Time for a little education about using glass in education. Glass, and back-painted glass specifically, can be a very practical surfacing material in educational environments. When tempered, it is extremely strong; and when installed by a qualified professional, it can be just as safe as any other tile, stone, or hard surfacing material. Additionally, the “M&R” (maintenance and repair) are non-existent due to anti-fading properties and durability. Dreamwalls Glass is indeed a smart choice.
Below are just 5 of the smart places that back-painted glass can be used in educational environments:
1) Lobby Counters
For a non-porous surface that can easily cleaned with nearly any cleaner for hygienic purposes, glass is an excellent choice. With the capability to custom back-paint it to match school colors, it will also help create that “wow” moment when students and parents enter.
2) Markerboard Surfacing
Dry erase boards are the greatest surfaces for students to learn, create, explore, and collaborate. However, invariably, someone will use a permanent marker on them, or leaves the dry erase marker on too long and ghosting occurs. Glass can have the marks removed easily without ghosting. A spritz of alcohol or window cleaner can even get rid of the dreaded but oh-so-alluring “Sharpie“. And with low-iron glass, the white color creates a strong contrast for easy viewing and reduced eye fatigue.
3) Accent Walls and Partitions
Every library and media center needs different areas for discussion, instruction, and quiet. Back-painted or acid-etched glass accent walls and partitions help delineate those spaces with flexibility and attractiveness. With the countless ways glass can be fabricated with cut-outs, selective painting, and even the application of vinyl decals; glass is a great choice for incorporating art into the space.
4) Lunchroom Surfaces
Few places take as much abuse as the lunchroom. With a product like Dreamwalls Color Glass, food cleanup is a breeze on counters, tables, and walls. It won’t even be stained by the long-forgotten spaghetti sauce. All of the food preparation areas can benefit from a surface like this, and the custom color, size, and shape opportunities allow for creative uses.
5) Bathroom Environments
Let’s face it,…kids are messy. And when their momma isn’t there scowling at them, they are even messier. Glass can help the maintenance staff tremendously with the clean-up aftermath. It also resists sticky gum, graffiti, and fingerpaint.
So if you think glass and kids aren’t a good fit, think again. Dreamwalls Color Glass is a colorful, durable, and hygienic surface that can be fabricated in countless ways to promote creativity and the expression of young minds.