With the necessity and consideration required for life with a wheelchair, not many roll in accessible bath and shower options offer much in the way of style. The bath industry is notorious for boring, functionality-focused bath and shower designs. Columbus Glass Block is working to change that perception with its many glass block design options.
Located at 3091 E. 14th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Glass Block has a wide variety of roll in shower options that are not only easy on the eyes, but offer wheelchair accessibility. With custom expanded polystyrene base construction, which allows for roll in entry, also comes the ability to completely customize the shower base. The entrance, size and drain location can be completely customized to work with the needs of the customer. Another benefit to the customizable expanded polystyrene is that it tends to be more affordable than solid surface shower bases.
“We can do any type of glass block shower with as little amount of space as your standard tub holds,” stated Tashina Defibaugh, shower design specialist.
With the custom floor design allowing for roll in accessibility, the glass block comprising the walls does the job of creating the stylish design. With far more options for design than one would imagine, the customer can build virtually any shower he or she can design. The glass block options include solid colored block, textured block, etched block, mural block, angled block, rounded block, and just about any style of block that can be used to design and build a shower.
According to CEO Mike Foti,“It doesn’t have to be just a functional window or a functional wall. It can really be an art piece.”
Columbus Glass Block offers on-site building of the showers as well as partially pre-fabricated shower walls. That way the installation team, contractor or consumer can spend the shortest amount of time with construction. Therefore, the customer won’t have to deal with a lengthy demolition and installation process when he or she needs to take a shower. He or she will be able to have the floor and walls pre-fabricated at the factory and installed in a timely, functional manner.
Not only do glass-block showers offer versatility in floor and wall design, they also allow the customer to customize any and all accessories that are built into the shower. If a customer needs to remove him or herself from the wheelchair he or she has the option to have railing and a seat installed at any height desired. Cubby holes can be installed for storage and custom height shower heads for ease of use. As long as the customer gives Columbus Glass Block the needed specifications, he or she can have a functional, stylish roll in shower.
Founded in 1979 by father of the current CEO Mike Foti, Columbus Glass Block (columbusglassblock.com) has continually brought innovation and quality to the glass block industry. With that being said their products range from plain glass block to custom colored glass block, mural block, energy efficient block, and even fire resistant block. Not only does Columbus Glass Block offer high quality products, they also have award winning service. They are the recipient of several service awards such as, the National Association of Remodeling Industry’s Ace award for service, the Consumer Choice Service Award, the Angie’s List Super Service Award, as well as the Northcoast 99 Award for being a top employer in northeast Ohio. With a list of awards like that any customer can be well assured that he or she is going to receive the absolute industry leading service with his or her shower installation.
For product or pricing information contact Columbus Glass Block on their website or give them a call at (877) 668-5888. With the range of handicap accessible shower options, high quality products and service, and ease of installation, Columbus Glass Block is the clear choice for your roll in shower.