If you are tired of having your shower curtain stick to your backside every time that you bend over while showering, then installing glass shower doors is a wonderful solution to this problem. By choosing shower doors that contain obscure glass, you can also maintain the same level of privacy that you previously had using a shower curtain. Additionally, glass shower doors will elevate the aesthetic in your bathroom and will be easier to keep clean.
Here is some information to help you choose the right type of obscure glass for your bathroom's new shower doors:
The Three Types of Obscure Glass for Shower Doors
There are three types of obscure glass that you can choose to have installed in your bathroom's shower doors.
The three obscure glass types are:
- frosted glass
- reflective glass
- textured glass
While the cost of each type of obscure glass is fairly comparable to the other options, each type of glass does have its distinct advantages and disadvantages that you need to keep in mind when you make your purchase choice.
Frosted glass is nice for use on shower doors because it can be purchased with many interesting designs etched into it. Frosted glass is not easily damaged by kids or pets, and it is not as heavy or hard to clean as textured glass.
Reflective shower glass doors have a thin film installed on their glass panels. This type of obscure glass is well suited for shower doors because, in the bright lights of a bathroom, the reflective film can obscure the view into the shower area quite effectively.
Reflective glass has the added benefits of being light and easy to clean. However, reflective glass is not good for use in homes with children or pets who can scratch the reflective film on the glass with their toys or nails.
Finally, since textured glass is not smooth like any of the other glass options for your shower doors, it tends to provide the highest level of obscuring ability. However, textured glass can be hardest to clean because it traps dust and hard water scale in the small pits in the glass, and it is hard to remove them. This makes textured glass not a good option if your home has hard water or your shower will get daily use. Textured glass also lets through less light than the other options, so it should only be used in bathrooms with ample lighting.
For more information and options, talk with companies that install shower doors, such as Mitchell's Glass & Mirror.