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Glass shower enclosures are created with several different types of glass. Current design trends have led us to offer a variety of glass types, colors, and patterns to choose from. Here is a breakdown of the glass types for shower doors that we offer: standard clear glass, ultra-clear HDglass, frosted glass, rain glass, bronze glass, and gray glass.
Standard clear glass is the most commonly used option for shower enclosures
High clarity with a minimal greenish tint
Easy to maintain
Manufactured with reduced iron content
Less greenish tint in the glass resulting in exceptional clarity
Colorless appearance and higher light transmission
True colors of shower tile can be seen from outside of the shower
Produced by acid etching regular glass
Distinctive and uniformly smooth and satin like appearance
Admits soft light while providing a bit of opacity
Only one side of the glass is etched leaving the other side smooth for easier cleaning
Beautiful patterns of rain give it a distinctive decorative look
Admits soft light while providing visual control
Only one side of the glass is patterned leaving the other side smooth for easier cleaning
Ideal for concealing water marks, fingerprints and other minor stains
Bronze glass shower panels provide a tinted coppery look
The opaque bronze glass is a unique choice for shower door glass
The tint adds to the privacy of your shower enclosure
Gray shower glass panels present a tinted smokey look
As the darkest of our tints, gray shower glass offers the most privacy
Choose gray shower glass panels for a unique look in your bathroom
Shower Door Glass Works
Cut-outs and notches are an important part of your shower door fabrication. Our precision machinery enables us to create perfect cut outs and notches that are required for a glass shower door to function properly. They include: Holes, Mitered Edges, Mickey Mouse Cut-Outs, and Notched Glass.
Custom drilled in house, before tempering
Used for: shower door handles, towel rods, robe hooks
Mickey Mouse Cut Outs
Allows hinges to fit flush with the door
Secures side and pivot hinges
Glass pieces are cut at a 45° angle to form a 90° when joined
Water tight and steam-proof
Provides superior strength
Glass Shower Door Notchs
Custom cut in-house for shower door clamps
Question and Answers
What is the difference between HDglass and clear glass?
All clear glass contains some iron particles, which gives glass a slight greenish hue. This normal green tint can change how your shower tile looks when viewed from the other side of the glass.
With our ultra-clear HDglass, the iron particles have been removed from the glass. This low-iron glass provides excellent clarity and true color representation for bathroom tile or marble.
HDglass puts your shower design on display, giving a near invisible and airy feel to your entire room.
What is the difference between standard and heavy shower glass?
Standard shower glass is essentially used in framed showers constructed with either 3/16- or 1/4-inch thick glass. The glass is not strong enough to stand alone as a structural barrier and has to be wrapped in metal to be rigid enough to form a shower door. That is why we do not use 3/16” or 1/4” glass for our frameless shower doors.
Heavy shower glass refers to premium architectural glass either 3/8” or 1/2” thick. It's used to build frameless showers. Glass strength increases with thickness so heavy shower glass offers greater structural integrity that does not require a metal frame.