04 Dec 2019

If you’ve been a Glass and Glazing Contractor for long, you know that the characteristics, allowances, and limitations of Flat Glass isn’t always clear and straightforward, especially when it comes to tints, patterns, and edge color. 

In our last post, we learned about the intentional variances of our Flemish Glass, and today we want to share some important information about our popular low-iron, ultra-clear glass – Starphire. 

Starphire Characteristics – Edge Color 

An important fact to remember when it comes to glass is the edge color gradually changes according to the length of the glass. In addition to getting darker as it gets longer, edge color may also be affected by other factors, such as the amount of ambient lighting or the way a shaped edge is contoured. 

Please use the below chart as a demonstration of color variances when looking at the edge of Starphire or Clear glass. As you can see, the natural luster of the edge is determined by the length of the glass. 

We have a dedicated sales team ready to help you with all of your flat glass needs. If you have a question, we’ll find answers. As a wholesaler focused on helping Glass and Glazing Contractors like you, we work hard at being a cut above the rest, giving you just the edge you need to find greater success. 

 

20 Nov 2019

Here at Dallas Flat Glass Distributors, we are constantly evaluating our processes and systems, upgrading equipment, improving programs, and working hard to be your one-stop-shop for all your flat glass needs. In doing so, we also work hard at being industry experts by adding accurate and relevant information to our knowledge base – and yours – which today includes the varying intricacies of our Flemish glass. 

Glass Characteristics of Flemish

As one of the most popular textured/patterned glasses we provide, there are a few characteristics you need to be aware of when requesting this glass type. In addition to its smooth waves, Flemish glass is manufactured to have minute blemishes or imperfections as inherent characteristics of the intended pattern as noted in the below excerpt by its manufacturer, NSG-Pilkington. 

“In general, Pilkington Flemish may contain minute surface blemishes or imperfections which are an intrinsic part of the intended pattern and effect. Pilkington makes every effort to ensure the surface is protected by an application of “Prosurf” – a liquid barrier that is applied during manufacturing. The product is then paper-interleaved to prevent plate-on-plate transit rub.”

It is important to note that when the glass is tempered, the heating process will potentially make these characteristics more prominent, which could take the form of streaks or lines throughout the glass. 

Examples of these characteristics are circled below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need a sample of Flemish (annealed), we have 5” x 5” samples available for you (our valued customers) in our Shipping and Receiving area.  Please remember that we are not a retail outlet and not equipped to handle the general public (aka, your customers), so please pick up samples to have available for your clients who request them. 

How else can we serve you and your glass needs today?

16 Apr 2019

As Easter approaches, we wanted to make sure you were aware of our Holiday Schedule.

We will be closed for the following holidays recognized by Dallas Flat Glass Distributors:

  • Good Friday: Friday, April 19, 2019.
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019.
  • Independence Day: Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5th, 2019.
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019.
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday – Friday, November 28-29, 2019
  • Christmas: Monday – Wednesday, December 23 – 25, 2019
  • New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Unless otherwise listed above, our regular office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Our
Shipping area for Glass Pick-Up is open Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 5:00pm.

We are excited to give our valued staff this time to celebrate with their family. We hope you have a
great 2019.

07 Jan 2019

Looking back at this past year, we have continued to experience growth in both our company
and our relationships with our customers. We are proud to say that this past year we fulfilled
over 206,000 of your orders which narrows down to almost 100 per working hour!

As we look toward the future of Dallas Flat Glass, we would like to thank you for your
overwhelming support and for choosing us as your glass supplier. We hope to continue to forge
meaningful relationships with our customers in the next year, and all those to follow.

11 Dec 2018

As 2018 comes to an end and we reflect on all that we have been blessed with, we want to take a moment and say thank you! We appreciate your loyalty and support throughout the year by choosing Dallas Flat Glass as your glass supplier. We understand that without you, there is no “us” and for that, we thank you!

 

There are only a few more weeks left! Below are the days our offices will be closed:

 

Monday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25th – Christmas Day

Monday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, January 1st – New Year’s Day

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe New Year!

11 Dec 2018

Did you know Dallas Flat Glass Distributors has been a supporting member of the Texas Glass Association for over 10 years? The Texas Glass Association (TGA) is a non-profit organization formed by local glass shops that have come together to forward the education of our growing industry and build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals. As a member, it is our goal to provide you with continuing education courses and networking opportunities.

To stay up to date with events, like our Facebook page and let us know what type of courses you would like to see!

Dallas Flat Glass Distributors Facebook Page

If you are interested in becoming a member of TGA, please email Kristina.

See you there!