Obscure or patterned glass are defined by two main characteristics either “rolled” or “etched”.
The rolled glass types have the pattern built right into the glass and it is all made when the glass is manufactured by either a rolled or impressed process or a cast using molds to create the pattern.
The etched process which tends to be somewhat more costly uses either a sand-blast or chemical process to abrade the surface of the glass in select areas while other areas may be protected with a mask. The etched process can usually be applied to virtually any thickness of glass while the rolled or cast process is sometime limited to certain thicknesses.
Patterned glass is popular in kitchen cabinetry, entry door sidelights, a transom which is a window above a door, bathroom windows and shower doors.
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