Shower Enclosures

There are many different types of glass you can get in your shower enclosure. There’s pattern glass, colored glass, cast glass pattern, and heavy glass, plus other distinctive ways to enhance your shower door. If you’re confused by the options available to you, check out our page on types of shower enclosures to ensure you are reviewing the options available to you. You can also contact us or stop into our showroom and we’d be happy to lend you our expertise and advice to pick the best glass for your bathroom.

Pattern Glass

Colored Glass

Cardinal S-Curve

Learn more about a way to design an “S-curve” on your shower door!

Chipped Edge

See how to incorporate chipped edges into your shower enclosure.

Cast Glass Shower Enclosure - Ultimate Optique

Cast Glass Shower Enclosure – Ultimate Optique

Etching

See how you can get etching on your shower enclosure.

Ultimate Optique

Ultimate Optique is a thermally formed art glass design, which uses a revolutionary kiln casting process that integrates the rich textural elements of kiln formed glass with unobstructed, optically clear areas or patterns, creating an effect that is striking and original. Available for certain shower enclosures. Learn more on our Cast Glass page.

           Shower Enclosures

Color Options

For more information about which finishes are available with which enclosures, see each of the shower enclosure series pages.

Directly below is a side-by-side comparison of all our finishes.  The Oil Rubbed Bronze is the classic bronze finish, and the Roman Bronze is more chocolatey and matches many of today's newer bronze fixtures and hardware. The Roman Bronze has more of a matte finish when compared with the Oil Rubbed Bronze. 

Cardinal shower glass color finish options

Color Finish Options

Color Options

  • Brushed Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Roman Bronze
  • Satin
  • White

Custom Powder Coating

Pioneer Glass is pleased to offer a wide variety of custom powder coat colors for our shower enclosures. These colors can be applied to nearly any of our standard or custom shower enclosures to give your enclosure a unique look. These finishes are extremely durable and will provide years of service.The Hammertone finishes provide some serious texture to the enclosure (see the photos). Several fine grain and rough grain colors are available.

Hundreds of other colors are available via special order.

Examples of Powder Coating

Powder Coating Color Options

           Shower Enclosures

Hardware options for headers, knobs, towel bars, and pulls for shower enclosures are on this page. Scroll to the category you are looking for. At the bottom is a picture depicting the visual difference between polished and brushed versions of hardware (Skyline series). On the hunt for heavy glass hardware? Click here.

Click on each image to see the product title.

Brushed vs. Polish Hardware Finishes

Polished (left) and Brushed (right) Stainless Steel for Skyline hardware

Headers

Knobs

Towel Bars

Pulls

(Cast Pulls are below)

Cast Pulls

Tommy discussing shower enclosures with Nancy.

           Shower Enclosures

CARDINAL SHOWER ENCLOSURES

Cardinal Shower Enclosures are of industry-leading quality made in the U.S.A.

Pioneer prides itself on supplying satisfied customers with Cardinal Shower Enclosures. The industry standard for glass specifies that if you can't see a blemish on glass from 10 feet away, it passes. But when you are inside the shower enclosure, you're much closer than 10 feet away. Cardinal glass is inspected from arm's length, to ensure quality glass you look at, not through.

Cardinal showers are engineered with the highest possible standards in mind to ensure maximum reliability, and carry a lifetime guarantee against defects in craftsmanship and materials on extruded aluminum parts. While the industry standard is a 20% reject rate, Cardinal is running at a less than 1% reject rate, eliminating the need for return trips to the job.

Pioneer offers a full line of framed, semi-frameless and frameless heavy glass shower enclosures, as well as stock and custom cast glass shower enclosures.

Below is a list of the various shower Series offered.

SWING ENCLOSURES

A great way to add an elegant, minimalist feel to your bathroom. If you don’t want a header or a metal jamb between the door and glass, a frameless shower enclosure is for you.

SLIDING ENCLOSURES

A beautiful, sleek design without taking up unnecessary space in your bathroom. Cardinal’s new ultra smooth V-shaped wheels make opening and closing the door a snap.

