‘Does Israel have glass doors for baths?‘ When you’ve been here as long as Barbara and I have you vaguely remember the conveniences from home and are somewhat unaware of what advances have been made in Israel. Barbara lives in a small flat in the center of Jerusalem with a sit in shower and she’s tired of the curtain.
I’m not a big fan of the curtain myself – they get moldy after a few months and then you throw them out, so all they do is cost money and fill landfills with plastic. Her issue is fear of the black gunk that collects at the bottom of the door if you remember the old sliding glass doors from home. Barbara is also worried that the glass would be difficult to clean.
I haven’t seen the traditional sliding glass doors in Israel (but I know that they have them here), instead I’ve seen the mixture that you see below. A static window for 1/8 of the shower space, and then a door on hinges which swings in and out of the shower space as needed. If you are showering you can close that door in so that none of the water gets out of the bath, which is the point of the door.
Cleaning is very valid point with these doors, as the water in Israel is very hard and filled with stone. If you don’t clean it weekly you will be subjecting yourself to a world of pain once you decide to clean it. When that happens (and it does, don’t deny it – we all have times when we’re simply not in the mood to fully clean the bathroom) I have the miracle cure for the door – vinegar. This stuff cuts through the stone and leaves your surfaces shiny and clean – albeit a tad smelly.
If you’re looking for a glass curtain you can try Dar Glass, or just do a google.co.il search for glass showers.
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