Here at Cypress Door & Glass LLC, we understand building owners’ desire to have an elegant and functional shower design in their bathroom spaces. There is an undeniable attractiveness about showering off while surrounded by glass on one, two, or, three sides. Cypress can help you design and install everything from simple bath shower doors or partitions, to full custom glass shower enclosures. And with recent advances in smart glass technologies, we can offer our clients the beauty of glass and still ensure user privacy.
- Electrochromic: Glass panels feature electrodes built into the glass. Bathroom users manipulate a circuit directly connected into the glass pane. From a wall-mounted interface (or even with a smartphone application), users can control the opacity of the glass shower enclosure with the touch of a button.
- Photochromic: Manufacturers build glass panes with light-sensitive polymers which react to ambient room light and automatically adjust opacity accordingly. If a light bank is also installed beside or above a glass shower enclosure, glass transparency can be passively controlled by simply switching on a shower light.
- Thermochromic: This type of smart glass reacts to temperature, creating a passive privacy system activated by hot shower steam.
Adjustable Glass Shower Enclosures – Perfect For Small Spaces
One of the most popular applications of smart glass in glass shower enclosures is in small, open spaces where building a separate room for showering isn’t possible. There may be no room for adding structural walls, the glass becomes its own wall, yet still leaves the illusion of open space with a roomy aesthetic. This is highly popular in hotels where rooms are small and builders want to make the most of the floor space. Since smart glass can be completely transparent when not in use, a glass shower enclosure out in the open won’t affect a room’s lighting or make it feel cramped.
When It Comes to Hygiene and Cleanliness, Nothing Beats Glass
Our architects here at Cypress Door and Glass LLC know that no shower space is more hygienic or easy to clean than a glass enclosure. With the sheer, smooth surface of glass shower enclosures, there are no ledges, lips or ridges for soap scum, mildew or other undesirables to cling to. The simplicity and inert nature of glass helps control odor, too. Glass shower enclosures are an obvious solution in applications such as hospital rooms where sterile living environments are paramount.