Elements That Will Uniquely Transform Your Stand Up Glass Shower
3 Important Elements That Will Help Transform Your Stand Up Glass Shower
My friend Nancy was really excited to show me her remodeled house. The designers had done a fabulous job. I was surprised by what 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 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 standing shower you want.
Shower door: The first thing that catches your eye about a glass shower and makes it stand out is the 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 and frame-less versions and also folding options for tight spaces. You could also opt for a sliding glass 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 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. Frame-less 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.
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.
Glass Splashbacks: An alternative to tiles, glass splashbacks create a beautiful looking bathroom or shower enclosure. 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.
Three things you need to keep in mind while installing your custom glass showers:
Shower Pan: A shower pan keeps moisture away from the shower floor. Make sure to choose a solid, pre-formed pan, or one that acts like a flexible membrane. The pan sits on flooring that’s tilted towards the drain.
Tiles: If you have to choose between porcelain, ceramic and stone tiles 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.
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.