Thursday, September 15, 2022

Being Proactive Can Go a Long Way in Your Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel Ann Arbor
Is your bathroom outdated? 

Are you ready to have the bathroom of your dreams?


Having a consultation early can also help you as you are making your selections for other hardware used in your bathroom. Many customers are surprised that they already know their preferences for their bathroom remodel such as their shower or sink hardware. They have likely already chosen the finish for their bathroom vanity faucet and other hardware that might have already been installed or ordered before the shower, which means anything else they order afterwards has to take those early choices into account.

 

Your shower door provider will be able to provide you with an overview of the different hardware options used in showers. As you are making choices for your vanity cabinet hardware, sink faucets, and toilet you will understand how all of this can all be tied together.

 

Get Your Bathroom Remodeled in Ann Arbor Today!

Wolverine Glass has been serving the glass needs of the greater Ann Arbor area since 1990. With a wide range of shower door, mirror and custom glass selections, we are ready to satisfy your residential or commercial glass needs. We are well known throughout the Washtenaw County area for our expertise in designing and installing the finest shower doors and custom fit mirrors. No matter the scope, each project is important to us.

 

Ready for a bathroom remodel in Ann Arbor? Browse our website, stop by our showroom in Dexter, or give us a call at 734-426-5600 to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

How Soon Can You Get a New Bathroom?

Bathroom Remodel Ann Arbor
Is your bathroom outdated?  

Are you ready to have the bathroom of your dreams?

 

Remodeling a bathroom can be time consuming and expensive. The more complex the design, the more challenging the project! If you’re managing the remodel yourself, you may wonder when the best time to engage your shower door provider would be.  


The work on the shower door is typically one of the last things to occur in a bathroom remodel, usually not beginning until the tile has been set. Frameless shower doors are generally custom made to fit the specific shower, and since the glass is tempered for safety purposes, it cannot be altered once it is made. 

 

That’s why accurate measurements are very important, and why those cannot happen until the tile is in place. Once your shower door provider has the measurements, it will generally be several weeks before the glass is made, the hardware delivered, and the shower installed.  

 

That does not mean you need to wait until your bathroom is almost finished to reach out to your shower door provider. We recommend reaching out to your shower door provider early in the design process. That way, you can discuss the layout and any special considerations that may exist in your new bathroom. 

 

Get Your Bathroom Remodeled in Ann Arbor Today!

Wolverine Glass has been serving the glass needs of the greater Ann Arbor area since 1990. With a wide range of shower door, mirror and custom glass selections, we are ready to satisfy your residential or commercial glass needs. We are well known throughout the Washtenaw County area for our expertise in designing and installing the finest shower doors and custom fit mirrors. No matter the scope, each project is important to us.

 

Ready for a bathroom remodel in Ann Arbor? Browse our website, stop by our showroom in Dexter, or give us a call at 734-426-5600 to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Monday, August 15, 2022

How to Maintain Your Mirrors

Mirrors Ann Arbor

Moisture is the primary cause of mirror failure. The moisture in the surrounding air causes the silvering on the back of the mirror to degrade which leads to black spots. These spots typically begin along the edges of the mirror and will continue to grow and spread. The best way to prevent this damage from occurring is to keep mirrors in locations with low humidity. That is a tough task considering that most people use mirrors in their bathrooms which often get steamy from hot showers and baths. Here are some simple tips on how to reduce the risk of damage: 

  1. Use your exhaust fan when taking a shower and keep it running for several minutes after your shower is done. This helps to evacuate the moisture from the bathroom and minimize the risk of condensation on the mirror. 
  2. Keep bathroom supplies (e.g. lotion bottles, soap, etc) away from the edge of the mirror. These containers can trap water up against the mirror.
  3. Avoid leaving standing water on a countertop or backsplash. If the mirror is resting directly on the countertop or the backsplash, this standing water will degrade the silvering. 

At Wolverine Glass, we apply a special sealant along all of the edges of the custom mirrors we produce to help protect against moisture.  We often are asked to take a mirror and cut the moisture damaged edges off so the customer can continue to use the mirror. This can work to keep a mirror in use for many years to come; however, it could also just be a temporary solution as the rest of the mirror has had similar exposure to moisture and may only be a matter of time until the rest of the mirror begins to show the same problems.  

 

Get Started on a New Custom Mirror in Ann Arbor Today!

Whether you have a standard project, want a one-of-a-kind design for your shower door, mirror, or tabletop, or if you’re looking for a stand-out custom or commercial design, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, Wolverine Glass is a reliable source for custom mirrors in Ann Arbor. Stop by our showroom in Dexter or contact us here to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Types of Mirrors

Mirrors Ann Arbor
Are you looking for a new mirror in your home? 

Do you know your options?

 

Custom mirrors can be a great addition to your home. Mirrors are commonly used in bathrooms, but can also be used to set off other spaces in your home such as a fitness area or behind a bar. Besides just the functional uses in the bathroom, mirrors are a great way to make spaces appear larger.

 

Mirrors are available in common shapes and sizes that can be hung in your home almost like a picture. Rectangular, square, and oval shapes are the most common, but our custom mirrors can be made to fit almost any unique space in your home. For example, an entire wall can be covered with a mirror.  

 

When considering a custom mirror project, there are several factors to consider. Mirrors can come in a variety of the thickness from 1/8” to ¼”.  ¼” thick mirrors are the most common mirrors used in homes. The edges of the mirror can be finished in a variety of ways. The most basic finish is a ground edge. A ground edge involves sanding the cut edges of the mirror to produce a rough, non-reflective finish along the edges of the mirror. Next, there is a flat polish edge that can be placed on the mirror. A flat polish provides a smooth, finished surface on all the edges and a slight bevel. Finally, a larger beveled edge can be placed around the entire perimeter. The bevel can range in size from ½” to 1-1/2” or more. This can be a very attractive way to set off the mirror with a more finished appearance albeit at a higher cost.  

