Privacy & Aesthetics

Your shower enclosure doesn’t have to look plain just because everyone else’s does. With today’s technology, you can make your shower a work of art through glass that is colored, textured, patterned, or even infused with a personal image. There are a number of unique options available, most of which are not known by the consumer. To help you better understand the glass options available to you, below is a brief overview of the amazing things you can do with a glass shower enclosure.

Glass Options
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than clear glass, consider choosing colored glass for your shower enclosure. Cardinal offers glass in a wide variety of colors, including shades of blue, bronze, gray, and more. Clear enclosures are by far the most commonly used, but a subtly tinted glass panel can add a stylish element to your bathroom.

Patterned and textured glass can also be both beautiful and functional. Options range from simple and translucent to complex and opaque. You can choose sandblasted glass for sophistication, cast glass for its three-dimensional character, or waves to create a relaxed environment. Besides being unique and customizable, one great benefit of patterned glass is that it minimizes the appearance of streaks and water marks on the glass. Adding a non-translucent glass enclosure is also a smart way to hide older or damaged interior surfaces or hardware.

Designing in Glass
Advanced in-glass printing technology offers a whole new world of customization for shower enclosures. Our exclusive Satori™ Digital In-Glass Printing allows striking, high-resolution graphics to be printed directly into the glass. During the tempering process, the ink becomes a part of the glass itself, ensuring that the designs are resistant to chemicals, scratching, UV light, and weathering. You can choose to add virtually anything to your shower glass, making this one of the most exciting shower enclosure advancements.

This digital in-glass printing process also allows you to add a touch of privacy to your glass panels with Cardinal’s PRIVA-TECH® option. A printed block of color runs horizontally through the glass, creating a privacy screen that allows someone in the shower to see out into the room without sacrificing modesty. With a choice of colors, and the option for crisp or faded edges, the privacy strip can be as subtle or vivid as you would like. You no longer have to choose between privacy and a beautiful glass enclosure.

Other Design Elements
Glass isn’t the only aspect of a shower you can customize. Hardware, including knobs and frames, is available in a variety of colors and styles. Some of the most popular finishes are chrome, gold, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze. Matching the color and finish of shower hardware to other bathroom hardware (such as drawer pulls and door knobs) can create a unified design throughout the room.

Tile can also be used as a creative element in your shower. From small colored tiles to large patterned tiles, the options are almost limitless. Choosing a frameless shower is a great way to deflect the spotlight to your walls and floors and really make unique tiling stand out.

A shower is more than just a place to get clean; you see and use it every day, so it should bring joy and relaxation. For more ideas about shower enclosure design, visit or contact one of our authorized Cardinal dealers at who would be happy to discuss with you how to make your dream shower come to life.



Featured: Cardinal’s PRIVA-TECH® option, which adds a level of privacy to your glass shower enclosure, can be customized to meet your exact needs. With different colors and varying degrees of transparency, this application is extremely versatile.