glass for a commercial or public project requires
either using an off-the-shelf pattern or finding an artisan
who is experienced in various etching techniques and who has
the specialized equipment necessary for your project. While
etched glass can be very beautiful, the beauty comes with a
price. Costing as much as $125 per square foot, etched
glass may be impractical for all but a very few
installations. There is a better solution.
A decorative film from Madico offers the look of an etched glass
window but at a fraction of the cost. A Decolite decorative
film window is easier to install than etched glass, costs significantly
less than etching glass, requires less time to create, can be
fabricated to your design, and offers many other advantages
Increases safety. Decolite glass
film holds glass together to lessen the likelihood of flying
shards during natural and man-made disasters and it lessens
the chance of injury and property damage. In retail environments
it makes forced entry more difficult for burglars or vandals
and it protects against "smash-and-grab" thefts. It
improves the visibility of sliding glass doors.
Rejects ultraviolet radiation.
A window with glass film screens up to 98% of damaging ultraviolet
radiation and decreases interior fading.
Cuts glare. Harsh sunlight and
glare is often a problem in certain locations and at different
times of the day and of the year. A window fitted with an "etched
glass" film softens harsh sunlight and reduces annoying
Resists scratching. Glass film
acts as a scratch-resistant barrier for the glass it embellishes.
Easy to maintain. Decolite film
does not require specialized cleaning fluids or techniques;
it can be cleaned with commercial cleaners or with soap and
Easy to retrofit. With a glass
film you can retrofit existing glass so that it appears etched.
We can make a custom film based on your design to create a custom
etched glass appearance for your project.
Simple to change. As fashions
change you may want to change the appearance of the glass. Applying
a new film is simple and can be done quickly. This is especially
important with rental property and with a new tenant. Changing
the film is significantly less expensive and time consuming
than changing glass itself.
A proven solution. Glass film
is a tested and proven solution. It has been used for decades
in projects worldwide including in the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, Le Louvre, the Smithsonian, and the Christian Dior Boutique.
Backed by the manufacturer's warranty.
Decolite glass film is installed by professionals and is backed
by a Madico warranty. Decolite products have been used throughout
the world for over a century and enjoy a well-deserved reputation
for excellence and innovation. Madico, a global organization,
is located in the US and is a subsidiary of LINTEC Corporation.
The company developed the process for making energy control
window film and continues to develop products for architects
and designers around the world.
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