Decorative sandblasting is the favoured process that will frost the glass in your home.
Many modern homes make use of glass as a popular building material. With homeowners looking to create green homes, glass has become an optimal choice of structural material as it allows for natural lighting to stream through the interior of the house. While glass allows for ample natural lighting, it still needs to be treated so as to ensure privacy. Decorative sandblasting has become an option of window treatment, but it has drawbacks.
Sandblasting is labour intensive. It shouldn’t be performed on site as this can prove dangerous and create a lot of mess – even if the service provider offers an on site treatment it would be wise to rather have the glass removed and treated off site. This does, however, leave you with a security risk and makes for a long and uncomfortable installation period.
The bad news is that there aren’t many alternatives to sandblasting apart from frosted window vinyl but the good news is that frosted window vinyl offers many additional benefits. Decorative sandblasting is a permanent and damaging treatment that removes up to 2mm off the surface of your glass. This means it is a treatment that is limited to only strong and thick panes of glass. For instance, your sliding doors cannot be treated with sandblasting as it’s not strong enough to withstand this treatment.
In our window coverings guide, we take a look at all the different window treatments including decorative sandblasting and frosted vinyl. We have unpacked the pros and cons of each type of window treatment available. If you would like to consider all your options then our Window Coverings Guide gives you a comprehensive look at the various solutions. Alternatively, if you would like to know more about frosted vinyl decals as a window treatment option please don’t hesitate to contact Window Art directly or browse through our Home Solutions page, here.