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A Closer Look at Glass Spigots: Combining Aesthetics and Security

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Glass spigots, an essential component in modern architectural applications, offer both aesthetic appeal and security in various settings such as pool fences, balcony railings, and staircases. This article provides an in-depth exploration of glass spigots, their diverse functions, types, materials, and unique features, highlighting their role in creating visually pleasing and safe installations.

glass spigots


glass spigots

Introduction to Glass Spigots

Glass spigots, often referred to as glass clamps or glass brackets, represent a fundamental innovation in modern architectural design. These unobtrusive yet sturdy components have rapidly become a cornerstone in the creation of visually captivating spaces. With their unique ability to secure glass panels in place while preserving an unobstructed panorama, glass spigots have revolutionized the way architects approach structural aesthetics.

The Role of Glass Railing Spigots

Among the various applications of glass spigots, their utilization in glass railing systems stands out prominently. Glass railings are favored for their sleek and contemporary appearance, as they effortlessly blend functionality with elegance. Glass railing spigots play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of these railings, ensuring the safety of occupants while enhancing the overall visual appeal of a space.

Materials of Glass Spigots

Glass spigots, integral components of modern architectural designs, owe their strength, durability, and visual appeal to the materials from which they are crafted.The selection of the appropriate material for glass railing spigots can significantly impact the overall aesthetics and functionality of architectural installations.

Stainless Steel: A Blend of Strength and Elegance

Stainless steel stands as one of the most popular materials for crafting glass spigots. Renowned for its exceptional strength and resistance to corrosion, stainless steel spigots are an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor applications. They possess the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, making them particularly suitable for installations exposed to the elements.

Common stainless steel glass spigots

Stainless steel                                                                                               Specificities
304 Also known as A2 or “18/8” stainless steel, is the most common and versatile stainless steel grade. It offers good corrosion resistance, excellent formability, and ease of fabrication.
316 Also referred to as A4 or “18/10” stainless steel, is an upgraded version of 304 with the addition of 2-3% molybdenum. This addition enhances its corrosion resistance, making it suitable for marine and corrosive environments.
2205 Also called duplex stainless steel, combines the qualities of austenitic (e.g., 304) and ferritic (e.g., 430) stainless steels. This composition provides excellent corrosion resistance, higher strength, and improved resistance to stress corrosion cracking.

In summary, while all three stainless steel grades have their merits, the choice depends on the specific application and environment. 304 is versatile but less corrosion-resistant than 316, which is highly resistant to corrosion and thus suitable for harsh conditions.

Duplex 2205 marine-grade stainless steel

Glass spigots manufactured by Easiahome are generally made of 2205.

Advantages of duplex 2205 material

      • The yield strength of 2205 is twice that of 304 and 316 stainless steel, and its load-bearing effect is better. Under the same load, the weight of the product can be reduced to reduce the cost and reduce the customer’s purchase price.

        • Stainless steel can also rust in a specific environment, but the content of Cr/Mo/N elements in 2205 materials is higher than that of 304 and 316 materials, which makes it have better corrosion resistance. In harsh environments, the service life of the product is higher than that of 316 and significantly higher than that of 304.

          • Our company has implemented the new standard 2205, the content of Cr/Mo/N is higher than the old standard, the performance will be better, and the price of raw materials will increase accordingly. The 2205 material of many companies in the market still implements the old standard, shoddy.

        The difference between the new standard of 2205 and the old standard

        stainless steel                                                                          Material composition
        C Si Mn P S Cr Ni Mo Cu N V Fe
        2205(new) ≤0.03 ≤1.0 ≤2.0 ≤0.03 ≤0.02 22.0-23.0 4.5-6.5 3.0-3.5   0.14-0.2    
        2205(old) ≤0.03 ≤1.0 ≤2.0 ≤0.03 ≤0.02 21.0-23.0 4.5-6.5 2.5-3.5   0.08-0.2    

        4 types of surface treatment of glass railing spigots

        Mirror polishing

        Mirror polishing glass spigots


        Mirror polishing glass spigots

        Grinding and polishing processes are performed on metal materials to achieve a smooth, bright mirror-like surface. The surface roughness of the product can reach more than 6k.


        The grinding product on the surface of the workpiece to form a line pattern plays a decorative effect of a surface treatment means, and can improve the texture of metal materials.

        Electrostatic powder coating surface

        Electrostatic powder coating surface


        Electrostatic powder coating surface

        The powder coating sprayed by the spray gun causes the powder particles to be negatively charged while being dispersed, and the charged powder particles are subjected to the action of airflow (or other forces such as centrifugal force) and electrostatic attraction, and are coated on the object to be coated, and then heated and melted Cured into a film.

        The surface of the workpiece needs play 180 mesh sand belt to peel, and then the steel wire cut shot, The purpose is to increase the roughness of the surface of the workpiece, so as to increase the adhesion of the powder, and then the workpiece after a series of cleaning processes, drying and spraying, oven curing to form a spray surface.

