When considering your bathroom space and the appearance of your frameless glass shower screen, there are a few glass options to consider depending on budget. Although the glass clarity is clear (or frosted if you prefer), the iron content within the glass affects the frameless glass appearance. Below we have listed the different options and how the iron content affects the frameless glass appearance:
1. The first and most popular option for frameless glass shower screens is Standard 10mm ‘Clear’ Glass. This is standard iron content glass that has a green tinge when looking through the glass face, and a dark green (almost blackish) edge. This is the most popular and widely used glass for frameless glass shower screens.
2. The second option for frameless glass shower screens is 10mm ‘Low-iron’ Glass. This type of glass has a reduced green tinge when looking through the glass face, and can have a lighter green to bluish tinge on the glass edges. This option is more expensive as the frameless glass goes through an extra process to draw out as much iron as possible.
3. The third option, if you desire a frosted appearance, is 10mm ‘Satina Acid Etched’ Glass. This is your standard ‘Clear’ Glass that has been treated with an acid to etch the glass, resulting in a grey/green frosted appearance. As this option of glass goes through the extra frosting process, it is on par with ‘Low-Iron’ glass in terms of cost.
4. Lastly, there is ‘Low-Iron Mattelux’ Frosted glass. As the name suggests, it is 10mm ‘Low-iron’ glass that has gone through the frosting process. This glass has a whitish frosted appearance and is generally the most expensive frameless glass option for your shower screen.
A&D Frameless Glass sources all of its frameless glass from reputable Sydney glass companies, like G.James Glass and Aluminium. This means that quality is guaranteed as the glass processing and toughening has been done under Australia’s strict manufacturing rules and standards.
Why not contact A&D Frameless Glass on 9969 5333 or visit our website (www.showerscreen.com.au) for more information on frameless glass shower screens, or any frameless glass need you may have.