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Exploring the Variety of Glass Textures for Your Frameless Shower Doors

November 28, 2023

By Kevin Wisecarver

If you’re considering upgrading your bathroom with a glass shower door, you need to pay attention to every detail. This includes the types of glass used. There’s a wide variety of glass options available that can meet your needs based on ease of maintenance, privacy needs, budget, and style preferences. 

You may already know what type of frameless glass shower door you want, but you still need to choose the right type of glass. The types of shower glass you select will significantly affect the look and feel of your bathroom. You need to determine whether you need more privacy or prefer the pristine clarity of ultra-clear glass. Tinting and texturing are other options that can change the appearance of the glass and can add another level of customization and elegance.

Clear Glass for Shower Doors

Clear glass is transparent tempered glass that has a slightly greenish tint that’s not very noticeable. You can also choose low-iron shower glass, which can transmit more light than ultra-clear glass and does not have any greenish tint. Clear and ultra-clear glass works well with all decor styles and can give any bathroom an elegant feel and a timeless look.

Additionally, since this glass type is transparent, light can easily flow throughout your bathroom, making it look larger and more inviting.

If you want to show off your beautiful tile or stonework in your shower, want more light to flood your bathroom, and privacy isn’t a priority, clear shower glass is the best option.

Patterned Glass Shower Doors

With multiple pattern glass design options available, you’ll have a wide range of choices if you prefer textured glass for your new shower door. Since textures can vary, you can choose from different levels of opacity. Most patterned glass doors will have a pattern on one side only. Before you make your final choice regarding the types of shower glass you want to use for your new enclosure, make sure you talk to a team member at Wise Glass about the specific textured glass you want to use, how much light it can transmit, and whether there is texture on one side or both. Our design team can help you choose the right texture for your shower glass and can walk you through the different options available to help you make the best choice based on your budget, bathroom decor, and style preferences.

Frosted Shower Glass Shower Doors

If you’re having a new shower enclosure installed in a high-traffic bathroom, then privacy glass can be a perfect choice. To create the texture of frosted privacy glass, one side is etched with sandblasting or acid etching. The etching prevents light from easily passing through, giving the glass a translucent appearance.

One side of the opaque glass will remain smooth, so you can easily clean the surface. Frosted glass also keeps smudges and fingerprints from standing out as much as they tend to on clear glass.

Rain Shower Glass Doors

Rain glass shower doors feature a pattern on one side of the glass that’s designed to resemble drops of rain. This design provides a decorative alternative to frosted glass and is a neutral option that can easily blend well with most bathroom decor.

What sets rain shower glass apart from other types of textures is the small size of the design, which doesn’t detract from the surrounding decor. This type of glass allows the shower to fall into the background.

The pattern also prevents people from easily seeing into the shower, so it's a great choice for high-traffic bathrooms where the shower user will require more privacy.

Keep in mind that if you choose this texture for a smaller bathroom, the space can appear enclosed because the visible dimensions shrink. A large bathroom will benefit more from this choice since the shower will still allow some light to flow throughout the already larger space.

Contact a Top-Rated Shower Door Company to Get a Free Estimate and Schedule a Consultation

To get the type of shower glass you want, contact the team at Wise Glass LLC today. Our experts can ensure that the glass you choose for your shower enclosure will turn your bathroom into the spa-like environment you’ve always wanted. Since we offer a wide variety of glass options, you can rest assured that we can create the perfect shower for your unique bathroom space. Contact us today to get a free estimate and schedule a consultation.

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If you’re considering upgrading your bathroom with a glass shower door, you need to pay attention to every detail. This includes the types of glass used. There’s a wide variety of glass options available that can meet your needs based on ease of maintenance, privacy needs, budget, and style preferences.  You may already know what […]

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