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RS Glass Design

Brilliant Cut Glass Expert

Phone Number: 01204 596 055

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our frequently asked questions to find out more about our acid etched glass and brilliant cut glass. Below, we have included FAQ about glass panels, mirrors and windows.

Acid Etched Glass

Acid-etched glass refers to annealed glass. The glass is treated with hydrofluoric acid, which gives it a frosted look. 

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Acid-etched glass alters the surface of the glass to create a beautiful decorative effect. These effects can be turned into artwork with lettering or patterns.

It is a common misconception that when glass is acid-etched, it is weaker than float glass. However, studies have shown that it is just the opposite; acid-etched glass is just as strong or more robust.

They enhance every area where glass can be used and where natural light and some privacy are wanted.
Acid-etched glass is ideal for creating partitions and feature walls.
It gives windows and doors an enriched look.
The acid-etched glass will give a heightened look to balustrades.
It gives added privacy to bath and shower enclosures.

Brilliant Cut Glass

The art of brilliant cutting glass is an age-old process that has been handed down through many generations. The process produces designs on mirrors and glass and is all completed by hand. Brilliant cut 'V'-grooves, frosted or polished, are produced by diamond cutting into the glass surface area to form diamonds, squares, freeform tramline borders or creating custom designs of unique elegance.

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Brilliant cutting a pattern into the glass is done with a rotating stone wheel. These specialist stone wheels are most often made of carborundum stone. When the cuts have been made, they are smoothed using a felt wheel and polishing powders. As a result, spectacular contemporary designs can be achieved with the clarity of the lines. These beautiful designs will produce patterns that reflect light and give your home a unique, sophisticated look. 

Brilliant cut glass designs have many different uses, from unique exquisite designs on mirrors and glass. Many public houses have examples of cut glass inside their premises, as partitions and mirrors behind the bar.

When the window tax was abolished in 1851, it opened up a considerable reduction in glass price. As a result, brilliant cutting was widely employed for commercial promotion. Craftsmen would use their skills on advertising boards, shop fascias, and vans belonging to tradespeople decorated with beautifully decorated designs.

Hand cutting glass produces the most delightful form of mirror decoration. When the lustrous depth of each cut is complete, it will refract and reflect light in the most stunning prismatic effect. This process has been used to embellish mirrors for many years and can be found on Art Deco and Venetian mirrors and many Victorian properties and public houses. 

If you would like to find out more information about our bespoke brilliant cut designs, then please get in contact with us today by giving us a call or sending us an email. We provide our services in Lancashire, Yorkshire, and throughout the UK. 

At no point in time is our design or process computer-aided, nor using any modern substitutes for materials. Our work is only carried out with traditional methods and materials, making each piece of work a bespoke art piece. It permits us to be more innovative and make more proficient patterns with each individual product. 

For bespoke brilliant cut mirrors and windows contact or expert today on 01204 596 055 or send an enquiry using the contact form below.

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