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Dos and Don’ts of Choosing Obscure Glass Shower Doors and Tub Enclosures | Bethesda, MD

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Obscure glass shower doors and tub enclosures remain popular with today’s architects, renters and homeowners alike. Thus, it is not uncommon to see them incorporated into a variety of bathroom and spa designs. If you decide to join the crowd and add one to your bathroom or spa remodeling plans this year, keep the following dos and don’ts in mind:

Do consider choosing glass shower doors that have been textured on both sides. Studies have shown that they tend to be harder to see through than obscure glass doors that have only been textured on one side. One word of caution though. The double-sided panes may not let in as much light as the single-sided ones. So you may end up sacrificing privacy for illumination or vice versa.  

Don’t discount the power of frosted, tinted and reflective glass to help hide bathers from view. They can be just as effective as textured glass and may be easier for some people to keep clean. Speaking of which, just make sure that whichever cleaner you choose, it isn’t too harsh. Otherwise, it could cause scratches in the shower door or tub enclosure’s special finish.

Do keep in mind that some types of obscure glass may need to be periodically cleaned with more than just Windex. After all, hard water and soap scum have a tendency to accumulate in the shower door pattern’s peaks and valleys. Products that may help remove the unsightly mess are Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, lime scale removers and a 50/50 blend of household vinegar and blue-colored Dawn.

To learn more about obscure shower doors and tub enclosures, please contact us. At Hutchinson Glass & Mirror, we have a vast array of obscure, patterned and textured glass that can be customized to suit your needs. We can also help you find matching wall mirrors, glass shelving, medicine cabinet doors and more to make your home’s bathroom or spa complete.

        

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