glass: frosted vs. sandblasted vs. satin finish

Old 12-13-04, 05:45 PM
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glass: frosted vs. sandblasted vs. satin finish


I was thinking about getting a glass table top and that a frosted look would be nice.

I visit the glass shop and they are bamboozling me with these three terms. They didn't really have samples to look at. Does anybody have recommendations of one kind or another for use as a coffee table's top? They mentioned that their "satin finish", which is supposed to be frosted, but smooth, doesn't pick up oils and dirt as much. Is keeping the other kinds of glass clean a problem?


Old 12-13-04, 07:37 PM
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Frosted or obscure glass comes in mant patterns. Most have the texture on one side only. If it's for a table, you would want the smooth side up. The glass you're talking about is called ground glass which has a satin finish. The etched side will pick up oils that wil be hard to clean. Even though you put the smooth side up, you are bound to get greasy finger prints on the bottom side.

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