Float vs Low Iron Glass

clear float vs low iron glass
Float Glass (left) vs Low Iron Glass (right)

At Me and My Glass, we know that when it comes to glass, there are many technical details, properties and aspects. So when there are questions from customers, we always happy to help. Something that regularly comes up is asking about the difference between float and low iron glass.

There are two main types of glass that can be toughened. Float glass & low iron glass. We take a look at the details regarding both of these types of glass.

As you can see from the image above, float glass has the slight green featured. This type of glass is used for clear glass, so for example clear shelves, shower screen etc. The reason why the tint is featured, is there are several elements such as oxide, sand and more in the glass. In the majority of times, this type of glass doesn’t get painted as the colour will be affected due to the green tint. The only colour you can paint on float is black as this is not affected at all.

Thicknesses available for this are, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm & 12mm.

Whereas with low iron glass, the glass has the lowest green tint featured. Once this type of glass is painted the colour isn’t affected. Low iron is popular and is used for splashbacks. If you painted float and low iron glass, you will be able to see the difference in the colour.

Thicknesses available for this are, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm.

Float vs Low Iron Glass

Me and My Glass provide all types of glass including float and low iron. We also cut to size all the thicknesses that are mentioned above. If you are unsure of which glass type to use, then please contact us. Our team have many years in the glass and mirror manufacturing industry. So we can provide the guidance needed. It’s important that you choose the right type for the project you are working on. Whether you need 1 piece or 100 pieces delivered, we are here to provide expert advice. If you would like more information regarding these types or any other type, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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