Sandblasted Glass vs Acid Etched Glass
You’ve decided you want to introduce etched glass into your home, but now you have a decision to make. Should you go for Sandblasted Etched Glass or Acid Etched Glass? In this article, we’ll explore the two production processes and explain why we think Sandblasted Glass is the the best choice.
1. Light Transmission
Sandblasted etched glass emerges as the frontrunner when it comes to light transmission. Unlike acid etched glass, the sandblasting process introduces a textured surface that scatters light in an artistic and nuanced manner. This not only contributes to a softer and more visually dynamic ambiance but it allows for more light to pass through the panel into the home.
2. Design choice
Both sandblasting and acid etching techniques allow for intricate detailing, bold patterns, and nuanced textures. Sandblasting however does boast a wider variety of designs to choose from. This is due to it’s precision and intricate detailing allowing for different sandblast depth and even gradients. Another benefit for sandblasting is designs can be easily customized to suit a clients requirements or taste. This is due to differences in the masking process. Sandblasting only requires a vinyl mask, whereas acid etching sometimes requires a metal mask which takes significantly longer to produce. This adaptability with designs allows sandblasting to create made to measure panels for your window or door. It also allows us to offer a wide range of etched house names and numbers with varying fonts and borders.
3. Health and Safety
Overall we think sandblasted etched glass is the choice to make for a variety of reasons. With better light transmission, design variety and health and safety credentials, it was the clear winner for us when deciding how we wanted to produce our etched glass. You can view a wide variety of designs in our gallery.