Why Glass Bath Enclosures are a Good Idea
In recent years, the trend towards glass enclosures in the bathroom has grown in popularity. Interior decorators favor the use of glass enclosures because they add flair and elegance to a small bathroom without a large price tag. Glass bath enclosures are fully functional as well as stylish. These enclosures are in high demand for a number of reasons.
For starters, they transform a small, dreary and cramped bathroom into a bright, open and comfortable room. Glass enclosures also add a quality of sophistication and elegance to the room. Another useful quality is that they can be custom made to fit any shape or size. Best of all, glass enclosures are an affordable upgrade that raises your home’s value. There is a large selection of glass enclosures to choose from. Before you try to wade through all of the options, consider everything you want in a bath enclosure.
One thing you may want to consider is the iron content in the glass. Enclosures made from glass containing a low-iron content is a popular choice. Usually, this means it is made from high-end glass. This type of glass is thick and provides increased clarity and color balance. Frameless tempered glass with acrylic base is another popular choice.
You might also want to consider the effort involved in cleaning your enclosure. Look for enclosures made from high-quality, non-porous glass. These varieties are corrosion and discoloration resistant.
Glass shower enclosures are available in a vast assortment of designs and styles. One popular choice is the stand-alone shower. This is a free-standing shower in which each of the four walls is glass. The enclosure is alluring and gives the room a large, open appearance. Another highly sought-after option is the corner enclosure. These corner units are quite functional. Their minimal design makes them an excellent choice for small bathrooms.
Some people are reluctant to install glass enclosures because they fear that it will be harder to clean limescale and soap scum off the glass. Although these elements could build up after a while, proper attention and care will keep your glass looking new and dazzling without much effort.
First, immediately after your glass enclosure has been installed, clean off all fingerprints using window cleaner. Then apply a protective glass treatment to the entire glass structure. This will make the glass repel dirt and grime, soap scum and all oil-based stains. Repeat treatment as needed.
Be sure to rinse off the inside of your shower after every use. Furthermore, every time you clean the bathroom, spray down your shower enclosure with a water-vinegar solution. Leave the solution on the glass and clean other areas of the room. After you have cleaned everything else in the room, rinse your shower glass with hot water and wipe it with a clean sponge. Follow up with window cleaner to remove fingerprints.
Glass bath enclosures are functional and affordable. They are versatile enough to suit any bathroom. Best of all, glass enclosures transform even the dreariest and tiniest of bathrooms into indulgent elegance.