From the elegant to the avant garde, high quality etched glass can be used to enhance almost any design interior – in locations as diverse as hotel lobbies, night clubs and pubs. Modern design and manufacturing techniques mean it’s now possible to create beautiful, professional etched glass on windows and mirrors – affordably.
Sandblasting and etching are methods of decorating or marking the surface of glass or mirror panels and sheets using abrasive or chemical agents. They are similar effects that have been used traditionally for many years and lend themselves to both traditional and original bespoke designs on glass and mirror. The etched effect is more commonly achieved today by sandblasting since this avoids the use of very harmful chemicals. As well as decorative effects, sandblasted glass provide privacy, yet maintains good levels of light.
Etched mirror panels are used for house names and numbers and in fanlights over doors, signage etc – sandblasting works well for producing panels with numbers, text and borders. We also produce decorative panels by this method and as well as shallow surface sandblasting, we can sandblast in different layers and depths, to provide modelling of light and shade.
This process can be used to great decorative effect for logos, images, crests, etc, as well as lettering and text – resulting in a visually impactful and professional design component for any commercial or private building.
Sandblasted glass for windows may be incorporated into double glazed units and the base glass may be laminated or toughened for additional strength, security and safety. It’s an effective alternative to textured patterned glass where decoration or privacy is required.
Sandblasted (and etched) glass panels are designed and produced in our own workshop. We can treat large panels and have our own in-house graphics expert to design and prepare the artwork, provide proofs, etc. We can also work from your designs.
Our superbly-equipped South London workshop serves clients across the capital and the wider UK. We are delighted to offer a complete in-house solution with an unflinching focus on delivering a premium product and a truly professional service – backed up by many years of experience.
Have a question about our etched glass and mirror services? Call Osborn on 020 8653 2200