One of the most noticeable features when entering a bathroom is the shower and/or tub. With the right setup, this area of the bathroom can make a real "splash" with family and guests alike.
We specialize in shower doors as well as shower & tub enclosures. These help enhance your bathroom's look through a variety of glass and hardware options. In addition to installing new and replacement glass for shower doors and enclosures, we also work with you during new construction to be sure you have the right framing to support the shower of your dreams.
If the glass in your shower doors or shower enclosure needs to be replaced, or you are planning on remodeling your bathroom, give us a call. You can also stop in one of our showrooms in Columbia or Charleston, or visit our gallery to see some examples of the showers we can install in your home.
From a custom designed installation to shower door repairs, more and more people in the Columbia and Charleston areas rely on Century Glass.
Glass Shower Doors
To make the most out of your shower or tub enclosure, it's important to take the time to think about what shower door will work best for you. Depending on the space available and the type of shower enclosure you have, the shower door style can really make or break the enclosure and bathroom as a whole. At Century Glass, shower enclosures are one of our specialties. This means that when it comes to selecting the right shower door, we have the knowledge and experience needed to be sure the glass you select will work great with your enclosure or door.
Selecting The Right Shower Door
One of the first things you must consider when selecting a glass shower door is if the enclosure uses heavy glass. So, it's important that the wall has enough strength to support the weight of the glass. Another thing to consider when selecting a door for your shower is how much space you have available in the bathroom. When space is limited, a sliding glass shower door may be perfect, allowing more space around the shower as well as limiting how much room is needed to open the shower door. In larger bathrooms where space is not a factor, swing style shower doors are a great option.
A Frameless Shower door or enclosure is a beautiful way to add elegance and space to your bathroom. With out any frames, the heavy glass looks to be free floating adding natural light to your shower. We at Century Glass specialize in providing some of the highest quality frameless showers available in South Carolina, hosting showrooms in both Charleston and Columbia. In fact, we've been installing frameless shower enclosures and shower doors since we opened in 1991 and have built a reputation for beautiful designs, expert installers, and superior quality. Our experts can help you design frameless showers for new construction, remodeled bathrooms, and we can even replace your framed shower with a frameless shower door. Contact us for more information today!
A Semi-Frameless Shower door implies that your shower glass has frames, but not on every side. Usually you will find that the framed sections are the top of the glass or the sides coming down the wall. These enclosures are a great way to add elegance to your bathroom and the up-front cost is less than installing a frameless shower door. We also offer Diamon-Fusion coating, available on all glass showers, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your shower!
If your glass shower door has a frame on all four sides, then it is considered a Framed Shower door. Here at Century Glass we have been working with families and businesses alike, to repair, replace and install framed shower doors and enclosures. Check out more examples in our Shower Gallery or stop by one of our showrooms.
ADA Handicap Shower
When designing glass enclosures for handicap accessible showers, we go to great lengths to include all standards and requirements of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Our shower experts can design a frameless or semi-frameless shower enclosure with consideration to any special needs, handicaps or disabilities. We are familiar with all ADA regulatory guidelines and can seamlessly integrate these safety features into any shower space. Whether you want to simply remodel your current shower or if you're looking to completely renovate your shower space, we can work with you to help turn your ideas into reality.
Wheelchair Accessible ADA Showers
When remodeling or constructing new showers designed for wheelchair accessibility or other physical disabilities, we take special care to consider all possible safety precautions and comply with all required ADA specifications. Century Glass can design a shower space integrating a frameless or semi-frameless enclosure style with all of the safety features necessary for easy, independent access.
Shower Glass Maintenance
No matter how hard you try, it's difficult to keep a glass shower spotless and clean. Even if your shower enclosure or shower doors have frosted glass, it should never look as if it's permanently fogged over; you should be able to see partially through it! Foggy and hazy shower glass is usually caused by soap scum buildup, lime scale, calcium deposits, or a combination. So how do you keep the shower doors clean? Well, one great way to help prevent buildup is by using Diamon-Fusion, a protective coating that can be applied to the glass in new and existing showers. Read on for some helpful tips you can do at home to help keep the glass in your shower looking great.
Shower Door Soap Scum
Soap scum makes up the majority of the grime that causes shower glass and shower doors to become hazy and foggy. Soap scum is actually pretty easily removed if you clean the glass regularly, but if it's given time to build up, removing it becomes much more difficult. One great way to help keep the glass nice and clear is to use a squeegee after each shower. The squeegee is non-abrasive and will remove all the condensation and water that, if left on the glass, will leave soap scum and can even encourage mold growth.
When selecting a product to clean your shower glass, make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner. Abrasive cleaners can damage the surface of the glass and make it easier for soap scum, mold, and mineral deposits to form which means your glass shower will look dirty sooner than if the surface was smooth.
As we stated before, one of the best ways to keep your shower doors looking great is to prevent the buildup in the first place. Protective coatings are being used in showers a lot more these days, and it's easy to add these films to both new and existing showers. At Century, we provide a patented system called Diamon-Fusion that helps keep our clients' glass cleaner longer and protects the longevity of the glass.