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Which Shower Glass Style Is Right for You?

When you’re redoing your bathroom, it’s a chance to really define the shape and tone of the room for years to come. The centerpieces of many bathrooms come down to the shower and the sink, so choosing the right glass for your shower can be one of the most impactful choices you can make when you are renovating. From the color of the glass to the texture and thickness, there are several options available. But what are your options, and which will serve your needs best? There are a few things to consider when picking a shower glass.


The color of your shower glass often plays a big role in how the room décor comes together; it has to harmonize appropriately with your paint, tile, and fixtures. Some of the most common choices for glass color are:

  • Clear – Clear glass is the most common kind of glass with that characteristic green tint due to its amount of iron. For many purposes, this is a lovely option, especially if you are going for a minimalist effect.
  • Low Iron – If that classic green cast doesn’t match your decor, the greenish tint can be massively reduced by reducing the amount of iron content in the glass. Reducing the iron content noticeably increases transparency, allowing for more natural light, while the truly clear edges allow the shower to match your decor more precisely.
  • Bronze and Gray – Green or clear aren’t the only color options available to you. With different mix-ins to the formula, you can achieve a smoky gray or crisp bronze color for a striking choice everyone will notice.


The texture of the glass is going to determine the feeling of the space, is it crisp and smooth, or does it offer a cuddly and private opacity?

  • Cast – Cast glass and the Ultimate Optique glass offer thicker, more stunningly clear, and smooth pieces that keep their form and pass light in a truly unparalleled way.
  • Rain – Rain glass is semi-opaque. It rides the line right between privacy and clarity as the rain pattern of the glass gives a sense of peace and flow that you want to run your fingers over. This is a popular choice for shared but intimate master bathrooms.
  • Designer Frosted – Frosted glasses are either etched or sandblasted for an opaque finish and really catch and warm the light on their surfaces. These can have patterns tailored to your needs or be full sheets as privacy screens.

Ask An Expert

No matter the size of your project, you can’t go wrong with getting a second opinion and having a conversation with one of our staff about your options. We’ll talk through your vision for your bathroom, your precise needs, and wants, and ensure that you go home with the best glass for your cozy private space. When you’re ready to start your new project, contact Maryland Frameless Showers so that we can help you get to your perfect bathroom as soon as possible.

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Great experience, from the day of the measurement to final installation. One minor issue that I didn’t even catch, but the team pointed it out to me and had a replacement part installed within a week. Very happy – looks great!

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- David

After talking with several shower door company’s, I am very glad that I decided to go with Maryland Frameless Showers. There was great communication throughout the entire process. I like that the owner, Jim, came out to measure my shower and listened to what i wanted. He did what other companies told me was not possible! The price was fair and no one tried to “upsell” me products that I did not need. Our new shower looks fantastic and I highly recommend this company.

- Bev Jordan

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- Noah Karchmer

Thank you for frameless doors and showers they did a wonderful job the workmanship is beautiful. They were very fast and very dependable the owner of the company is a beautiful person with accurate measurements the glass fit right in place and me and my wife is very happy. We looked at a lot of shower door companies and Frameless shower door who we chose. And again thank you frameless shower doors for a beautiful job well done I will use you again.

- Tremont Brown

I love my new shower enclosure. Everyone was professional from estimate to installation and willing to go the extra mile to accommodate my preinstall tile repair. My master bath looks fantastic!

- Fran Watki ouns

Excellent Service!! Very professional, personable, proficient and most importantly experienced. This was such an easy process from coming out to take the measurements to the installation. Service was amazing and the custom shower glass was ordered and it came in so fast. It looks amazing! I received the look that I wanted, so chic and classy! I am definitely satisfied and I highly recommend this company.

- Shaun Taylor

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