Smart Glass: The Ultimate Privacy Solution for Bathrooms
Smart glass has become a must-have feature for the new age's modern bathroom designs. Not only does it give bathrooms a sleek, high tech look- it also enhances privacy, convenience and cleanliness. Keep reading to discover the benefits of smart glass for bathrooms.
In today's era of advanced technology, everything seems to be smart and speedy. Amongst these, smart glass or privacy glass has become a trendsetting technology that provides a sophisticated and chic privacy solution for contemporary bathrooms. Smart glass and film go from clear to frosted on demand, enabling it to function in harmony with modern lifestyles and offering an unparalleled aura of minimalist style and convenience.
If you are looking to enhance the privacy of your bathroom while preserving access to natural light and views, then smart glass may be the solution to your problem.
Any Glass Surface Can Become Smart Glass
Smart glass or switchable glass is a form of PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology that can turn any glass surface from clear to frosted with the flick of a switch. Already have glass installed? Smart film can be applied to existing glass surfaces to easily transform them into smart glass.
Smart glass and switchable films are a popular choice in modern bathroom design due to their numerous benefits and functionalities. Here are some key points to consider:
High Tech and Elegant Aesthetic: Smart glass adds a sophisticated touch to any bathroom, making it a stylish and contemporary space.
Privacy On Demand: With smart glass, you have the option to switch between a frosted or opaque appearance for complete privacy or a clear transparent view, creating an open and airy feel to the bathroom.
Makes Small Spaces Appear Larger: By incorporating smart glass in a bathroom, you can create an illusion of space, making it appear larger than it is.
Ample Natural Light: Smart glass allows natural light to filter through, creating a bright and welcoming atmosphere in the bathroom.
Sleek Design: Smart glass is a sleek and minimal solution that highlights unique accessories, fixtures, and décor without taking up valuable space.
Easy to Maintain and Long Lasting: Smart glass is easy to clean, durable, and long lasting, ensuring your investment lasts a long time.
Hygienic and Easy to Clean: Smart glass is easy to clean and hygienic, thanks to its smooth surface that prevents bacteria and grime buildup.
Durable and Safe: The tempered glass used in smart glass is highly durable and safe, providing a secure and damage-resistant surface.
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Overall, smart glass is a versatile and practical solution for modern and stylish bathroom design, perfect for those seeking a minimalist approach to their bathroom design. Now let's take a closer look at these benefits:
Smart Glass Makes Bathrooms Look Bigger and Brighter
Bathroom windows, transparent doors and glass enclosures make small spaces look larger and more spacious while allowing natural light to flow through. However, privacy is an important consideration in bathroom design. Smart glass allows bathroom users to maintain privacy when desired by simply flipping a switch, remote control, wall switch, button, smartphone, home automation, or voice command.
Using glass wall partitions between master bedrooms and master bathrooms also makes bedrooms look larger. Hotels have been turning to switchable glass and film to create rooms that look larger, create novel visitor experiences and are easier to clean and maintain. Which brings us to our next point.
Smart Glass Is Easier To Clean
Aside from enhancing privacy, smart glass technology in bathrooms improves hygiene. Shower curtains, for instance, can become breeding grounds for mold that can lead to health problems, particularly for people with respiratory problems, children, and older adults. The mold that develops on shower curtains causes skin rashes, eye irritation, chronic coughs, sore throat, and allergic reactions. Replacing shower curtains frequently can be costly and wasteful. Smart glass shower enclosures or bathroom partitions offer an alternative solution that is safe, durable, and easy to clean. Smart glass is cleaned just like regular glass.
Smart glass and film are also free of the hazardous chemicals found in PVC shower curtains. The majority of shower curtains are constructed using polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that is known to emit over one hundred different types of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the surrounding air. Shockingly, the amount of VOCs being released is a staggering sixteen times higher than the indoor air quality recommendations established by the U.S. Green Building Council. Of great concern is the fact that seven of these elements have been deemed hazardous air pollutants by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act, as they can cause severe eye, nose, and throat irritation.
The Most Common Applications of Smart Glass and Smart Film In Bathrooms
Even though bathrooms are a small space, there are a lot of different ways smart glass can be used to enhance bathroom design.
Smart Glass Doors
Installing a glass door is an easy way to make both a bathroom and the external space, be it a bedroom, hallway or other room, visually connected. This has the effect of making the space feel larger. Both privacy film and glass can be installed on doors. Read this article for more details on installing smart glass on doors.
Bathroom windows are often kept small to maintain privacy, which is a shame as its one of the areas of the home where natural light is the most appreciated. With smart glass, designers don’t need to hesitate about installing floor to ceiling windows in a bathroom. For those with existing windows that compromise privacy, installing smart film presents a simple and easy way to increase privacy.
Smart Glass Partitions
Switchable glass walls are another popular choice for bathrooms. They can be installed internally to create private areas within the bathroom, such as a glass partition in a master bathroom placed between a jacuzzi area and the rest of the bathroom. They are also a popular option for room partitions.
Smart Glass Shower Enclosures
Privacy glass is often used for shower doors or enclosures. We don’t recommend installing smart film in showers where it will come into direct contact with water. For this application, we recommend our smart glass over the film as the switchable layer is protected by two pieces of glass.
Installing Smart Glass In Bathrooms
Switchable glass and film use electricity to switch from clear to frosted. As a result, we are often asked about the safety of using smart glass in wet areas such as bathrooms. The answer is that both smart glass and film can be used in humid areas, though we don’t recommend placing the film where it will come in direct contact with water.
The edges of the film or glass simply need to be sealed with a non acetic silicone gel to protect them from the water.
In conclusion, smart glass technology offers an innovative solution that can make any bathroom more functional and aesthetically pleasing. It is a versatile and modern option that enhances privacy and safety, and it is perfect for use in wet areas where traditional window treatments simply won't work. Smart glass can be controlled using a range of devices, which gives users flexibility and convenience. Smart glass technology is a one-time investment that speaks to your health, experience, and safety. So, when you are thinking of enhancing the privacy of your bathroom, think of smart glass technology!
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