An artistically designed glass shower door adds an element of elegance and style to your bathroom while giving you the kind of privacy you need when taking a shower. But as with any other shower fixture, your shower door is constantly exposed to moisture, mineral deposits, and unsightly grime. Therefore, it needs to be appropriately treated.
Since glass is a porous material, it can quickly become clouded and difficult to clean, especially if it constantly comes into contact with dirty water. That’s what it is important to treat your shower glass door with a protective coating. Continue reading to learn more about the various design treatments for shower doors.
Hydrophobic coatings are used on different glass products, including shower doors. This coating, commonly made with silica gel, helps your shower glass doors repel water. This protective coating can also be made with oxide-polystyrene, but it is more expensive than the former.
When used on a shower glass door, a hydrophobic coating forms a smooth surface by filling the microscopic pores found in glass. That way, the pores won’t be filled with water, soap, dirt, microbes, or any other grimy substance that might result in a lackluster shower glass door. The other good thing about this protective coating is that it can be customized to give your shower an element of elegance.
Liquid Shower Glass Door Protector
A liquid glass protector offers a wide range of features and benefits. For instance, it is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and UV stable. It also repels water, oil, soap, and other liquids that can damage your shower glass door or make it appear cloudy. Another benefit of using a liquid glass protector is that it prevents the buildup of dirt and grime.
With a glass liquid protector, you will no longer need to use harsh chemicals to clean your shower glass door because it is easy to clean. This coating reduces by up to 90 percent. It is also scratch-resistant and can be used right away after application. Another benefit of using a liquid glass protector is that it can be artistically designed to add elegance to your shower.
Etched Glass Vinyl
This type of vinyl is applied to glass to create a stained-glass appearance. Instead of etching your shower glass door, you can use this vinyl to get the same effect. Apart from giving your glass door a frosted finish, this type of vinyl also helps the glass repel water and other harmful liquids. The good thing is that an etched glass vinyl can be customized to match your aesthetic needs.