This is the most common type of obscure glass — more or less opaque, with an extremely fine and smooth texture and a white appearance. Popular for shower doors, office workspace partitions, retail storefronts, and more, frosted glass provides the functionality of glass with partial or full privacy. Acid-etched obscure glass has been treated with a special acid solution that alters the physical surface of the glass and leaves a smooth, flat texture with consistent frosting. This is a very cost-effective option with low-maintenance, high-quality results.

Please note that only selected patterns can be toughened due to the variation in the depth of the pattern. Refer to the selection chart for a list of what thicknesses are available and which options can be toughened. For the types that cannot be toughened, Metro recommends using the laminate option. All obscure glass can be laminated.