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Glass shower enclosure- What thickness should I use?


I'm remodeling a small (4x7) bathroom and want to go with a frameless glass enclosure to make the space feel bigger. I've been looking into the glass options and most of the places offer 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch glass. Both look nice to me.

What factors should I use in determining which thickness to go with? (besides the obvious cost difference)

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1/4" flexes more than 3/8"
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I'm remodeling a small (4x7) bathroom and want to go with a frameless glass enclosure to make the space feel bigger. I've been looking into the glass options and most of the places offer 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch glass. Both look nice to me.

What factors should I use in determining which thickness to go with? (besides the obvious cost difference)
If you are going with a frameless glass enclosure = ALWAYS use 3/8" because of the lack of a ''frame'' support system.
(1/4" is fine if there is a frame arrangement to re-inforce the glass structure)

If the tub/shower enclosure is made of fiberglass, do not use a frameless arrangement, as the fiberglass has no backer behind it, and cannot hold the extra weight of the 3/8" thick panels of glass.
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