Glass You Didn’t Know Existed

The name “Merrell Shower Doors” holds more options than just shower doors. With the experience of 20 plus years, we are knowledgeable in many aspects of glass! This article will discuss our various services offered, including glass you didn’t know existed.


Adding Luxury to Your Stairs

After the hard work of decorating, designing, and critiquing your space, you now face the struggle to show it off.

Traditional wooden handrailing and fences tend to obscure the view of your patio, pool, deck, house, and yard. A beautiful solution to this problem is glass handrailing.

Glass handrails can be a high-end or luxury item found at businesses, gyms, and other social gathering areas. In a residential setting, you’ll typically find a glass railing system around the pool or, increasingly, in place of traditional deck railing.

There are two main reasons for this. First, a traditional gate or fence obstructs the ability to view. Secondly, a glass railing system acts as a barrier to protect little ones and animals while exploring freely outside without fear of possible tragedy.


A Forgotten Classic

Glass you didn't know existed, glass tabletop

Another glass you may know about but might have forgotten is glass tabletops.

Although typically thought of as a kitchen or living room item, glass tabletops are a personal favorite because of their versatility. Merrell Shower Doors helps contractors find the right fit for office or conference room tables. Heat resistant and incredibly stylish, a glass tabletop is something every homeowner should consider.


Not Your Typical Shelves

Glass You Didn't Know Existed

Another type of glass you didn’t know existed might be glass shelving.

Glass shelving is an underrated service that we provide at Merrell Shower Doors. Shelving plays a discrete role in the household; from creating more storage to adding a beautiful display, glass shelving is exceptionally versatile.


How about these unique items of glass you didn’t know existed?

ETCHING
Glass You Didn't Know Existed

Though a rarity, etching is a fantastic option! “Etched glass” is a generic term for the treatment of the glass surface to diffuse transmitted light, reduce glare and give the glass a white, frosted appearance. Etching is an art form made on the surface of glass by acidic, caustic, or abrasive techniques. 

Etched glass gives you the ability to further customize your glass and choose a design/glass style that speaks to you!

STAINED GLASS
Glass You Didn't Know Existed(Photo by Stephen Enzweiler.)

Pictured above is the Great North Transept Window, one of the largest church stained-glass windows in the world and located in the Cathedral Basilica in Covington, Kentucky. Work began in 1906 to create the beautiful stained glass artwork using a process known as “pot-metal” glass-making, a technique dating back to the 13th century. Taking many more years than expected to complete, due to the manufacturing process, importing the glass from Germany, and the World War, the windows were installed in 1919.

The cathedral made it through so many historical moments through-out history and underwent restoration in 2001. Today it is ranked one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the United States. 

SPLASH PANELS
Glass You Didn't Know Existed

What are splash panels? Splash panels replace a complete glass shower enclosure and can be less expensive. Like their counterpart, the primary purpose is to make sure the least amount of water gets outside its designated area. However, splash panels are the minimalistic way to make that happen. Depending on how large the enclosure is and the type of showerhead, sometimes some water may or may not splash onto the bathroom floor. 

Glass You Didn't Know Existed

The splash panel is popular in other countries like Europe but gaining popularity here in the US. That’s why it fits perfectly in our “Glass you didn’t know existed” blog. Please take a look at some more examples on our Pinterest page.


4 thoughts on “Glass You Didn’t Know Existed”

  1. I liked how you mentioned that a glass railing is a great way to protect kids from falling into a pool. My wife and I are wanting to renovate our backyard and we were wondering how we can protect our kids if we decide to install a pool in the yard. I’ll be sure to tell her that we should add a glass railing around the pool if we get one installed.

  2. Wow, incredible weblog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for?
    you make running a blog look easy. The entire look of your web
    site is great, as smartly as the content material!

    1. Thank you! We started the blog for Merrell Showers back in 2019. Cheyenne Merrell our sales manager handles and creates every blog page posted on our website. With such a short history on blogging we are super pleased to hear such amazing feedback! THank you!

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