Walker TexturesTM acid-etched glass products offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators. The consistent quality, durability and rich look of Textures products is unmatched. Walker TexturesTM glass creates a translucent satin appearance which obscures view while maintaining a high level of light transmittance.
In the1860's acid etching and brilliant cutting started to be done on a semi industrial scale for the burgeoning house market. The invention of the large rotating stone wheel for the technique of 'brilliant cut' glass bore fruit in the very elaborate panels mostly seen in pubs. In the late 1870's craftsmen invented means of imitating acid etching more cheaply with sandblasting.
The satin finish is characterized by a highly polished surface and high light transmittance.
The velour finish is characterized by its smooth surface and lower light transmittance providing a higher level of opacity.
The Opaque finish offers the lowest level of translucency of our three finishes. Yet, its smooth and silky surface provides great visual quality.