Architectural design in the 21st century is ever-changing and a company’s brand and image must stand out from their competition. A Cutting Edge Glass & Mirror of Las Vegas, Nevada is a professional provider of custom commercial glass services. We work closely with architects to ensure brand recognition for small to medium size companies here in Nevada. Through our decades of commercial glass experience our family owns and operates an industry leading glass company. We ensure exceptional quality and design while adhering to all of our local building code.
Our primary objective is to meld superior quality aesthetic design with professional functionality. We provide professional glass services to both residential and commercial clients. Our ClearShield glass finishes will insure many years of care free, scratch resistant durability. Our commercial glass products are both beautiful and safe. With almost limitless aesthetic design options and peak safety performance we use a combination of tempered (heat treated) and laminated glass for all of our commercial applications.
Tempered Glass increases the strength of the glass approximately 4 times; however, the process makes the glass brittle and can warp its surface. The process involves heating the glass to approximately 1400 degrees, then chilling (quenching) it to 200 degrees within 2 minutes. Tempered glass, once tempered, cannot be re-cut without shattering. For this reason, all fabrication must be done before the glass is tempered.
Laminated Glass is typically 2 pieces of glass with a plastic inner layer. The most common application for this glass is the windshield of a car. If the windshield is broken, the laminated glass will keep the passenger inside the vehicle. Another common application is in jewelry stores to defend against robbery.
The inner layer is .030 thick, providing an excellent ultraviolet screen which can reduce fading in upholstered items and carpets. This type of glass also has sound reduction qualities. The primary limitation of laminated glass, however, is strength. It can break with just 1/8th of the pressure required to break tempered glass.