Have you ever looked at a piece of glass and seen a green tint? Or maybe you've wondered what the green tint is on the edge of glass? This post will discuss the difference between low-iron glass and standard clear glass and will prove that low-iron is the true clear choice.

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It's The Clear Choice

Standard Clear Glass

Standard clear glass isn't actually totally clear. You might notice a slight green tint to the glass or green edges. The green tint becomes even more prominent when looking at an angle and gets darker as glass thickness increases.

The green tint is due to the natural presence of iron oxide from elements such as sand, or from the cask or container in which the glass was melted.


Standard clear glass on GEON-950

Low Iron Glass

Low iron glass, on the other hand, is completely clear. This is achieved by reducing the amount of iron in the molten glass formula, providing optimal, unobstructed views. In addition to unobstructed views, the edge work on low iron glass is much less green than standard clear glass.

Low iron glass has a visible light transmittance (VLT) of 91 percent in a standard quarter inch thick glass, while standard clear glass has an 83 percent VLT, making it the clear choice.

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Basco's Pure Clear (low iron) glass on TREN-950

A Difference You Can See

Pure Clear Comparison Geolux NEW 2020 4

A picture is worth a thousand words. This side by side image perfectly depicts the difference between standard clear and low iron glass.

Basco offers many doors in our Pure Clear (low iron) glass to help you showcase your bathroom oasis with unobstructed views. Browse our Pure Clear offerings by searching for "Glass Options" and selecting Pure Clear.

Available in our RODA by Basco Collections, Pure Glass is available in Pure Clear, Pure Silk, and Pure Clear ShowerGuard in both 3/8" and 1/2" thicknesses.

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