Whiteboards have stood the test of time since their initial introduction in the 1950s. They have become a staple is every classroom, as well as most offices, workspaces and home offices. Available in a range of sizes and a range of materials, their function remains the same; an effective and eco-friendly learning tool, helping to record and explore new and existing ideas.
The latest in the evolution chain is the glass whiteboard. Sleek and stylish in design, and a highly durable material, glass boards are the crème de la crème of whiteboards.
What is a glass whiteboard?
Glass boards are made from toughen safety glass, and supported by a steal backing for added strength. The use of glass makes them far easier to clean than their predecessors, removing the danger of ghosting and staining.
Their strong materials also ensure warping is a thing of the past. There is no need for a thick boarder, so the streamline glass board is a popular choice for many high-end offices, as is able to blend into workspaces, whilst creating a superior look. You can even choose the colour of the background, making glass writing boards more flexible than the standard whiteboard. As glass is see-through, the back requires a colour for legibility, so you can opt for a colour that matching your colour-scheme or company branding.
Common issues that don’t affect glass whiteboards
As previously touched upon, glass writing boards do not ghost or stain. Ghosting or staining happens when the ink of the marker penetrates the board surface, and no traditional cleaning methods can remove it. With glass, your board will always remain as clean as it was the day you first used it. Its non-porous material means the ink can never penetrate the surface.
With anything new, there is a danger than scratches and dents will happen. Especially if it is something that is used as much as a whiteboard. And with any material, dents and scratches are likely to occur, by simply knocking the surface. Glass writing boards are four times tougher than any other whiteboard on the market, making it nearly impossible to scratch!
Whiteboards are used day-in, day-out, so it’s understandable that the materials will wear down. Constant writing and wiping with other whiteboard materials can result in the surface layer wearing down to reveal the substrate layer beneath, making if difficult to use effectively. Glass boards, on the other hand, tend to have a lifetime guarantee, as their toughened glass is impossible to wear down.
Considerations for purchasing glass whiteboards
How much are you willing to spend? Glass boards are more expensive than other options, but they are also longer-lasting. With a lifetime guarantee, you are unlikely to ever need to replace it, so the investment is truly worth it.
It’s only worth getting the best of the best if you intend to use it on a regular basis. If you only plan to use your whiteboard occasionally, a glass board might be excessive. However, if you are planning to use it daily then it is a worthy investment.
Many glass writing boards come with a magnetic option. If you choose a whiteboard with a steel backing as opposed to a aluminium backing you have the option of using it as a magnetic surface. However, you need super strong magnets to use it effective, which also come with a price tag, so be sure you will make good use of it in order to truly benefit.
As touched upon, you can choose any colour you want! Perhaps you are looking for a bight statement piece on your wall glass board, or perhaps you are wanting to add a bit more branding into your workspace. Whatever you decide, it is possible.
It’s time to purchase glass
Glass boards are the cutting edge in whiteboard design and function. It is a known fact that people work better if they are surrounded by aesthetically pleasing objects, and the whiteboard is no different. If you want to create an inspiring work and learning environment, and can afford to do, look no further than a glass board. And if you need help purchasing one, look no further than TeacherBoards. Whether you are looking to purchase a white glass board, coloured glass board, or a magnetic glass board, we would be happy to help.
We have a range of beautiful glass boards, in a variety of sizes, made from hardened safety glass, with a magnetic surface at competitive prices. An increasingly popular alternative to whiteboards, glass boards are suitable for schools, office spaces, the home, and other establishments. We have wall glass board and mobile glass boards available, as well as an installation service, which is available on request.
We are confident we are able to supply you with just what you’re looking for. Call us on 01756 700 501 or contact us with an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.