Frosted Glass is a glass with a frosted appearance. It refers to regular sheet glass which has passed through the process of acid etching or sandblasting to render it translucent and create a frosted effect. The frosted glass comes in different forms which all allow for the transmission of light while blurring images. Knowing the characteristics of different types of frosted glass is key to its application in windows for commercial uses.
CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF FROSTED GLASS
Acid Etched Glass
This is glass that has been treated with acid which melts and transforms it into a smooth, translucent glass with a satiny texture. It can then be etched with intricate colors and patterns, or further painted for customization purposes. Acid-etched glass can be used for windows in commercial buildings which can also be in the form of workspace walls and partitions.
Sandblasted glass is a flat glass that is blasted with abrasive materials such as sand at a high level of pressure. Sandblasted glass is durable and has a high level of resistance. It is preferred for complex designs and customization and can be used as windows in commercial buildings for privacy, interior décor, and security.
Satin glass is one of the most common forms of frosted glass. It is made through the application of a chemical on the glass to reduce its transparency while still allowing light through. Satin glass has a distinctive look and feel and is preferred for its versatility for windows in commercial buildings.
ADVANTAGES OF USING FROSTED GLASS WINDOWS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
There are lots of advantages of using frosted glass, some as follows
1. PRIVACY FACTOR
For commercial buildings that require glass windows but do not want to compromise on privacy, frosted glass windows provide a perfect balance. It can also be used to create window-like barriers between offices, particularly open plan settings so that the staff can work effectively without intrusion or distraction from other offices. It is also great for eliminating the breach of privacy that exists in settings where commercial buildings are close together and there is a possibility of viewing one’s office from another office in a neighboring building.
Frosted glasses offer great design options from antique to contemporary to classic. It’s a good way to bring style into your workspace and make productivity attractive. You can have decorative windows in your waiting areas, offices and conference rooms. Window designs can be custom made with logos, profiles, images, and scenic views to fit the functions of each designated unit and at the same time solve tricky design problems.
3. IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Frosted windows are sustainable as they filter sunlight in the course of the day without affecting lighting. This reduces the sun’s glare during summer and conversely helps to keep cold out during the winter. This means that commercial buildings with frosted windows will enjoy a consistent indoor temperature throughout the year, particularly during the winter. This, in turn, conserves energy.
4. AESTHETICALLY APPEALING
Frosted glass windows are beautiful to behold and can make any structure look more sophisticated than it is. Frosted glass windows are not only functional but also architectural in giving ordinary commercial buildings a classic, professional and welcoming aura.
5. LONG-LASTING AND DURABLE
The different types of frosted glass are weather-resistant and can, therefore, withstand the degrading effects of the sun, wind, rain, and dust. It is also not prone to rust and so retains its appearance and integrity through the years. Frosted glass is abrasive resistant material and resists surface wear caused by direct contact and rubbing with other materials. They are easy to maintain and will reduce the cost of maintenance of commercial buildings.
Having frosted windows put up in your commercial buildings can be likened to providing added security for your working environment. Frosted glass offers a high level of privacy that will provide a natural sense of safety and discourage potential burglars and thieves. In the event that the security protocol of your building is compromised, the strength of frosted glass windows is such that it makes breaking in more difficult, if not impossible. The strength of frosted glass is an advantage for locations prone to extreme weather conditions where windows can be broken by flying debris and/objects. Frosted windows can also reduce the chance of physical injuries and damage to property in attempted break-ins.
Please visit www.fabglassandmirror.com, Fab Glass and Mirrors have the equipment and expertise to offer you an array of frosted glass windows perfect for your commercial buildings. We use the characteristics of the different types of frosted glass to create beautiful and suitable windows that you’ll be glad to own. These glass windows can also be customized with your graphics, logos, and designs in tune with your brand or business image.