All about ThickGlass™ Glass Countertops, by Jockimo Glass Company

11 Texture and Pattern Options for Your Glass Countertops

Whether you’re renovating the interior or exterior of a space, designing with glass elevates your look on two levels. One, glass has an inherent beauty and sophistication. (This makes it a common candidate for architectural building materials.) Two, glass lends itself to textures, patterns, and designs. This brings additional design interest into an already-striking material.

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What Is JGlass™ Anti-Scratch Glass?

10 Benefits of Jockimo’s Scratch-Resistant Glass

Designing with glass gives your space a timeless, sleek, clean look. The last thing you want is to mar that seamless aesthetic with scratches. Discover all about Jockimo’s anti-scratch glass surface, JGlass™.

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3 Considerations When Buying an Antique Mirror for Your Business

Businesses and Commercial Spaces: Think about This before Buying Antique Mirrors

If you’re looking to create an interesting new design scheme for your commercial space, you might be considering the addition of an antique mirror. If that’s the case, here are the top three things to keep in mind when starting your antique mirror search:

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5 Ways Antique Mirrors Improve Design in a Commercial Space

How a Custom Antique Mirror Can Transform the Look of Your Business

Maybe you’re looking to overhaul the design of your commercial space. Maybe it’s just time to update the aesthetics. Whatever the intent of your commercial rework, consider the benefits of incorporating antique mirrors into your design efforts. Here are the top five ways an antique mirror can effortlessly elevate your interior design:

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What Is Architectural Glass?

Everything You Need to Know about Architectural Glass

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to renovate a private residence or you’re in charge of the building or remodel of a commercial property, incorporating architectural glass is a great way to lend any space a modern, sleek, upscale feel. What exactly is architectural glass, though, and what are some key considerations when looking to add it to any given building?

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Explore the 701 Whaley Renovation

How Jockimo’s Glass Work Helped Transform This Columbia, South Carolina, Building

As a glass manufacturer, we’ve worked on a number of interesting jobs. From the observation deck of Freedom Tower to Google headquarters, we’ve had the privilege of completing many unique commercial projects. We’ve always had a special place in our hearts, though, for historical buildings. These spaces are often culturally or historically significant buildings worth preserving, and we’re proud to lend our glass manufacturing expertise and experience to bringing these spaces back to their former glory—or better.

To that end, here’s a look at one of our recent projects, 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Need Historical Glass Replacement?

3 Things to Ask a Potential Glass Manufacturer for Your Historic Renovation

Do you have a project that requires the replacement of historical glass? Given the potential historical, cultural, or personal significance of the materials in these kinds of projects, it’s especially important to find a glass manufacturer who can complete the project with skill, expertise, and a respect for the source material. Not sure how to determine this? Here are three pivotal questions to ask before agreeing to work with any glass manufacturing company.

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Why Architectural Glass Floors Are Ideal for Museums

4 Reasons Museums Should Consider Glass Flooring

Museums are important buildings. They provide people of all ages with spaces to explore, to learn, and to appreciate cultural or historic milestones and artifacts of lasting value and significance. Given how important the items inside these buildings are, it stands to reason the buildings themselves should be equally interesting, engaging, and beautiful. Here are four key reasons new museums or museums about to undergo renovations should consider incorporating architectural glass flooring.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Glass Manufacturer

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How Picking the Wrong Glass Company Can Cost You in the Long Run

Search for “glass manufacturer,” and Google will spit back over 2.5 billion results. That alone should let you know it can be difficult to narrow down the glass company that’s right for your project. Here are five tips, though, to put you on the right track:

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Incorporating Natural Light into Your Design

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How Glass in Architectural Design Boosts Health & Reduces Energy Usage

Glass floors. Glass stair treads. Walkable skylights. Whatever option you choose, incorporating glass into your architectural design allows light to penetrate multiple levels of a space. (This is known as “daylighting,” and it provides a number of benefits.) Whether you’re a private homeowner looking to enjoy these advantages yourself or you’re creating a commercial space where patrons and employees can all benefit, learn more about all the ways natural light improves any given space.

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Benefits of MirrorUnique™ Antique Mirrors

7 Reasons Businesses Should Create Custom Antique Mirrors with Jockimo Decorative Architectural Glass

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Antique mirrors lend any commercial business a beautiful, unique, and distinguished look. Whatever your aesthetic preference, these are highly customizable products that can be tailored to your needs and specifications. Every glass manufacturer is different, but when you work with Jockimo to create a custom project within the MirrorUnique line, here are seven benefits you can expect:

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7 Reasons to Install a See-Through Floor

Benefits of Adding a See-Through Glass Floor to a Home

Are you looking for a dramatic but sophisticated update to your interior or exterior living space? See-through glass flooring could be the aesthetic and functional answer you need. Here are seven compelling reasons to consider the addition of architectural glass into your home’s redesign plans.

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Antique Mirror FAQs

Common Questions about Our Line of Distressed Glass

Do you love the look of antique mirrors? Are you interested in learning more about these unique elements of interior design? To help, we’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions about our line of antique mirrors, MirrorUnique™.

