Glass home interiors are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Given its versatility, glass can be used in several ways. However, using glass in home decor comes with its pros and cons.
Apart from adding beauty to your home, glass also has many other advantages, including:
- Easily treatable (colour, lamination, pattern, and the like can be added easily during manufacturing).
- Resistant to rust.
- Easy to maintain and clean due to its glossy, smooth surface.
Just as there are two sides to a coin, using glass has some disadvantages too, such as:
- Brittle (when the glass is subjected to pressure, it breaks).
- Heat absorbent (traps heat, because of which using it in tropical/ hot regions is not a good idea).
- Costly (the manufacturing process consumes a lot of energy, making glass is expensive).
Before you start wondering how to use glass in your home’s interiors, you must know that glass comes in various types of finishes.
Types of glass finishes
As is the case with most materials, there is no one type of glass available. The most common types of glass finishes include:
Clear glass, which gives a clear view of both inside and outside, is the