For all shower doors
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.
1/4″ (6mm)used in table tops (as protective covering), insulated units, single-pane windows, shelves, framed shower doors, etc.
5/16″ (8mm)used in table tops (as protective covering), lightweight shelves, framed shower doors, etc.
Tempered shower glass is safety glass and by law, is the only type of glass permitted for bathroom shower installations. It’s called safety glass because tempered glass will never break into sharp, jagged edges. Instead, when broken, tempered glass shatters into small oval pebbles.
It’s important that our clients understand basic properties of tempered glass to protect your frameless shower investment.
- Never cut or drill tempered glass. It will shatter.
- Extreme heat conditions such as fire will also cause tempered glass to shatter.
- Tempered glass does not protect glass clarity or prevent hard-water stains.
Tempered glass does not interfere with glass styles or choices. It does not alter the look of clear, tinted or acid-etched glass patterns
Glass Fabrication refers to any cut outs, holes, etc. that need to be made in order for hardware to be mounted.
A mickey mouse cutout (pictured) is a precision cut made to your frameless glass shower door. Its unique shape, which includes rounded corners that resemble mouse ears, was engineered to provide greater structural security when hanging a heavy glass shower door. With a mickey mouse notch, it’s virtually impossible to pull the door hinge out of the glass.
Cosmetically, a mickey mouse notch provides a bed for the inner-workings of the door hinge, allowing it to fit flush with the door. Finished cover plates tightly secure the hinge within the glass, preventing water or air corrosion from reaching the actual door hinge.
Mickey mouse cutouts are used to secure both side hinges and pivot hinges.
Glass shower doors can be fabricated from different glass types, colors and patterns. Glass shower doors are no longer just glass. Thanks to designer trends, homeowners now have a variety of glass types, colors, and patterns to choose from.