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Ensure privacy with glass

Today, glass is extensively used in homes, commercial buildings and offices; and it has multiple functions. Among the many advantages of glass, privacy is a factor that people look for.

Glass adds style and sophistication to the interior designs. It is known to cater to various requirements, when used for interiors. One can choose from transparent, translucent or opaque glass to maximize space, protect privacy, ensure safety, improve natural light or enhance aesthetics.

One of the major concerns while opting for glass for interiors, is privacy. Everybody needs their own space, or privacy. One can easily convert their private space into something more personal with frosted glass.

Specially manufactured frosted glass for interior design can be used for diverse segments – homes, offices, hotels and restaurants, commercial/retail spaces.

Frosted glass is produced by sandblasting or acid etching of clear sheet glass. It has the effect of making the glass translucent by scattering of light during transmission, thus blurring the view while still transmitting light.

In case of frosted glass, only one side of the glass gets frosted, but there are two ways to produce frosted glass: Acid-Etching and Sand-Blasting.

Acid-Etched frosted glass is created by using abrasives (acid treatment) to create the signature frosted glass look.

On the contrary, sandblasted frosted glass is created using high speed machine that bombards the glass panel with sand, walnut husks or other materials.

Which one is better? That depends on an individual’s need or space requirement. Acid-etched frosted glass produces a “true” frosted look and is more uniform and smoother to the touch.

Frosted glass obscures the view while allowing light to pass through making it ideal for privacy or aesthetic appeal.

Advantages that one can get with this type of manufacture of glass-

  • Obtain visual privacy while still letting in light.
  • Decorative patterns may be applied upon otherwise plain glass by using wax or other resist to retain transparency in particular areas.
  • Frosted glass in light bulbs is used to evenly distribute the light from the bulb's filament across its surface area.
  • Diffuse light uniformly in a photographic contact printer.
  • Create an airtight seal in tubes.

As a glass for interior design, it has various applications. Frosted glass can be used in numerous interior design applications in both residential and commercial settings:

  • Doors
  • Shower screens
  • Partitions
  • Interior screens
  • Furniture
  • Cabinets and shelves
  • False ceiling / roof
  • Customised design / designer panels with images
  • Banisters
  • Stairs
  • Diffused lighting
  • Bathroom doors and windows