1. Does SEVASA produce transparent etched glass products?

Yes. The acid-etching/engraving process used by SEVASA involves transforming the surface of the glass, producing an etched or engraved glass which can be translucent as well as transparent, depending on the technique and technology used.

  • For applications which require glass without reflections, but without losing luminosity or transparency, see LuxMat® 379 y LuxMat®.
  • For applications which require a combination of transparency and opacity within the same piece, check Graduel®, the only satin etched with gradual transition from translucent to transparent on the market.
  • For applications which require trafficable glass with high safety anti-slip and transparent qualities, see the CriSamar® STEP Series T range.
  • For applications which require a smooth satin etched glass with high resistance to scratches and stains and maximum luminosity, see LuxFine® Antiscratch.

If you need other applications which require transparency and you cannot find them using our product search engine, ask us directly at SEVASA.

Remember we have other products and we provide customised production adapted to specific needs.

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2. Can a SEVASA Antiscratch glass be scratched/stained?

SEVASA Antiscratch, LuxRaff® and LuxFine® glass products are highly resistant to scratches and stains, up to level 6 of the MOHS scale and more than four times better than standard acid-etched mattified glass products.

When in contact with abrasive materials or metal utensils, its hardness sometimes causes residue from the utensil itself to be left on the surface. It resembles a scratch, but it is actually the deterioration of that material and it disappears when it is cleaned with a cloth or a little water.

You really need to intend to scratch a SEVASA Antiscratch surface to do so, and you would need to use abrasive tools or chemical products to achieve this. It is obviously glass, and although it is tempered, it can break and deteriorate with the use of machinery or inadequate handling.

With regard to stains, it is obvious that if something falls on the glass, it will get dirty and can sometimes look stained. What is different about Antiscratch products is that this dirt will disappear with a simple clean, while it remains on other mattified glass surfaces.

There are other brands falsely claim to have this scratch resistance and stainless characteristics. The difference between these products is enormous. Some have been tested by SEVASA and have only achieved level 2 of the previously mentioned MOHS Scale. Ensure and demand that your supplier provides with the certification guarantee of the features it offers.

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3. Why you should use LuxRaff® Antiscratch in kitchens and bathrooms?

The glass products that are new highly resistant to scratches and stains in the LuxRaff® Antiscratch range prove that the traditional idea that “glass is delicate” can be wrong.

With a score of 6 of MOHS Surface Hardness scale (higher than other materials normally used for kitchen work surfaces such as marble or granite and equal to the quartz used by prestigious commercial brands), using SEVASA glass for these applications has many advantages:

  • Ensure an innovative interior design, an elegant look and sophisticated appearance, using modern material and above all 100% recyclable.
  • Practical and simple to maintain.
  • LuxRaff® Antiscratch satin etched glass has natural antibacterial properties.
  • Obtain the purest colours, including perfect white, using an extraclear glass base.
  • It can be tempered and laminated.

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4. What glass thickness should be used for floors, stairs or other trafficable areas?

SEVASA manufactures CriSamar® STEP and LuxRaff® Antiscratch non-slipping floor glass in sheets. They offer the technical characteristics of resistance, anti-slip properties and optimal certifications for different architectural applications, whether demanded by law or due to the architect’s safety requirements.

However, data such as the thickness of the glass panel should be calculated depending on the dimensions, type of support or anchoring, the use it will be given, its location, frequency of use, etc and the transformation of the SEVASA trafficable non-slip floor glass.

In these cases, and in light of the special precautions and specifications needed, the transformation and installation should be agreed by the architect and glazier according to their experience and criteria.

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5. Can I choose between transparent or translucent floor glass?

Yes. SEVASA provides different finishes for anti-slip floor glass, all of which have different levels of anti-slip properties:

  • The LuxRaff® Antiscratch smooth translucent anti-slip.
  • The transparent engravings of the CriSamar® STEP T Series.
  • The translucent engravings of the CriSamar® STEP S and X Series..

If there are any limitations, these will be determined by the anti-slip safety requirements of the project manager or the glazier, according to the type of application, location, national laws of the country of installation, etc. and may limit the options. For example: The models with transparent engravings tend to provide less anti-slip resistance.

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6. Could it be that the more cleaning product I use the dirtier it looks?

Yes. Some domestic cleaning products contain additives such as shine boosters, colorants, etc which can leave residue on satin etched glass. In these cases, adding more product only makes the situation worse.

One of the features of SEVASA glass products is that once they have been fitted, they do not require any special maintenance. Minimal maintenance which involves cleaning with neutral soap, or just water, is enough to maintain its original appearance.

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7. Does the translucent effect disappear when wet?

Temporarily yes, until it dries.

All mattified glass losses its opaque characteristic while it is in contact with water and until it is dried.

This is why the etched side is placed outwards when located in bath areas, showers screens and cabins.

The same thing happens with curtain walls or glass covers when the mattified side is facing outwards and it rains. However, some architects have made the most of this characteristic with the aim of obtaining more light on rainy days and providing their projects with a more dynamic and differentiated appearance.

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8. Does humidity affect etched glass?

Like all glass, while it is stored the humidity in the air can get between the stacked panels and attack the surface with the sodium hydroxide which is generated if it remains on the panel for too long.

To preventing this, regular cleaning is recommended. If the glass gets wet, it must be unpacked, dried and stored with separators to allow air between the panels.

This will not ordinarily happen to glass that has been installed, because air flow, rain or cleaning will prevent it.

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9. Can I process large panels of glass?

Yes, exactly the same as all other sizes. The features of all the Large Format products (Jumbo 6 metres) of SEVASA are exactly the same. They can be laminated, tempered, curved, etc.

However, the architect and designer should take into account the type of processing required and check limitations with the transformer with regard to the type of machinery, transport possibilities, installation, etc. For example, not all transformers are equipped to work with six-metre panels.

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10. Why use SEVASA acid-etched satin glass?

  • Because SEVASA mattified glass is extremely durable, remains unaltered throughout time, without losing its properties. The products are a guarantee of quality and technical features.
  • Architects, designers and glaziers prefer them because they can choose the degree of luminosity, light diffusion and privacy they require with many different products available, allowing them to be customised.
  • They prefer these products because of the homogeneity of the satin etching and colour of each panel which is so important when placing future orders.
  • Much appreciated by glaziers because of its quality, which becomes evident during glass transformation processes.
  • Due to constant technical innovation of SEVASA products, which are always one step ahead of the rest of the sector.
  • SEVASA etched glass is an ecological material and is 100% recyclable.
  • Due to the commitment and sustainability management certified by the ISO 9001 Quality Certificate and ISO 14001 Environmental Safety Certificate.
  • Due to nearly 30 years of experience: Its brand names such as SatenGlas®, SatenDecor®, CriSamar® have become generic names within the architectural and decorative sector of acid-etched glass.

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11. I am a specifyer, can you send me your price list?

SEVASA specialises in etching and engraving complete sheets of flat glass, carrying out technical and industrial high quality production, which is then served to Professional Glaziers for further transformations and installation.

If you are an architect, constructor, interior designer or any other type of advisor, you must establish the type of transformation required for the glass according to your project. The best way to value an estimate is to contact your glazier directly and order the SEVASA glass product you desire.

Ask us for information on the features of the SEVASA satin crystal glass. We can advise you on the correct choice of glass and your recommendations if you provide us with the details of your project (see section “Specification / Choosing the right glass”).

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