The tremendous popularity of etched glass and mirror is hardly surprising, considering the elegance and expressiveness of the medium.
With GoGlass’ glass etching equipment, any glass surface, from windows to tabletops, can be custom designed using a technique called abrasive etching. Abrasive glass etching is the process of sand blasting the exposed areas of a glass surface, while leaving other areas covered. Etched glass can be an important design element appropriate for commercial and professional buildings, homes, restaurants/bars and yachts.
By etching the front side of the glass or mirror the surface appears translucent, white and frosted; un-etched glass appears smooth, clear and dark by comparison. Another option with mirrors is to etch the backing side of the mirror to combine a glass and mirror effect on a single piece. Some customers paint the areas where the mirror backing was removed to add splashes of color to these unique decorative pieces.
How do I get started?
Think about what theme or style you would like to etch and contact your nearest Go-Glass Service Center. If you have an image in an electronic format that you want etched onto the glass or mirrors, please let your salesperson know when you contact them.
How much does it cost?
The cost depends on the size and complexity of the image to be etched and onto what material you want to do the etching.
How long does it take?
Most jobs can be completed within 2 weeks after completing the design and receiving a deposit.
What can be etched?
Shower and tub doors, tabletops, mirrors, windows, doors, interior partitions.
How do I care for the glass?
There is no special care needed, but you should minimize the amount you touch or contact the etched surface of the glass or mirror.
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