Archive for June, 2011

Adding Color to Your Frameless Shower Enclosure

The vast majority of customers use clear glass in their European style shower enclosures. The reason for this is obvious. More and more homeowners are using expensive tile, marble, and granite in their shower stalls, and they don’t want to cover it up with obscured glass. Low-iron glass, also known as “extra clear” or “starphire” can be used to allow the true color of the material to show through. A minimal amount of hardware allows maximum exposure of the tile and granite work inside the shower.



Many people don’t realize that they can use colored glass in their shower enclosures rather than regular clear glass. There aren’t a lot of different colors readily available to use in frameless shower enclosures, but there are a few shades of green and blue. The glass used in the enclosure that you see here is called “Azurelite” …a very nice shade of blue. As you cans see, it looks stunning in this white marble tiled shower. The hardware finish is Polished Nickel, and features the “Saloon Style” configuration.

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Showcase Shower Door and Diamond Seal Systems

For several years now, we have been offering Diamond Seal Systems protective coatings for glass as an option on shower doors. When we first began partnering with Micro MED, the makers of Diamond Seal, customers still viewed it as a sort of a novelty. People weren’t quite convinced that the product really worked. In fairness, there are other imitators in the market who offer a similar but inferior product that lasts only a short period of time. The folks at Diamond Seal Systems have really taken their product to the next level, and are able to offer a lifetime warranty on it. The secret to the success of Diamond Seal, in my view, is the development of a simple maintenance program that preserves the life of the treated surface.

Over the past year or so, we have noticed that more and more of our customers have been opting for the Diamond Seal option. As with everything else, the greater volume of treatments has helped us to become more efficient in the application process, and reduce the overall cost. As a result, we are now able to offer Diamond Seal as a standard feature. So, as of June 1, 2011, we have decided to include Diamond Seal treatment with all of our heavy glass frameless shower enclosures. Of course, Diamond Seal is also still available as an option for manufactured shower doors and enclosures, as well as for existing glass shower doors, windows, mirrors, windshields, granite countertops, or any of the other many surfaces that can be treated. You can learn more by visiting the Diamond Seal website, or give us a call at (831) 272-2341.

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