Etched glass doors enable any person to rebuild interior design in an original way. When the interior design of a room, apartment, house or even the whole business centre is at the stage of formation, it is important to determine its main features. Thus, cosiness and pleasant atmosphere always belong to the most desirable interior design features. So there is no better material than architectural glass for creating the interior of your dream.
When the designers and architects use this glass for producing the glass interior doors, these doors, due to their unique light-transmitting capacity, do not create a cold and distracted atmosphere in the building. The etched glass inside doors helps the owners give a positive impression of the house and its inhabitants right out of the gate. When the etched glass door rises to a view of you or your guest, it predisposes to an agreeable pastime that is waiting behind the door. So our company, the Creative Glass Studio, will make every effort so that such a feeling could arise in each its customer who sees its etched glass frameless doors.
Chemical Glass Etching
Many methods of chemical etching that leads to the creation of etched glass doors bear the main resemblance. That is, it is necessary to use hydrofluoric acid almost in all cases. The technology of artistic etching implies the following processes:
- Preparation of the glass surface by means of degreasing.
- Application of the protective coating.
- Pattern etching.
- Cleaning the glass surface of acid residues.
- Removal of the protective coating.
- Final cleaning of the glass surface.
When artistically treating the glass for making the etched frameless glass doors, it is necessary to cover all the surfaces that are not subject to etching with a special protective coating. The choice of material for the protective coating depends on the etching method. It is possible to apply the protective coating with a brush, handy paint sprayer, and dipping glass in the molten mass.
Protective coatings which the professionals apply with a brush or handy paint sprayer are varnishing consisting of natural resins or synthetic resins and solvents. The protective coatings also include linseed oil paints. Most often, the protective paints are made according to the individual mix formulas.
Chemical etching methods make it possible to get the etched glass for the etched glass doors of the superior quality. However, the chemical agents which the professionals use for etching contain a large number of dangerous components. Hydrofluoric acid and acid salts are very toxic and caustic substances. It is forbidden to breathe acid vapour because it is possible to suffer inhalation burns.
Also, this may lead to the development of digestive system disorders and dental decay. Moreover, contact of acid with skin causes severe burns. Therefore, it is obligatory to work with acid in protective clothes, protective spectacles, rubber gloves, and boots. So, it is obvious that chemical etching is suitable only for industrial use. Chemical etching in home conditions can be very dangerous for your health and for the health of your family members.
Etched Glass Advantages
Advantages of the etched glass doors include:
- Glass firmness and durability of surface treatment.
- The soft transmitted light that comes through the etched glass.
- Blurred outlines of everything behind the door due to the etched glass non-transparency.
- Unlimited possibilities of adding elegance to any interior space.
- Many decorating options for the etched glass internal doors.
- Opportunity to create the patterns of any complexity on the glass surface.
- The possibility of the use both inside and outside the buildings.
- Heat resistance.
- High strength.
- Nonsusceptibility to the appearance of stains.
Safety of Etched Glass
Of course, the main question which the manufacturers of etched glass doors, including our glass company, constantly hear is related to the etch glass safety. The answer to this question is especially important for the customers who have children. Children are usually inaccurate when using the doors, especially the glass ones.
You can rest assured because the inside glass doors which we produce and install are absolutely safe to use. Such a high safety is possible because we use only the etched toughened glass. Even if this glass breaks, it splits into small fragments that feature uncut edges. Anyway, to break the etched full glass doors, it is necessary to exert much force which small children do not have.
Moreover, even adults cannot accidentally break the etched toughened glass. Also, it is worth noting that etching does not decrease the glass safety levels. Finally, our company uses only high-quality fittings provided by the world-renowned manufacturers for the installation of the contemporary etched glass door systems with the frameless design.
Etched Glass Doors from Our Studio
Each order for the production of etched glass doors has its own peculiarities. These peculiarities include not only the customer’s preferences regarding the door appearance.
Thus, they also take into account the quality of the glass and fittings which have to ensure that the glass doors will serve you for a very long time. Also, our professionals carry out top-range installation works in the shortest possible time. The elegant and modern frameless bespoke internal doors from our company will emphasise your style and status. Besides, they will become your personal source of pride and subject of discussion among all your friends and visitors.
If you are an admirer of exquisite interior designs and wish to get the unique glass doors internal design, call us to find an individual solution. The price for our glass doors and the other glass products depends on numerous factors. Therefore, you need to contact our support team. So it will gladly answer all your questions and suggest the best option for you.