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3 Important Elements That Will Help Transform Your Stand Up Glass Shower
My friend Nancy was really excited to show me the home improvement and remodel she did to her house. The designers had done a fabulous job. I was surprised by the bathroom remodel that they had done to her two bathrooms. Gone were the bathtubs and the shower doors. The bathrooms looked huge and spacious. Nancy told me that they had customized it to add a stand-up shower, something she had always wanted.
A custom stand-up glass shower is a personalized design idea that turns an ordinary bathroom into a spacious, comfortable, and elegant looking one. There are various components that you could mix and match to get the perfect shower you want.
Shower door: The first thing that catches your eye about a glass shower stall and makes it stand out is the shower door. And with so many varieties available, you will feel like a kid in a candy store.
Swing doors are available in custom thicknesses, framed, semi-frameless, and frameless versions and also folding options for tight spaces and small bathrooms. You could opt for a bi-fold or sliding door with opaque glasses for that unique finish.
Glass doors not only add an elegant look to the shower they also make it look spacious and neat. Customized glass shower doors can also prevent mold and scum formation with a special spot-resistant coating.
Enclosures: Glass enclosures add a distinct look to specialty glass showers. Frameless glass enclosures are contemporary yet minimalistic and keep your bathroom look refreshing.
If you feel glass enclosures only come in rectangular shapes, you’re mistaken. You can choose from curved, quadrant, offset quadrant, or even circular if that’s something you fancy.
At Michael’s Glass, we specialize in:
- Walk-in showers
- Alcove shower
- Corner shower
- French corner shower
- Threshold shower
Glass Effects: Transparent glass does have a certain classy charm to it, but that shouldn’t stop you from thinking out of the box. Shower doors and partitions can now sport designs that were previously unthinkable. From etched to colored images and 3D to digital prints you can let your imagination run wild.
Apart from enhancing privacy, these effects add to the cool quotient of your bathroom. You can choose from transparent glass or fiberglass.
Glass Splashbacks: An alternative to tiling, glass splashbacks create beautiful looking shower walls, backwalls, or shower enclosures. Apart from being waterproof, it has several advantages like not requiring any grouting and are very low maintenance.
They are made of toughened glass and come in various colors and digitally printed patterns.
There are three things that you will need to keep in mind while installing your custom glass showers:
Shower Pan: A shower pan keeps moisture away from the bathroom floor. Make sure to choose a solid, pre-formed pan, or one that acts like a flexible membrane. The pan sits on shower flooring that’s tilted towards the center drain.
Tiles: If you have to choose between porcelain, ceramic, and stone tiling for your bathroom, you’ll need to know about their qualities. Porcelain tiles produce a tougher surface and are water resistant. Stone tiles are dense and give an earthy natural look. Ceramic tiles aren’t as tough but work for bathrooms and are pocket-friendly. When choosing tiles, the shower base, showerhead, and faucets, are important factors to keep in mind as well as the type of finish whether its stainless steel or brushed nickel.
Plumbing: For hot and cold water supply lines use copper, PEX, CPVC or any other approved plumbing material. CPVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes are ideal for drains. You’ll also need a flange fitting for the terminal drain which is at the bottom of the shower.
Skip the DIY project from home depot and let the glass experts at Michael’s Glass Company help you fully transform your glass shower! For a custom shower, design, and installations contact us at (215) 338-3293 to learn more!