The Acid etched glass is produced with acid treatment while the sand blasted glass is done with a high-speed machine that bombard the glass panel with sand, walnut husks or other materials.
Acid etched glass produces a true frosted look and is more economical than sand blasted glass. Sand blasted glass offers versatility in creating design effects: first, howeowners can choose a level of glass opaqueness from light, medium or heavy. Also, sand blasting process makes it possible to "frost" sections of a glass shower, such as creating privacy strips or patterns.
Acid etched glass
Sand blasted glass