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What You Need to Know About Antique Mirrors

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Everything You Have to Know About Antique Mirrors

Mirrors have been around for thousands of years, although the earliest mirrors were little more than reflective surfaces made of polished rocks or volcanic glass. The discovery of glass in the first century BCE allowed ancient Egyptians to make glass mirrors backed with silver, while the ancient Romans backed their glass with hot metal; even so, most mirrors were made with polished metal.

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Does Glass Flooring Scratch?

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How to Use Your Glass Floors…Without Stressing About Scratches

Whether you’re adding an interior or exterior glass floor, people always wonder the same thing. Do glass floors scratch? Will I be able to enjoy my glass floors normally, or will I need to kick off my shoes every time I want to walk across them? If you’re thinking about adding glass floors but are concerned about scratches, scuffs, and other imperfections, here’s what you need to know.

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Top Considerations for Outdoor Glass Flooring

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Don’t Forget These 7 Things When Designing Outdoor Glass Flooring

Designing outdoor glass flooring involves a lot of the same safety, aesthetic, and functional considerations as indoor glass floors. There are, however, specific considerations to keep in mind. Here are seven things to think through and to discuss with your glass manufacturer when designing a new exterior glass floor.

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Is Glass Flooring Customizable?

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Learn What’s Possible with Customizable Glass Flooring

More natural lights. Durable flooring surface. Modern aesthetics. Glass flooring offers a host of benefits to commercial spaces or private residences. One of the biggest advantages, though, is the ability to create a truly customized floor. Here are five ways to achieve customizable glass flooring for a product that matches your dream floor.

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Top Safety Considerations When Choosing Glass Flooring

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5 Questions to Help You Choose the Safest Glass Flooring

Glass floors are undeniably stunning and dramatic. When choosing to install them, however, the safety considerations of glass flooring must be your top priority. Yes, it’s completely possible to have beautiful glass floors that are also safe. However, it’s your primary responsibility, above all else, to make sure those floors are safe. Here are five ways to do just that.

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How to Make Glass Flooring Private

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Simple Solutions to Glass Flooring Privacy Concerns

You love the bold, timeless, sophisticated look of glass flooring. There’s just one problem. Privacy. Luckily, whether you’re adding glass flooring to a private residence of a commercial space, you have several options for how to make glass flooring private.

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Why the Lowest Bid for Your Glass Flooring Isn’t Always the Best Bid

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Read This Before Jumping at the Lowest Bid for Your Glass Flooring

When you’re getting bids for your new glass flooring project, you probably have a plan. Shop around. Get a bid from at least three glass manufacturers. Choose the lowest one. If this is your strategy, here are five big reasons to rethink it.

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What You Need to Know About the Different Types of Architectural Glass

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Architectural glass is a staple in modern construction and design. From office buildings and homes to restaurants and stores, glass is used in a variety of ways to improve the aesthetic appeal and functionality of a space. If you’re planning a construction or renovation project, it’s important to know about the different types of architectural glass available so that you can choose the best type for your needs. Architectural glass, when done properly, is an amazing feature of any building, so it's important to be informed about all of your choices. Below is our guide to the different types and best uses of architectural glass.

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What Is Cast Glass?

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Glass is an incredibly versatile product that can be cut, shaped, and manipulated in many ways to create any number of design elements. One of these techniques is known as glass casting. There are many different ways to accomplish glass casting including sand, kiln, and graphite casting. Jockimo is here to teach you more about glass casting and how to choose the right company to help you create your next cast glass creation.

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Top Glass Flooring Benefits

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18 Glass Flooring Benefits to Make You Forget Wood, Laminate, or Tile

Are you designing or renovating a commercial space or private residence? Want to instantly add a bit of drama, elegance, sophistication, and style? Then consider the numerous glass flooring benefits and whether this hot design trend would be right for your space.

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Why Businesses Should Use Interior Glass Floors in Their Design

5 Reasons Interior Glass Floors Are Right for Commercial Spaces

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The design of commercial space is about more than just making it look nice; it has a dollars-and-cents effect on that business’s success. It differentiates it from competitors. It gets patrons excited. It encourages people to open their wallets and spend. If you design commercial spaces, consider all these unique reasons to make use of interior glass floors.

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Glass Flooring Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Everyone’s Top Glass Flooring FAQs

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If you’re thinking about adding glass flooring and treads to a commercial or residential space, you probably have questions. Thankfully, we’ve got answers! Here are insights into 15 of the most common glass flooring FAQs.

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Top Dichroic Glass Advantages

Why Should Businesses Use Dichroic Glass?

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The success of a business comes down to many factors. Location. Industry. Competition. Product. One often-overlooked factor, however, is the design of the physical space. Using something like dichroic glass in that process can captivate your patrons and turn them into loyal customers. Whether you’re a restaurant, bar, hotel, or retail space, here are three key dichroic glass advantages and why it’s worth designing with this unique glass.

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