Below is a guide to choosing the perfect glass for you picture frames for your artwork or photograph.
We would recommend measuring the existing mountboard or backing board that sits currently within your frame.This will determine the size of the external measurement of the glass.
Alternatively, if you have a frame without a mount of backing, measure the internal part of the moulding.To ensure the glass fits neatly within the frame, we recommend subtraction 3mm (1/8") off each dimension.
Real glass may be the obvious choice for your picture frame, however, if you are concerned about the weight of your frame or the frame is going to be put somewhere where it could be smashed then Acrylic would be the best choice as it is both lightweight and shatter resistant.
Benefits of Acrylic:
Benefits of Real Glass:
The picture frame glass that you choose can make a big difference to the overall look of your frame. Use our table of technical details of each of the types of glass we sell below to help you choose the one to suit your needs perfectly.
99% UV Protection
|2mm Float Glass||2mm||Glass|
|2mm Acrylic Glass||2mm||Acrylic|
|3mm Acrylic Glass||3mm||Acrylic|
|3mm AcryGuard Acrylic Glass||3mm||Acrylic|
|Tru Vue Conservation UV Filter Glass||2.5mm||Glass|
|Tru Vue UltraVue Glass||2mm||Glass|
|Tru Vue Clear Museum Glass||2.5mm||Glass|
|Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic||3mm||Acrylic|