of glass, processing, fabrication to installation, even post-installation for a smooth and hassle-free process. Moreover, our wide range of best-in-class products is extremely suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

For further information about our glazing solutions, get in touch with us today!

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Enhance the Look of Your Home with Glass Shower Doors

Are you interested in changing the way your bathroom looks? Perhaps, you’re looking to transform the tacky, dingy, and stuffy space to give it a brighter, open, and airy outlook. In that case, you need to consider installing glass shower doors in your bathroom. These shower doors can provide you with that sleek and sophisticated ambience and will most definitely make an impression on your guests.

Moreover, glass shower doors are quite the rage in contemporary designs. They are not only perfect for an improvement in aesthetic style but also offer excellent functionality. With glass doors, you can turn your entire bathroom space around to look ultra-modern. And let’s not forget how important it is to have a showering space that suits your sensibilities. Most of us start and end our day with a hot or cold shower. So, even if it means splurging in some vanity, you cannot deny the fact that glass shower doors are a luxury that you can’t miss out on.

In this article, we will explore the various ways in which glass shower doors can enhance the look of your home.

Rustic or Modern, They’re Highly Flexible

Let’s face it – some of us do not want to jump on the wagon of modern aesthetics. If you prefer a rather vintage or rustic vibe for your bathroom interiors, modern fittings just won’t do. However, with glass shower doors, you get an exquisite fusion that will satisfy your interior style while providing you with the benefits of advanced functionality.

You can fit glass doors with any sort of interior scheme. That’s the beauty of these doors. You may do a whole 360-degree transformation and go for an ultra-sleek finish. Or, you could bring rustic elements and combine them with contemporary ones. Since the doors are made up of glass, they are suitable for all kinds of lighting solutions. You can play around with that idea and create the vibe you desire. With good-quality glass shower doors, your shower space will certainly be levelled-up.

Framed or Frameless: Why It Matters

Glass shower doors can either be framed or frameless and depending on the type, they can influence the kind of maintenance they will require. Frameless glass doors are thicker in comparison due to which they are also sturdier. And if you are looking for a more stylish option, frameless glass doors take the win. They are also available in a variety of option to match with your interior design.

On the other hand, framed glass doors provide better stability because of the metal frame surrounding the glass. These doors are built watertight so they are less likely to leak. In case of a shower spray, the water remains inside the glass doors. Framed glass doors are also easy to install irrespective of the shower material. Keeping these differences in mind, you can choose glass shower doors that suffice your design and maintenance needs.

Designs that will Floor You (No Pun Intended)!

Having the option of a wide variety of designs is always a plus point. And glass shower doors are highly versatile and equitable choices that come in various designs. This means you get to have more freedom with the design element. You can choose the right door type with a type of glass that compliments it the best. This will help you create the ultimate interior look with a dash of personal touch.

You may opt for by-pass doors, which are sliding doors that are good for stand-alone or tub/shower configurations. Another good option is steam doors that are built air-tight to double up as a steam room. They will add much value to your amenity. For a smaller bathroom, neo-angle doors can be a good choice as they can be built into a corner. Because of this, they open out into the room cutting across a 90-degree angle and save space. Multiple types of glass shower doors can fit your aesthetic style. The choice, however, is all yours.

Expansive Room and Brighter Lighting

Bathrooms tend to be one of the smaller spaces in your home. Because of this, they can suffer from poor lighting or improper ventilation. Despite such problems, merely installing glass shower doors can help a great deal. The transparent nature of glass allows natural light to flood in to create a cosy ambience.

Not only are they perfect for improving lighting conditions, but these glass doors will also provide an enlargement of visual space. With glass shower doors, there will be lesser number of opaque surfaces inside the bathroom and you will be able to experience a sense of expansiveness. With better lighting and visual abundance, these glass doors are the ideal additions to your bathrooms.

AIS is known for our expertise in glass solutions. We offer end-to-end solutions in a variety of customisable options to befit the demands of your interior design. With the advanced technology of innovative glass solutions, AIS Glass offers high-end quality in all aspects of design.

Need to remodel your bathroom interiors? We can help. Get in touch with us today and avail top materials for creating the interiors of your dreams!

