Privacy in the Home

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Privacy is a basic human need, but increasingly we find ourselves on public display, even in our own home.

  • Clear glass in the bathroom and toilet?
  • Glass entry doors that allow people to see into your home?

Frosted films provide privacy both day and night and allow natural light to pass through the film so the room won't feel dark. It can also be used as an attractive decorating feature in your home.

Frosted Film in the Home

Tint4Less stocks the widest range of decorative films - Glass Art - and frosted films in Queensland.

Once used exclusively in the office environment, decorative films and window frosting is increasingly finding application in the home. Homeowners are turning to glass frosting for privacy, or to hide things from public view, just as in the office. And while the corporate logo is used in the office as a decorative feature homeowners are creating their own unique or artistic design features.


Frosted film in the home  
White Frost (SV00) was installed by Tintplus
on this entry at Upper Coomera, Gold Coast.
 

Entry Doors and Side Windows

Clear glass is increasingly being used in both the entry door and in sidelights. This, in combination with smaller block size that necessitates building down the block, mean it is now quite common to be able to stand in the street at night outside many homes and look through the glass in the entry door and sidlights and see the occupants at the back of the house - perhaps watching TV in the family room. It is not nice to think you can be watched while relaxing in the evening.

Frosted Film Options

1. White Frost

White Frost has a similar appearance to frosted glass and may be installed on entry doors and windows for day and night time privacy.

Many customers like a minimalist solution such as White Frosted film that complement rather than detract from the beauty of stained timber

White Frost is a polyester film (made from the same material as solar control films) that allow the light to pass thru while providing privacy both day and night.

It provides a clean, light, contemporay appearance. This film cannot be computer cut.

2. Frosted Crystal

The Frosted Crystal Films has a slightly sparkling appearance and provides day and night time privacy. This film is a vinyl and can be computer cut

 3. Dusted Crystal
 
 Dusted Crystal Films are make the glass opaque and provide day and night time privacy. This film is a vinyl and can be computer cut
 

entry door gaps

This picture shows an installation with cut-out style 3 (shown below).

It is favoured by many DIY installers because it makes the installation so easy

  • just trim the film 10mm shorter than the height and width of the glass prior to installation and position the film 5mm from the top and 5mm from one side and voila!
    • the job is done, with an even 5mm gap all around. No need to trim the film to size on the glass.

 Cut-Out Styles

A small gap (a cut-out) 5mm to 10mm wide will let you see who is at your front door but a 5mm-10mm gap will not allow visibility into your home from the street (or even from 1 metre away)

Tintplus offer three styles of cut-outs:

Style 1

side pane 1

Cut-out approx 10mm wide,
25mm from edge of frame

Style 2

side pane 2

Cut-out approx 10mm wide,
25mm from edge of frame

Style 3

side pane 3

Cut-out about 5mm wide
from edge of frame

 Compare the different frosted film categories

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