Etched Glass

Etched Glass Techniques

Glass etching is the abrading or roughening of a piece of glass in selected areas in order to produce a design.  It is a way to produce a “frosted” design on the surface of a piece of glass, but it is much more than that!  It can also be used to carve a design deep into the glass or to produce a shaded design that looks like delicate airbrushing but is permanently etched in the glass.  Using the same equipment and techniques, it is also possible to etch or carve on stone, ceramic or wood, and even to etch designs on metal!

Whether used for residential, commercial, home, garden, kitchen or bath, as doors, windows, room dividers, private screen effects, landscape art, or cabinet inserts an etched glass feature adds style and drama to any environment.  More popular each year as it is discovered by home builders and business owners, etched glass is an elegant, investment-boosting addition to any development.  Services for mugs, glasses, plates, special event & employee recognition awards or corporate gifts are also available.  Glass etching has unlimited uses and applications.

Laminated glass is what we prefer to use for most large-scale window applications.  Over and above most building code parameters, this type of glass provides our customers with the utmost in safety and soundproofing.  Breaking this type of glass requires time, effort and noise.  It does not shatter like tempered glass will when cracked.  Therefore no glass gets inside your home or bathroom if broken and there is no other damage to property or personal injury to occupants.  Live in a city, on a highway, or near a train track? Laminated glass provides excellent soundproofing.  It reduces noise by 90%!

Exceptional homes homes are elevated to a higher level when they implement custom windows and doors. Here at Illusions, we carefully hand cut each project and etch it with an eye for drama.