Are Vitrazza Glass Chair Mats made from real glass?
Yes, all Vitrazza® Glass Chair Mats are made from solid 1/4-inch thick SGCC and ANSI certified tempered glass. And we add a protective nano-tech coating (Invisible Shield® Pro15) to help resist fine scratches. It's Super-Strong!
What Is SGCC Certification?
The Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC), based in Sacketts Harbor, NY, maintains a certification program under which manufacturers of safety glazing products voluntarily submit their products for testing to an SGCC-approved independent testing laboratory. To cover testing and program costs, a nominal per-product fee is charged to the manufacturer. The testing procedures used in SGCC's program are consistent with those established in ANSI Z97.1, CPSC 16 CFR 1201 and CAN/CGSB 12.1.
What is ANSI Z97.1?
Per The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), markings like “ANSI Z97.1-2015” and “American National Standard Z97.1-2015” denote compliance with testing requirements that assure the glazing materials used in buildings are safe. What is ANSI Z97.1? ANSI Z97.1 is the American National Standard for safety glazing materials used in buildings. It sets specifications and testing methods for the safety properties of safety glazing materials used for all building and architectural purposes. By prescribing the minimum safety performance characteristics of safety glazing materials, ANSI Z97.1 affords a basis for safety standards for adoption in regulations by federal, state, and local regulatory bodies, as well as for use by building code officials, architects, designers, specifiers and others as a reference standard.
Where are Vitrazza Glass Chair Mats made?
Vitrazza sources our ANSI/SGCC certified tempered glass from FOUR suppliers. All custom designs are made in the US. Most in-stock sizes are sourced from one longstanding, trusted supplier in Fujian Province, China. Fill-in orders are sourced here in Colorado. All imported goods are marked accordingly.
How thick is a Vitrazza Glass Chair Mat?
Vitrazza Glass Chair Mats are 1/4-inch thick.
What are the glass clarity options?
Vitrazza Glass Chair Mats are offered in "Chiaro - Standard Clear" and "Luminoso - Low-Iron Ultra Clear" clarity options. Standard clear glass is of course clear, you can see right through it, but the high iron content casts a subtle green undertone through it and the edges are darker. Our Low-Iron Ultra Clear glass on the other hand has the iron almost entirely removed giving it a brighter 'more clear' aesthetic with illuminating turquoise hued edges that's especially valuable on light colored floors and in high-end offices. More information can be found HERE.
What's in the box?
When you order from Vitrazza, you can have confidence that we're taking care of every detail. We want you to have a great experience receiving your new Glass Chair Mat. So we're not just shipping the mat, we're including our curated 'Care Envelope' too.
Here's what is included:
1. Inside you'll find our Transferable Lifetime Warranty, handling tips, cleaning tips, and more.
2. The Vitrazza Stabil-a-dot™ Bumper System helps your new Glass Chair Mat stay in place and resist creeping. Our Care Envelope includes 3 different sets; one labeled 'carpet', one labeled 'hard surface', and the other labeled 'Super Size" for plush and high-pile carpets. Choose the set that works for your floor and apply them to the bottom of the mat (we include a diagram).
3. We give you a valuable Easy Lift Tool™ which customers use to slip under the mat when they want to lift or move it. We don't want you to use metal tools such as screwdrivers.