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“Here’s a big weird-shaped piece of glass! It’s for a handrail in Santa Cruz.” by Chris Phillips https://ift.tt/2IZRZul
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“We completed this pair of doors in Aptos today. 3/8” satin etched glass with brushed nickel hinges.” by Chris Phillips https://ift.tt/2JfDZM9
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“Another shower curtain eliminated today in Scotts Valley, CA!” by Chris Phillips https://ift.tt/2J2H3eK
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I Love Shower Doors!

It’s something that I say all the time, and my friends always get a laugh out of it. But it’s true, I really do love what I do. There are so many new things to learn, so many new challenges. Even after being in business for well over a decade now, I am still enjoying the journey. I still have projects that challenge me, even worry me (a little.) It’s a good thing. The exhilaration of the challenge – wondering if I have bitten off more than I can chew this time… it’s a lot of fun.

I love customer service… Does that seem strange? I love the fact that my attention to clients needs exceeds that of my competition. I feel bad for potential customers when they tell me that they have received less than desirable results when contacting other shower door companies. But at the same time, I feel good that they did eventually find us. I know that we can give them the service that they deserve, and that makes me feel awesome!

Being in business isn’t for everyone. It requires a lot of effort and devotion, and if you don’t love what you do, it can be a bummer. On the other hand, there are a lot of opportunities to help people, and that makes it all worth while. Remodels are stressful for people, and the shower enclosure comes right at the end of everything. People are often at an emotional breaking point when we arrive, and what we do can really make-or-break the bathroom project. I try hard to put people at ease, and take some of the stress out of the process.

We have carved out a niche for ourselves by taking on jobs that other companies refuse to do, or claim can’t be done. We have never had to tell a customer that we tried, but just couldn’t accomplish what we set out to do. At least, not so far. It would be boring to have to do the same old thing every day… That is why we welcome the opportunity to do new, cutting edge projects. It keeps things interesting, for us and our clientele. It’s the “Showcase Experience” – Luxurious Everyday Living.

Painted Glass for Back Splashes

We have been receiving more calls recently for information about painted glass for kitchen and bathroom back splashes. People have been using custom pained glass for walls, cabinets, doors, and even floors on the east coast for a long time. It seems to be catching on here on the west coast as well. Of course, we at Showcase Shower Door Company have been installing painted glass for our customers for years. We have a large selection of colors, and can even match customer supplied samples.

Glass is a great solution when tile or granite is less desirable. Glass offers a surface that is non-porous and easily sanitized. There are no grout lines to keep clean, and there are no limits to the colors that are available. There are different thicknesses, options for regular clear or low-iron glass, the option of tempering, textures, etc. If you have any questions or just want more information about painted glass for back-splashes, just let me know. I would be happy to provide any help that I can.

-Chris

Silicone as a Glass Bonding Agent

Hi Chris,

Our frameless L shaped shower has a glass brace fitted above the section which has the door. They have attached this to the glass uprights with silicon. Is this strong enough or are you supposed to use a glass bonding agent?

Best wishes,

Mike and Gail

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Dear Mike and Gail,

Silicone is actually one of the best bonding agents available for glass. It is used in many commercial applications where it is the primary structural fastener in those systems. The ability of silicone to stretch and compress makes it the ideal sealant and adhesive for glass. We all know that glass is unforgiving in nature. It doesn’t want to bend, stretch, or compress. Silicone helps to make up for this.

The down side to using silicone as an adhesive is that it takes a long time to cure (about 24 hours). It’s also a bit messy to work with, and not very easy to clean up. If I need to glue something in a hurry, I will use a different adhesive, but I prefer silicone to anything else. I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Have a great day!

-Chris

http://www.ShowcaseShowerDoor.com

Frameless Shower Enclosure Installation in Soquel

Today’s frameless shower enclosure installation – 3/8″ clear glass with chrome hardware. This one is located in Soquel.   

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