Glass Enclosures are precision engineering with the highest quality materials and finishes to maximize performance and durability, to ensure your enclosure is a thing of beauty that will last a lifetime. All shower enclosures are made with safety tempered glass, a shatter-safe glass five to ten times stronger than regular glass.
As far as glass thickness, 95% of the time, a frameless shower enclosure is going to be 3/8" thick. 1/2" glass can be used if you simply want a heavier look and feel or if you have larger pieces of glass that may need to be a little more sturdy. 1/4" glass is rarely used for completely frameless showers.
What is the difference between 3/8-inch thick frameless shower glass and 1/2-inch thick frameless shower glass?
In short, glass thickness determines the structural strength of your shower enclosure. Here's a quick look at both options:
- 3/8-Inch Heavy Shower Glass
Three-eighth-inch thick glass is the smallest thickness size that can be used in frameless showers to assure sound, quality construction. It's also more budget-friendly than half-inch glass.
- 1/2-Inch Heavy Shower Glass
Premium half-inch thick glass offers the greatest structural integrity and durability. It's the same kind of glass used for storefronts. It not only looks more impressive but also has a more substantial feel.
Shower Door & Bath Screen Edge Work
Flat Polish is the standard edge work for Frameless Shower Doors. Since the Shower Door glass is thick (3/8" or 1/2") you can see into the glass. We polish all of the edges of the glass and not just the exposed edges, to make sure you see a clean reflection and transparancy.
This an optional edge work which can be used on your Custom Glass.