CARDINAL SERIES

Elegantly designed and engineered with precision. Framed and frameless enclosures at affordable prices. The Cardinal Builder Series, a basic slider, can save money.

Swing and sliding door options are available.

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Cardinal Shower Enclosure, Euro Platinum Riviera Series - Cardinal Wisp_05

EURO SERIES

The Euro series can handle nearly any configuration and glass selection.

Swing door option only.

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SKYLINE SERIES

A high-end, modern take on sliding shower enclosures. This enclosure rolls along on large exposed wheels. Rapidly becoming the enclosure of choice.

Sliding door option only.

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Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures - Clear, shower enclosure example

HEAVY GLASS SERIES

Heavy Glass enclosures offer a truly clean look. This is the enclosure to build the shower of your dreams.

Swing door option only.

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CAST GLASS SERIES

The premium line of shower enclosures will amaze you and your guests. It can completely transform your bathroom with its richly-textured glass.

Swing door options only.

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APOLLO SERIES

The Apollo series uses a header that resembles crown molding. It's our premium aluminum shower enclosure.

Sliding door option only.

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UPTOWN SERIES

Uptown is similar to the Cardinal Series, except without the metal jamb between the door and glass, plus the header. The spotlight is on the glass.

Sliding door option only.

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Shower Enclosure, Uptown Series - Uptown Series 2

TRUFIT SERIES

Easy to install with tons of adjustment and can even be attached to a fiberglass unit. Traditional heavy glass enclosures need to be made to order – not the TruFit!

Sliding door option only.

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CRAFTSMAN SERIES

The Craftsman series is solidly-built, fully framed, and are high-quality options at competitive prices. The Craftsman Builder Series offers a budget enclosure, fully framed.

Swing and sliding door options are available.

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shower enclosures in Cape Cod Massachusetts

OPTIONS

There are many different types of glass you can get in your shower enclosure. There’s pattern glass, colored glass, and more. See all of your options here.

Thin glass shower enclosures allow your bathroom to look spacious, crisp, and modern. Learn more.

FINISHES

Shower Enclosures come in a multitude of finishes. Below is a list of the most common finishes, which you can see examples of on our Shower Enclosure Finishes page. Custom powder coating is also available with examples.

  • Brushed Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Roman Bronze
  • Satin
  • White

HARDWARE

Headers, knobs, towel bars, and pulls, oh my! See all hardware options for shower enclosures.
Heavy Glass shower enclosure systems come with their own unique hardware. Check them out.

shower enclosures in Cape Cod Massachusetts

           Shower Enclosures

Frameless neo-angle shower with a kneewall

Frameless neo-angle shower with a kneewall

Corner showers get the most use out of small bathrooms.

Today, bathroom appearance is much more important than in the past – and corner showers are used as a design element.

 

These days, people look at showering areas in a different light, and the popularity of gorgeous shower glass continues to grow. For those that want to have a modern sleek bathroom with size restraints, corner shower enclosures are a perfect choice.

There are two basic designs in space-saving corner showers.

Traditional Corner Showers

Corner showers have two glass sides and two tiled sides.

Whether you have a swing door or sliding door, Cardinal has several series that can fit in a corner, whether you have a tub or not!

  • Cardinal Series
  • Craftsman Series
  • Euro Series
This corner shower only needs one side to be glass, using three walls to enclose the shower

This corner shower only needs one side to be glass, using three walls to enclose the shower

Corner Shower Examples

Swing Door with Inline and Return Panel

Swing Door with Inline and Return Panel
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Swing Door with Inline and Return Panel

Neo Angle Shower Enclosures

Semi frameless neo-angle shower incorporating pivot hinges on the door

Semi frameless neo-angle shower incorporating pivot hinges on the door

Shower enclosures with angles have three glass panels in the front. The door is traditionally in the middle panel but can be on any one of the panels to accommodate ease of access. The front shape of a neo-angle shower enclosure is very similar to a bay window design and can add some real pizzazz to your bathroom.

Read more about neo-angle shower enclosures here and how they help you save space.

