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Design Guide: A Deep Dive into Glass Shower Enclosure Options

Imagine stepping into a luxurious spa every morning.

Corner glass shower with bronze like accessories.

Imagine stepping into a luxurious spa every morning. Your shower enclosure isn’t just functional, it’s a stunning focal point, reflecting light and creating a sense of serenity. But with so many glass options available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Fear not! This deep dive equips you with the knowledge to make an informed decision, transforming your shower into a blissful sanctuary.

Delving into the Glass Universe:

Side to side, a clear glass shower enclosure vs a low iron glass shower enclosure

Clear vs. Low-Iron

Standard clear glass boasts affordability, but its green tint might not suit your vision. Low-iron glass offers exceptional clarity, showcasing your tilework and creating a more open feel, albeit at a slightly higher price point.

a thick glass enclosure

Thickness Matters

Feeling unsteady? Opt for thicker glass (typically 3/8″ or ½”) for enhanced stability and a more substantial look. For sleeker aesthetics, consider ⅜” glass, suitable for most standard shower sizes.

3 shower glass enclosures with different glass textures

Textured Delights

Craving privacy without sacrificing light? Textured glass options like frosted, etched, or rain patterns offer varying degrees of opacity, adding a touch of design flair.

Beyond the Basics:

A graph of a shower representing special coatings

Specialty Coatings

Concerned about hard water stains? Consider protective coatings like ShowerGuard® for easier cleaning and lasting beauty.

an Illustration about the endless posibilities of bathroom hardware

Hardware Harmony

From sleek chrome to rustic matte black, choose hardware that complements your bathroom’s style and ensures smooth operation. Consider features like towel bars or built-in shelves for added functionality.

2 Showers, one with frameless glass enclosure and the other one with frameless enclosure

Frameless Finesse vs. Framed Functionality

Frameless enclosures offer a minimalist aesthetic, maximizing light and openness. Framed options provide extra stability and might be more budget-friendly, especially for larger showers.

Remember: Every bathroom is unique, and the perfect glass enclosure depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors like:

Ready to embark on your glass shower enclosure journey? Consult with the experts at Mara Glass. We’ll guide you through the selection process, ensuring your new shower enclosure is not just beautiful, but perfectly tailored to your vision and lifestyle.

Commitment From The Owners

Maria & Tulio, as owners of Mara Glass, We commit to our customers the very highest level of quality and service. ​ ​We personally inspect each glass project installed in your home.

We guarantee all of our work and the primary goal for our company is customer satisfaction.

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