Do you want to benefit from optimum transparency in your glass interiors? Low iron glass is one way you can do just that. Offering over 91% light transmittance, you can use sleek-granite structurally or decoratively for a crystal-clear result. If you’re looking for bespoke glass, EGW 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, privacy and practical application. 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 in architecture and sculpture. 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 low iron glass any colour you wish, without the risk of a green tinge altering the finished result. We supply low iron toughened glass, which is less likely to self-temper thanks to its uniform composition with reduced impurities. You can also go that extra step and get low iron laminated glass with us.

How can low iron glass be used around the home?

Whether your project is big or small, low iron glass can be applied to a range of home features thanks to its versatile composition. 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 low iron glass around the home is in furniture, where complete clarity is desired. Even toughened low iron glass does not lose its light transmittance or clarity. This means it is a great material to use for more robust furniture, such as:

  • Glass table tops
  • Glass display cabinets
  • Bespoke glass shelves
  • Glass bars
  • Glass desktops
  • Shower screens

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; painted colours will rarely come out as desired due to the underlying green tone.

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


There’s a reason low iron 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 opt for sandblasted low iron glass for more privacy, or fit floor to ceiling low iron 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. As such work across our two toughening plants to ensure we can keep up with the demand we face as glass suppliers.

We offer a wide range of glass fittings that can all be tailored to your specific requirements, and we will even ship your finished product out to you if you’re not UK based. Want to know more? Contact us on 020 8500 1188 or email us at

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