Measuring curved glass can be very difficult which is why we have a set of standard definitions that we use. These definitions are important because they allow us to communicate with all of our customers regardless of the design or final application of the bent glass product. The following figures and notes explain how to measure for your curved glass product.
- See Figure 1 & 5: When specifying a radius, always specify which surface the radius is being measured to. If unsure, measure it to the center of the surface(s).
- See Figure 2: The height never changes (regardless of how the glass is installed or the actual dimensions). The height is the distance along the non-curved edge.
- See Figure 2 & 4: Always use a flexible measuring tape when measuring girth. Traditional measuring tapes will kink going around curves making measurements unreliable.
- See Figure 2 & 4: Girths are always more reliable. Feel free to include as many measurements as possible.
- See Figures 3, 5 & 6: Every install is different. Surface numbers do not relate to how the glass is installed or which surface will be facing "out". Surface 1 is always the longest surface on the outside of the curve.