Glass for Your Shower Enclosure

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 want to use.

There are a variety of different types of glass that are suitable for frameless shower enclosures. There are benefits to all of them. Deciding which one is right for you will depend on your project and your aesthetics.

Glass Options for Your Shower Enclosure

At Florida State Glass and Mirror, which sells and installs clear glass shower panels and glass railings in South Florida, from Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale, we offer our clientele a wide variety of glass types, including: 

  • Clear Glass
  • Low-Iron Glass
  • Frosted Glass
  • Rain Glass
  • Bronze Glass
  • Gray Glass
  • Low-Iron Frosted Glass
  • Etched Glass


Low-Iron Glass

Low Iron Glass is the one we often get questions about so, we thought we would take this opportunity to focus in on this exciting glass option.

Have you ever noticed that if you look at the edge of a sheet of glass or window, the side appears to be green? That slight coloration comes from the presence of iron in the glass. It is the most common choice in a variety of applications.

Low Iron Glass, as the name implies, is made with less iron. You might be able to detect a very slight greenish cast, but for all intents and purposes it is colorless in appearance. This offers a number of benefits: 

  • Exceptional clarity
  • Higher light transmission
  • The true colors of your shower tiles can be seen through a low-iron glass shower enclosure.


Low iron glass is a slightly more expensive option for clear glass shower enclosures, but if you are investing in some of the amazingly distinctive shower tiles available today as part of your new bathroom décor, you might consider the price well worth it.

For more information about Low Iron Glass and the other glass options available for your new glass shower panels – or for your new frameless glass balcony railings – please contact us.