Does a Walk-In Shower Need a Door?

Remodeling or updating your bathroom is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. And fortunately, there are many available options to meet any budget when it comes to sprucing up this space. For many homeowners, the shower is the first place they want to start. Converting a tub-shower combo, for […]

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Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

 The Case of the Polycarbonate Pool Project Question: Dear Glass Detective, I’m thinking of using ¼-inch or 3/8-inch polycarbonate rather than laminated glass for a deck railing system. The deck is about 10 feet above a pool and I don’t want to take any chances of damage should furniture, etc. hit the glass in a […]

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What is the Standard Size of a Shower?

When it comes to home improvement and remodeling, if you’re not sure where to invest, making upgrades to the bathroom is a good place to start. Sleek, modern bathrooms featuring stylish shower enclosures can help increase the value of your home. Knowing the typical dimensions for bathroom fixtures can help you plan your remodeling project […]

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What Is The Best Thickness for Shower Glass?

Shower glass is one item on your bathroom renovation list that you shouldn’t take lightly, as your bathroom’s shower glass can be a central focal point. Shower glass thickness can define the way your shower door looks and feels. Thankfully, there are several shower glass experts at Glass.com who can assist you in making the […]

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Float Glass vs. Flat Glass vs. Plate Glass vs. Sheet Glass

The Case of the Definite Definitions   Question: Hi Glass Detective, Could you please clarify this for me—are the terms float glass, flat glass, plate glass and sheet glass used somewhat interchangeably? Kind regards, Gagan M. United Kingdom Answer: Dear Gagan, Thank you for making contact with the Glass Detective with your questions regarding what […]

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Why Does My Glass Keep Breaking?

The Case of the Repeating Rupture   Question: Dear Glass Detective, We installed a glass door in a wash room but every time it broke after installation. Any advice where we could be making an installation mistake would be helpful. Or do you think there could be a manufacturing defect in the glass? Thank you, […]

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What Does a Framed Shower Door Cost?

Replacing your old, dingy shower curtain or shower enclosure system with a framed glass shower door can increase the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. It can also greatly freshen up your space. Additionally, glass shower enclosures can increase the value of your home and enhance the time that you spend in your bathroom. When considering […]

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Glass Shower Enclosure

Ready to update your bathroom? A new glass shower enclosure is one way to freshen up your space and increase relaxation. But where do you begin the process? There’s a lot to think about when you’re choosing the perfect glass shower enclosure. From your own style to budget, to the many different options, here are […]

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What’s the Best Replacement Glass for a Condo Window?

The Case of the Cosmopolitan Condo   Question:   Dear Glass Detective, I need to replace four window panes in a fifth-floor condo. The current glass is thermopane and I would like to replace it with tempered safety glass because it seems to be less expensive. Should I have any concern about falling glass or […]

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What Does a Frameless Shower Door Cost?

Swapping from a framed shower door to a frameless shower door can be a great aesthetic upgrade for your home’s bathroom. Even more value can be added if you’re ditching that dingy old shower curtain in favor of the sleek lines that glass can provide. As with any home renovation project, there are details you […]

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