New-Angle Shower Examples

Swing Door with Neo Angle Panels

Swing Door with Neo Angle Panels
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Swing Door with Neo Angle Panels

Non-Traditional Corner Shower Enclosures

Considered "regular" shower enclosures, non-traditional corner showers make creative use of available space even in good size bathrooms.

One of the reasons that this are jumping up in popularity is the desire of consumers to have both a clean look shower enclosure and separate soaker/jacuzzi type tub.

With double vanities and two bathing fixtures, space becomes a premium.

Check out the design of this non traditional corner shower enclosure to the right for an idea as to what this can entail.

Non-Traditional Corner Shower Example

Quality use of a Non-Traditional Corner Shower incorporating a bench

Quality use of a Non-Traditional Corner Shower incorporating a bench

MORE READING
View our shower enclosure service page, where you can get a quick introduction into how Pioneer Glass can help you with your shower project. Before you buy a shower enclosure, be sure to read our guide on options to consider.

           Shower Enclosures

Discreet Shower Glass That Still Displays Your Gorgeous Tile

A sandblasted band over a clear glass shower door on our display.

A sandblasted band over a clear glass shower door on our display.

Clear glass is still far and away the primary choice of most homeowners when purchasing enclosures or doors.

There are two primary reasons for this.

    1. The first is fairly obvious: clear glass is the least expensive type of glass you can buy when purchasing shower glass.
    2. The second reason is to display the tile or marble that cost you quite a bit of money.

Most consumers rightfully think tile is a terrific looking product. You will get no argument from me on that score. Be it inside a shower enclosure or behind a shower or tub glass door, tile adds a lot of great elements to your bathroom. These elements can speak to elegance, cleanliness, sparkle, and beauty. Why cover over your gorgeous bathroom tile?

Well, as always, there are some concerns with clear glass.

Clear glass allows no privacy. In a multi-use bathroom, even when shared by spouses, there may be an issue regarding the view and exposure that comes along with clear shower glass. But who wants to hide all that tile that you love? Here is your solution – check the picture out on the right.

A sandblasted privacy door or enclosure by Cardinal Shower can show off the beauty of your tile or marble walls and floors but provides privacy when getting ready in the morning or before bed when there may be more than one person in the bathroom. Perfect for shower enclosures, tub doors, and shower doors, it allows the beauty of your whole bathroom to show through while being discreet.

two way mirror

           Mirrors

Looking for a reliable supplier and installer of mirror ? Pioneer Glass has all types of mirrors and is a trusted installer.

Need help in designing your mirror wall? Be it full length mirror for a dance studio, antiqued mirror glass, or the perfect mirror glass for your new bathroom you can rely on Pioneer Glass for quality and friendly advice.

Have a large mirror project for a commercial location where you need a reliable installer? Contact Pioneer Glass for prompt and professional service.

  • Full Length Mirrors, sometimes referred to as floor-to-ceiling mirrors, are readily available for installation. (pictured, bottom of page)
  • Gym Mirrors, both for large public workout facilities or for those who want their own private gym at home.
  • Bathroom Mirrors, for placement over vanities, full wall mirrors, and beveled mirrors to add elegance over sinks – and many more.
  • Bar Mirrors, great as a backing for pubs, both commercial-serving establishments or for your own publike experience at home.
  • Commercial Mirrors, to enhance your store displays, modernize your office area, and add sparkle to your business.
  • Dance Studio Mirrors, a must for dance studios or to create your own private practice studio at home.
  • Custom Mirrors, for those of you that want to create your own look, we can provide all types of mirror glass to match your perfect look. (See all your options.)
  • Antiqued Mirrors, inserted into an old frame or choose from our wide assortment of antiqued mirror glass. Add gold veining to create the wow factor!
  • Two-Way Mirrors (pictured, top of page), perfect for shops and offices. Front side is a mirror, back side offers a view out.

Looking for installation? Our trusted staff will install the mirror you need in Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island, and Northeast Connecticut.

Please refer to our reviews on Google, The Better Business Bureau, Facebook, and Yelp.

