Installing Glass Shower Wall Panels
Glass shower wall panels combination of privacy and light makes it a good alternative for a shower wall. Whether a standalone wall or integrated with a traditional glass shower door mounting, the available glass wall styles, shapes and patterns make the possibilities almost endless. Glass blocks cannot be cut, so the blocks you use will determine the height and width dimensions of your wall. The basic method for setting standard glass wall ensures a stable, safe structure, and the procedure can be customized to any specific glass wall configuration.
Inspect the floor sidewalk, if applicable. Edge width should match or exceed the width of the glass shower wall panels units, and the sidewalk should be completely wrapped in 15-lb. roofing paper or other waterproof cover. The most common curb construction is two or three stacked pieces of 2-by-4 or 2-by-6 frame timber. Prepare a small amount of glass block mortar according to the manufacturer’s specifications. It is convenient to hold a small bucket of clean water nearby to clean the tools and rinse the rags.
Spread a continuous layer of mortar throughout the length of the floor sidewalk or wall length, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and as wide as the center frosted portion of the glass wall. Start the first horizontal row, or “of course” by the glass shower wall panels in the wall at the end of the floor sidewalk. Spread a layer of mortar on the vertical side of the first glass wall adjacent the wall surface and place the block in place.