ABOUT WATERDALE LUCITE
We love design. We love lucite. Our exclusive Waterdale® Judaic Lucite brand began as a personal home decor project. As a designer I always loved lucite. Lucite has rich qualities of crystal clear, more versatile than glass, and blends seamlessly into decor. After completing lucite plaques for large events, I thought - "Why not bring the modern beauty of lucite and timeless Judaica to my home!"
Much personal planning went into the design of our first two Floating Lucite Judaic Arts, our original Floating Lucite (Acrylic) Asher Yatzar & Lucite Al Hamichya. The content, design, quality and functionality was hemmed and hawed on. Then it went up.
After receiving comment after comment on my newest Lucite addition to my home, then begging and pleading of, "Can you please make me one like that," our brand, Waterdale® Lucite Collection was born. Judaic art has always been synonymous with heavy, traditional art, Waterdale® Lucite set out to change that. Judaic art in Lucite keeps our traditional blessings we know, yet gives them a modern touch for every home.
Moving on from our original two lucite arts, we developed more stunning lucite arts, each crystal clear, luxury thick, reflective polished edge lucites (acrylic), and frosted lucites for our more practical cards to make it beautiful, yet ever so practical and easy to use. Enjoy our Lucite Asher Yatzar, Lucite Al Hamichya, Lucite Benchers, Lucite Hadlokas Neiros, Lucite Birchas Habayis, Lucite Birchas Haesek, Lucite Eishes Chayil, Luicte Tabletop Al Hamichay, Lucite Hafrashas Challah, Lucite Modeh Ani, and Lucite Shema.
We don't stop brainstorming and creating, yet more uses for this ever so practical thing called Lucite. Join us on our decor project as we make every part of your home useful, practical, and yet timelessly beautiful.
ABOUT LUCITE (ACRYLIC)
Let’s examine some other products that are in the same situation. Kleenex, Scotch tape, Band-aid, Vaseline, Lucite. What do all of these items have in common? They’re all brand names that have taken the place of the product name itself. Lucite is a high quality, trademarked version of acrylic resin developed by DuPont in 1937. Acrylic plastics can be used as replacements for glass in many products, with varying degrees of visual and constructive qualities. Lucite is an acrylic plastic resin used primarily in windows and fashionable interior and furniture design due to its strength, crystal transparency, and flexibility along with its resistance to UV rays, wind, and water.
Not all acrylic is created equal. Some acrylic is low quality and may not be as clear or resistant to the elements as a higher grade acrylic plastic, such as Lucite. Lucite is used in our art as we only use the best materials. Lucite is crystal clear and scratch resistant, meaning that it won’t lose that perfect look the first time someone opens the door. Lucite is incredibly flexible for a material with its strength, making it perfect to use in our home decor collection. It can also be colored by adding dyes, pigments, and other substances to create a one of a kind look. The reason we here at Waterdale use Lucite is because we believe in using only the highest quality materials to create the best products on the market. Our customers deserve nothing but the best and we wouldn’t work any other way. In short there is no real difference between Acrylic and Lucite, Lucite is just the best version of acrylic on the market. When a company says they are selling acrylic products the quality may run the gamut from poor to the highest possible, there’s no way of knowing until you see the product itself. Since we use Lucite in our products the quality is always of the highest order; luxury thick, crystal clear, polished edges, and reflective, our products are held to the highest standards.
Since Lucite is a specific type of acrylic, namely the best, comparing it to glass is the next step in discussing why we choose to use it in our products. Glass was the standard bearer for clear home art for a long time. With the development and advent of Lucite home and business fixtures and Acrylic furniture, glass became less prevalent over time. Today Lucite continues to see many uses in home furnishing, mainly due to the strength of the material and its break resistant nature, and clear factor (vs green glow glass); making it safer to use as art and functional pieces. While strength is a key factor in using Lucite, the material is also incredibly flexible, weighs less than glass, and is even clearer than glass. All of these factors, especially the safety, weight, and malleability of Lucite makes it the superior option for creating your Lucite home decor.