Decorative Films, Custom Glass Art | Solar-X of Sarasota

Summer Cove 2Decorative films and custom graphics are something that can make your home or office space unique. You can customize your interior environment with any number of things. “Off the shelf” decorative films are easily applied to windows, mirrors, shower doors, and front entries. Custom fabricated images that look like expensive etched glass can done in geometric patterns, or images that match your sense of style; whether they are flowers, birds, or nature scenes. Finally, virtually any image can be printed on clear film, and applied to glass! There no limits to the things that you can do!

People passing by can see right into your home through the glass front doors and sidelights. How about that big window over the tub in the master bath? Frosted and decorative films can give you a sense of privacy (and security) without losing light! So much more practical than window treatments that flop around every time you open the door – and so much more “eye-popping!”

Add a whole new look at the office; starting with a custom crafted logo on the entry. Or, add a privacy factor to glass partitions,  interior conference room panels and training areas where outside distractions are unwanted. The look is clean, uncluttered, and all business! It can be achieved at a fraction of the cost of actual etched glass. Best of all, it can be done with no muss and no fuss. Etching can be a real hassle – the mess of sandblasting, taking the glass out and replacing it after it is done – but frosted films can be applied quickly and without any disruption! Any fabrication is done at our facility and not where you conduct business.  Before you know it, the look of your office has been fundamentally changed!

Solar-X of Sarasota has been the area leader in decorative film as well as sun control film for forty years, with clients from Palmetto and Parrish, to Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key.   Count on us to get your job done right, with the area’s most experienced installation technicians and award-winning products such as SolarGard® and SolarGard® Panorama® sun control and safety films, or the hundreds of high-quality decorative products we have available. Contact Solar-X today for a free consultation and estimate. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

Custom Glass Imaging Improves Condo Entries | Window Film

Kanaya Main Entry“Kanaya” is a luxury condominium in downtown Sarasota. Close to everything, and with plenty of active owners, there is a lot of “in and out” traffic through the lobby and entries. Smudging and fingerprints on the glass were becoming a real problem; with maintenance personnel constantly called to clean and maintain the appearance of the glass in the entry doors – several times a day! Some residents were also concerned with how easy it was to see into the lobby from the busy adjacent street, and called for a “non-intrusive” solution that would give them some sense of improved privacy.

The Building Committee Chairman approached Solar-X of Sarasota for ideas. He knew of our reputation for creative solutions using films, and we approached the project with the idea of incorporating the oriental-style trim on the building into the design; creating a “shoji screen” theme in a translucent, frosted film that would not only give them improved privacy,  it would also completely eliminate the smudging and fingerprints on the glass! The maintenance supervisor is ecstatic, the homeowners are happy with the improved appearance and the improved privacy – it’s a success all around!

“Outside the box” thinking has kept Solar-X of Sarasota in a leadership position for nearly forty years.  Whenever clients want top quality window films, such Kanaya Entryas SolarGard®, Panorama®, Armorcoat®; or hundreds of decorative films  – even custom crafted window and door designs fabricated to our client’s specifications, Solar-X of Sarasota can be counted on to deliver total customer satisfaction in every detail. Installed with uncompromising attention to detail by the area’s finest craftsmen. Contact Solar-X for a consultation and estimate on your next project today. Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

“Ho-Hum” Becomes “Sensational” With Decorative Window Film!

Decorative Window Films For Interior DesignBy any measure, the largest part of our business at Solar-X of Sarasota is the window film business – that is both “sun control” film and “safety and security” film. But a rapidly growing segment of our business is the sale and installation of decorative films – embossed, textured, patterned and frosted products that add a whole new dimension to the appearance of ordinary windows, doors, and mirrors.

These products can be used for both residential and commercial applications, and we are happy to show you any of the hundreds of films available!decorative-film-florida Homeowners love the appearance upgrade on shower doors, front entries that need privacy from the street,  home offices, glass-fronted kitchen cabinets, etc.  Businesses appreciate the privacy given to glass-walled conference rooms, partitions between work stations, reception areas, and glass doors into private offices. In addition, we can custom fabricate corporate logos, or unique creations that enhance glass appearance and add a “designer touch” – all at a cost that can be less than half the cost of actual etched glass.

Lakewood Ranch Country Club Window TintingFor large-scale applications, we can provide custom imaging done with solvent printing – a process where actual images can be printed on a clear film “base” and applied to large areas of glass to become a one-of-a-kind mural; or unique design. Or we can install printed “architectural wraps” on storefronts. Today’s printing technology can provide imagery with “high definition” optical clarity, and provide the business owner with a means to promote his or her business that is truly eye-catching!

No matter what you choose, Solar-X of Sarasota can provide the decorative products to take your glass from “so-so” to “sensational!” Contact Solar-X today for more information about these exciting products that can bring affordable elegance to your home or office setting. Decorative films are one more item that keep Solar-X in the top echelon of our industry, and help us to remain “the area leader since 1973.”

