Can a customer use organics or textiles in a shower door?
What about the moisture? Can we seal the edges?
The best way to ensure many years without any problems in your laminated shower door is to order a “TPU interlayer upgrade” and order “EDGE DELETION”
What is TPU? This is a “hydrophobic” (almost waterproof) interlayer that encapsulates the material (like SeaGrass) and basically seals up the edge of the glass as well. Contact estimating for TPU upgrade costs.
What is edge deletion? We cut back the material (like seagrass) 1/8” of an inch from the edge of the panel so that water cannot come into contact with it and “wick” up into the material. There is no cost for edge deletion when it is ordered for a shower or other wet environment.
One thing to consider…Edge Deletion works great for organics but not so well for full coverage inserts like textiles. You can imagine that on full coverage inserts this “edge deletion” would not be aesthetically pleasing.
3rd party edge sealers are not a good choice in a shower door because the ONLY sealer that is approved for glass is BLACK in color and it is not aesthetically pleasing to look at. The BLACK edge sealer should only be used when the edges of the glass are hidden in a frame.
IF YOU ORDER A SHOWER DOOR WITH THESE
TWO UPGRADES THEN IT CARRIES A FULL WARRANTY