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All about MirrorUnique™ Antique Mirrors

How Jockimo Mirrors Blend Antique Methods and Modern Technology

Adding an antique mirror to your private residence or place of business offers a variety of benefits. Mirrors, in general, help increase the lighting within a given area and create the illusion of more space. Using an antique mirror specifically gives you the added benefits of a stately, distinguished aesthetic; visual interest; and artistry. If antique mirrors are something you’d like to incorporate into your commercial space or private residence, learn all about Jockimo’s MirrorUnique™ antique mirrors.

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7 Things to Look for in a Glass Manufacturer

Why Choosing the Right Glass Company Matters

Choosing the right glass manufacturer for your next architectural glass project can seem overwhelming. With many glass companies to choose from, how do you know which one is going to best meet your needs? As a starting point, look for these seven characteristics:

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5 Reasons to Install a Walkable Skylight

From Daylighting to Aesthetics, Walkable Skylights Provide These Advantages

From renovations of private residences to new commercial builds, the incorporation of walkable skylights provides a laundry list of benefits. Here’s what walkable skylights are, as well as five compelling reasons to add them in your next remodel or new build.

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Are Glass Floors Safe?

5 Myths about Glass Flooring Debunked

Glass is a beautiful, innovative, modern flooring material in both residential and commercial buildings. However, as you’re looking down into the house from a walkable skylight or to the street below from a deck with incorporated glass panels, it’s essential to know whether a given glass design is safe. Here are the biggest considerations when assessing glass floor safety, as well as common myths (and the facts) about glass flooring.

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What Is Cast Glass?

Choosing a Company for Your Cast or Slump Glass Project

Glass is an incredibly versatile product that can be cut, shaped, and manipulated in many ways to create any number of design elements. One of these techniques is known as glass casting. Learn what it is and how to choose the right company to help you create your next cast glass creation.

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What Is Antislip Glass?

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4 Types of Jockimo Slip-Resistant Glass

Thinking about incorporating glass into your flooring, stair treads, or walkable skylights? Whether you’re a private homeowner or in the commercial sector, here are your antislip glass options when you work with Jockimo.

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All about Glass Trade Show Floors

What Car Dealerships Need to Know about AutoFloorSystems™

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Is your auto dealership looking for a more polished, professional, sleek way to display your vehicles? First impressions and presentation matter, especially with big-ticket items like cars. If you’re not entirely pleased with your current showroom display systems, learn all about one alternative, AutoFloorSystems™.

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Delta Airlines JFK

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We recently completed and shipped a custom glass flooring product for the new Delta Airlines T4 terminal at JFK New York. This is a very exciting project for us because of the visibility involved in a prestigious project such as JFK, but also due to the fact that we approached this project in a green manner.

We shipped the glass from CA to NY via rail instead of standard over the road trucks. In doing so we saved TONS of C02 carbon dioxide omissions.

Here are the details: If we had shipped via LTL truck over the road it would have used up 10.48 tons of CO2. Since we moved via rail we used only 2.35 tons saving 8.12 tons of CO2!

Installation photos of this exciting new project will follow on jockimo.com shortly.

Jockimo and MLB Fan Cave

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation dances on a Jockimo Liquid Lava™ floor tile during Offerman's tour with Cave Dweller Ashley Chavez at the MLB Fan Cave Thursday, May 24, 2012. Visit the MLB Fan Cave located at Broadway and 4th Street in New York City to see our Liquid Lava™ panels in action. (Photo by Paige Calamari/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Alaska DichroGlass™ sculpture

alaska-jockimo-dichroglass-We are proud to announce the completion of the Studio Osman Akan new sculpture, "Fragmenta". Located in Anchorage, Alaska the sculpture includes 300 panels of our DichroGlass™. The panels are 24” x 24” and are laminated with polished edges.  We drilled a 1-1/2” diameter hole in center of each panel to accommodate mounting hardware.

Please see Studio Osman Akan's blog here.

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Liquid Lava™ Custom Shapes and Sizes

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We are proud to announce our ability to provide custom shapes with our Liquid Lava™ liquid filled products. The addition of new machinery allows us to provide shapes and sizes that "competitors" cannot and frankly have yet to think of. The attached image is a candy shape that we are currently producing for a high end candy store located in Corona Del Mar, CA that we just received an order on. As soon as the tiles are installed we will post installation photos for all to see.

Featured on ABC Extreme Home Makeover, HGTV'd and Fine Living TV, Liquid Lava™ products are exciting modular panels consisting of liquid sealed within the tiles. The tiles are resilient, and when pressure is applied, the liquid within the tiles literally swirls around one's feet.

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So you want a glass floor?

glass-floor-blog-photoMany people think that glass flooring is a new product - the "latest hot new trend". In actuality, glass floors have been a feature of architectural design for approximately 100+ years. Of course 100 years ago the safety standards that are in place now were not in existence. Glass floor panels "back in the day" were typically poured cast glass 1" thick plus and not laminated for safety. Many of the 100+ year old installations are only now being updated and replaced due to wear and tear and to meet current safety standards. Hopefully this assures the owner, architect, interior designer, and contractor that Glass Flooring is an enduring product.

The second myth in regard to glass floor panels is that the walking surface of glass floors is slippery. In this matter we encourage you to rely on Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) testing. UL410 specifically states that a floor must exceed .5 coefficient of friction (COF) to receive a UL rating. In fact, Glass Floor made to meet UL410 and tested by UL exceed the COF of many popular flooring surfaces such as marble, granite, and the like.

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