Types of Window Tinting Film

Window tint film typesWe already talked a lot about the benefits of tinting windows in your car or your home. The reasons are plentiful which is why a lot of people today are looking to tint their windows. We always advise everyone to find professionals to apply the tint for you to ensure it gets done correctly, but in today’s economy with everyone looking to save as much money as possible it’s very common to do such work by yourself.

If you decided to apply window tint yourself there are several tinting film types you can choose from. They are suited for different things and we’re sure you know which one you need already, but knowing all the choices you have is always useful.

Below are four main window tinting film types which are available commercially and can be installed on existing windows with ease. They include decorative films, frosted films, anti-graffiti films and safety films. Every one has it’s advantages and potential uses which is why they are very common nowadays. You can find out more about each of these film types below!

1. Decorative films

Decorative tinting is typically done on kid’s bedrooms or similar windows where you want to add some playful decorative item. They are great for dressing up a dull window, and there are many different patterns or styles you can choose from. You can get films with floral designs, leaves, or just simplistic dots or stripes. Decorative films are typically not used much in offices, but they can also be useful in shops to promote your products on windows or similar.

2. Frosted films

Frosted films are used for adding privacy to a room. It gives the appearance of a sand-blasted or frosted effect to a window, and it’s often used in conference rooms in offices, or even bathroom windows at home. Frosted window film is a better choice for privacy than regular window tint that only darkens the window, since you can’t see anything clearly through a frosted window even if the light are on inside.

3. Anti-graffiti films

This type of tint is typically found on public buildings, banks, shopping malls etc. where there’s potential for vandalism. Removing paint from a glass window can be a difficult and time consuming process so it’s a lot easier to simply remove the window film and replace it with another. Majority of high-quality anti-graffiti window film is easy to remove and replace making it ideal for these types of places.

4. Safety films

Safety films are often applied to windows on storefronts or glass doors to make sure the glass doesn’t hurt anyone when broken or shattered. The tint helps keep the pieces of glass together to ensure it doesn’t cause any cuts in the event an accident happens.


Above listed are the four major types of window tint films you can apply to your home, office or some other windows. Tinting windows on your vehicle typically doesn’t require any special film types as they are designed for only one purpose. In homes or workplaces however there are different requirements which is why there are different types of films available for you to purchase.