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Use of patterned glass is a contemporary decorating approach that will make a huge difference in the look and feel of any space. Patterned glass is becoming increasingly popular for a wide range of residential (and commercial) applications. Architects and designers know there are dozens of options available and the “look” is limited only by your imagination.

What Is Patterned Glass?

Patterned or textured glass is manufactured in a way that a pattern or texture is impressed into one of the surfaces. Differing from clear glass, the whole idea is to obscure the image, while letting light shine through. Patterned glass can also be laminated for use in insulated glass units. Most often it’s used as a decorative elements in doors, partitions, cabinets, shower enclosures, tabletops and more.

Design Flexibility

Patterned glass is available is many different glass designs depending on how you plan to use it. It may also be used as a structural element, and is typically available in a variety of sizes with thickness ranging from 4 mm to 10 mm (.15 to .40 inches).

Shower enclosures are probably the best-known use, but that’s just the beginning.

Modern Applications

Patterned glass is growing in use for cabinets, interior doors, partitioning walls and custom tabletops. The opacity of textured glass provides a high level of privacy while letting the light shine in. It’s been around for over a half century and is currently being re-discovered as an important design element for contemporary and Art Deco looks.

Lee & Cates has the ability to custom fabricate your special application for this very interesting material. Give us a call and we’d be delighted to help make your dream a reality.