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Old 12-06-2018, 10:07 PM   #1
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Anyone have any recommendations for a shower door (standard 5' shower installed that replaced a tub) that does not have glass in it. While I suggested that the glass in shower doors is safety tempered glass, that wasn't acceptable because of a disability concern. I'd love to find an option or two to show them but am just coming up blank...anyone have any thoughts?
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I’m partial to a curtain. Cheap and effective. Glass has to be cleaned after every shower. I don’t have time for that.

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I’m partial to a curtain. Cheap and effective. Glass has to be cleaned after every shower. I don’t have time for that.
use rain glass...can't tell if it needs cleaning or not...
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I have a curtain as well, but the disability apparently they can't use just a curtain...this one may just stump me! They're a good customer, deal with lots of disabilities and normally have some good fun variety in projects....this one though, I'm sure I've seen el-cheapo plastic shower doors, but no clue where you even find them...or if you can actually get a somewhat decent quality one (which would be my preference)
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use rain glass...can't tell if it needs cleaning or not...
Everybody wants that clear glass they see in all the Pinterest pictures. Fine with me, I don’t have to clean it when it’s going in someone else’s home. I do get to hear about it though. I just say: “I warned you” and that ends that conversation.

I always wonder how long it is until they start using the hall bath 1 piece for their daily showers.
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Everybody wants that clear glass they see in all the Pinterest pictures. Fine with me, I don’t have to clean it when it’s going in someone else’s home. I do get to hear about it though. I just say: “I warned you” and that ends that conversation.

I always wonder how long it is until they start using the hall bath 1 piece for their daily showers.
I say that to lots of things...tile for starters, clear glass is another. White kitchen cabinets? No thanks....heck, I don't even like white trim in my own house! Give me a dark stain anyday, that way I don't see the gross stuff!
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Not all glass is equal. The clearest glass has the iron impurities removed. The green edges on glass are from iron.


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I put in a set of shower doors and they were treated with something for the water? Squeegee them off after a shower, but starting to see they don't quite bead up along the edge like they did a few months ago.

I'm thinking of getting some RainX and wiping them down with that.
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Yeah... has nothing to do with cleanliness though, they just need to be non glass!
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Yeah... has nothing to do with cleanliness though, they just need to be non glass!
What's the reason? Afraid of shattering? If so, maybe laminated glass instead of tempered.

And if it's the look of the lam glass covered in something.

Just a thought or two.

Another wild thought: Baltic birch panels soaked in varnish or tung oil or something, hung in a standard frame. Who knows...

Or acrylic panels, maybe?
https://www.acrylite.co/acrylic-prod...-modified.html

A local disabilities resource might have some ideas, too.

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Another wild thought: Baltic birch panels soaked in varnish or tung oil or something, hung in a standard frame. Who knows...
Or 1/2" pvc in a 1" pvc frame
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I say that to lots of things...tile for starters, clear glass is another. White kitchen cabinets? No thanks....heck, I don't even like white trim in my own house! Give me a dark stain anyday, that way I don't see the gross stuff!
I'm tired of doing all white kitchens. so damn boring and not good for the portfolio.

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I'm tired of doing all white kitchens. so damn boring and not good for the portfolio.

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I've been told grey is the next big color trend. How's that tickle your fancy?

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I've been told grey is the next big color trend. How's that tickle your fancy?

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sweet my thin set won't show up when I get it all over the cabinets.

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If you have a local glass company that makes custom shower doors contact them about making you some using Lexan instead of glass.
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White cabs + grey island cabs is having a run around here.
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