Stile and rail doors are able to include a glass element. Instead of a panel being inserted between the stiles and rail, a piece of glass is glazed into the opening. Reeb stocks different types of glass.
Clear glass provides the maximum amount of light with no privacy, Clear glass doors are used when privacy is not a concern.
Clear Beveled Glass
Clear Beveled glass has a bevel to the edge of the glass to provide a decorative element. This glass is considered to be directional, or handed, as one side of the glass is beveled and the other side is smooth. When ordering a door with beveled glass, it should be noted whether the bevel is to the hinge or stop side.
Satin Etch Glass
Satin Etch glass is semi-opaque glass with an etched frosted texture on one side that resists dirt. Satin etch glass is slightly different than clear glass and cannot be used interchangably. This glass is considered directional, or handed, as one side of the glass is slightly textured and the other side is smooth. When ordering a door with satin etch glass, it should be noted whether the texture is to the hinge or stop side.
White Laminate Glass
White Laminate glass offers the highest level of privacy with a vinyl interlayer between 2 pieces of glass, resulting in a smooth surface on both sides making it very easy to clean.
Frit glass in non-primed wood doors is a non-porous, semi-opaque glass with a texture on one side. The glass has a bright white appearance. Frit glass is slightly different between stainable and paintable doors. To the careful eye it may be noticeable but most people may not see a difference. This glass is considered directional or handed as one side of the glass has a slight texture to it. When ordering a door with frit glass, it should be noted whether the texture is to the hinge or stop side.
Glass that is “Readable” is glass that has words on it. For example: “Pantry” “Bathroom” “Office”. When ordering a door with readable glass, it should be noted whether the words are readable from the hinge or stop side.
Decorative glass is constructed with different types of glass in a decorative pattern. The pieces of glass are joined together by metal pieces called caming.
V-groove glass has has a 5/32″ groove in the shape of a V on the glass. The groove is placed in a patter to create the appearance of a 15-lite door but is only one pane of glass.