Heavy Float Glass

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For more information about float glass products, contact one of these North American Guardian locations:

   Carleton, Michigan
734.654.6264

  Corsicana, Texas
903.872.4871
 DeWitt, Iowa
319.659.4000
  Floreffe, Pennsylvania
412.384.3400

 Geneva, New York
315.787.7000
  Kingsburg, California
559.896.6400

 Richburg, South Carolina
803.789.6100
 

From anywhere, contact the Guardian location near you.


Glass with extra muscle

At Guardian, heavy float glass is defined as glass with a thickness greater than 6 mm (1/4"). When compared to the traditional 6 mm (1/4"), often used in architectural applications, our stouter heavy glass product offers some very distinct advantages.

Characteristics

  • Increased strength and less deflection. 
  • In certain wind load areas, where glass surface optics are critical, annealed heavy float glass may be specified instead of heat-strengthened or tempered glass.
  • Can be used as an exterior pane in an insulating glass unit combined with a thinner interior pane to reduce the exterior distortion which normally occurs in insulating glass.

Applications

  • Aquariums
  • Glass floors
  • Basketball backboards
  • Hockey arenas
  • Safety glazing
  • Commercial glazing for windows & doors
  • Tabletops
  • Glass shelves
  • Office partitions
  • Storefronts and entranceways
  • Handball, squash and racquetball courts









Availability

  • Clear and green 
  • Tempered in all thicknesses 
  • Heat-strengthened in glass thicknesses of 8 mm (5/16") and 10 mm (3/8") 
  • Custom fabrication, i.e. hole drilling, edge grinding and beveling, decorative grooving

 

 

 

 

 

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