Enclosed Showers

Glass enclosed showers have gained popularity and are increasingly popular in new construction homes. There are some things to consider, however.  Read below to see if this is the type of shower for you.

Showers that are enclosed by glass can dramatically open up a bathroom space. Large bathrooms look even more spacious and small rooms look larger when the shower is translucent or transparent. These showers often have a “spa-like” affect when the interior walls and floors are covered in tile. Shower tile for this enclosed space is nearly endless.

Enclosed showers are also very customizable.  Showers frequently include a niche in the wall or a built-in bench. Fixtures are another way to customize your shower. Fancy a rainfall showerhead? How about body spray jets installed on the walls? (On a side note, body jets often recycle the shower water for a continuous spray).  These are all possibilities!

The biggest drawback to having an enclosed shower is the need to clean the glass after each use. Water drops leave marks and make the glass look dirty. The glass can be cleaned with glass cleaner or a tool designed for this particular job. Selecting frosted glass can help lessen the appearance of water droplets.

Enclosed showers can offer privacy in several ways. The first is to select glass that includes various types of etching or frosting. Either style will keep the glass from being fully transparent and will provide privacy.

Guest baths are not a good place for transparent glass enclosure, simply because these baths may be shared by more than one person. Guest are most likely going to prefer a shower with a curtain. Save this amazing shower for the master bathrooms.

No matter what you choose, your space is sure to benefit from forethought and consideration.  If you have any questions about the best tile for your shower or bathroom, feel free to ask us at Levi’s 4 Floors!

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