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Euro Frameless Shower Door & Bath Screen Edge Work

Flat Polish

Flat Polish is the standard edge work for Euro Frameless Shower Doors. Since the Euro 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 not just the exposed edges, to make sure you clean reflections.

Pencil Polish

This an optional edge work which can be used on Bath Screens.

     
Glass Types
Euro Frameless shower doors are built using thick safety tempered glass. The thick glass (3/8" or 1/2" ) glass is rigid enough to be use structurally, eliminating the need for all of the metal frames used in typical showers. In this section we will attempt to display the color and degree of obscurity the glass provides.
Clear Glass
Available in 3/8" and 1/2"
The is the same type of glass used in windows. Notice that there is a slight greenish tint to the glass. Window glass is usually 1/8" thick so you don't notice the color. The thicker the glass the more pronounced the color becomes. The edges of the glass show the color the strongest because you are looking into inches of glass.
<= 3/8" Clear glass
Crystal Clear Glass
Available in 3/8" and 1/2"
This is special glass produced by the glass manufactures once a year using special sand to produce clear glass. There can be availability issues with this glass.
 
 
<= 3/8" Crystal Clear glass
 
Gray Glass
Available in 3/8" and 1/2"
Care should be taken on where a colored glass is used. If the bathroom has lots of light, or if light source, or window in the shower using a colored class can be striking, but used in the wrong situation it can create a very dark corner in the bathroom
 
<= 3/8" Gray glass shown
Bronze Glass
Available in 3/8" and 1/2"
Care should be taken on where a colored glass is used. If the bathroom has lots of light, or if light source, or window in the shower using a colored class can be striking, but used in the wrong situation it can create a very dark corner in the bathroom.
 
 
<= 3/8" Bronze glass
Frosted Glass
Available in 3/8" and 1/2"
Frosted glass is typically clear glass which has been sandblasted on the outside surface, but any glass type can be treated with this process. As shown it offers the best obscurity. We offer a full family of design which can be processed as clear design on frosted glass, or frosted design on clear glass.
 
<= 3/8" Frosted glass
 
Baroque Glass
Available in 3/8"
This is a new glass type offered by PPG. There is a grain to the design which is normally put vertically on the shower door . The texture is on the out side of the glass, with relatively smooth inside surface.
 
<= 3/8" Baroque glass
 
Rain Glass
Available in 3/8"
This is textured clear glass that looks like rain drops running down the glass. The grain of the glass runs vertically.
 
 
<= 3/8" Rain glass
 
Glue Chip Glass
Available in 3/8"
This is rolled textured clear glass with a fern like texture similar to Glue Chip glass.
 
 
<= 3/8" Glue Chip glass
 
Clear Granite Glass
Available in 3/8" and 1/2"
This is a textured clear glass that has patches of clear against frosted glass. The pattern is random and will vary from panel to panel.
 
 
<= 3/8" Clear Granite glass
 
Gray Granite
Available in 3/8"
This is a textured gray glass that has patches of gray glass against frosted gray glass. The pattern is random and will vary from panel to panel.
 
 
<= 3/8" Gray Granite glass
 
Bronze Granite
Available in 3/8" or 1/2"
This is a textured bronze glass that has patches of bronze glass against frosted bronze glass. The pattern is random and will vary from panel to panel.
 
 
<= 3/8" Bronze Granite
 
Tempered Safety Glass

 

Our showers are built with Safety Tempered Glass. The typical process for making Safety Tempered Glass is to start with regular annealed glass, and run it through a tempering oven which heats it up to about 1200 degrees and then quenches the glass with cool air. The air hardens the outside of the glass quickly. The inside core cools more slowly, but with the outside fixed internal stresses buildup inside the glass as the center core area shrinks as it cools. These internal stresses are what makes the tempered glass stronger, and make it safety glass. Safety glass can break, but if it does break it will break into small pieces instantly. You can still get cut with safety glass, but the injuries are typically minor. Always wear safety glasses when working with any kind of glass. Once glass is made into safety glass it is not possible to cut or drill holes without causing the glass to explode.

There is a small permanent logo is etched into each piece of safety glass identifying it as safety glass. Most building departments require and will look for the tempering logos during a site inspection.

 
 
 
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