Our Satined glass (matt)
aesthetically pleasing, smooth and homogeneous
Glass is a product of nature. The most important raw materials are quartz sand, chalk and soda. Glass is produced by bonding these different substances at high temperatures and then solidifying the melted mass again during cooling, without the
occurrence of crystallisation. The untreated, hard surface exhibits impressive qualities of chemical resistance, imperviousness to spots, simple cleaning and is absolutely hygienic – not to mention its aesthetic aspects.
Product description coloured glass Optiwhite (white glass) TSW
Our glass is made by float glass technology and is in accordance with generally accepted EU standards. There are two surface options: glossy or matted (satinized). Optiwhite glass is decoloured by exactly dosed metal salts and is largely free of green casts occurring in the glass.
Irisation appearances such as light clouds, little spot, rings, flow marks or drawing defects in spectral colours are subject to physical effects in polarized light and cannot be avoided. Small bubbles, spots, glass scatterings, flow marks, centre line flaws or ripples are acceptable material characteristics as long as safety and function are guaranteed.Such imperfections are evaluated in diffused daylight from a distance of about 0.5 m.
Depending on type and size of glass 100% pure glass is impossible as far as production is concerned. Glass is particularly amenable to scratches (no subjects with sharp edges must be placed on it, for instance). Water and other liquids must be removed from the glass surface immediately as limescale lips might develop. Also, no deep-frozen or hot objects should be placed directly on the glass surface as this may cause damage in the glass. Exposure to light and other lighting causes different colour effects that change depending on the angle we look at the glass. This is a characteristic which is typical for this material and cannot be complained about.
Our glass is suitable for winter gardens with an ambient temperature between +5° and +30° Celsius. Both cold and thermal shocks have to be avoided as such abrupt variations in temperature might cause the glass to break. This may be the case, for instance, then the window is opened at sub-zero temperatures and is closed again after some time. It is also important to keep a minimum distance of 40 - 50 cm from radiators.
If you have chosen a high quality glass table, in order to maintain your table’s perfect surface well into the future, it is necessary to observe the following advice:
- Immediately wipe off all liquids that come into contact with the tabletop in order to prevent the formation of chalk spots.
- Grease spots can be rubbed away using hot, distilled water and a cotton cloth.
Satined glass is manufactured from clear glass and processed to create an opaque glass that still allows light to pass through it. This process involves roughing the surface to create a cloudy, matt look. We recommend a microfibre cloth and water for daily cleaning. The following agents are suitable to remove stains on satinised glass surfaces for cleaning at regular intervals (those agents may not be used on coated glass or on glass edges, though):
TO BE AVOIDED
- Cleaning foam with green interface - too abrasive! Otherwise, glass surface might be damaged!
- Dishwashing detergent (e.g. Handy, Palmolive) with dish towl (leaves stains)
- Glass cleaner (e.g. Ajax) - is too inefficient against fat and chalk remains.
- Micro-fibre cloth
- Cleaning foam for glass (with blue or white interface)
- Spor eraser (Scotch Brite3M - white foam, Meister Proper "Magischer Schmutzradierer" - white foam)
- Cream cleaner (e.g. Cif or Vif)
- Lemon stone (e.g. Jemako)
- Ox-gall soap
- Limescale remover (e.g. Durgol)
- Acetic cleaner
REMOVAL OF PERSISTENT DIRT
- Lightly wet glass surface with a clean cloth.
- Use a cleaning foam to apply cream cleaner or lemon stone circularly on the glass top.
- Leave it on for at least 2 minutes.
- Rinse off thoroughly so that detergent remains are removed.
- Subsequently, polish glass surface with a dry cloth.
REMOVAL OF PERSISTENT CHALK STAINS
Treat glass surface with chalk remover (Durgol) or acetic cleaner first, leave it on for 2-3 minutes and rinse off. Subsequently, clean as described above.
When wet, the surface of the glass may sometimes exhibit temporary visual effects that are no longer visible after drying. These effects are due to the specific production or material and do not constitute any grounds for reclamations.
Scratch ressistance is not unlimited, too. Especially in case of glass plates with a shiny surface, possible scratches are easily visible. To avoid this, a certain caution in daily use is therefore recommended. Daily signs of use do not influence quality.
The glass plate may show minimum faults and marks on the upper side. They were caused during the manufacturing process and unfortunately cannot be avoided. For that reason and due to the natural origin, they do not constitute a reason for complaint.
Due to the sophisticated and complex production process, deviations in mass and minor colour differences are to be expected. The tiniest of bubbles, little stones and streaks in the glass are unavoidable with today’s current state of technology. Glass is not scratchproof. We therefore recommend handling it with care during day-to-day use. We also recommend placing a protective pad underneath objects you place on the table.
Evaluation criteria and guidelines for visual inspection of furniture are defined by the "Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft", quality mark RAL-GZ 430, defined and specified as follows:
- Evaluation basis: Emmetropic eyes; diffused daylight (no direct sunlight or artificial light).
- Evaluation of harmonic overall impression: From a distance of 2 - 3 metres.
- Evaluation of details: From a distance of about 0.5 metres.