Same Location, Same Great Service, Since 1952
Vancouver Glass is a clear reflection of an established and reputable Vancouver company. We have built our reputation for 60+ years on great quality and impeccable service to residential and commercial clients alike. Our team at Vancouver Glass continually strives to stay current on trends and technologies in the glass industry. This provides our clients with high quality, innovative glass products and services. With a progressive perspective, Vancouver Glass can give you unprecedented turn-around on custom projects. We use the industry’s latest in specialized equipment to produce their glass products and provide exemplary service for them after the sale.
Whether your project is small or large, straightforward or complex, Vancouver Glass can create the exact mirror image of your needs in glass. If you have a vision for a project that another company has turned down or thought impossible, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at our creativity in fulfilling your vision. We welcome the challenge of innovative applications of both residential glass and commercial glass. We know that these will become the rising stars of our company’s glass products portfolio and continue our progressive growth as a dynamic Vancouver company.
The expertise of Vancouver Glass lies equally in our ability to fulfill residential and commercial glass product needs. At home, we create custom cabinet doors, table tops, glass showers and skylights and mirrors of any size, shape and colour. We routinely fix foggy, cracked or broken windows so that you can see clearly once again. In commercial applications, Vancouver Glass can be an integral partner in creating the architectural beauty of your new project. For your business or storefront, we can create showcases that are showstoppers, shelving and cases for display and railings and barriers for traffic and safety considerations. Vancouver Glass fulfills glass projects for the home and in commercial settings that are limited only by your imagination or ours. The possibilities to create your vision in glass are endless.
From Sand To Glass – How Glass Is Made
The manufacturing of glass has been dated to back before 2500 BC. Back in those days it was considered a prized commodity and art. With the help of the industrial revolution glass has become a common industry and used for a vast variety of products, ranging from art, windows, doors, fiber optic cables, lamps and many other things. But how does one get from sand to the beautiful transparent material we use to let the light fill our homes without sacrificing our comfort.
Well to start, the sand that is used to make glass is not your common beach sand. read more....
Glass-Topped Table Injuries
Each year glass-topped tables account for 20,000 serious injuries. A report in this month’s issue of Pediatric Emergency Care concludes that such tables are an overlooked safety threat. Based on research conducted by Children’s Hospital Boston and written in collaboration with Consumers Union, the study found that common glass used in tables can cause severe injuries to children. Researchers concluded that many of these injuries could have been prevented by the use of tempered glass and the development of safety standards requiring its use.read more....
The Dangers of Glass
In his basement, David Chesney keeps the frame of a metal patio table with a missing glass top as a grim reminder of an accident that scarred his daughter’s face. Jada, 11 months old at the time, was sitting on the edge of the table, facing her dad when the accident happened. “All of a sudden, out of the blue, it was like a big gunshot went off,” says Chesney, who lives in Mount Pearl, Nfld. “My hands went up and Jada sort of fell in a backward motion.”
As she fell through the glass, the shards sliced “wide open gashes” in her baby cheeks, says Chesney. “It was just as if you took a razor, and you just went up and down her face.”read more....