Decorative glass is a strikingly beautiful building material that draws the eye to unique physical structures and statement pieces. It undergoes different treatments to create ornamental effects that add to aesthetics and functionality of a building. Apart from wall applications, it can also be used to create stained glass windows. ArchiPro offers a versatile range of unique decorative glass options with stained, textured or curved glass for all types of architectural projects.
It is primarily used to fabricate eye-catching feature walls. These glasses are available in a rich profusion of designs and patterns, giving them the flexibility to add individuality to any interior space.
Although they are mainly applied in high-end restaurants, resorts, hotels, and living spaces, decorative glasses can also be the central features in an office space.
Despite being visually striking, decorative glasses also fulfil the purpose of functionality. Glass products created for ornamental use undergo glazing treatments, which increases their durability. It is expedient to find a variety of decorative and safety glass, which has been perfected with double & triple glazing treatments.
Each type of decorative glass serves a special purpose. These include:
Frosted glass is treated to give off an opaque or translucent appearance. It is typically treated with abrasive chemicals and is engraved, etched, or sandblasted. This type of glass is ideal for locations that require seclusion. Hence, they are often used to increase privacy in residential buildings or to facilitate cubicle or office segmentations in corporate buildings.
Tempered glass is strengthened and toughened up by undergoing rapid heating and cooling processes. In addition to its strength, tempered glass offers optical distortion, thus making it ideal for segregating and diving spaces in a polished manner.
Stained glass is one of the most popular types of decorative glass. It is created with coloured glass pieces to create eye-catching imagery. Stained glass is commonly used in windows, however, it can also be applied to create a feature wall.
Textured glass comes with an engrained pattern or design, which is imprinted at high temperatures when the glass was still malleable. Textured glass comes in various designs and patterns that are both subtle but pleasing to the eye. They are typically used in hotels, offices and residential areas.
Carved glass is a 3D sculpture of an image or design, which is typically created by sandblasting or etching techniques. Carved glass serves an ornamental purpose, and it can be applied to various kinds of buildings.
As the name suggests, curved glass is a flat glass that undergoes extreme heating treatment to be formed into a curved or bent shape. They are additionally fabricated into laminated units and are enhanced with a variety of decorative features.
A decorative window film can be used as an alternative to stained glass. These films are created with a thin sheet of polyester that is later applied to a glass surface. Window films make the glass visually attractive, as well as energy-efficient.
Before picking, these features must be assessed to ensure that all requirements are being fulfilled:
Low iron glass experiences several treatments that are designed to remove its natural tint and increase its transparency. They are usually applied at high-end locations to add an element of luxury to the design.
Laminated glass is ideal for creating feature screens. They are often paired with other design elements to create an accent or feature point.
Colour-matched glasses are back painted, so they can be seamlessly integrated into the existing design. They offer a pop of colour, thus making them ideal for ornamental purposes.
Sandblasted designs are created by altering pieces of tempered glass. This type of treatment is ideal for creating imagery and custom designs.
Reeded glass comes with parallel bands, which gives off a rippling effect. The thickness of this glass is different, depending on its application. Reeded glass is commonly applied to walls, windows, and doors.
Tinted glass has several functionality features. Its treatment allows it to have heat absorption and UV-reduction properties. Tinted glass can be typically used for commercial applications, particularly for creating storefronts and skylights.
Patterned glass enables the transmission of light while also providing substantial privacy. This type of glass is commonly used in office buildings and hotels.
It can be used for windows, doors, skylights, as well as for building enclosures.
This product is used to add elements of luxury in the interior design for high-end hotels, etc. Decorative glasses can be a part of the glass shields at reception or lobbies, shower or bathtub enclosures, as well as floor to ceiling windows in residential spaces.
Residential Buildings make use of decorative glass to increase privacy, as well as to create a visually appealing living space. Glass is often manipulated to create feature walls, increase energy efficiency, as well as to make the living spaces comfortable and appealing.
Restaurants refine the interiors using the decorative properties of glasses. It is strategically placed to create segmentations, feature walls, as well as to create a central focus for customers.
The privacy-adding features of decorative glass are put to good use in the corporate sector. These glasses not only make the office space comfortable, sleek and polished, but it also adds functionality by adding segregation between work stations.
Glass is generally simpler to clean and maintain. It can be treated with a clean water and detergent solution to give off a polished look. To freshen up a decorative glass, lint-free cloth is used to avoid scratching the surface.
Consider alternative glazing choices like double or triple glazing to boost your home’s thermal performance, helping to lower energy bills and dampen outside noise. Safety glass is purpose-built to minimize injury by breaking into blunt, smaller shards or holding together when shattered. Tempered glass, with its superior durability to regular glass, is designed to withstand significant stress and high temperatures, and in the event of breakage, it crumbles into pebble-like pieces for safety.