Privacy Glass Options
22nd October 2019
22nd October 2019
Obscure glass, textured glass or sometimes window frosting are all different names for privacy glass. Privacy glass put simply increases your privacy levels.
Possibly the best known supplier of textured glass in the UK is Pilkington’s. And we are proud to offer their range of textured glass.
Whilst films are available that you can stick onto your window to achieve a frosted look. Privacy glass actually has a texture. The surface of the glass has a pattern rolled onto it. This happens during manufacture and before the surface of the glass cools. This creates textured glass. There are several specific patterns or designs that are impressed on the surface. Textured or privacy glass is used for both decorative or obscuration purposes. It is translucent, so still transmits diffused light. But also offers a degree of privacy which depends on the pattern used. Some of the patterns give a greater level of obscurity than others.
It is important to remember that it only obscures the view. It does not totally block people from seeing in, although it does impede their view somewhat. Whilst people will not be able to see a perfect view of your showering, it is still best to use a blind!
You can download a brochure of Pilkington’s Decorative Glass Range here. It includes lots of handy picture examples showing you the level of privacy you can achieve. Pilkington’s also have a useful visualiser available where you can see how the different textures obscure an image. For a free, no-obligation quote for windows, doors or a conservatory in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, you can call us on 01522 512 020. You can also view a full range of privacy glass options in our Lincoln showroom, which is open 7 days a week.