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Tips to Remove Scratches from Exterior Window Glass

Scratches are the most common damage that your exterior window glass can incur. Scratches can be caused by several elements such as tree branches rubbing against the exterior glass. They could be caused by children, pets, or even be the aftermath of recreational activities. Such notorious damages not only ruin the appearance of your exterior glass but they can even hamper window performance, depending upon their size and most importantly, their depth.

While some deep scratches are better left to professionals, minor surface scratches can be fixed by using some effective DIY techniques. If the seals between the panes are not broken or the scratches have not been turned into cracks, you can easily deal with minor surface scratches. However, if you find moisture or condensation built-up between the panes, you will need to get your exterior glass windows professionally services, and if needs be, replaced.

Given below are some tips that can help you deal with scratches on your exterior glass

Clean the Area

Starting with a clean exterior glass always makes it easier for you to assess what kind of damage you have. A clean glass, free from any dust or debris will also give a far better result when you are trying to fix it using any of the glass repair techniques. Moreover, if you haven’t removed dust or debris, it may cause further damage your glass. This is why it is always necessary to clean the glass surface thoroughly. Use a mild soap and water mixture to wash the exterior glass. Once thoroughly cleaned, allow the surface to dry completely. 

The first step is to determine the depth of the scratch. If the scratch can be felt with your fingernail or if you can fit your fingernail down into the scratch, it is deep enough to need professional care. This becomes crucial, especially if the scratch is on a double-glazed or triple-glazed exterior glass. Deep dents for a scratch can lead to major damages which is why they require professional assistance. But if the scratches are minor, some easy tips can make your glass look good as new.

Use a Non-Gel Toothpaste

One of the easiest ways to deal with minor scratches on windows is to use toothpaste. Make sure to use a non-gel toothpaste or a non-pigmented variety; one which is white and powdery. You can use any other type of toothpaste as well as long as it contains baking soda. Before starting with the toothpaste remedy, always remember to clean the exterior glass with a damp cloth. This ensures that unwanted particles do not interfere with your repair. Use a clean, lint-free, micro-fibre cloth to rub a tiny amount of toothpaste on to the scratched area in a circular motion.

Do this for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then wipe away the toothpaste and inspect the area. If the scratch is still noticeable, you may need to repeat the process several times. Once you are happy with the results, wipe off the excess toothpaste and clean the area with a damp cloth to restore its sheen. This method should fix simple everyday scratches quite easily. 

Rub Baking Soda

An alternative to toothpaste is to make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Ensure that the container or bowl you are using to mix the paste and the cloth are clean so that you do not end up with any impurities in the mixture that can result in more scratches. Once you have the mixture ready, get a clean soft cloth and wrap it around your first finger and pick a little of the paste. Apply the paste in a circular motion on the scratched area of your exterior glass. Remember to use gentle pressure. Do this for about 30 seconds and if done correctly, you will notice that the scratch will gradually wear off. Once done, clean the exterior glass to remove the excess baking soda. 

Apply Clear Nail Polish

If the scratch on your exterior glass requires a more precise application, grabbing a bottle of clear nail polish is your best option. Apply a thin layer of nail polish along the scratch using the applicator brush. Try to just use enough to fill the scratch and avoid using it too much or else the fluid will start dripping everywhere. After applying, let the nail polish dry for an hour so it can set well. Then, wipe the extra nail polish outside of the scratch using a nail polish remover. Use a lint-free cloth to wipe the excess away. You will find that the scratches have vanished from the surface. 

Call a Professional

If the scratch is too deep or you are not able to remove it yourself, it is best to get professional help. Sometimes, when the scratch is too deep, even professional tools are unable to fix it and you would need to get the glass replaced altogether. 

If you are looking for the best-in-class glass solutions for your exterior glass windows, get in touch with AIS Glass – India’s leading integrated glass manufacturer. We manufacture a range of high-end architectural glass products and are known to offer our customers 360-degree solutions for all their glass needs.

So what are you waiting for? Avail of our end-to-end solutions in glass today!

