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30 Nov

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Add a Unique Touch with Custom Glass Table Tops

November 30, 2014 | By |

If you are thinking of getting a Glass Table Top and need specific colors, opacity or thickness?  Then you need to find a place that will do Custom Glass Table Tops such as CGD Glass. Our selection of table tops can fit anywhere in your home such as Kitchen, Bathroom, & Living Room just to name a few!  Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself when choosing a Custom Glass Table Top.

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Choosing Dimensions

What shape and size is your Table Top?

Take some measurements and figure out how much space you can take up to comfortably fit your table top.

Is it a Triangle, Square, Circle or Rectangle?

Keep a shape in mind when measuring the dimensions.

What thickness do you want it to be?

Pick a thickness of ½”, ¾”,1”, or 1 ½”

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Choosing a Glass Type & Texture

What type of glass fits my home?

Aqua clear is an ocean like clear glass that matches nicely with wood and antique, or red colors

Ultra Clear is a Pearl White clear glass that goes well with blues and silvers, lighter colors

What kinds of Textures are there?

There are many different kinds of textures to choose from such as Melting Ice, Sandstorm, stream, flow, galaxy and many others. The main difference between the textures is the amount of grain or frost that each one has. Some textures look wavy, and others jagged or straight lines too.

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Choosing Edge Work and Surface Treatment

What is Edgework?

Edge work is the unique style edge that you pick for your glass table

What types of Edge works are there?

There are Textured, Satin, Brushed Satin, Flat Polished, and Fire Polished

What is Surface treatment?

A unique customization for glass to give the glass a stylish color or texture

What kinds of Treatments are there?

You can choose from Clear Surface, Green, White, Texture, Stone Wash, or Colored

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Choosing Your Color

What colors are available?

Colors are available from the Benjamin Moore Color Chart, but there are also Opaque, Rusty, and Translucent Colors you can choose from!

What are the Opaque Colors?

Opaque colors can come in Amber, Antique, Copper, Gold, Dark brown, White, Blue, Black, and Charcoal Grey

What are the Rusty Colors?

Rusty Colors come in Black&Copper, Rusty Gold, Gold&Black

What are the Translucent Colors?

Translucent colors can come in Amber, Blue, Bronze, Brown, Bronze, Clear, Copper, Dark Blue, Gold, Green, Grey, Multi-Colored, Orange, Red, Ultra Clear, White, and Yellow

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Choosing Your Substrate and Lighting

What is a substrate?

A substrate goes underneath the glass in order to hold the lighting and the glass table

What does it do?

It reinforces your glass table top and adds a layer to extend tables or raise them

What exactly is the lighting?

You have the option of picking some lighting to put underneath the glass within the substrate in order to add a modern look to your glass table top

What colors are available?

You can pick color changing lights, white LED’s, or Static Colors such as Blue Green, Red and White

15 Nov

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Glass Countertop Textures

November 15, 2014 | By |

CGD thermoformed glass countertops are unlike any other countertops in the world. Our unique designs are not only incredibly beautiful, but are also functional and extremely durable. Glass is non porous, thereby making it easier to maintain and more stain resistant that traditional materials such as stone. They offer a unique look and feel that will turn any countertop into a masterful work of art. These beautiful glass countertops can be used for both residential and commercial projects. This gives business owners an opportunity to stand out from their competition. Another incredible benefit to glass countertops is the ability to customize thickness, textures, colors, substrates, LED lighting and more. Specifically, our customized textures add a depth and beauty that is unmatched with any other countertop material. Here are a few examples of the different textures that can be installed within different parts of your home or office.

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These glass kitchen countertops that CGD has created for their clients Is absolutely stunning. It features an Avalanche texture that really gives the countertop depth and uniqueness.

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This kitchen sink features a Melting Ice texture that has a clean and smooth look to it. This specific texture can add life to your boring kitchen by adding a sense of color and balance.

