Welcome to Torstenson Glass (TG), where over 130 years of tradition meets modern innovation right in the heart of Chicago. As leaders in the glass industry, we offer a diverse range of mirrors and glass types, each suited for specific applications and aesthetic preferences. Whether you’re working on an expansive custom project or looking for a unique piece, our Mirror Purchasing Guide will help you find the perfect glass to meet both your aesthetic and functional needs. Dive into the world of exceptional glass craftsmanship with us.

1. Low Iron Mirror: Krystal Klear Mirror

This low iron mirror provides a crystal clear reflection due to its reduced iron content, eliminating the typical green tint seen in standard mirrors. It’s perfect for spaces where clarity and true color reflection are paramount. Available in 1/4″ thickness and can be cut to size. Safety backing options are also available. Stocked sizes are 78-3/4″ x 126″.

2. Bronze Mirror

Offering a warm, rich tone, the bronze mirror is ideal for adding depth and a touch of luxury to any interior. This type is excellent for creating soothing and inviting environments. It comes in a thickness of 1/4″ with stocked sizes of 84″ x 130″. Custom sizes and safety backing options are available.

3. Grey Mirror

With its cool, neutral tone, the grey mirror is perfect for contemporary spaces. It pairs well with modern decor and works great in both residential and commercial settings. It is available in 1/4″ thickness and stocked in sizes of 83″ x 130″, with customization options available.

4. Antique Mirrors (Light, Medium, Heavy)

Antique mirrors come in three variations:

  • Light Antique Mirror: Subtle aged effects, stocked in 1/4″ thickness, sizes 48″ x 100″.
  • Medium Antique Mirror: More pronounced vintage effects, available in both 1/8″ and 1/4″ thicknesses, with multiple size options.
  • Heavy Antique Mirror: Strongest aged look for bold, decorative statements, available in 1/4″ thickness, sizes 48″ x 100″ and 72″ x 130″.
    These mirrors are perfect for adding character and vintage charm to a space. All can be cut to size and come with safety backing.

5. Pilkington Mirroview

Designed for high-tech applications, this mirror has a reflective coating that allows it to conceal digital displays and video screens when they are off, reverting to a traditional mirror appearance. Ideal for integration in smart homes, commercial displays, and anywhere you might want to hide technology in plain sight. Available in 1/8″ and 1/4″ thicknesses.

View the Mirroview Data Sheet here!

6. Pilkington Mirropane

A one-way mirror designed for surveillance and security applications, it offers a clear view from one side while appearing as a regular mirror from the other. This glass is suitable for private offices, interrogation rooms, and observation areas. Available in 1/4″ thickness, stocked in size 72″ x 130″. It features a durable surface that can be cut to size.

View the Mirropane Data Sheet here!

7. Textured Mirrors: Lunar, Stipple, Grey Mist

All are available in 4mm thickness and stocked in sizes 48″ x 72″. Each offering a unique texture and visual interest:

  • Lunar Mirror: Provides a gentle, moon-like texture, suitable for feature walls or decorative accents.
  • Stipple Mirror: Features a stippled effect, perfect for adding dimensional visual interest in a subtle way.
  • Grey Mist: Offers a misty, smoky appearance for a soft, mysterious effect.

Choosing the Right Glass

When choosing the right type of glass, consider the following factors:

  • Purpose and Functionality: Whether you need privacy, a reflective surface, or a decorative piece.
  • Aesthetics: The color and texture that will complement your space.
  • Safety Features: Options like a safety backing, depending on the installation environment.
  • Size and Customization: Availability of stock sizes or the need for custom dimensions.

Using our Mirror Purchasing Guide to understand the specific characteristics and benefits of each type of glass TG offers, you can make an informed decision that meets your aesthetic and functional needs.