IQ Glass are the leading architectural glass technology and minimal framed glazing company in the UK. Utilising years of experience with glass, IQ Glass are able to mix minimal aesthetics with innovative glass technology for a beautiful yet function glass structure. We strive to understand and fulfill the highest customer's quality expectations, of performance, durability and design.


Sandblasted Glass

Sandblasted Glass can be used to create privacy through glazing and to create an anti-slip finish to the surface of walk on glass.

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Translucent Glass

Sandblasted Glass can be used in numerous applications of architectural glass with great effect, either to be used for decoration, privacy or on walk on glass units as an anti-slip finish.

The process of sandblasting involves firing fine sand at the glass in order to create a translucent, cloudy appearance to the surface of the glass. IQ Glass can sandblast pieces of glass up to 6m x 3m (a jumbo sheet, the largest piece of glass available in the UK) in a variety of gradients, designs and patterns to suit each design requirement.

Almost any pattern or design can be imprinted into a glass face using the sandblasting method including intricate design patterns and gradients of translucency.

Anti-Slip Glass

The process of sandblasting, as well as creating a translucent, private glass surface, also creates a slightly rougher surface to a glass panel. It is therefore a perfect surface finish for walk on glass units to create a safer walk on glass surface.

Designs and patterns available from sandblasting for anti-slip resistance are again extremely broad. Either a full sandblasted effect or a dot matrix sandblasted pattern will achieve an anti-slip resistance to the walk on glass floor with varying levels of transparency through the glass.

IQ Glass have a large number of sandblasted samples available at the showroom, from full sandblasted effect to dot matrix patterns, in order for your to be able to decide what will work best for your project. 

Contact us to arrange a visit to the Courtyard showroom, the largest architectural glass showroom in the UK.

Glass Specification

We can provide a sandblasted finish to almost any glass thickness required to create translucent or anti-slip finish to a glass installation. The exact glass specification will depend on the glass installation itself.

We are able to sandblast glass units up to 6m x 3m in a full sandblasted finish or patterned and gradient finishes if required.


Slip Resistance


The slip resistance achieved from a sandblasted finish can vary depending on the depth and gradient of the sandblasted finish. Slip resistance of a glass floor is measured using Pendulum Test Values (PTV), anything over 36 is accepted as a slip resistant finish. In most instances a sandblasted finish will achieve a PTV of 50 which is 

Read the learning article about slip resistance here.

Sandblasted Glass can used to create an anti-slip finish to high traffic and large walk on glass elements. Due the privacy effect when finished and the high levels of slip resistance that can be achieved with this finish it is the perfect option for these high traffic walk on glass structures.

The rough glass finish is suitable for glass floors, floor lights, staircases and bridges to create an anti-slip finish to the glass.

As well an anti-slip finish sandblasted glass can be used to create translucent privacy finishes to any glass structure in either a solid translucent finish or gradient or patterned effects.

A sandblasted finish doesn’t add any think ness to your glass specification, unlike decorative or coloured interlayers, so is a great option for glass installations that have restricted depths and thicknesses.

For window framing solutions with restricted glass thicknesses a sandblasted finish can be applied to the inner face of the glazing unit to create a privacy screen that still allows light to travel through.

The resulting light transmission through the glazing is softer and diffused.