Walk-In Showers


Showers in general are very popular amongst the general public. They are much quicker than taking a bath and the best option when you wake up in the morning and are rushing to get ready for work. They are also more refreshing than taking a bath and help to wake you up and get you ready for the day ahead. However, a shower situated in the bath isn’t always an option for some; instead they need the benefits that a walk in shower offers. But what are these benefits and is a walk in shower the right choice for your needs?
Space and style
One of the most common reasons that homeowners choose to install walk in shower enclosures is that they take up less space than bathtubs. They can be a great way of adding an extra bathing solution to the home and can be fitted in a room that would be otherwise too small. The use of glass doors allows light to penetrate all corners of the room and thus creates an illusion of space. Walk in shower enclosures are also an easy way of creating a more modern décor style in the bathroom.
Considering safety
As we get older something as simple as taking a bath can become a dangerous task. Simply misjudging the height of the bath whilst entering or exiting could result in a nasty fall. Walk in shower enclosures are all on the same level, which greatly reduces the chances of such an accident occurring. In order to increase safety further; most shower enclosures come inclusive with slip resistant flooring that offers excellent grip even when wet. If you or anyone in the house struggles to stand up for a long period of time then you also have the option of installing a fold down chair which can be used during showering.
Solution for the disabled
The final benefits that walk in shower enclosures offer focus on those with physical disabilities. Getting in and out of a bath can be challenging for anyone with a disability and will often require the assistance of a helper. In comparison, many walk-in shower enclosures will allow for a wheelchair to be wheeled in; perhaps removing the need for a helper and providing independence for the user. Where either a disabled or perhaps elderly person does require the assistance of someone else during showering, half height doors are available, which provide access to the shower area.


Tempered Glass


Tempered glass is one of two kinds of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails. Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass.

The brittle nature of tempered glass causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges. Due to this property, along with its strength, tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass.

The thermal process that cures tempered glass also makes it heat resistant. Tempered glass is used to make the carafes in automatic coffee makers and the windows in ovens. Computer screens, skylights, door windows, tub enclosures and shower doors are more examples of places you will find tempered glass. Building codes also require the windows of many public structures to be made of tempered glass.

Automobiles use a different type of safety glass for the windshield and tempered glass for the back and side windows. Windshields are made from laminated glass, which sandwiches a sheet of plastic between two panels of glass. When the windshield breaks, the glass panels stick to the plastic film, rather than falling away to possibly injure the driver or other passengers.

Tempered glass breaks in a unique way. If any part of the glass fails, the entire panel shatters at once. This distinguishes it from normal glass, which might experience a small crack or localized breakage from an isolated impact.

Here at King David Gallery we make our tempered glass custom to suit your needs. Please visit our website at www.kingdavidgallery.com for more information.

Shower Doors And Enclosures For Small Bathrooms


Are you thinking of renovating or having a new bathroom added to your home? If you are short on space for that bathroom, there are ways to maximize the area you have. There are many different kinds and shapes of showers, from round, to square, those that are included within a tub, and stall units. If you are interested in a shower within a tub, that would be a great space saver. The tub could be placed along one wall with the shower head at one end, preferably the right end as you stand in front of it.

Sliding shower doors will work well with this set-up and also work well in small spaces, as they do not need extra room to swing open. Polymer tubs and shower doors are made to last and stay beautiful as they age. Polymer surfaces are easy to clean, are guaranteed to stay attractive for many years. With this set-up, you will be able to take a warm, soaking bath or a comfortable warm shower in the same area.

Usually the bathroom is the room that is the smallest and where we have to decide how we will manage to have a shower, vanity, storage space and toilet in such a small area. If you already have a bathroom with tiled walls, or partially tiled walls, the tub with shower may be the best option. Many companies will make an effort to keep within the period of your home, be it traditional, contemporary or standard when it comes to renovating or placing a new bathroom.

Glass shower doors are a good selection and many come with a metal frame. The metal frame comes in polished chrome, blackened bronze, polished brass or satin finish. These frame finishes will blend well with other bathroom fixtures. These doors run a range of prices, which varies depending on the type you choose, such as clear or frosted glass.

Frameless sliding doors can be a much more economical option.

There is quite an array of small vanities in different styles, sizes and methods of installation. Some of these actually hang on the wall, while others have a mirror included and finishes to complement any bathroom design. The hanging vanity will definitely make cleaning and maintenance easier. You may need to add some shelving as a way to take care of storage space. This could be placed above the vanity or somewhere near the area.

To give your small bathroom the look of more space, consider a lower tub with a flat bottom, which is great for showering. If you do not have the space for a full bath, consider choosing a corner-shower enclosure. A corner-shower enclosure would save a lot of space without making your bathroom feel cluttered. Corner showers come in a variety of styles, colors and door shapes, materials and colors.

To make your corner shower look more up-to-date, try a sliding door or a shower screen. Sliding doors do not need space for door clearance and the glass door acts like a window, giving the illusion of more space.

The most important thing to do before you begin shopping for fixtures for your small bathroom is to measure your total bathroom area and try to imagine where you would place the tub, shower, toilet, vanity, and any additional storage space.

Please visit our website at www.kingdavidgallery.com or call us at (212) 727-9700 today!

Frameless Shower Door Designs


If you want something new and you are getting tired of watching your old shower curtains being messy, then maybe it’s time to try something fresh. A bathroom make-over includes changing the outward appearance of the ceiling down to the floor. Nevertheless you do not need to rework every aspect of the room. You can start with installing a frameless shower door.

Frameless glass panels installed in shower stalls are slightly better when it comes to benefits. You’ll be able to find some insignificant issues here and there. Nonetheless, this type of rest room door is a total must try. The best thing about them is making the interior style of your bathroom easy to control and upgrade. They also are the most adaptable rest room installment that ever existed especially when talking of planning and aesthetics.

If it’s your first time to use frameless glass doors for your shower room, you’ll encounter some concerns. Nevertheless these Problems are customarily easy to control. This sort of shower door is still the best for loo dynamics. Depending on old and problematical shower curtains is already not a controversy today, especially when you have carefully considered buying a glass shower door for your home.

Due to the fact that glass doors can provide absolute design benefits and beauty, they’re dearer matched against framed glass enclosures and other sorts of shower doors. The design options are virtually limitless. In reality although frameless doors are made from glass, you can still have the styles that you need for them to make sure that they’re an ideal fit for the whole design idea of your rest room.

Customised glass doors with different shapes and configurations from the standard glass enclosures available in the market are possible on purchase. If your lavatory has confined space, you can readily have a shower door that is made with measurements according to the fitting of the room. Therefore , it is safe to say that the choices for your rest room door designs and measurement aspects will be made on how you want it.

Most owners today are keen on having frameless shower enclosures due to its slick and stylish appearance. This can provide a touch of up to date design concept. Nevertheless the designs aren’t restricted to modernized looks. You can still make your lavatory look more standard in a way. All that you need is a broad imagination.

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