SAN FRANCISCO – One of the most common complaints regarding shower doors is the difficulty involved in keeping them clean. Most people don’t realize there’s a reason this is so difficult: Glass is porous, just like our skin. When the pores in a glass shower door are compromised by contaminants, it makes the glass harder to clean and leads to issues with corrosion and water stains.
Fortunately, there are products that address the difficulty of maintaining shower doors. One is called “Diamond Seal,” a polymer coating that’s applied to the interior of the shower glass. Diamond Seal gets into the pores of the glass so contaminants can’t, which makes cleaning easier and less frequent and consequently helps prevent water stains.
While Diamond Seal can protect your existing shower door against contamination, if you’re installing a new shower door, it’s worthwhile to consider ShowerGuard® glass. Similarly to Diamond Seal, ShowerGuard protects against contamination, but instead of being a liquid solution that’s applied externally, the formula is actually baked onto the glass itself to provide permanent protection against corrosion and staining.