A full-length mirror in a karate studio

A full-length mirror in a karate studio

           Thermal Windows

Protecting Wavy and Stained Glass Windows With Custom Inside Storm Window Inserts

With the increasing popularity of double-pane insulated glass windows, the use of storm panels is declining. While a secondary storm window insert certainly adds to energy efficiency and comfort, few customers elect to use them over double pane insulated glass – but there are still customers that need that extra layer of glass for protection or comfort.

Common Uses of Interior Storm Windows

Older homes and buildings with gorgeous wavy glass

Most homes that have antique wavy glass are prized by their owners. Inside storm windows allow them to maintain the beauty of the windows and still be comfortable.

WAVY GLASS GUIDE
Did you know we stock six types of historic wavy glass? We can make storm windows and double pane insulated window glass with wavy glass. Check out our wavy glass guide.

Protecting Stained and Leaded Glass Windows

Have a beautiful stained glass window? Protect it with an interior storm panel. In this case, the storm panel serves as a sacrificial window that will break before that ball or broomstick hits the stained glass. Stained glass and leaded glass are all pretty much single-thick and hence, cold. You can protect your glass and get the warming benefit of a storm panel.

Keeping an office space warm and toasty with discreet interior storm windows while maintaining the gorgeous wavy glass windows.

Older drafty buildings and homes with rooms or additions at the end of the heating run

Have an office or room far from the boiler or furnace at your business or home? These rooms tend to heat slower and cool off faster than the rest of the building. Adding interior storms helps to even out the heat so that these chilly rooms are not so cold while waiting for the heat to come back on.

Materials used in Storm Window Panels

Annealed Glass

Annealed glass is the fancy name for regular glass. Most windows are made with annealed glass. If you went to a glass company and bought a pane of regular glass, you would end up with annealed.

Tempered Glass

Much stronger than annealed glass, tempered glass serves two purposes. It is much less likely to break due to its toughened quality and if it does break, the result is small pebbles of glass rather than dangerous shards. Tempered glass is a type of safety glass.

Patterned and Frosted Glass

Looking for some privacy or added design in an interior storm? You can create the look you want by choosing a variety of acid washed glass or patterned glass. We have a large assortment of obscure, semi obscure, vintage patterns, and modern patterned glass. You can view them here.

Acrylic and Polycarbonate

Sometimes referred to by their brand names of Plexiglas® and Lexan®, acrylic and polycarbonate have distinct advantages and disadvantages when used in storm windows. The main advantage is they are somewhat shatterproof and are widely used in group homes and institutions. They are lightweight and safer to remove and reinstall. However, most acrylics and polycarbonates need special cleaning agents and scratch much easier than glass. They are are more flexible than glass and in large sheets may need a stronger frame to maintain rigidity.

Inside storm windows greatly reduce drafts and outside road noise. They maintain the historical appearances on houses. Easy to clean and maintain, these windows will pay for themselves over time in energy savings. Perhaps more importantly, inside storm panels make you feel much warmer by stopping drafts at their source rather than trying to mask them with electric heaters.

It is not uncommon in New England offices to see electric heaters under desks in older buildings. The cost of wintertime electricity in New England is through the roof. Adding to the expense are the dangers of portable electric heaters. Employees and customers can trip on the heater or the cord. Some types of electric heaters, left unattended, present a fire hazard. A safer one-time investment in storm windows can accomplish more comfort than electric heaters without the dangers and liabilities.

Be comfortable with energy efficient inside storm windows.

Installation Locations

Installation of storm window panels is available in Massachusetts, Northern Rhode Island, and Northeast Connecticut.

Contact Us

Questions about storm windows? Give us a call at 508-234-7063 or send us an email at [email protected].

Mirror

           Mirrors

Custom Mirrors: Business Mirror, Gym Mirrors, Dance Studio Mirrors, Beveled Mirror, Tabletop Mirror, Mirror Glass, and more!

Supplier and Installation – all shapes and sizes, from full wall, floor to ceiling mirrors to decorative.

old antique vintage window frame mirror distressed

A distressed window from an 1843 home in Sturbridge, Massachusetts with fresh mirror glass on sale in our shop for $179.00.

