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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Using Etched Glass To Create Amazing Interiors

9:06 AM // by Glass Company // , , , ,

If you’ve never considered using etched glass in your home, you’re missing out on an art form that’s as useful as it is beautiful. Glass can be etched for semi or complete privacy as in a bathroom window or a shower door, or used as semi-transparent “walls” in modern settings. Glass etching is a technique used to create patterns, translucence or artistic designs on glass by applying acidic, caustic or abrasive substances to the surface of the glass. The process removes minute pieces of glass to create the desired effect.
Acid etching, also known as French embossing, has been around since the Victorian era. It was used mainly for decorating windows and doors in public houses and bars where it gave a luxurious effect to sitting areas and afforded some privacy. In the 1860’s etched glass production began on a semi-industrial scale and was often used to decorate the front doors of homes of the era. Its popularity continues today with more intricate designs tending to be used in traditional interiors and more geometric designs in modern ones. Follow the links below for a look at several creative ways people are using etched glass in today’s modern homes and achieving amazing effects with it:
Bathrooms
  • An entire glazed wall in this bathroom affords privacy when bathing, thanks to a translucent bottom half, but lets in a flood of light during the day and views of a starry sky by night.
  • A special silvery-effect etched glass partition creates a private area for the toilet and bathtub in this transitional bathroom.
  • An artful interpretation of traditional “frosted” glass shower doors that look like giant soap bubbles in this fun modern bathroom. Notice that they’re extended to create a private space for the toilet as well.
  • A beautiful arched window built into a shower in a traditional bathroom becomes even more extraordinary with a whimsical design etched into the glass.

Kitchens



  • kitchen island’s base becomes an extraordinary piece of art with an undersea design.
  • Etched glass upper cabinets look right at home in this sleek modern kitchen.
  • This kitchen uses mellow tempered etched glass on a back splash, island front, and upper cabinets.


Partitions and Walls


  • In a modern-style living room, an etched glass “wall” or partition defines the main circulation zone and disguises a stairwell. It also provides diffused light and helps contain sound within the room.
  • Etched glass framed in black serves as a half-wall for a loft space.
  • An artful etched glass wall in this hallway creates beautiful patterns on the opposite wall.
Doors


  • An intricate tree pattern is etched into barn-style sliding glass doors that separate a modern dining room from the living room in this modern home.
  • A tropical entry door etched with banana leaves gives a whimsical nod to its island setting.
  • An Asian-style entry is uses etched glass to achieve a traditional Japanese shoji screen effect.
You may wonder about using etched glass for walls from a safety standpoint. These are usually made of tempered glass, a toughened form of glass which is stronger than standard plate-glass, and which breaks into small granular pieces rather than long sharp shards which could cause serious injury. Tempered glass is regularly used in a number of demanding applications such as passenger vehicle windows, shower doors, architectural glass doors and tables and even glass stair treads. It’s also a component in bullet-proof glass for armored vehicles. Tempering puts the outer surfaces of the glass into compression and the inner surfaces into tension, which toughens the glass and causes the safer breaking pattern.
Etched glass is sometimes pricey, but the benefits of added light, an open, airy look and interesting and unexpected applications make it worth the investment!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

What Distinguishes Antique Mirrors

3:43 AM // by Glass Company // , , ,

If you like the non-standard design of your apartment. An antique mirror will add to the interior informality, emphasize your alternative perception of design and give it some leverage of refinement. For example, the antique mirror very transparently hints around your subtlety of taste and openness with new trends.

What distinguishes antique mirrors is a beautiful frame of handmade craftsmanship or carving, which can as much as possible be subject to manual restoration. Rails have always been the object of keen interest engraver, wood carvers, blacksmiths and other craftsmen, because people are paying attention to the mirrors more often than the pictures and other elements of the decor, the frame itself awakens aesthetic feelings and reminds of its creator.

Antique Mirrors are mirrors that look aged or distressed by years of use and exposure. Antique mirror is a kind of decorative mirror. It can be used both for home and office purpose. It gives a special touch to your interior decoration. This system of making glass consists of varying the uniformity of metallic deposits. In addition to its decorative effect, the Antique mirrors create a gentle and softened reflection, which contributes pleasantly to interior light levels.

Our antique mirror adds depth and character, reflecting the beauty of its surroundings as well as enhancing them. Just one glance and it’s easy to see how our antiqued mirror also brings glamour – and sparkle – to every angle. If you are interested in you can call us and get the full information about Antique Mirrors. And we are offering you to look at Switchable Privacy Glass of our partners.

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