Our showers were designed to be curbless meaning there is no sill between the bathroom floor and the shower.
After much planning we finally got a curbless shower pan.
Then the entire floor was tiled. Now it’s time to enclose the showers. Barbara, a regular reader of LFTM asked if we could do away with glass altogether.
Alas, our bathrooms are not that large even though to us they’re enormous in comparison to the original bathroom we’ve been using for 19 years.
First, due to the size of the opening the glass needs to be half-inch thick. I determined that I want clear glass even though there are other choices of frosted and textured glass.
Second, the door, by code, should not open into the shower just in case of emergency of someone falling and blocking the door or getting scalded and being trapped under the water stream.
In our master bathroom I had wanted the door to not only open in but to be hinged on the large piece of glass on the right.
The owner of the glass company who came to measure said he would do it any way we wanted but to hinge a door on an already heavy piece of glass would make for a lot of weight both on the hinge and the wall bracket. I agreed to be led by experience.
The conservatory bathroom, although smaller, is similar. I thought it would take one piece of glass and one door and, once again, I was wrong.
To make the most convenient entrance to the shower we are using the notched-panel/door/panel like upstairs except much smaller (6 feet vs. 7.5 feet).
We’re also planning to have the glass coated with Vindico which is supposed to keep scale and scum to a minimum. The proposal says it’s for the doors which I’m questioning — why not all the glass?
Any advice before I send in my deposit?