Ultimate Guide: Frosted Glass vs. Clear Glass

Posted by Arrow Glass on May 10, 2017 6:15:02 PM

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Frosted vs Clear

Frosted glass, also referred to as privacy glass, is the perfect way to make that high-traffic restroom in your house a bit more functional. While your master bathroom may have shower enclosures made completely of beautiful clear glass, a room shared by siblings is more practical with some privacy. 

If you’ve ever considered using frosted glass in your home, or are looking for ways to make your bathroom more functional, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know about using privacy glass in your home!

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How is Frosted Glass Made?

Generally speaking, frosted glass is created by acid etching, or sandblasting clear glass. While the process might not sound particularly interesting, the results can be stunning. Frosted glass not only offers privacy, it incorporates texture and style to any room. This type of glass is remarkable in that it adapts to the style of any interior decorator and is a perfect compliment to most other accents in your bathroom.

Why is Frosted Glass Better for Shower Enclosures?

Having multiple siblings in the family presents a lot of challenges, and one of those challenges is figuring out how to accommodate everyone’s bathroom needs. With a frosted glass shower enclosure, this critical space becomes a lot more functional when getting ready for school. One child can use the shower, while another brushes her teeth avoiding a scene straight out of the Brady Bunch.

What Other Ways Can I Use Frosted Glass in the Bathroom?

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Aside from shower enclosures, privacy glass can serve multiple functions in your bathroom. One emerging trend in high-traffic bathrooms is to partition of the commode with a divider or curtain. You can take it one step further and create a private toilet space with a half-wall of frosted glass! This look will seamlessly blend with your shower, and blocks the toilet from sight, for room with multiple users.

How About my Bathroom Windows?

Replacing your bathroom windows with frosted privacy glass will keep the outside world from peeking inside, while still allowing in an abundance of natural light. If you’ve already designed your glass shower door with privacy glass, the frosty coordination of your windows makes for a remarkable look.

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When is Utilizing Frosted Glass Too Much?

Never. Keep the frosted look rolling and apply it to your organization schemes! Frosted glass shelves will tie in to the rest of your room, and help keep everything organized. In shared bathrooms, easily accessing toiletries and towels can add even more functionality by utilizing open shelving systems.

Who Do I Call to Install All This Glass?

We’d hope by now you would already know the answer to that question, but if you’re in the Austin, TX area, Arrow Glass & Mirror has your back! We’ve been around for over 20 years, and have seen a thing or two. If you are considering installing some privacy glass of your own, or need some help designing the glass bathroom of your dreams, contact the experts today!


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