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Obscure Glass

Obscure Glass

Obscure glass


What is obscure glass?

This type of glass is one that reduces the level of visibility through the pane. The upside is you can limit how much is visible through the glass to gain privacy into a bathroom, for example. However, the downside is that light, in most cases, is also reduced. Privacy is defined on a rating scale of 1 to 5. Level 1 is just above transparent with some visibility through the glass. On the opposite side of the scale, level 5 offers some light transmission through the glass with complete privacy.


The Everest range of obscure glass

Acid etched

This uses an acid, caustic or abrasive substance to remove a tiny amount of the surface glass creating a slightly rough overlay. It’s used to apply a frost translucent appearance to an entire pane of glass or can be used to create artistic and geometric patterns. It can also enable the application of numbers and words to a glass panel, such as a house name or number. The level of privacy is defined by the amount of decoration added, as the etching makes the glass opaque.

Laural

Privacy level 2

Canterbury

Privacy level 2

Brocade

Privacy level 2

Ravenna

Privacy level 2

White Diffusa

Privacy level 5


Textured glass

Unlike etched glass where the design is added to clear glass post-production textured glass has the pattern pressed into the glass during manufacture while the glass is still in its molten state on the production line. As a result, there is a wide range of options and styles that enable varying levels of privacy.

Warwick

Privacy level 1

Chantilly

Privacy level 2

Minster

Privacy level 2

Sycamore

Privacy level 2

Taffeta

Privacy level 3

Digital

Privacy level 3

Autumn

Privacy level 3

Mayflower

Privacy level 4

Florielle

Privacy level 4

Oak

Privacy level 4

Charcoal

Privacy level 4

Stippolyte

Privacy level 4

Arctic

Privacy level 4

Contora

Privacy level 4

Arena

Privacy level 4

Pelerine

Privacy level 5

Cotswold

Privacy level 5

Everglade

Privacy level 5

FAQs

Choosing new windows can be a daunting task, so to help you here are some popular FAQs which you might find useful.

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    How is obscure glass made?
    To create obscure glass a regular sheet of glass is acid etched to create a pitted surface on one side. This process scatters light when it passes through the pane, but at the same time blurring the images whilst allowing light to pass through.
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    Can you see through frosted glass?
    Frosted glass is engineered by a regular glass being acid etched. This creates a pitted surface on once side. The process scatters light as it passes through the pane, in turn blurring the images and proving an obscured view. Due to the obscure properties of frosted glass, it is often used on bathroom windows or lower level windows for privacy.
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    What is the difference between frosted glass and obscure glass?
    Frosted glass is an obscure glass type that reveals a distorted image on the other side of the glass. It is distinguished by its white opaque frosting. Obscure glass still allows large amounts to pass through the window, whilst providing a level of privacy.

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