After you have measured your space as discussed in part one, and taken into consideration the construction elements we discussed in part 2, the next thing to consider are style choices and there potential impact on shower construction.
Glass Tiles and Other Substrate
Glass tiles are gorgeous and strong, but not strong enough to hold the weight of a glass wall or shower door. When designing your shower enclosure, avoid any plans that involve mounting door hinges and glass clips onto glass tiles. Breakage is likely to occur during or even after installation. This can result in delays in getting the project finished and additional charges from tile installers for repairs. Recommended substrates for mounting frameless shower doors include: granite, Cambria®, Corian®, and tile (Marble, Travertine, Porcelain, or Ceramic). [Read more…]