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Add a “Designer Touch” To Your Home…

Decorative Window Films For Interior DesignSo you have a bathroom with tired, plain shower doors. Or you want privacy for your front door and sidelights.  You’ve heard about decorative films for glass, but where do you go to find them? “Big Box” home improvement stores have three or four choices – maybe. Solar-X of Sarasota has hundreds! And we’ll bring them right to your home where you can see them, feel them, and get “in-home” decorating advice for free! Patterns of all kinds; textures like “pebbled glass,” “rain glass,” or “cut glass,” and colors. All at prices that are far more affordable than new, custom decorative glass!

Get rid of those dated shear curtains on your front door! Add privacy to a “pool bath” door! Add a “wow factor” to those shower doors in the master bath. Want a peek? Have a look at some virtual samples. Then call Solar-X for a free, no-obligation estimate. We’ll have you “prettied up” just in time for Spring!

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Add privacy to glass between work spaces, on office doors, or open conference rooms. Welcome clients and visitors with custom-crafted, “etched glass”-looking logos on your entry doors. Eye-catching custom glass imaging adds a professional look to office spaces that can’t fail to impress.

Solar-X of Sarasota has been serving Bradenton, SarasotaVenice, and the surrounding area since 1973.  Offering the complete line of superior quality SolarGard®,  Armorcoat™, and Panorama® window films as well as decorative films, architectural wraps, and custom glass imaging for home and office. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation and estimate.

“Wine Country” Comes To Lakewood Ranch Country Club | Architectural Wraps | Window Tinting

Lakewood Ranch Country Club Window TintingSeveral months ago Lakewood Ranch Country Club decided to dedicate a room within the clubhouse to the enjoyment of fine wines – an area with the ambiance of a private wine cellar; where members could sip their personal favorites or find a new one. The room dedicated to this purpose has a glass wall with entry; and club management wanted to add something – a decorative touch that would be subtle, but add a level of separation and a sense of some privacy from people passing by on their way to other function rooms within the club.   Shane Pringle, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Services approached Solar-X of Sarasota for any suggestions we might have. Senior sales representative Brian Gregg had what turned out to be just the right solution.

Brian suggested an “architectural wrap“; in this case an image of Lakewood Ranch Window Tintingtrees and vineyards – very subtle, in tones of black and grey with a slightly frosted effect – a process called UV solvent printing. The image allows people to see in and out of the room, but adds a certain “feel” of privacy, and a sense of being in the wine regions of Europe. After approval of the sample image, an order was placed and the product arrived in plenty of time for the scheduled installation prior to opening. The “pieces” of the image were checked for proper alignment, and installed on the glass wall, where bystanders watched while the picture took shape. A short while later, the wall was transformed into the image you see above (click on the image to enlarge), and club management  couldn’t be happier with the job. The final touch of ambiance is now in place, and the room is ready to be enjoyed by all who pass through those beautiful doors!

Whether it is high quality window film, Lakewood Ranch Window Treatmentsdecorative vinyls, or today’s most sophisticated printed “wraps,” Solar-X of Sarasota has the talent and experience to bring your ideas to life. Call us with any idea that brings together “art” and “applied products” and we’ll deliver a finished product that will amaze you. Whether you are an architect specifying products for a project, or a homeowner who wants to add “something” to a plain glass door, we have the products. Contact us today, and we’ll get you started!

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“Architectural Wrap” Eliminates Unwanted View  Of Construction Site

Window Signs Sarasota “Cafe 1700″, located inside Sarasota Memorial Hospital has a prime view of what – at least for the next two years – is going to be an unattractive construction site. The distraction and unsightliness of the site created a problem which hospital and cafe management wanted to eliminate in a positive manner for their customers.  One suggested solution to the problem was to close the hurricane shutters on the outside of the window. Unappealing at best, no one on staff wanted to do that. A second option was to install an opaque film on the window glass that would keep people from seeing out the window – not only a poor solution but drab and “confining.”  Upon making a call to Solar-X  however, Hospitality Services Supervisor John Shirk found that there was a third alternative – an eye pleasing “architectural wrap.” Installing a collage of pictures; printed  in large format, and “framed” by opaque window film, would give the cafe an eye-catching focal point – not a view of the back side of closed hurricane shutters, or an unattractive construction site!

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John had been tasked with finding a solution to this problem and was searching for ideas when he approached Solar-X. Excited as he was by the “picture” concept, John thought that the “arty” approach might well be beyond the budget that he had been assigned for the project. But a consultation with Solar-X proved differently. Utilizing a combination of printed material and opaque window film kept the price within range.  Now “Cafe 1700″ has a creative solution that is far more pleasing to the eye than just another “ho-hum” approach.

If you are a business owner, think how an eye-catching architectural wrap could enhance your storefront. Not only will your business stand out from others to people passing by, or even drivers who see it from the street; it will immediately telegraph to potential customers what you sell, and add a creative flair that will invite people in to browse and buy. Always looking to help their clients with creative applied products, Solar-X of Sarasota would be delighted to help you bring an idea to life for your business – and at a price that fits your budget! Call us today for a no-obligation consultation.

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