The many unique types of Glass Doors and their uses

Glass Doors provide a luxurious feeling to any home. They are an ample source of natural lighting and can make a room appear more spacious than it really is. With so many different types of glass doors, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

We would like to help you with that by explaining the basics of glass doors. The topics we will be covering are the common types and glass doors and glass. 

Types of Glass doors

Aluminium Frame Glass Doors

This is one of the more commonly seen glass doors. It is versatile in it’s application as Aluminum frame glass doors can be swing doors and sliding doors.

You can find out more about the different types of doors and how they function through these links.

Swing Door

Sliding Door

These doors, especially the slide and swing glass doors are often seen in kitchens as they neatly divide the living space and kitchen without sacrificing on the lighting of either room. 

The glass panels are securely attached into the metal frame. The thickness of our glass is 8mm,which is slightly thicker than the norm as most of our competitors use glass that is 5-6mm thick. Our thicker glass ensures greater durability in our products.

Frameless Glass Door

We also offer frameless glass doors, they seamlessly blend into their surroundings, accommodating to whatever decor that is present.

Our frameless glass doors can be either sliding doors or swing doors.

To make up for the lack of frame, the glass used on our frameless glass door is thicker. This makes our frameless doors more sturdy and durable

Showerscreen Doors

Showerscreen doors are used in the bathroom to divide up the showering space from the rest of the room. This keeps the room neat and tidy as water is unable to seep into spaces covered up by the showerscreen door.

Similar to the glass doors mentioned above, the showerscreen doors can be installed with or without a frame. 

Showerscreen Doors are commonly also sliding doors as a sliding door requires a minimal amount of space to function, allowing homeowners to maximise their valuable bathing space. Swinging showerscreen doors can also be found, typically in larger bathrooms.

Shower Screen Door

Sliding Shower Screen Door

Types of Glass

Tempered glass is much stronger than regular glass, requiring more pressure for them to break. In the event that they do break, they shatter into small, relatively harmless pieces.

Our tempered glass comes in varying levels of thickness, 6mm ,8mm ,10mm and 12mm, this is so we can accommodate for various different designs needs and preferences.

We also have a variety of tinted glass which you can also incorporate in your designs.

The colours we have for tinted glass are 

  • Blue
  • Bronze
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Crystal
  • Green
  • Clear

As mentioned earlier, our tempered glass comes in varying thickness, all these different thickness have their own unique uses and properties. We will be explaining them so you can find the one that fits you the best.

5mm-6mm Mirror Glass

Mirror glass can be used to make spaces appear larger than they are, they are also very aesthetically pleasing as they can improve the lighting of a room drastically.

They are a great fit for fitness rooms, dance studios, shop displays, and toilets.

There are 2 types of mirror glass, Normal Mirror Glass & T-Mirror

Normal Mirror Glass is available in the following colours:

  • Champagne
  • Gold
  • Pink
  • Bronze
  • Grey
  • Clear

T-Mirror (Tempered Mirror) Glass is tempered glass that is processed with an electroplating to make it reflective like a mirror. It has all the features of a mirror while enjoying the added safety and durability of tempered glass.

 T-Mirror Glass is available in the following colours:

  • Crystal White
  • Classic Grey
  • Olive Grey
  • Pearl Copper
  • Azure Blue
  • Emerald Green

T-Mirror

We also offer Diamond Angle T-Mirror Glass

6mm Spray Paint Glass

Spray Painted Glass is highly versatile as they are available in a large variety of colours, at present we have over 40 available colours. These colours are fully customisable.

 It can be commonly found in the kitchen for decorative purposes as these panels are durable and require minimal maintenance for them to retain their lustre.

Spray Paint Glass

Something of note is the two different shades of white of YK-35 & YK-36.

YK-35 has a green hue while  YK-36 colour. YK-36 is made of crystal glass and special white paint, this results in a more bluish hue for YK-36.

A popular use for YK-36 is for kitchen backsplash.

8mm Frameless Glass Bifold Door, Yi Ki Door

We’ve developed a special door to best represent our company, named Yi Ki Door. It a frameless glass bifold door that has a unique and cohesive design,

It is lightweight and easy to operate as we use 8mm toughened, tempered glass to support the structure of the door.

We would recommend installing the Yi Ki Door in yards, kitchens and larger spaces that need to be partitioned.

Yi Ki Door

Yi Ki Door used as a Partition

The Yi Ki Door is also suitable for use in bathrooms. Its biggest feature is it’s space saving capabilities which is perfectly suited to the needs of most customers in Singapore who want to maximise on their valuable living space.

10mm Tempered Glass

10mm tempered glass is designed for use in shower screens and shower screen doors. The extra thickness makes it more durable and safe for use.

Additionally, 10mm thick glass also can be used for partition & interior design.

12mm Commercial Tempered Glass

12mm tempered glass is a heavy duty glass suitable for use in commercial buildings and offices, they can also be used to accommodate various elaborate designs.

Decorative Glass

These glasses are used to add some design flair to the glass panels.

Some decorative glasses we have available are:

  • Crystal Rainbow Glass (7.5mm)
  • Crystal Moru Glass (8mm)
  • Clear Dragonal Wire Glass (6.8mm)
  • Clear Cross Wire Glass (6.8mm)

Accessories and add ons

There are also additional accessories you can add on to your glass doors, these are some of the more common ones.

  • Track
  • Aluminium Cover
  • Handle
  • Hinges
  • Lock
  • U-Channel
  • Rubber Seal

The accessories come in these colours.

  • Sliver
  • Black
  • White
  • Gold

Additional add on options :

  • Flat Bar
  • Stainless Steel Bar Support
  • Sandblast
  • Tinted Film
  • Design Film

Laminated Glass 

Laminated glass is made up of two pieces of glass, bound together through a vinyl interlayer called polyvinyl butyral (PVB). As such, they remain largely in one piece even if they break as the vinyl adhesive holds the broken glass in place. It is often considered to be the glass with the highest level of safety due to this.

We would recommend customers to use this glass on the balcony and stair railings or skylights as this glass has the best chance of not hurting people in the event of breakage.

The thickness of our laminated glass is 13.52mm.

Wired Glass

Wired glass is a type of glass that is strengthened by wire meshes embedded into the glass during it’s fabrication. This not only makes it tougher but also fire resistant.  

Safety film

Our safety film is certified safe through testing.

Safety film can make the glass not shatter and fall over when the glass is broken. It is able to hold up the broken shards for up to 48 hours can minimise the damage caused by accidents

If you are concerned about installing a glass product due to safety concerns, especially if you have children or elderly folks at home, the safety flim would be your best bet for added security measures.

Our safety film has a five-year guarantee and can request a replacement free of charge.

Conclusion 

We hope that you have learned something from this article. Feel free to share it if you find it helpful.

Contact us today for a quotation. We will work with you to make a door that is uniquely yours. Yi Ki door is the preferred Door and Window specialist for homeowners in Singapore.

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