There are always two sides to every story, so why not have two sided acid-etched glass!

Etching two faces of the glass provides many applications which can be used as much for residential as for commercial uses.

Some of the more common applications include:

  • Interior doors
  • Office enclosures
  • Railings
  • Shelving
  • Furniture components
  • Interior partitions
  • Sealed unitsAnd many more

Double sided acid-etched glass also has many advantages, such as:

  • It offers more opacity than one sided acid-etching, perfect for those looking for enhanced privacy or to use as spandrels in a building facade.
  •  It provides a consistent finish on both sides
  • Glare is reduced on both sides of the glass
  •  It offers flexibility with varied visual effects from different finishes: Opaque/Opaque, Velour/Velour and Satin/Satin
  • And finally, it offers the unique possibility of combining full surface etching on one side with an acid-etched pattern on the other


Going with the inspiration of the last advantage mentioned above, Walker Glass has come a long way from its first launch of  Nuance patterns in 2008. In June 2012, Walker was proud to announce the launch of six new patterns, two of which featured double sided acid-etched glass, namely patterns 511 and 512.

Having a pattern on both sides of the glass is a brand new feature of the product line and provides a good cross section of  Nuance capabilities. This trait gives the impression the glass has greater depth.

Also available are custom designs, on either one face or two. As an example Walker Textures® ran a prototype of a pattern etched on both sides which gives a sort of criss-cross effect. 

This is very interesting in terms of the possibilities architects and designers will be able to create. The addition of this new feature, double sided acid-etched patterns, will stimulate the imagination of architects and designers and help them come up with custom patterns meeting their own design intent. 

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