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Shining a Light on Productive Workspaces with Glass

The Harvard Business Review reported on a study conducted by the HR advisory firm Future Workplace, which found that the #1 office perk is natural light. Of course, with our passion for clear glass railings and glass panels, you don’t have to convince us of the importance of natural light and the difference something as simple […]

Why Is Red Glass More Expensive than Clear Glass?

Most types of commercial glass, including the kind of glass used in our frameless shower enclosures and our glass railings, are made of three simple ingredients.  Making glass, as it has for centuries, starts with sand, which you might see referred to as silicon dioxide. The other essential ingredients are limestone, which is also known […]

3 Reasons Why Glass Is So Special

Glass has fascinated people for thousands of years. Its unusual qualities and variety of uses – from jewelry to glass shower panels – continues to capture our imaginations.  Believe it or not, there are things about glass that scientists still can’t fully explain. That mystery is just one of the things that make glass so […]

How to Keep Your Glass Shower Enclosure Sparkling

Whether you have a frameless glass shower door or a complete clear glass shower enclosure, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your bathroom looks as sparkling and stylish as you imagined it would.  As the folks at Better Homes & Gardens say, “A glass shower door adds modern elegance to your […]

Putting Clear Glass Panels to Work

Installing a frameless glass shower enclosure is a great way to bring the beauty and benefits of glass into your home. But it’s not the only way that glass can help to make your home more functional and more stylish. Does your home look out over the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean […]

The Benefits of Using Low-Iron Glass for Your Shower Enclosure

There are lots of great reasons to update your bathroom with a beautiful clear glass shower enclosure. It will make your bathroom feel more open and larger as well as more modern and stylish. Once you have decided to install a glass shower enclosure, however, you still have to decide what type of glass you […]

The History of the Shower: Part 3

Bathtubs were the only game in town for most of human history. Sometimes, they would be set off from the rest of the room where they were located by a screen to offer some privacy in the days before there were actual rooms dedicated to the act of bathing and person hygiene, but even as […]

The History of the Shower: Part 2

As we referenced in a previous post on the history of the shower, people were much too busy working on developing a practical form of showering for most of human history to be thinking about something as advanced – and as attractive – as frameless glass shower enclosures and frameless shower doors. We covered the […]

The History of the Shower: Part 1

Long before the technology existed to make lovely frameless glass shower enclosures and frameless shower doors, the technology that made showers possible needed to be developed.  We take so many things for granted these days – including the ability to, with the simple turn of a knob, enjoy a nice hot shower. But for most […]

How Do You Define Glass?

Here at Florida State Glass and Mirror, we’re not only experts in the creation and installation of clear glass shower enclosures, frameless glass balcony railings and frameless glass shower doors, we are also fans of glass itself!  When you spend as much time as we do around glass you develop a true appreciation for this […]