This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series about showers. To access either of the lead posts please select the link below.
The image shows an ice cube (also known as a glass block) shower enclosure, which were enormously popular in the 1970’s.
Although I personally have never liked glass block showers (due to the uneven surfaces and the mortar lines between the cubes, they’re tough to keep clean and I’m a low maintenance kind of guy), some people just love them.
They do help create what is called a retro look, but green shag carpet, wrought iron railings between the living room and raised dining area, and mirror tiles have mostly gone the way of the disco ball, and I personally feel we should let glass block showers fade from memory with them.
However that is just my opinion.
I personally can not think of any. If you have some ideas, please share in the comment section below.
As mentioned before, they’re hard to keep clean because the surfaces are uneven (intentionally) and they have mortar lines, which must be periodically resealed.
Additionally, they weight quite a bit and require more structural support than standard shower enclosures.
Their installation is more costly as it takes longer due to the effort required.
It’s your bathroom, but I recommend you not go there. Too high maintenance for my tastes.
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