We're getting there, all right! I can't believe that the reno went so quickly (3 weeks total) but of course, as is our M.O when it comes to renos, it is the final details that seem to be holding us up!
The biggest (but not the most frustrating) hold up is our shower glass. We knew that there would be a wait for the glass so this wasn't a surprise, but now that we are ready to order, I'm having issues (I know, surprise surprise!).
We've met with a few suppliers - each of whom had different opinions on some of the details. Corner hinges? Doors swinging in or out or both? Silicone strong enough?
Lots of questions but the one that neither of them brought up but that I read about in the interweb on a regular basis is what type of glass to buy.
I had no idea there were different glasses. I also had no idea that 'regular' glass has a green tint to it. It's like I've been living under a rock (when it comes to frameless shower glass). Who knew?!
For those of you who also had no clue, here is a photo idea:
The small bit is 'regular' glass and the glass behind it is called "Starphire" glass. From what I understand, it has a lower iron content than regular glass which makes it clearer.
The general consensus is that if you have the money, you should splurge for the Starphire. Especially if you put any effort into your tile work because the green tint of regular glass will interfere with the overall 'look' of the space.
Does anyone have any experience with either types? What did you decide to do? How much more expensive was the Starphire if you went with it? Do you have regrets either way?
Lastly - who did you use for your shower glass? Would you recommend them?
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