FAQ's and Technical Information

Glass Types

Starphire Crystal Clear Glass

Starphire Crystal Clear glass is achieved by using silica sand with a low iron content during glass making to reduce the otherwise characteristic green tinge of standard glass giving it much clearer superior appearance. It provides maximum transparency and clarity by providing a crystal clear glass unlike the green tint usually found in standard float glass.

Standard Clear Glass

Standard Clear Glass is the glass type most often used in glazing applications. Visually, standard glass has a 'greenish' tint, most obvious when the panel is viewed from the side.

Australian Standards for Shower Screens

The Building Code of Australia requires Shower Screens and Shower Doors to comply with Australian Standards AS/NZS 1288 and 2208 and be made of Grade A toughened glass or Grade B wired glass.

The minimum thickness of framed toughened glass (Grade A) is 4mm. The minimum thickness of partly framed and frameless toughened glass is 6mm.

At Infinity Glass, we use a high quality 10mm Toughened Grade A Safety Glass for all Shower Screens.

Installation Types

All Infinity Glass Custom Shower Screens are installed and carried out by highly experienced, meticulous installers in compliance with Australian Standard AS1288.

 

 

Waterproofing

Door Seals: We provide a removable Plastic PVC Clear Water Seal to the underside of the door to seal the door panel of your Frameless Glass Shower Screen as seen here in the below diagram.

We also provide an Aluminium Polished Anodised Water Bar seal to the threshold of all custom installations. D.I.Y Packages come with a standard Aluminium Chrome Plated Water Bar.

Shower Rose position: All efforts should be made during design to ensure that the shower rose is not positioned directly opposite the screen door.

Drainage: To ensure that no ponding occurs in the base we recommend that the fall to the waste be a minimum of 15mm over a standard 1000mm base.

If you are renovating, re-tiling, or building a new bathroom, we recommend purchasing your Custom Shower Screen early in the planning of your bathroom so we can assist you with ensuring your tiling layout and all structural supports are correctly positioned.

Panel & Door Sizes

Standard Door Width: Our standard door width is 600mm. Other custom widths are available on request - this can be confirmed by customer during Check Measure appointment.

Standard Panel Height: All Infinity Glass Frameless Glass Shower Screens are standard height of 2000mm. Bath Screens are standard height of 1500mm.

Custom Shower Screens can be built to custom heights at additional cost - this can be confirmed by customer during Check Measure appointment.

Hardware / Hinges

D.I.Y Package inclusions: All D.I.Y packages include Solid Brass Polished Chrome hinges.

Custom Shower Screens: Default supply of hardware for Custom Shower Screens is Solid Brass Polished Chrome unless otherwise stated by customer during Check Measure appointment prior to installation. Other finishes available on request: Satin Chrome, 24k Gold.

What is Toughened Glass?

Toughened or tempered glass is commonly used in the manufacture of products such as stove tops and hobs, cookware, tableware and shower screens.

It is made by a process of heating glass to a molten state at about 600 degrees Celsius followed by sudden chilling by compressed air.

This cooling process causes the surface to contract rapidly, forming a rigid outer layer around the glass rendering it much stronger than conventional glass and far more resistant to impact stress and temperature change.

Can Toughened Glass can break?
A break in toughened glass such as a shower screen can occur when a small chip or weakening in the hard outer layer of the glass disturbs its surface tension causing it to burst inwards or implode. This can occur without warning.

Fortunately, the implosion of toughened glass products usually results in small blunt cube-like granules that are far less dangerous than the jagged shards produced when ordinary glass breaks.

Hinges and other hardware maintenance

The best way to maintain hinges and other hardware is to wipe them down after every use. When the hardware is kept clean, it will not collect mineral deposits that require the use of soap solution to remove. After your shower, use a dry towel to thoroughly dry the hinges.

If you are unable to dry your hinges after every use, a weekly cleaning is suggested. Use a mild soap and warm water mixture and a soft non-abrasive cloth. After you have cleaned the hardware, rinse it thoroughly with clean warm water and dry.

Never use abrasive cleansers of any kind on hinges and other hardware. Many of the components are coated with a clear lacquer that will be irreparably damaged if subjected to harsh abrasive chemicals or scrubbing devices.

Glass Maintenance

It is important to keep your glass clean. Glass that is neglected will accumulate water spots, which will eventually turn into mineral deposits.

The best way to keep your glass free of potentially damaging water spots is to squeegee the glass after every use. Regular cleaning will save you a great deal of work if deposits are not allowed to accumulate.