Custom mirrors and floor to ceiling glass mirror walls add sleek style and elegance at an affordable price. We can custom cut any mirror to meet your needs and provide expert installation if needed.

Homes today frequently have personal gym fitness rooms which are greatly enhanced with floor to ceiling wall mirrors. Not only are they great to work out in, an attractive mirrored gym greatly enhances resale value of your home.

Need a bathroom, vanity or wall mirror? We’ll make it for you, and we can do so beveled or not beveled... the decision is truly up to you. Both framed and frameless mirrors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with custom options available.

We offer old windows turned into mirrors with a distressed look, very much desired and popular today. We have antique window frames revitalized with mirror glass for sale or you can pick up some old-fashioned window frames on your own which we can turn into very attractive custom mirrors for your home or office.

dance studio mirrors

David at Pioneer Glass is making sure the new mirror installed at a dance studio sparkles!

There is a growing trend of using instant, designer-style custom mirrors for various places such as your home, office, a fitness center, commercial buildings and other places. Create a mirrored bar to jazz up your entertaining. Spruce up that scratched table with polished mirror glass cut to fit.

Pioneer Glass uses only the best quality mirrors and strives to provide customers with the finest product we can get our hands on. We specialize in custom mirrors that fit your room, frame or project perfectly. We can handle any mirror, no size too small or large -- from your bathroom to vanity mirror to wall mirror to home gym.

In addition to custom mirrors, we have access to a wide range of stock mirrors that we can order and install for you.

MIRROR GLASS

Pioneer Glass can custom cut any size mirror you would like, from crystal clear to more unique mirror glass. New choices include tinted mirror glass, distressed mirror glass, and acid-washed mirror glass. Accentuate your mirror design with these exciting new options.

ACRYLIC AND POLYCARBONATE GLASSLESS MIRRORS

Acrylic Mirrors, commonly referred to as plexiglass mirrors is a lightweight, somewhat flexible mirror that has much better impact resistance than glass mirrors and is very popular in areas where glass would be considered too dangerous. Home gyms, museums, trade show displays, and malls tend to use acrylic or polycarbonate mirrors. We carry a terrific brand of acrylic mirror known as Fabback by Plaskolite. Acrylic mirror is available in a variety of colors to meet any design application.

Polycarbonate Mirrors are extremely strong and durable mirrors used where there is a likelihood that glass mirrors will break and cause damage to individuals or animals. We think of polycarbonate mirrors as very muscular versions of acrylic mirrors. Polycarbonate mirrors are used in schools, stables, group homes, and prisons. Polycarbonate mirrors have extreme impact resistance.

Acrylic mirror samples on display at Pioneer Glass

Acrylic mirror samples on display at Pioneer Glass

FRAMED MIRRORS

You can choose beveled or standard mirror glass, with or without hardboard backing and hangers.

SHAPES

  • oval
  • octagon
  • arch-top
  • round
  • rectangle

MATERIALS

  • oak
  • maple
  • cherry
  • birch
  • popular
  • and more – just ask!

FRAMELESS MIRRORS

You can choose beveled or standard mirror glass, with or without hardboard backing and hangers.

with edge options of:

  • a beveled edge,
  • pencil edge,
  • high polished edge offered with or without hardboard backing and hangers.

Custom Antique Mirror Glass

Pioneer Glass also offers custom antique mirror glass. Cut your mirror in any size or shape in varied thickness and receive a gorgeous antique mirror.

These two blogs provide more information:

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM
Visit our showroom and view our four-sided shower enclosure on display, plus many other great glass products such as mirrors, patterned glass, and more! Our showroom is staffed by patient and knowledgable advisers should you seek advice.
SAMPLES, MEASUREMENTS, ESTIMATES
We can give you as many options as you can handle in samples. We're happy to provide free estimates of all work, and will take precise measurements of the product and your space to ensure the perfect fit.
CONTACT US
Call us today at (508) 234-7063 or send us an e-mail. Our showroom is located at 240 Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588 – minutes from Rts. 90, 122, 146, and 290.

