A shower screen can be made out of a variety of glass types, from tinted to hardened glass. Each type of glass has a different appearance, however, so it’s important that you choose the shower screen material that matches your Gold Coast home.
At Murphy Glass & Mirror, we can shape your shower screen out of several glass types, each with their own benefits.
Clear glass can be used if you have no worries about privacy or other issues with your shower screen. The advantage of clear glass is that it allows the maximum amount of light through, which can make a room feel bright and open.
Laminated Safety Glass
Laminated safety glass is much like clear glass, except that a small sheet of vinyl is placed between two sheets of the glass. When the surrounding glass is damaged, the vinyl causes the glass to adhere together rather than scattering about. Laminated safety glass can be a good choice for a shower screen.
This is one of the most common types of shower screen glass because it creates privacy but still allows excellent lighting. Frosted/etched glass is roughened on one side of the glass so that the glass isn’t quite transparent. The resulting glass has a cloudy opaque tint that effectively muffles the image that is seen through the glass.
If you want your Gold Coast shower screen to be truly unique, then consider some variation of patterned/obscured glass. This glass can be customized in a variety of ways, from colouring to decorative textures and, like frosted glass, patterned glass creates privacy while still letting light through.
If you want your shower screen to protect you against UV light or heat, then tinted glass may be an idea to consider. This glass can comes in a variety of colours to match your preferences and style, and it may be a good idea if your shower is open to direct sunlight.
Toughened glass can provide added protection and strength to your shower screen if it is deemed prudent. This type of glass is typically used for glass doors, tables and other heavily used items.
If you have any questions about what we can do for you and your shower screen in Gold Coast, call Murphy Glass & Mirror on (07) 5571 0389. We look forward to serving your shower screen needs.