 

 Raised Glass Countertops

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These countertops offer an easier way to remodel your kitchen without having to redo the entire kitchen. They are able to do this by connecting to your current countertops through a glass-raised bar. This offers a relatively simple and cost effective method of upgrading your current kitchen’s look. Raised glass countertops can also be customized to your exact specifications. Here are some examples of different textures from past projects.

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 Glass Bathroom Countertops

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These countertops can add a sense of calmness and elegance to your bathroom. You can create a certain ambience by using certain types of textures. For more of pronounced “water” feel a customer can use Aqua Clear glass with Melting Ice texture. This adds a sense of style and artistic value that can only be found through beautiful glass countertops. Here are some examples of some of CGD’s bathroom projects.

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For more information on how CGD can transform your home into an artistic masterpiece, please contact us today. We would love to answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us Today: 416-398-9733

31 Oct

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Glass Partition Design Ideas

October 31, 2014 | By |

Glass can be used in many different ways, from jewelry, drinking glasses, windows and doors. The variation of uses for glass in the home is endless. At CGD Glass we can design everything from kitchen counters and backsplashes, to bathroom sinks and showers, and even artistic design sculptures. Our state of the art manufacturing plant makes it easy for our design team to create the perfect glass product for you.

The timeless nature of glass is a simple yet effective way to bring beauty to your home. Its elegance can spice up any room, and one way to really change the dynamic in your home is to install glass partitions! Why have a plain wall when you can create an open feel throughout your entire home with glass partitions. They can divide up your home and use the natural light to create a fresh space.

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Glass partitions can be designed as a full wall, or can be used in halves or quarters to create a divide between rooms. They can also be art in themselves and bring a modern touch to any room. They can be made of different thicknesses and textures and come with a multitude of designs that can be customized to your exact liking. You can use a glass partition to separate your kitchen from the dining room, or in the bathroom creating a private divide between the sink and the toilet.

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Using glass as a full wall creates a window into a room. This can be perfect for a baby’s room, corner office, or many other uses. You would be able to keep the baby asleep in the quite room, without having to make noise to check in on them. Or used in an office allowing you to get your work done in style. The open feel also allows for more productivity and the natural light has been proven to help in concentration and productivity.

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Glass partitions are a great way to transform any room in your home. With the variety of options to choose from at CGD Glass we are sure to find the perfect fit for you. Visit us online to choose your own glass partition or reach out to your customer service team to create a unique design for you!

15 Oct

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Transform any Entrance with Decorative Glass Doors

October 15, 2014 | By |

Glass has been used for thousands of years for practical and aesthetic purposes. Glass was first used in South Asia as early as 1730 BCE. It was used to create vases, bowls, cups, and jewelry and was usually reserved for royalty. At CGD Glass we strive to continue to bring the beauty and simplicity of glass to your home or business. We have a variety of glass products everything from architectural glass, to kitchen and bath products. We also create decorative glass sculptures for residential and commercial purposes.

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Decorative glass can be used to spice up any home. Its simplicity and beauty brings a modern look to any room. With our state of the art studio we are able to customize any order to fit your need. One of the best ways to transform your home is using decorative glass doors. Glass doors are not only beautiful but also have practical purposes.

Glass doors can be completely see-through, textured, or opaque. When used in an office setting they can create a private space while at the same time giving the feeling of an open environment. They allow light to shine through which helps create a warm and inviting setting.

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Glass technology has greatly increased and has become much stronger and safer to use than ever before. Many of our glass doors have been tested to take heavy impacts for severe weather, as well as being the first line of defense against an outside intruder. Keeping your family safe is our number one priority and by using glass doors you are bringing beauty without losing security in your home.

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CGD Glass offers a wide variety of options for your home or office. Check out our website for some of our more recent designs. They can help give you an idea of what would work best for your setting. Decorative glass doors create a perfect balance in your home from room to room. They are a great way of modernizing your home while keeping it safe. Our goal at CGD Glass is to bring you the best glass products and transform any space to make it unique to you. Contact our customer support team to learn more about the different options available to you!

