Do you want to benefit from extra clear glass to compliment your interior design features? Low iron glass is one way you can do just that. Offering over 91% light transmittance. If you’re looking for bespoke glass, Express toughening can provide everything you need to transform your home.

There’s a number of different types of glass that you can choose from to allow additional natural light and privacy. Choosing the right one isn’t always easy – but we are here to help. By far the clearest type of glass on the market, low iron glass is a popular choice for big architectural structures but can be just as effective inside the home too.

If you are unsure whether low iron glass is for you, here is everything you need to know.

What is low iron glass?

Low iron glass offers the benefit of almost complete clarity, making it a popular option. Unlike typical ‘clear glass’ which can be found in many glass fixtures, low iron glass contains a lower consistency of iron oxide.

It is because of iron oxide that most glass has a green tinge to it, which becomes more obvious the thicker the glass is. When installing around the home, the green tinge of clear glass both reduces natural light and limits the ways in which the glass can be personalised.

Thanks to its clarity, you have the benefit of being able to paint this type of glass any colour, without the risk of a green tinge altering the finished result. As glass experts we supply custom made toughened and laminated glass in any shape or size.

How can low iron glass be used around the home?

Whether your project is big or small, glass can be applied to a range of home features thanks to its versatile nature. To give you a better idea of how you can apply low iron glass in your home, we have broken down its most popular uses into three categories.

Glass furniture

One of the most common uses for glass around the home is in furniture, where complete clarity is desired. Even low iron toughened glass does not lose its light transmittance or clarity. This means it is a great material to use for more robust furniture, such as:

Kitchen splashbacks

Low iron glass makes for ideal splashback glass – not just because it’s easy to clean and great to look at, but also because it can be easily painted. One of the most common issues with regular clear glass is that it’s much harder to personalise. As a result painted colours will rarely come out as desired due to the underlying green tone.

If you are looking to change-up your kitchen space, glass is a great way to do so. You can add a stunning focal point with a painted or printed splashback.


There’s a reason glass is so popular in architectural projects – not least for its robust strength, but also its ability to let in more natural light for a flawless finish. You can apply low iron glass to balustrades systems, walls and even walk-on floors for a luxurious touch to your home.

You can also opt for sandblasted glass for more privacy, or fit floor to ceiling glass walls for a feature that will expose your interiors to natural light and panoramic views.

Why choose Express Toughening?

If you are considering fitting low iron glass in your home, why not contact us? Based in Essex, we are a family run business who have been manufacturing glass for many years. We pride ourselves on our dedication to high-quality service and reliable products.

We offer a wide range of glass fittings that can all be tailored to your specific requirements. Want to know more? Contact us on 020 8500 1188 or email us at