 

There are a couple of options for custom mirrors that can add a unique and special look. Mirrors are available with Low Iron glass. Regular glass, including the glass used in mirrors, has a greenish tint to it. Low Iron glass removes that greenish tint and provides a reflection that shows off more true colors. Antique mirror glass is also available that attempts to replicate the aged and distressed look of vintage mirror glass. This glass can be used as a replacement for a mirror in antique furniture or to add unique character in a room

 

Get Started on a New Custom Mirror in Ann Arbor Today!

Whether you have a standard project, want a one-of-a-kind design for your shower door, mirror, or tabletop, or if you’re looking for a stand-out custom or commercial design, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, Wolverine Glass is a reliable source for custom mirrors in Ann Arbor. Stop by our showroom in Dexter or contact us here to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Clear vs. Obscure Glass

Glass Shower Doors Ann Arbor
Are you remodeling your bathroom?

Considering a new shower?


What do you know about shower glass?

 

One of the primary choices in configuring your new shower door is selecting the type of glass used.  

 

When it comes to the color or pattern of glass used, you should ask yourself how much you want to be able to see in and out of your shower. There are different types of obscured and patterned glass that provide privacy. The downside to this privacy is that it also obscures the beautiful new tile that you might have recently installed as a part of your bathroom remodel. Most homeowners choose clear glass for frameless showers and use other methods like the bathroom door to maintain privacy, but ultimately the look of your bathroom is a personal choice.

 

Clear glass allows you to show off your shower and tile while also making the bathroom feel more open. It is generally going to be the least expensive option. Keep in mind that clear glass typically has a slight green tint to it, however, there is low-iron glass available for shower doors that removes most of that greenish tint and allows the true colors of your tile to be seen through the glass.  

 

There are several types of patterned glass used in showers. They provide privacy while still letting light in. The most common patterns in showers are Rain, Aquatex, and Bubbles. Another option for privacy is Satin or Acid Etched glass. This glass does not have a texture like the others but does provide privacy for the shower occupant.

 

Your One-Stop-Shop for Glass Shower Doors in Ann Arbor

Whether you have a standard project, want a one-of-a-kind design for your shower door, mirror, or tabletop, or if you’re looking for a stand-out custom or commercial design, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, Wolverine Glass is a reliable source for glass shower doors in Ann Arbor. Stop by our showroom in Dexter or contact us here to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Friday, July 1, 2022

The Perfect Shower for Your Dream Bathroom

Glass Shower Doors Ann Arbor
Are you remodeling your bathroom? 

Considering a new shower?

 

One of the primary choices in configuring your new shower door is selecting the type of glass used. There are a couple of important characteristics to consider when planning out your dream bathroom, including the thickness of the glass and any special treatments that may be applied to help keep your shower looking great over the years.  


Thickness of Shower Doors

Shower doors can come in a variety of thicknesses. Thinner glass is typically used in framed shower doors, while thicker glass is used in semi-frameless and frameless showers. In some cases, you may have the choice between two thicknesses of glass. For example, a semi-frameless sliding shower door may be available in either ¼” or 3/8” glass. Thinner glass will flex more and make more noise when used in the door. Thicker glass is more rigid.  

 

Special Treatments

Bath products and the minerals naturally found in water can leave spots and corrode the surface of your shower glass. This can leave the glass discolored and less than crystal clear.  There are a variety of treatments available for glass that address this issue. ShowerGuard® is an advanced coating that’s fused into the glass when it is being made. This coating is invisible and covers the microscopic peaks and valleys that occur naturally in the glass surface. This makes glass much smoother and provides less opportunity and  space for soap residue and minerals to collect. Because the coating is applied when the glass is made, there’s no need for reapplication, and it comes with a lifetime warranty against visible staining, corrosion, and discoloration.  

 

Your One-Stop-Shop for Glass Shower Doors in Ann Arbor

Whether you have a standard project, want a one-of-a-kind design for your shower door, mirror, or tabletop, or if you’re looking for a stand-out custom or commercial design, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, Wolverine Glass is a reliable source for glass shower doors in Ann Arbor. Stop by our showroom in Dexter or contact us here to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Frameless Shower Doors

Showers Ann Arbor
Are you looking at options to remodel your shower? 

Leaning toward a luxurious bathroom experience?

 

Do you know the difference between framed and frameless shower doors?

 

Remodeling your bathroom is always an exciting time. An updated look to your shower can revitalize the room and increase the value of your home. Before you decide to go all in on your new shower, it’s important to choose the right kind of door. Whether it’s a framed or frameless door, there’s no absolute right choice, only the right choice for you.

 

Frameless Doors

Aesthetically speaking, frameless shower doors offer a lot more than framed doors. Their upscale look can turn any bathroom from old and outdated into luxe and high-class. Additionally, they’re easier to clean than framed doors, with no place for dirt and mineral deposits to gather. 

 

Wolverine Glass – The Clear Choice for a New Shower in Ann Arbor

Whether you have a standard project, want a one-of-a-kind design for your shower door, mirror, or tabletop, or if you’re looking for a stand-out custom or commercial design, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, our workmanship is guaranteed. Contact us here or stop by our showroom in Dexter to discuss your glass needs or to arrange for a free consultation.

Being Proactive Can Go a Long Way in Your Bathroom Remodel

Is your bathroom outdated?  Are you ready to have the bathroom of your dreams? Having a consultation early can also help you as you are maki...