Fluted glass, also known as reeded glass or ribbed glass, is a sort of patterned glass that is created by pressing semi-molten glass between metal rollers to create a distinctive pattern. It is very popular among architects and interior designers who want to add texture to a living space while dispersing light and providing privacy.
Typically, fluted glass is widely available in thicknesses from 4 to 12 millimeters but can be manufactured all the way up to 20mm thick.
Fluted glass costs 40-50% more than clear float glass of the same thickness. It is more expensive because it takes longer to produce and requires more material.
Fluted glass can be toughened to meet AS1288 standards for grade A safety glass. As an alternative to toughening, you can also make use of a shatter-proof film which is adhered to either side of the glass to add an extra layer of safety.
Fluted glass takes longer to clean when compared with ordinary float glass or frosted glass. This is due to it’s grooves which tends to accumulate more dust and dirt and also increases the surface area of the glass.
Yes. Fluted glass which has not gone through a tempering (toughening) process can be cut, provided that care is taken when using power tools for this purpose. Flutes may cause an increased risk of breakage during cutting if they are not closely observed. Fluting on edges must also be carefully considered before cutting to avoid chipping or cracking.