Types of Specialty Glass

Acid-Etched Glass

The top surface of the glass is chemically treated to create a matte finish with an almost satin-like feel. Available on clear or colored glass, it adds a great matte finish to back-painted surfaces. Available on single-layer and multi-layer, clear or colored glass. Below left is a Custom Hatteras Cocktail Table with a mirrored, acid-etched glass top and a maple shelf. Below right is a Metro Drink Table with blue acid-etched glass.

Charleston Forge Custom Hatteras Table with Facet Glass
Charleston Forge Custom Metro Drink Table with Acid Etch Glass
Charleston Forge Acid Etched Glass illo

Understanding Acid-Etched Glass
The top surface of the glass is chemically treated to create a matte finish with an almost satin-like feel. Available on single-layer as well as multi-layer glass.

Back-Painted Glass

Add color to the glass in your design project with our back-painted glass. Completely customizable and easy to clean, back-painted glass is an attractive and durable option in commercial and residential applications. Available in most Benjamin Moore colors and can be combined with an acid-etched top. Below is a custom Crescent Meeting Table by Stoneline Designs with a blue back-painted, acid-etched glass top. Stoneline Designs is a subsidiary of Charleston Forge.

Crescent Meeting Table Blue Etched Glass
Charleston Forge Back-Painted Glass illo

Understanding Back-Painted Glass
As the name suggests, the underside of the glass top is painted, giving the glass a look of depth as well as adding color. Back-painted glass is an attractive and durable option in both commercial and residential applications. Available in most Benjamin Moore colors.

Crackle Glass

Crackle is created by bonding three sheets of glass together and then shattering the middle piece. Available on both clear and colored glass in a variety of thicknesses. Below left is a Watson 42" Cocktail Table with a custom Facet Glass top. Below right is Cooper 42" Cocktail Table with a standard Facet Glass top.

Charleston Forge Custom Watson Table with Facet Glass
Cooper Cocktail Table with Facet Glass
Charleston Forge Facet Glass illustration

Understanding Facet Glass
Facet Glass is created by bonding three sheets of glass together and then shattering the middle piece. Crackle is available in thicknesses from ¾” to 1 1/4”.

Frosted Glass

Although similar in appearance to acid-etched glass, frosted glass is created by sand-blasting the underside while the top remains glossy. Available on clear and colored glass. Shown below is a Frosted Glass top on a 22-foot long, custom Stoneline Designs Radian Conference Table. (Stoneline Designs is a subsidiary of Charleston Forge)

Radian Conference Table Frosted Glass
Charleston Forge Frosted Glass illo

Understanding Frosted Glass
Although visually somewhat similar to acid-etched glass, frosted glass is created by sand-blasting the underside while the top remains glossy.

Fusion Glass

Fusion is made of multiple layers of clear glass. The glass is placed in an oven for seven days until the sheets become fused into one single piece. The edges are then trimmed and polished. Available in four different bottom textures, the low iron content of the glass gives it a pale blue tint which becomes more evident the thicker the finished piece is.

Below left is a kitchen countertop in Seascape Fusion while below right is a custom-textured Fusion countertop and vertical glass partition. On the bottom row, shown from left to right are Minimal, Glacier, Pebble, and Seascape textures. Fusion Glass is available in thicknesses from 0.75" to 3".

Charleston Forge Fusion Glass Countertops
Charleston Forge Specialty Glass Bathroom
Charleston Forge Fusion Minimal Specialty Glass
Charleston Forge Fusion Glacier Specialty Glass
Charleston Forge Fusion Pebble Specialty Glass
Charleston Forge Fusion Seascape Specialty Glass
Charleston Forge Fusion Glass illo

Understanding Fusion Glass
Fusion is made of multiple layers of clear glass that are fused together in an oven, the low iron content of the glass gives it a pale blue tint. Available in four different bottom textures.

Linen Laminate Glass

As the name suggests, this glass is created by sandwiching a piece of linen in between two pieces of glass. They are then bonded using super-strong adhesives. Below left are Taylor Nesting Tables with a custom Oyster Linen top. Below center and right are a Lotus Drink Table with a custom Oyster Linen top.

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Charleston Forge Linen Glass Tops
Charleston Forge Linen Glass Lotus Tops
Charleston Forge Linen Glass Lotus Tops
Charleston Forge Linen Laminated Glass

Understanding Linen Laminated Glass
As the name suggests, this glass is created by sandwiching a piece of linen in between two pieces of glass. They are then bonded using super-strong adhesives.

Contact Us

Available through Charleston Forge dealers. For special projects contact Kelly Gwaltney at kgwaltney@charlestonforge.com, or call 828.264.0100. For glass quotes please email glass@charlestonforge.com.

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