Etched Mirror Backsplashes

Modern kitchen

Etched glass mirror is a practical alternative to the look of stainless steel in the kitchen when used as a backsplash. Created by taking  high-quality acid-etched glass that has a durable, glare-absorbing permanent etched finish; and taking it through a mirror-making process so that it has the glow … [Read more...]

The Comfort of Glass

I don't travel a huge amount with work, but I'm preparing for a trip in the coming weeks and thinking about hotels. The explosion of hospitality design and hotel designs is on the rise, in no small part because for the past several years, many of the larger chains' franchisees have put off … [Read more...]

A Welcome Sight for the Weary Traveler

Black Glass Reception Area Desk

Glass can be used throughout a hospitality environment. From the moment guests walk through the door, glass can be a featured, functional piece of the environment. The first place they go upon arriving at their destination is to check-in at the reception desk. It's the place where the guests go to … [Read more...]

Dreamwalls Matte Color Glass


DREAMWALLS COLOR GLASS INTRODUCES: MATTE COLOR GLASS North Wilkesboro, NC –Gardner Glass Products, Inc has introduced "Dreamwalls Matte Color Glass", a new addition to the Dreamwalls Color Glass product line. "This all started at NeoCon with a focus group of design professionals to get … [Read more...]

4 Areas Where Matte Matters

NavyAcidEtched Backsplash

Dreamwalls Etched Glass can be back-painted to create Dreamwalls Matte Color Glass for some truly beautiful interiors. For today's post, I'm focusing on 4 different places that can benefit from the use of Dreamwalls Matte Color Glass on vertical (wall) surfaces. 1) Residential kitchens: The soft … [Read more...]

Make it Matte


When people mention "etched glass" they can mean a WIDE variety of things. There are acid etched products (which we offer), sandblasted, laser etched, and even printing or decorative films that look like etching. Basically, the term "etched glass"  or "frosted glass" is a generic term used as a … [Read more...]

The Softness of Glass

VivaTerra_Recycled Jewel-Tone Vases

You don't usually think about glass as "soft". But when it's matte, acid-etched glass definitely is soft. Soft and easy on the eyes, soft and easy on the emotions;...and easy to maintain. Finger-print proof. Begging to be touched. Calming by its very appearance. Just the fact that … [Read more...]

Quiet the Visual Noise

Office Bookcase featuring Acid-Etched Glass Doors

I've been thinking a lot lately about visual noise; you know it as the clutter and chaos that our everyday environments feature. It puts you on edge, it makes you tense; often without even realizing why you're feeling that way. Acid-etched glass is a good solution for solving the problem of … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Use Glass in Offices

Acid etched glass cabinet

Today's modern offices need to adapt to the modern work style. With workers more involved in collaboration, flextime, and remotely,...offices require designs that are unique to each corporate culture, while still allowing for what the future may bring. In my opinion, the main two design elements to … [Read more...]

Emerging Shower Enclosure Trends

CRL Headerless Fully Frameless Shower Enclosure Hardware

As we are working more with glass shower enclosures, I've been noticing some trends in custom shower enclosure design. When I say "custom" these are completely custom designs with unique panel sizes made exclusively for a space. They can certainly also be for project work - for instance where many … [Read more...]