The term “starphire glass” refers to a specific type of glass retains the natural clarity and crystal clarity, regardless of the thickness or shape. Traditional glass has a color tint like green or blue, and the color darkens and becomes more noticeable in thick glass. Designers and manufacturers use Starphire glass in bathrooms, kitchens and other uses in the home.
Crystal starphire glass is completely transparent with no other visible colors in the glass.
Starphire glass is very clear, but does not meet the standards established for clarity glassware. Designers use starphire glass in bathrooms and other areas where glass sitting in front of another object, such as a bath or shower closed. The tile work and other decorative details appear in the shower through glass. The glass does not mute the original tones of the tile or changing any color, as does the ordinary glass.
Starphire glass comes in a variety of sizes for different uses in and around the house. The smaller size has a thickness of only 1/8, while the largest size measuring 3/4 inch thick. Other sizes available include thickness of 3/16 inch, 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch. Manufacturers and distributors sell thicker pieces for showers and lockers.