FGS 3DS (patent pending) is a unique, one of a kind glass, created by FGS Glass to close the gap between Glass Splashbacks and traditional Tiling. FGS 3DS is a new innovative product, that is exclusive to FGS Glass, that creates a 3D painted splashback that looks like tiling.
For some time FGS Glass have been trying to think of new and innovative ways to use glass to create a tiled effect in both Kitchens and Bathrooms. We wanted to create the look of traditional tiling, without the issues of cleaning grout and lengthy, high installation costs. A product that is truly customisable – you are able to decide on the colour of the tile and the grout. Making your Kitchen and Bathroom truly unique. With the use of metallic paint, you are able to create glass tiling that truly looks 3 dimensional. FGS Glass believe that ‘2 heads are better than one’ and by using a collaborative approach, an FGS team was able to come up with the ideas to create 3D glass for Splashbacks. 3DS is one product that we created but we also invented TuffSub, a toughenable mirrored Subway tile.
We looked at the past 3 seasons of The Block to decide which tile patterns would be the most successful to launch with. It was clear the most desirable patterns were Subway, Penny, Hexagonal and Herringbone. These patterns will be the ones we launch with. We also have an Aluminium Chequer Plate and patterns using Circles and Rings.
FGS 3DS is currently on order. We are expecting stock to be delivered at the start of May. The stock is full size sheets (3660 x 2440) which will allow the product to be fitted in Kitchens and Bathrooms with minimum joins. We will have some size and weight constraints, which we will work through during the coming months and will let you know, once they have been finalised.
FGS Glass are also working on a 3DS webpage that will allow you to choose your tile and grout colour and see what it will look like. You will then have the ability to order a 300 x 300 sample of your chosen pattern, colours using Paypal. This cost can then be deducted of your job, if you go ahead.
We are still working through pricing but FGS 3DS will be relatively expensive, mainly due to the glass being expensive, high waste due to lining up patterns, low volumes, several layers of paint including metallics. However, for the end user
- The cost of installing glass splashbacks is considerably less than installing Penny, Herringbone and Hexagonal Tiles.
- Glass Splashbacks are much more forgiving on uneven walls that the small Penny Tiles. Penny Tiles show up every imperfection in a wall
- Glass Splashbacks are much more easier to clean than tiles
- Glass Splashbacks will never have issues with grout. Grout is difficult to clean and can eventually end up with mould, which becomes hard to eliminate.
We expect the installed price for the end user will be very close to the cost of a good quality Penny Tile being installed by a good tiler. 3DS will not be for everyone, it is aimed more at the medium to high end of the housing market. For Customers that want a unique product, that is customisable, without the hassle of cleaning tiles and grout.
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Welcome to FGS Glass
FGS Glass are 140 years in the making, with a rich history starting in the wool industry. Initially being formed under the George Fethers banner, FGS are now a stand alone Company.
We pride ourselves on Customer Service, Delivering On Time, High Quality and doing what we say we will. Making FGS your 'First Choice in Glass'. We believe we are the best glass processor in Australia.