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Tips to Find the Best Glass Manufacturing Company in India

Design requirements for residences or offices demand careful consideration. For instance, you need to think about style and design, energy-efficiency, longevity, thermal comfort, quality, etc. All of these concerns can be addressed easily if you just choose the right glass manufacturing company.

There are lots of small and big glass manufacturers out there trying to reel customers in daily, but how do you decide which one suits your sensibilities. Performing due diligence while choosing your glass company will ensure that you receive the correct advice, professional service and exceptional after-sales service. To make things easier, here is a list of five things that will help you to find the best glass manufacturing companies in India

Brand Stability

Consumers assume that the glass company they buy from will continue to stay in the trade of glazing for the foreseeable future. That way, if you are ever in need of advice, repairs, after-sales service, etc. help is readily available. A brand’s stability can be judged by how well it has been able to stand the test of time. If a brand has been around for a while, without rumours of shutting down or declaring bankruptcy, it might be worth adding to your checklist. 

However, if you haven’t heard of the glazing company before, but are happy with its prices and product range, gauge their commitment towards glazing solutions by looking at the professional bodies they are affiliated with. Scan through their website, especially read the ‘about us’ section and figure out if they have any trustworthy certifications and affiliations. Many certifying agencies insist upon stringent quality measures and financial stability before awarding brands certifications.    

Cancellation Terms

It is generally a good idea to read through all the terms and conditions provided in a contract. But, when it comes to glazing work for your home or office, make sure you read the cancellation and refund conditions of your contract thoroughly. Also, check the cooling-off period duration. A cooling-off period is a stipulated time duration within which either party is allowed to cancel the contract without incurring any penalty.

Ask your manufacturer about their cooling-off policy before saying yes to them. Occasionally, in glazing work, materials are cut and made to fit the dimensions of your property. Many companies may not offer a cooling-period policy for such customised work. Otherwise, make sure your manufacturer offers at least a seven-day cooling-off period.      

Guarantees and Warranties

Genuine manufacturers will always provide proper guarantees on workmanship, and warranties on their products. If there is little to no warranty provided by a prospective glazing company, do not commit to them, even if they are offering products at cheaper prices. Doors and windows are a long-term investment, and they need to be long-lasting. Also, ask your glazing expert about the average lifespan of the products you are considering buying. Seeking out this piece of information will not just talk about the quality of services provided by the company, but will also save you from any nasty surprises down the line.

Guarantees and warranties are also transferrable to new owners if you decide to sell your property. Quiz the glazing manufacturers that are on your shortlist about specific warranty clauses before committing. The warranty periods are likely to differ from company to company.

Code of Conduct

Once trade professionals come to your home for surveying, quoting and carrying out installations, you would expect them to act professionally and provide good customer care service at all times. But, this does not happen many times. If the company is not able to adhere to set deadlines for sharing quotations with you or is failing to send technicians to your location at the promised time, they most likely are not process-oriented. Try avoiding such glazing companies.

Seek out businesses that operate as per a comprehensive consumer code. Also, talk to friends and acquaintances who recently got some fenestration work done. They will be able to give you great recommendations on not just product quality, but also after-sales services.   

The Bottom Line

You spend a lot of your time at home as well as in the office, and it is only fair that you receive top-notch glazing services for both these dwellings. With this in mind, we invite you to step into the world of AIS Glass. We are one of the leading glass manufacturing companies in India with over three decades of experience in providing exceptional glazing solutions. Our team of professionals provides end-to-end services with a short turnaround time and exceptional after-sales service. Whether you are looking for toughened safety glass, laminated glass, back-painted glass, energy-efficient glass, simple annealed glass, etc. we have it all!

So, what are you waiting for? Make haste and get in touch with us today!

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Transform Your Home with Wooden Glass Doors

Want everyone to be in awe of your home décor skills?  Simply invest in the timeless elegance and grandeur of wooden doors. In the past, wooden door designs may have gotten a bad rep for being high maintenance and prone to warping, bending, water-logging and swelling. However, advancements in technology have made way for high-quality wooden door designs that offer breath-taking aesthetics along with superior functionality.

