We all know that showering was not always as simple as turning on the hot or cold water faucet. Throughout history, the evolution of showering has been a long and winding road, beginning with no bathing at all to culminating with showering beneath a waterfall. Today, we will walk you through the fascinating history of shower enclosures that have wholly elevated the experience to a more luxurious level. Ready to dive in? Let’s get started.
Early Glass Showers
One of the first companies to manufacture shower stalls with transparent doors and walls was a business in Ohio. It started employing tempered glass for these enclosures in 1963, and it has been in use ever since—at least 500 percent more durable than a regular window of equal size.
Unlike some of today’s items, every early enclosure and entry featured a frame to protect the doors and windows. Soon, both swinging and sliding doors were offered for purchase.
Initially, people were drawn to them because of their practical advantages. They kept floors from becoming slippery and made upkeep easier. There was lots of light coming into the swimming area since the surface was translucent. On the other hand, homeowners soon began to choose glass because they wanted more aesthetically pleasing and luxury bathrooms.
The Many Benefits of Bathroom Enclosures
Over the last several years, glass shower enclosures have been more popular; however, not everyone has embraced this new trend. Shower enclosures are a cost-effective, attractive option for bathrooms of many shapes, sizes, and designs. Continue reading to learn about the many outstanding benefits of glass shower enclosures that may persuade you to make the switch if you haven’t already.
- It adds a unique style statement.
- No need to spare a thought about maintenance.
- It provides an instant dash of elegance to a bathroom.
- The clarity of glass gives the illusion of continuity in space.
- It keeps water within a single spot that can be dried quickly.
- The non-porous surface allows for keeping microbes at bay.
- It keeps the bathroom completely dry, preventing many slips and falls.
Custom-Designed Shower Enclosures at A-Christian Glass
At A-Christian Glass, every frameless shower enclosure is explicitly designed with a purpose. Ultimately, our objective is to help you construct a frameless shower enclosure that will enhance the appearance and practicality of your bathroom while also increasing the value of your property. Tempered frameless glass is available in two thicknesses: 3/8′′ and 1/2′′.
Glass examples are available for viewing in our store, or we may bring glass samples to your house when we come to measure. We will also assist you in selecting the appropriate hardware from our extensive selection of finishes and styles to complement your bathroom décor.
The Final Cut
Now that you’ve all the information about shower enclosures, it’s time to hire an experienced installer. If you’re located anywhere near Florida’s southeast coast, contact A-Christian Glass. We’ve been in business since 1988 (that’s 37 years), aiming to make your bathroom elegant…