will things slip off glass shower shelves?

kamanieJanuary 12, 2014

I would like to have glass corner shelves installed in my shower. I like the 'floating look' without the metal hardware. For example, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Corner-Shelf-10x10-Curve/dp/B009S83YPS/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_text_y

However, my husband thinks that the glass will be slippery so a metal bar along the front would be better to hold items back. He is looking at the following:
http://www.amazon.com/Corner-Glass-Triple-Chrome-Finish/dp/B004TKNEDW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_3

So, will the surface be an issue where bottles would slide off? Any recommendations and clarifications would be most helpful. Thank you!

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Babka NorCal 9b

If they are dead level, water might pool on them. You need a heavy enough bottle to not slip off a slanted shelf. I discovered this with my recently installed niche, which has a slight slant. Or wipe off the shelf after you shower.

-Babka

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 1:04AM
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jackfre

You could easily have a water float things off a level shelf. It will act as a lubricant. I guess I agree with your husband on this one, although I like your idea.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 11:35AM
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raehelen

Babka, could you elaborate on your sliding bottle issue? I have my 5" wide glass shelf all ready to install into my niche... Do I need to start thinking about installing a bar across? I have an 8" wide shelf in my downstairs shower, (cultured marble, not glass) and sliding hasn't been a concern.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 1:53PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Sorry, not much to add, it was almost empty and it wouldn't stay put. Heavier bottle, no problem. ;-)

-Babka

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 11:19PM
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