Patterned Glass

patterned glass

Patterned or textured glass is one of many types of obscure glass that are primarily used to enhance the appearance or style of an area as well as increase privacy.

How is Patterned Glass Made?

Patterned glass is created by putting molten glass between rollers imprinted with a negative image of the desired pattern, which transfers the design to one or both sides of the glass. The glass is allowed to cool after rolling before being cut into the desired shape.

Benefits of patterned glass

Not only can patterned glass be used to create an aesthetically appealing space, it also has practical uses. The added texture of patterned glass inhibits someone from seeing through it and makes the surface difficult to write on with markers or spray paint – which is why so many public buildings use textured glass in their doors.

Benefits of patterned glass

Patterned glass enables people to use windows more efficiently. By creating the right kind of pattern on the glass, it is possible to block out some light coming in from outside while still allowing natural light to enter. This means that it is possible to control indoor lighting without depending on electricity or artificial sources of light.

Where to use patterned glass

Patterned glass is an excellent choice for bathroom windows, shower screens, privacy walls, and front and rear doors – and its ornamental nature makes it suitable for glass features, splashbacks, patio doors, and tables. Due to the breadth of its applications, as well as its beauty and utility, patterned glass is now commonly found in both residential and commercial settings.

Frosted vs patterned glass – which is better?

Although there are some similarities between these two types of glass, their applications are completely different; therefore they should be considered equally in order to make the right choice.

If you want to achieve an elegant style without compromising on lighting levels inside your home, opt for patterned glass over frosted glass.

For bathrooms in particular, patterned glass is the ideal choice, as it allows for excellent lighting inside while maintaining privacy.

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Elias Chahine

Elias Chahine

Elias Chahine is the director of Gusto Emergency Glass Replacement and has many years in the glass repair and construction industry