Ultimate Guide: Frosted Glass vs. Clear Glass

Woman using shower with frosted glass, which protects her privacy while other members of her family can use the bathroom.

When you're considering what type of glass to use for your shower enclosure, the first step is to consider which bathroom you are upgrading.

Frosted glass, also referred to as privacy glass, is the perfect way to make your high-traffic restroom a bit more functional. While your master bathroom may have shower enclosures made completely of beautiful clear glass, a bathroom shared by siblings and guests more practically needs some privacy. 

If you’ve ever considered using frosted glass in your home, or are looking for ways to make your bathroom more functional, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know about using privacy glass in your home!

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How is Frosted Glass Made?

Generally speaking, frosted glass is created by acid etching, or sandblasting clear glass. The results of this process are stunning. Frosted glass not only offers privacy, it incorporates texture and style to any room. This type of glass is remarkable in that it adapts to the style of any interior decorator and is a perfect complement to any other accents in your bathroom.

Is Frosted Glass Better for Shower Enclosures?

Having multiple siblings in the family presents a lot of challenges, and one of those challenges is figuring out how to accommodate everyone’s bathroom needs. With a frosted glass shower enclosure, this critical space becomes a lot more functional when getting ready for school. One child can use the shower, while another brushes her teeth avoiding a scene straight out of the Brady Bunch.

What Other Ways Can I Use Frosted Glass in the Bathroom? Frosted glass can be used in your bathroom for your shower enclosure for many purposes, such as a partition wall.

Aside from shower enclosures, privacy glass can serve multiple functions in your bathroom. One emerging trend in high-traffic bathrooms is to partition of the commode with a divider or curtain. You can take it one step further and create a private toilet space with a half-wall of frosted glass! This look will seamlessly blend with your shower, and blocks the toilet from sight, for bathrooms with multiple users.

Related: The Complete Guide to a Glass Shower Enclosure Upgrade

How About my Bathroom Windows?

Replacing your bathroom windows with frosted glass ensures privacy, while still allowing in an abundance of natural light. If you’ve already designed your glass shower door with privacy glass, the frosty coordination of your windows makes for a remarkable look.

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When is Utilizing Frosted Glass Too Much?

Never. Keep the frosted look rolling and apply it to your organization schemes! Frosted glass shelves will tie in to the rest of your room, and help keep everything organized. In shared bathrooms, easily accessing toiletries and towels can add even more functionality by utilizing open shelving systems.

If you're looking to install a new glass shower door, contact Arrow Glass & Mirror today!

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