Choosing to have a custom glass shower enclosure installed in your bathroom can be a beautiful addition. It can leave your bathroom feeling more open and inviting. Glass shower enclosures are also much more durable than the traditional shower curtain and shower rod found in many bathrooms. When it comes to putting a shower enclosure in your bathroom, it isn’t a one size fits all when picking out the glass. M & M Glass is here to talk about the different kinds of glass that are used to make shower enclosures.
Crystal Clear Shower Glass
This is one of the most common types of glass used to make shower enclosures. If you are looking for glass that will leave your space feeling open, clear glass is a great choice. Sometimes this glass has a bit of a green hue, but that is often unnoticeable. This glass is completely transparent and doesn’t offer any privacy. It is a great choice for bathrooms that are on the smaller side.
Opaque & Frosted Shower Doors & Panels
If you are looking for glass that offers you privacy, opaque glass or frosted glass is the glass for you. They come in a variety of designs and are made using acid or sandblasting to etch the glass. Many people like this option because of the privacy and the fact that fingerprints and other smudge marks aren’t as visible on its surface.
Rain Glass for Showers
This type of glass is one that certainly will catch everyone’s eye. The design on the glass is similar to what rain falling from the sky looks like. It offers nearly as much privacy as opaque and frosted glass but has a little more style while doing it. It also offers a surface that is less likely to notice fingerprints and other marks.
Patterned Glass Shower Enclosures
Patterned glass can come in a wide variety of different styles and is a great way to give your bathroom the facelift you are looking for without digging into a complete remodel. When you choose patterned glass with etched designs on it, you need to be aware that the shower enclosure will then most likely become the focal point of your bathroom. You need to make sure you clean it as mold and mildew can grow in the cracks and edges of the etching.
If you are looking for glass that is a show stopper, hammered glass is a great choice. It can look intriguing when light passes through it. The hammering give the glass a little bit of obscurity, but you won’t get the privacy that you would if you chose rain or frosted glass.
For those that don’t appreciate the greenish tint that comes in normal clear glass, you may want to choose a low-iron glass. This glass offers more of an HD view through the glass. It’s one of the clearest glass you can choose.