Globes are made of a variety of materials. In school, the globes that were used to study from and learn about latitude and longitude were typically made of plastic or fiberboard construction. Some globes had the topography with a 3D surface to show mountains, valleys and the trenches in the ocean. While other globes may have been vinyl inflatable to show the geography of Earth without taking up much space while they’re not being used. These globes are durable and easy to use for students. These globes are also affordable for the teachers and schools to purchase.
The higher end globes offer more choices, like silver or an illuminated glass globe. Globes can also be crafted from wood or bamboo, adding to the character and interest of the piece. The glass or acrylic can be illuminated for more defined boundaries. While other globes levitate to offer an unrestricted 360° view of the globe.
In high-end offices, a globe created from a material that looks more luxurious and can make a statement of your success. Different countries may be crafted out of various types of stone for a multicolored palette surface of the globe.
Globes can be made of just about any materials available. GeoMart offers a large selection of globes for any setting, including those made by Columbus Globes. We have everything from educational, low-cost globes to high-cost globes that will stand out in your office or home. Shop our site for high-quality floor, desk, bar and levitating globes. We pride ourselves in our love of globes and offering you the best quality.
- Charles Cotherman