Glass Shower Wall Panels
"The glass panels can't be trimmed in your home. They come in a specific size. Many panels come with a translucent gasket that can help fill a gap should the walls be slightly out of plumb."
Are Glass Shower Wall Panels Clean & Sleek?
Last year I installed some clear glass shower wall panels and door for my wife. As a result, she's loving our remodeled master bathroom. They are sleek and easy to clean.
The glass panels came as a kit from American Standard. It's important to realize this glass is tempered and is safe. If it breaks, which is very hard to do, it shatters into tiny pieces instead of body-slicing shards the size of swords!
The first thing to remember is the glass panels come in many different patterns and styles. You can get translucent panels so light comes in and you shower in privacy.
Are Glass Shower Walls Easy To Clean?
Glass shower walls are very easy to clean. Just get the right glass.
You may not want glass thinking it's hard to keep clean. Here are the steps to overcome that fear:
- Purchase smooth glass, not that with grooves or depressions
- Squeegee off water from the glass before exiting the shower
- Dry glass in seconds with a microfiber towel
- Consider a water softener to prevent hard-water stains
Free & Fast Bids
Do you Need Glass Panel Brackets?
The glass panels need to be stable so they don't flex and fall. Special L-brackets are used along the walls for this. Pivoting bracket arms are used at the top of the panels to prevent them from moving back and forth.
The brackets also keep the heavy glass shower door panel from drooping.
Do the Glass Shower Walls Need To Be Plumb?
A point often overlooked is the importance of the walls being plumb and the shower base being level.
The glass panels can't be trimmed in your home. They come in a specific size.
Many panels come with a translucent gasket that can help fill a gap should the walls be slightly out of plumb.