Glass is perhaps the only material which looks solid but is chemically (read scientifically) liquid (super cooled liquid); this is not a drawback – and infact is one of the most advantageous fact;
Glass can be bent, can be toughened, can be colored (stained), can be etched, can be molded, and much more things can be done with it – to suit the purpose of use;
Glass since it’s invention, centuries ago, has trickled deep in every aspect of our daily lives– we use a Glass to drink Wine*, windows have glass, tables are made of glass, modern offices use glass as façade, glass is use to decorate, glass is used to cover (canopy), all this a an extreme example of Glass being used as a Nut & Bolt in Airplane Manufacturing – thanks to its property of being light weight, moldable and most importantly Non Corrosive;
Have you heard of Toilets in Glass?
Yes, it may sound weird, but true – toilets can be made in Glass, without compromising the privacy and the utility of the space;
Why Use Glass for Toilet Walls?
Today, in Hotel Rooms, Toughened Glass is replacing the 150mm thk. masonry walls – thereby saving 138mm x length of carpet space – this may not look much to any home or office owner – but for Hotels, this is a big saving on carpet space, since the factor of multiplication is high;
This toughened glass is frosted / translucent and thus enables transfer of light, keeps the space bright yet deters any see-through situation;
For homes or places where saving space is not an issue, Glass Bricks are being used to construct the internal toilet walls – again to make sure that while maintaining privacy a toilet is kept well lit and gives a very lighter visual appearance; this not only saves on masonry wall construction, but also saves on plaster, tile cladding over it, giving a easy to maintain, clean and hygienic surface; Except the external wall & the wall with all piping & fittings, all balance walls can be made out of Glass;
Now, this is what we call – “Innovative Toilets”