4 Ways To Add Glass To Your Shower
Glass works so well for the bathroom. The reflective surface shines light back into your space, giving the bathroom a bright and airy ambience. What's more, the nonporous material is naturally waterproof, making it impervious to mold and stains. Likewise, glass is easy to clean and maintain. Utilize glass in your shower construction for a useful and beautiful installation.
If you have a tub and shower combination, consider installing a sliding glass door. These typically slide along a rim attached to the tub and suspended above. This opens up your space more than a shower curtain does.
Glass shower doors can also work if you have a shower room, such as a stall tucked into a corner or a wet room. These doors are affixed to the wall via discreet hinges and can swing in or out. Because of the lack of metal, the doors are usually constructed of sturdy glass.
Another option for a shower room is to enclose it with glass walls. This works well if your space is large enough to prevent the shower from spraying water into the rest of the bathroom. Contractors install floor to ceiling glass to enclose the space, which can even include a freestanding bathtub. If privacy is a concern, consider choosing glass with a frosted or etched look. This won't inhibit glass's reflection of light, but it will obscure shapes within the shower enclosure.
Most walk-in showers feature a glass enclosure. These can be framed or frameless. Framed enclosures utilize a metal framework for attaching the glass panels to each other and to the wall. Glass doors are still hinged. With frameless enclosures, contractors use discreet hinges and mounts to affix the glass panels. The result is a seamless enclosure. Because there's no metal framework for stability, the contractors must use a heavier grade of glass, which can add to the cost.
For even more light reflection, you could combine glass tile with one of the above installations. As Better Homes and Gardens points out, finishing your stall with glass tile can add a subtle shimmer, especially when you have a glass enclosure. It's possible to use glass exclusively for your tile work. However, some homeowners prefer to have the stall done in porcelain tile with glass tile work as a decorative border.
Utilize more glass in your shower stall to reflect light and create an uninterrupted sightline in your bathroom.