30 Sep

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How to Clean & Maintain Your Glass Backsplash

September 30, 2014 | By |

CGD Glass offers a wide variety of glass products. We design and create glass countertops, glass backsplashes, sinks, and doors as well as decorative home and commercial designs. Glass is a creative way to aesthetically update your home with a more modern look. CGD Glass offers a variety of unique glass products and with our fully customizable design studio to ensure you will get exactly what you want.

When it comes to home décor designs, most people will use glass designs in either their bathrooms or kitchens. In the kitchen, glass can be used to create beautiful designs for your sink, countertops, or backsplashes. You can have a clear glass design; the chiseled look, or even the sandblasted design as well as all sorts of colors and textures. With so many options to choose from you can rest assured you will find the right fit for you.

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Glass is very durable and easy to maintain. It is a non-porous, scratch resistant surface which is easy to clean and keep looking new. There are a few tips we want to share with you when cleaning your glass countertops and backsplashes that will help you maintain the beauty and elegance of the glass.

First things first you want to make sure that you are cleaning the glass as soon as possible. It is inevitable to splash some food on the backsplash at some point while cooking. Cleaning the mess quickly will stop the food from drying and sticking onto the glass.

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Using water and cloth is really all you need when cleaning glass. Because the surface of glass is slick and non-porous it does not allow any stains to penetrate deep making it easy to simply wipe away. For more stubborn dried on stains, you may want to use some vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping. Once you have properly cleaned the area it’s also important to dry it quickly to prevent any water stains.

Commercial cleaners work great and most are not harsh enough to ruin the glass. It is always a good idea to make sure that the cleaner you are using is meant for glass surfaces so as to not use something that may erode the glass.

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Maintaining your glass backsplash is also a breeze, simply maintain clean and enjoy the beauty of your kitchen! Because glass backsplashes don’t have grout areas or tiles to chip, they require little to no maintenance.

CGD Glass brings the beauty of glass to your home. With our on-site design studio we can ensure you are getting exactly what you want, making your home elegant and one-of-a-kind. Whether you are looking for practical applications like countertops or sinks or simply want a beautiful decorative glass piece to tie your home together CGD Glass has the product for you.

11 Jun

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Glass Kitchen Countertops: Pros and Cons

June 11, 2014 | By |

Glass countertops are very comparable to granite countertops in terms of their elegance. However, what sets glass countertops apart from the rest is their remarkableness. Glass countertops are perfect for people who seek to be different and unique.

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The Pros of Glass Countertops

One great advantage to glass countertops is that they are highly customizable. Glass countertops can be customized by texture, edge finish, thickness, glass tint, colors, hardware, and substrate. You can literally make your very own unique glass countertops.

Another great benefit to glass countertops is the ease in which you can clean them. Typically, all you need is soap and water. Glass countertops are easier to clean than most conventional stones because of its non-porous finish. It is also almost impossible to stain glass countertops. Glass countertops are also heat and reasonably scratch resistant, making it perfect for everyday use.

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The Cons of Glass Countertops

Although glass countertops look great, they also have a few drawbacks. One con is the visibility of water spots. However, water drops are visible on any surface, and glass countertops will actually be the best option for minimal water drop visibility because it already looks like rigid water.

Another con to glass countertops is the fact that they can be scratched or chipped. The good news is that glass, unlike stone countertop, can be polished over and over again, getting rid of any scratch marks. Also, the scratches on thermoformed glass that has a textured bottom, is barely visible.

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Another disadvantage is the cost of glass countertops. The cost not only comes from the material itself, but also from the installation. Glass countertops need to be installed by a professional to avoid the risk of cracks or chips. However, the thickness of the glass countertops makes up for the price in comparison to granite countertops.

Considering the pros and cons, you really cannot go wrong with glass countertops.