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What is Frosted Glass?

Frosted glass is a type of glass that has been treated to have an opaque look on one side and a transparent or translucent look on the other.

It is made by applying a thin layer of metal, such as aluminium, to the surface of the glass. The metal is then heated and cooled in order to create the frosted effect.


The two main types of frosted glass are: wire-cut and sandblasted. Wire-cut frosting is when wires are used to cut into the surface of the glass in order to create an opaque pattern. Sandblasted frosting, on the other hand, is when abrasive material, such as sand, is blown onto the surface of the glass in order to create an opaque pattern.


Frosted glass is used to provide privacy without obstructing the view. It is often used on high-rise buildings, where the occupants of the lower floors want to be able to see out without being seen.


Frosted glass can also be used in a more decorative way, for instance as a window in the shower or bathtub. This allows natural light and air into the shower or tub while still providing some privacy for the building’s inhabitants.



If you’re looking for a way to add more sunlight into your home without compromising your building’s privacy, frosted glass is a great solution.


For any questions on frosted glass or to get a free quote, contact the Swift Glazing Ltd team today.



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