The business center at an upscale hotel you’re staying at. The walls of your favorite restaurant. Even your shower.
Glass might not be top of mind as a material that improves a space’s security and safety. Considered a fragile material by many, glass may seem like a material that always needs to be handled with care -- and there are plenty of glass types that do.
Ever stood in front of a recently cleaned window and notice it seems like it’s not even there? Or what about a glass table cover or custom shower enclosure?
Be it flying debris, an accidental bump, or even an irate customer or angry mob, sometimes glass integrity is tested by tough impacts.
The question of installing a shower versus a bath has been hotly contested over the years. While “spa tubs” were once all the rage, many home builders and designers are now seeing a trend towards removing the tub and installing a bigger shower. Today’s showers are larger, more luxurious, eco-conscious and safer for older adults than ever before.
Stunning new design options for 21st century homes can include a Wi-Fi or cloud-based digital shower, wireless speakers, thermostatic trim plates, chromotherapy lighting, and an incredible variety of luxurious shower-heads.
Whether as part of a walk-in shower or a bathtub/ shower combination, the new affinity for showers offers a great opportunity to commercial installers, architects, and interior designers everywhere. But, before all of the fancy gadgets and modern technology can be considered, it’s crucial to start with dependable glass.
Here are some elements to take into consideration regarding glass for shower enclosures.