Layout & Design
We encourage you to consult us or your design professional for appropriate layout of your bathroom and shower.
Be to sure to consider the locations of vanities, toilets, towel bars and doors.
Generally shower glass is sturdiest and most price-effective when doors are wall-mounted. Glass-mounted doors are possible too, but may have structural requirements (i.e. more hardware & expense) than you had in mind. Backing in the walls or ceiling may also be required – give us a quick call when you’re framing to save headache later.
Your shower glass will showcase your tilework, so we recommend using a professional to achieve a great result. Ensure you’re keeping a straight line and an even depth, and avoid 3D tiles where your glass meets the wall.
Tile also needs to be well-adhered. Insufficient grout will leave hollow patches behind your tile, causing it to crack when drilled.
Finally, select a tile appropriate for a wet environment. Porcelains and man made stone will save on maintenance compared to porous natural stone.
Showers, especially steam showers, will produce a lot of steam in your bathroom. Consider installing a good fan or dehumidifier, and run them during and after each use. Also leave your shower door open (towards the drain) after showering to prevent unnecessary moisture & mildew.
Water runs downhill, and sits on flat surfaces. Inadequate slope towards your drain will guarantee leaks, no matter how great the glass installation. Be especially mindful when installing no-threshold or curbless showers!
Also, check tubs and pre-fabricated bases for slope before they are installed! If the threshold does not angle down toward the drain, take it back to the store before it’s too late.