When it comes to privacy for sliding glass doors, there are plenty of options available. Whatever the domestic or commercial application may be, and whichever size of budget you’re working with, we’re sure to have a solution that will suit the needs of your project.
Not only do we supply safe and functional toughened glass, but we can also customise it to produce aesthetically appealing privacy glass through a variety of techniques. There are many methods of creating privacy glass, and we can accommodate most of them here at Express Glass Warehouse.
No matter how plain or how embellished you want your privacy glass to be, our team can work with you to supply a product that meets all of your specifications. Just let us know what you’re looking for through our online form and we’ll be back in touch with a tailored quote.
What is privacy glass?
Privacy glass is simply glass that has been modified in some way to change it from perfectly clear to impossible to see through, or somewhere in between. For example, the Pilkington privacy glass that we use at EGW has 5 levels of obscuration, so you can choose how much or little you want to show.
Level 1 offers only a slightly blurred view, while Level 5 provides the highest amount of distortion. This can be achieved through an embossed or etched texture, or a screen-printed pattern. Rather than being totally opaque, like painted glass or printed glass, the point of privacy glass is that it’s still transparent enough to let light in, and decorative enough to be a design feature.
Categories of privacy glass that you can order from Express Glass Warehouse include satin glass, frosted glass, sandblasted glass, and patterned glass. For premium privacy glass, you can opt for Pilkington Oriel, choosing from a collection of decorative designs with varying levels of opacity. Floral or geometric, abstract or highly detailed, the choice of privacy glass panel is yours.
Where can you use privacy glass?
Due to its combination of practicality and beauty, privacy glass can be used pretty much anywhere that requires a balance between light transmission and an appropriate degree of obscuration. This could be a shopfront or showroom, an urban office building or bank, or a private residence – any domestic or commercial premises can benefit from privacy glass for windows and sliding doors.
There are plenty of places to use privacy glass to its full effect. Common exterior uses include public-facing entrances and windows, balconies, and balustrades, while room dividers and shower screens are popular interior uses. You can find privacy glass everywhere from public toilets and swimming pools to gyms and spas, with satin glass partitions being a popular choice.