In modern architecture, glass is an essential material as it provides flexibility and aesthetics to the structure. Glass is a versatile material which is used in building industry since ancient times. Glass is more sustainable material as compared to concrete, as it does not emits carbon dioxide in the air. Nowadays, glass is widely used in facades of steel framed structures.
Glass is also used to enhance the aesthetics of a structure. Patterned glass is one type of decorative glass, which has patterns and textures printed on it. It is widely used as an architectural glass. Here we have given brief information on patterned glass, its features, and applications which homeowners should know before buying glass for their house.
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Patterned glass also called as textured glass, figured glass, and obscure glass is a decorative glass with patterns imprinted on one face of the glass. The light when passing through patterned glass diffuses due to the presence of patterns. As a result of this, we cannot see through a patterned or textured glass. It offers a translucent surface and hence provides privacy.
The pattern or texture is imprinted on a glass by passing molten glass on the rollers which have a negative impression of the pattern. After passing through rollers, the glass is cooled in annealing lehr, and then the patterned glass is cut according to the requirements. Textured glass is available in a variety of designs and patterns. Tinted patterned glasses are also available which impart colourful aesthetics when used.
Patterned glass is generally available in thickness of 4 mm and 6 mm. The standard size of the glass sheet is 2160 mm X 1650 mm.
Patterned glass offers ambience to any interior design style and is the most widely used decorative glass. It is little expensive than float glass but provides better aesthetics. It has wide application in interior partitions.