        At present, electrostatic powder spraying is distinguished from colors, including black, white, and transparent colors. Among them, black is divided into matte black, fine powder matte black, fine powder semi-matte black, and fine powder is mainly aimed at customers who require delicate product surfaces.

        PVD Coating

        glass railing spigot


        glass railing spigot

        It refers to the use of low-voltage, high-current arc discharge technology under vacuum conditions, using gas discharge to evaporate the target material and ionize both the evaporated substance and the gas, and use the acceleration of the electric field to make the evaporated substance and its reaction products deposited on the workpiece.

        Both PVD and traditional electroless plating make one material cover the surface of another material in a certain way. However, the bonding force between the PVD coating film and the surface of the workpiece is greater, the hardness of the film is higher, the wear resistance and corrosion resistance are better, and the performance of the film is more stable.

        The types of coatings that can be coated by PVD coating are more extensive. We generally use titanium coating. The various coatings that can be coated by PVD have more and more beautiful colors, and PVD coating will not produce toxic or polluting substances.

        The PVD surface is a coating made on the basis of a mirror or wire drawing on the surface of the workpiece, and the product is more beautiful.

        Main color: gold, black, gun gray, rose gold.

        Types of glass spigots

        Glass railing spigots, also known as glass railing clamps or glass railing standoffs, come in various types and designs to provide structural support and aesthetic appeal to glass railings. Here are some common types of glass railing spigots:

        Angled base floor glass railing spigots

        spigot glass railing


        spigot glass railing

        Applicable scenes: staircase fence

        Product weight: 2.2kg

        Applicable glass thickness: 8/10/12mm

        Surface treatment: Mirror/Satin/Matte Black/Gold/White/Transparent, Etc.(Anti-conductive)


            • The product is equipped with a convex steel spacer with an adjustable function, which can be convenient for workers to install when the floor is not level.

              • The product is equipped with 3 different kinds of bottom spacers, which can meet the use of 30° (optional spacers 35°, 40°) stairs, and can fix the glass under different angles, increasing the flexibility of use.

              • The direction of the threaded opening can be customized according to the actual needs of customers.

            Floor-mounted glass spigot

            glass railing spigots


            glass railing spigots

            Applicable scenes: glass railing of high-rise buildings, fences, balcony guardrail, swimming pool guardrail, staircase handrail, garden guardrail, etc.

            Product weight: 2.2kg

            Applicable glass thickness: 8/10/12/13.52/15.04mm

            Surface treatment: Mirror/Satin/Matte Black/Gold/White/Transparent, etc.(Anti-conductive)


                • The product is equipped with adjustable spacers on the bottom, suitable for uneven floors. The maximum adjustable height is 12mm and the maximum adjustable tilt angle is 7°.

                • The cover of the glass clamp is made of stainless steel with a split structure design, which is convenient for installation and post-maintenance.

                • It is made of high strength stainless steel metal material, which is corrosion-resistant, wear-resistant, and durable.

              Wall mounted glass clamp

              glass spigot clamps


              glass spigot clamps

              Applicable scenes: glass wall, glass railing, glass handrail, glass door, etc.

              Product weight: 1.5Kg

              Applicable glass thickness: 12mm

              Surface treatment: Mirror/Satin/Matte Black/Gold/White/Transparent, etc.(Anti-conductive)


                  • Easy to install: wall mounted glass clamps can be installed directly on the wall without any ground or underground structure, easy and fast to install.

                  • The product has excellent load-bearing effect and can withstand a weight of 100kg.

                    • The product can be used on concrete walls, brick walls and wood walls, etc.

                      • High space utilization: Wall mounted glass clamps do not require any above or below ground structure, therefore they can maximize the use of space and will not take up any above or below ground space.

                        • The product is equipped with convex steel spacers to hold the glass at different angles, increasing the flexibility of use.

                      In-ground Glass Clamp

                      glass pool fence spigots


                      glass pool fence spigots

                      Glass clamp installation:

                      It is necessary to make a hole on the ground in advance and install and fix it with filler material.

                      Material: 2205

                      Weight: 2.11kg

                      Applicable glass thickness: 12mm and below

                      Surface treatment: Mirror/Satin/Matte Black/Gold/White/Transparent, Etc.(Anti-conductive)


                          • The product has an adjustable function at the mouth of the clamp, glass clamp installation is not in the same horizontal line, you can adjust the angle of the glass to facilitate the installation of workers.

                            • The product has excellent load-bearing effect and can meet the load-bearing requirements of more than 80kg


                          Glass spigots are pivotal in creating harmonious and secure architectural installations. Their ability to seamlessly blend aesthetics and security has made them an integral part of modern designs. Whether in pool fences, balcony railings, or staircase applications, glass spigots stand as a testament to the innovative balance between function and style in contemporary architecture.

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