Glass Block Shower Walls

Your shower can be so much more than the place where you go to clean off the grunge of the day. It can be a place of sanctuary. Of course, it can be tough to feel genuinely at peace if your shower enclosure is not up to snuff. If you are upgrading your shower, a few types of glass shower enclosures are worth considering.

Glass Block Showers

If you are looking for something that offers a unique, custom look for your shower, a glass block shower wall is worth thinking about. These showers feature thick blocks of glass stacked on top of one another to create your shower enclosure. Glass blocks are great for creating a shower divider for your bathroom if you want a walk-in shower. The blocks tend to be textured, which helps generate a measure of privacy while you are in the shower. They may not be the best option if you have a small bathroom, given the relative amount of space they take up, but they can be stunning in a larger bathroom. You can always customize them and make things more interesting by creating a pattern using the glass blocks to make your enclosure even more unique.

Alcove Showers

The thickness of a glass block shower enclosure means it takes up more space, so alcove showers are designed to do the opposite. This type of shower is arguably the most common. These showers are typically either square or rectangle in shape, with three walls and one threshold. The glass shower doors can be either hinged or sliding. Because this type of shower is so common, it may not be the best choice for someone looking for a shower enclosure that offers a custom look. Still, it is hard to beat an alcove shower if you’re trying to conserve space.

Glass Shower Wall FAQs 

How Thick Should Glass Shower Walls and Panels Be?

Glass shower enclosures can be beautiful. Part of what makes them work is the thickness of the glass. It will be too flimsy to hold up if it is too thin. If it is too thick, it will be too heavy, which also causes problems. So how thick should the glass walls be? Most shower glass panels will be either ⅜” or ½” thick. By comparison, the glass blocks used for shower walls tend to be either three ⅛” or 4″ thick.

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