Doors are the gateway to your humble abode. Even choosing typical doors for your rooms can nullify the beauty and magnificence of your charming interiors. To avoid making such blunders, more and more homeowners are opting for quality doors to transform their interiors and create a luxurious space.

With creative innovations in the world of interiors making headlines every day, wooden glass doors have gained popularity asthe simple yet truly eternal item in the door industry.

Growing Popularity of Wooden Glass Doors

Since time immemorial, wood has been considered as an exquisite and durable building material which makes you feel like royalty every time you enter into the house. And just when we thought that nothing can surpass the timeless beauty of wooden door designs, glass emerged as the 100% recyclable and versatile building material. Made from limestone, sand, limestone and sodium carbonate, it undergoes various treatments and processes to achieve unique properties, stylish textures, vivid colours and trendy designs. A perfect blend of traditional and contemporary- wooden glass doors emerged as the go-to choice for homeowners and interior designs.

Shopping for wooden glass doors can be a fun albeit tiresome process. With the expansion of the door industry, it’s easy to get lost amongst piles of wooden glass doors catalogues. That’s why we have created a list of the top wooden door designs that are sure to dazzle all your visitors at first sight.

Hollowed-out Panelled Doors

Like to have your own privacy but don’t want to restrict outdoor visibility? Hollowed-out panels offer the perfect fusion of privacy and openness. While typically made out of wood, these wooden glass doors have strips of glass in the hollowed-out panels. It allows you to keep an eye on the passers-by, giving you a sense of security for you and your family. The glass panels serve as an additional source of light as they allow natural light to filter through.

Vibrant Wooden Doors

Are your house’s dull surroundings bringing down the cheerful vibe of your space? Liven up the neighbourhood with vibrant wooden door designs. Opt for a warm-hued wooden door with vibrant undertones to contrast the neutral concrete exteriors of your house. If your house is painted in warm and inviting colours, browse through wooden door designs with cool, dark tones to make your door stand out and maintain the sophisticated feel of your house. You can even brighten up your home’s interiors with matching doors for your rooms and maintain a matching colour-scheme to give the illusion of meticulously-planned décor.

Oversized Wooden Glass Doors

Wood and glass go together like peanut butter and jelly. They complement each other perfectly to bring out their best features for a sense of effortless beauty. If your entrance has a big opening, opt for oversized wooden glass doors. They have an intricate wooden panel detailing along with a glass hatch for easy access and keep you in touch with the outdoor world.

Love the idea of wooden glass doors but want your privacy too? Invest in smart glass for your oversized glass panes. AIS Glasxperts offers a revolutionary smart glass called SwytchglasTM which renders the glass translucent at the flick of a switch. It offers much-needed privacy without blocking the natural light. Based on the PDC technology, they are a great addition as they increase anti-theft protection with their interlayer to keep your family away from harm at all times.

Designer Panel Doors

Want your doors to reflect your chic personality? Opt for trendy patterns on your wood and glass panels for a designer look. Keep things classy with a minimal wooden frame and choose glass panes with etching or intricate designs. They also serve as the perfect addition for illuminating homes with gardens. If you like to keep things playful, break away from the traditional stripes and choose wooden door designs with a solid chevron pattern.

Carved Doors

Nothing screams splendour and sophistication like intricately carved wooden door designs. Go with horizontally large doors for a dramatic look and add regal finishing touches with laser carving. You can even select hand-carved double doors for a traditional style, making you feel like royalty every time you walk through it. Take inspiration from this contemporary spin-off and opt for carved, double doors with hollowed-out rectangular glass panes for a sleek look.

Looking for high-quality wood for your wooden door designs? Nothing beats the durability of Accoya- the highest performing wood in the world. Available in a variety of designs, AIS Glasxperts offers Accoya wood with a 50-year timber warranty. It is known for its moisture, heat, impact and termite-resistant properties and does not swell, bend, warp or get weathered either. Along with top-drawer aesthetics, it also offers noise and heat insulation and requires little to no maintenance.

AIS Glasxperts offers 360-degree solutions for all your glass décor requirements as well. Our expert team of consultants help you guide you right from the selection process up until the final installation process along with post-instalment services to ensure an immensely satisfying experience for our valued customers.

