We’re doing a bathroom remodel in a small bathroom that is compromised by a staircase slant on one wall and doorways on both ends of the room (one out to the kitchen, and one to a bedroom).
I’ll spare you the sordid details and just say that we’re going to do a custom tiled shower stall and need to conserve as much internal space in the shower stall as possible, while also letting in as much ambient light as possible with 2 of the 4 walls.
So right now I’m weighing the options of doing
a) one wall with glass blocks and a perpendicular frameless glass door.
b) one wall as a frameless glass partition with a perpendicular frameless glass door.
I like the idea of the glass blocks better, but I’m concerned about the stability of the attachment points for a glass door. I’ve been searching around all afternoon and the best demonstration of a technique I’ve found is to drill holes in the grout between the glass blocks, and use silicone adhesive and plastic wall anchors as per http://www.clevelandglassblock.com/glass-block-shower-accessories.aspx in their answer to Question 3: ‘How to install a semi-frameless shower door system in a glass block wall’. Now granted the illustration is for a semi-frameless shower door and I’d like to do frameless, but the same general attachment technique would apply, I assume.
Has anyone done something like this with glass blocks? Do you think it will hold? I can either put the door clasp on the corner with the glass blocks or the door hinges.