One of the hottest trends in bathroom decorating is frameless glass shower enclosures. If you’ve ever seen sliding glass doors around a bathtub, you know that these aren’t new. Frameless glass shower enclosures aren’t like bathtub doors. Instead, frameless glass shower doors enclose a walk-in shower. They come in a number of layouts and can be customized to fit any space.
Frameless glass is versatile
As Baby Boomers age, they’re trading their traditional bathtubs in for walk-in showers. Bathtub related accidents account for about one-quarter of a million Emergency Room visits annually in the United States. Walk-in showers offer distinctive advantages, including safety and ease of maintenance.
Frameless glass shower enclosures can create an elegant, spa-like atmosphere in any bathroom. The enclosure can be customized to fit any space, and follow a few basic designs. For bathrooms with limited space, a pivoting frameless glass shower door can cover the entire width of the shower pan, or the door can be paired with a fixed panel to create a glass wall. In bathrooms with more space, a walk in shower can be designed to fit any space.
Steam doors are a variation of shower doors. Steam doors keep the steam in the shower area, and include vapor-proof gaskets and hardware. Steam doors always swing outward, so if you want to install them, you’ll need enough clearance in the room for a steam door. Standard shower doors can swing inward, so they’re a better solution for a small space.
Walk-in shower enclosures can feature glass on multiple sides, and are easily customized for any space. You can decorate the outside of the shower enclosure or other surfaces in the bathroom with Glassprimer™ glass paint to create a frosted effect, or add a splash of color. Even though glass paint tests well when exposed to water, we don’t recommend immersion for surfaces coated with Glassprimer™ glass paint. The paint will perform well, however, in the bathroom, and will withstand the humidity.
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