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Emerging Concepts in Glass Architectural Building

Glass no more exists to provide transparency alone. You can also use it to diffuse light by purchasing a variant that is translucent or tinted. Secondly, that glass is weak and shatters on contact is now a myth. Of course, glass is not as strong as concrete or steel, but modern innovations have provided it with a substantial amount of strength, which was not the case before. There are many emerging variants of this material that can be used in renovating or constructing properties. Our list here can act as your starter kit for understanding the multifaceted nature of this stellar material.

If you are planning to reinvent your home or office and want to add a sense of openness to that space, then glass is the right material for you! A tonne of spatial innovation is possible if you know which type of glass does what and where it can be used best.  

Switchable/Smart Glass

This elegant material just got more attractive! Smart glass uses modern-day technology to switch from opaque to transparent or vice versa. This type of glass can alternate the light transmitting through it by passing an electric current through it. While manufacturing smart glass, a film of liquid crystals in introduced to the pane which is sensitive to electrical current. With just the push of a button, this glass turns transparent.

The applications of such a product are manifold. It’s predominantly used for creating privacy and can be utilised in making partitions and/or windows at offices, hospitals and houses. It also works as electronic curtains providing privacy when needed.

Highly-Reflective Glass

This awe-inspiring variant is what gives modern-day glass skyscrapers their visual appeal. But that is not all; this variant is exceptional at sun control and reflects away a considerable amount of heat. Highly-reflective glass has a unique metallic coating on it which cuts off solar heat. This coating also provides a slight mirror-like effect on the glass’ surface. Ever wondered why the sky reflects so clearly on these gorgeous glass offices? It is because of this coating on the surface of ordinary glass, making it highly reflective.

Since this variant does not absorb much heat, it makes any structure very energy-efficient. This glass has maximum applications in office complexes. Employees working inside these structures get a beautiful view of their external surroundings along with ample daylight, but the people outside are unable to look inside.

Lacquered Glass

Imagine a coloured wall made of glass. Lacquered glass is a back-painted glass variant which is available in countless colours and designs. This type of glass has a silky and fluidic appeal to it. Lacquering is achieved by coating one side with high-quality paints followed by an oven-curing process to lock in its unique features. Apart from the ornamental benefits, this coating also provides a great deal of strength to the glass, making it very durable and long-lasting. This type of glass requires zero-maintenance and is excellent for dealing with wet and humid surroundings. Lacquered glass has fantastic applications in turning your bathroom and kitchen into nothing less than a work of art. Use it to build bathroom walls, shower stalls, kitchen drawers or cabinets and rest assured that this variant won’t let you down.

Frosted or Acid-Etched Glass

This is a beneficial variant that allows for pristine light diffusion, thus, amplifying the elegance of any room it’s used in. Frosted glass is manufactured by taking a transparent sheet of glass and purposely blasting it with sand or by using acid for etching on it. The surface of this variant is not clear but rather translucent which allows for light to smoothly diffuse around it. The light scatters on this surface which obscures visibility.

This type of glass is mostly used in skylights, bedroom doors, office cabins and bathrooms. Talking further about skylights; solar rays can usher in aggressively during the morning time. The frosted glass used in skylight windows turns the harsh solar rays into gentle diffused ones.

Toughened Glass

This is a type of safety glass manufactured via a process in which standard glass is toughened through chemical or thermal tempering. It is desired mainly because of its durability, impact-resistance and safety. Even on rare occasions when toughened glass succumbs to an external impact, it does not shatter into sharp shards unlike standard glass but into small, blunt, pebble-like pieces incapable of causing injuries. This variant can be used on the ceiling-to-floor French windows or tall balcony doors. It also has wide applications in exhibition areas and window displays.

Contemporary glass skyscrapers have overwhelmed onlookers. Various high-profile residential dwellings, for instance, the renowned Ambani home called ‘Antilia’, have learned to harness this material at its very best. Invest in this great material by visiting AIS Glass today! We are leading India’s glass innovation by manufacturing glass solutions that cater to all aesthetic and functional needs. Step into the world of AIS Glass and step out with innovative solutions for all your glass-related needs! Get in touch today.