Obscure glass, also known as frosted glass, is glazing that has been specially treated to reduce its transparency, and as a result reduce visibility, creating a degree of privacy from prying eyes.
Although used extensively in bathrooms and toilets where privacy from the outside is important, obscure glass can also be used to provide privacy in many different applications where privacy is a prerequisite, including internal rooms, front doors, and office partitions.
While privacy is the key element of obscure glass, it can also be used extensively in modern architecture and property refurbishment as a way of allowing more light into a building.
Advanced production methods means that there is a wide range of modern obscure glass styles that offer varying levels of visibility. The glass is tempered for strength – in fact, obscure glass is much more difficult to break than clear tempered glass.