The Ultimate Guide to Decorative Glass

May 16, 2022

Decorative glass is the perfect option if you are looking to upgrade your house, and you want to invest in something that will increase the value and enhance your living experience. There is a lot of creative freedom when it comes to decorative glass. At TuffX, we can help you create your dream house when it comes to glass installations. We have worked on many unique projects with clients. Get in touch with us, and we will see what we can do for you and offer you a free, no-obligation quote! 

We have put together this guide to inspire you. We hope it guides you in the right direction when it comes to decorative glass. Let’s get into it… 

Screen Printing on Glass 

Screen printing on glass can be used in both commercial and residential settings. It is created by forming a design as a stencil, and then printing it onto float glass with ink poked through small holes in the print screen. Once the process is over, the glass is then toughened. Check out this video to see the process. 

Screen printed glass can be used for a number of reasons, some of the most popular are safety, privacy and decoration. You can choose relatively any colour for the glass, depending on your style preferences. Some popular uses for screen printed glass include:

Commercial 

  • Bus Shelters 
  • Kiosks 
  • Display signs 

 

Residential 

  • Windows 
  • Balustrades 
  • Room partitions  

 

There are many benefits to choosing screen printed glass for your home. The unique colouring allows effective solar heat and light, making your home have a more pleasant temperature and letting in floods of natural light, which will improve the appearance. The glass also improves safety and privacy in your home or garden, as you can not see through the screen printed part of the glass.

With screen printed glass, you have a lot of creative freedom due to its flexibility. You can also enjoy the design for years to come, as the colour does not fade and the glass used is extremely durable. 

Check out TuffX’s gallery for inspiration for your house! 

Sandblasted Glass

Sandblasted glass is a beautiful type of toughened glass, which can take your home to the next level in terms of safety, privacy and appearance. This type of glass creates a translucent finish, which can be useful for many applications. The sand is “blasted” onto the glass to create a rough and frosted surface and ensures that you can’t clearly see through the glass. 

Sandblasted glass can be used for a number of purposes, especially for privacy, which is what makes this type of glass a very popular choice for bathrooms. The look it provides is modern and sleek, which is why it is a very up and coming design. Some popular uses include:

Commercial 

  • Windows
  • Doors  

 

Residential 

  • Showers 
  • Tables 
  • Shelves 

 

If you decide to install sandblasted glass into your home, you can enjoy a whole host of benefits. One of the benefits is the versatility of this type of glass. Any glass, whether that is a glass door, mirror or tabletop, can be sandblasted. Giving you a lot of freedom when it comes to the design. This is arguably the most private type of glass that you can buy. 

Do you need ideas on how to use glass in your home? Check out our blog post ‘9 Ideas for Using Glass in your Home’. 

Stained Glass 

Stained glass has a rich and interesting history, and it can be dated back to ancient times. It is a timeless design and is still hugely popular even today. Stained glass is a stunning, dramatic and versatile way to update and add value to your home. This type of decorative glass tends to be purely for aesthetic purposes. 

You have a lot of freedom when it comes to stained glass, in terms of colour and design. You can have any colour, and create your own design or take inspiration from others. Many modern homeowners tend to stick to solid, block colour designs rather than patterns. 

Stained glass takes your home to the next level. It is a simple yet effective way to add a pop of colour into your home, and is a buying point for when you decide to sell your home. Stained glass looks beautiful in any room of your house, and it can suit all styles. So whether you want a small glass artwork in your hall or a grand, large installation in your bedroom – Tuff X can work with you to make your ideas a reality. 

Does Decorative Glass Add Value To Your Home?

Adding new glass installations in your home is always a win, no matter how big or small as they can add value. Glass can upgrade the appearance of your home, which instantly makes it more attractive to buyers. Also, glass can make your home seem larger than it is, as more natural light will be flooding in. A great thing about decorative glass is that it is easy to maintain, and it will look brand-new for many years down the road.  

If you would like to look at more ideas for glass in your home, which also add value, then check out our blog post ‘Add Value to Your Home with These Glass Applications’.