           Glass

What is Laminated Glass?

The simple answer is that laminated glass is two layers of glass held together with an type of vinyl internally glued together.

The vinyl holds the glass in place when it is damaged to prevent injury. The most well known use of laminated glass is in automobile windshields. Imagine driving down the road with a windshield that broke apart when damaged. The invention of laminated glass has saved countless lives.

Another popular application is storefront and commercial door use. Laminated glass offers both safety and security. A burglar banging on laminated glass will have to work much harder and longer to gain access.

Pioneer Glass offers laminated glass for residential and commercial use. As a durable, high-performance product, it delivers sensational protection against anything the world can possibly throw at it. Laminated glass has long been a favored choice of manufactures who prefer the strength of glass and need a safe secure product. Even better, laminated glass helps reduce unwanted noise and impacts from solar energy.

Explaining Laminated Glass

Hurricanes? Tornadoes? Earthquakes? Laminate glass can protect against these threats – not just the gale-force winds or torrential rain, but also windborne debris. This particular glass can also hold strong against man-made threats we must all protect against even as we hope it never happens: forcible entry, gunfire, or bomb blasts. To distill it down, laminate glass is used when there is a possibility of human impact or where shattered glass could damage a person. That’s why skylights and auto windshields tend to be made out of laminated glass. Bullet-resistant glass is also created through laminate properties.

Laminate glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered, through an interlayer of plastic between two or more layers of glass. This interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, preventing breakage into large sharp pieces. You’ll still see a spider web cracking pattern – it does break to some extent – but it will hold together. Other types of safety glass includes tempered glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate. Generally when the term ‘laminate’ is used in the glass world, annealed glass is the material but there are many uses for laminated acrylic and polycarbonate.

Here’s a video showing the difference in regular, tempered, and laminate glass:

Laminated glass comes in several different forms such as clear or white glass, insulated or tinted. Glass can also be created with holes, notches, and various edgework such as seamed or flat-polished edges. The glass comes 1/4″ thick – not the usual 1/8″ thick – due to the greater strength at a quarter-inch thickness. You can have many different custom shapes and sizes with laminated glass.

It’s safety glass to the next level. Two pieces of annealed glass are held together by a vinyl layer that will stay in place even with breakage, preventing shattering and sharp shards.

Noise and Light Protection

The world is loud. Help reduce unwanted outside noise by incorporating laminated glass into your plans. This can be particularly useful living in areas near traffic, highways, industry, airports, and more.

Laminate glass has been proven to reduce unwanted outside noises. If you combine it with an insulated glass unit, the benefits to your windows increase. Maximum sound protection is provided by double-laminated insulated units.

Laminated glass can also reduce the impact of solar energy. As light from the sun enters the home, solar energy can cause fading of fabric, furniture, and other materials. Single-pane clear glass cannot prevent fading – but laminated glass certainly can, with twice the fade protection of ordinary glass. Even better, the protection against fading will not affect plants inside the home, which can continue to grow and benefit from sunlight!

Examples

You can incorporate laminated glass into your home to ensure safety, such as in the following applications.

  • Skylight glass. Protect against a roofer’s foot going through the window, or a well-placed tree branch coming down in a storm. Near the shore, it helps save disaster from birds dropping shellfish on the roof. Generally, New England skylights are made with the top pane constructed of toughened tempered glass and the lower pane of laminated glass.
  • A glass tabletop sure to protect against any damage from your children wrestling despite being told not to. Instead of a well-placed flying elbow drop destroying your coffee table and putting your children at risk of cuts, the glass will hold together.
  • Protecting that valuable piece of artwork, whether a coloring your child brought home from kindergarten or a piece bought at an art exhibit. Laminate glass will make sure that nothing can damage a piece of artwork or photo. Even better, laminate glass’ reducing of solar energy will prevent fading.
  • Live near a highway? Getting laminated insulated-glass units will not only drown out noise, but will benefit your wallet with energy savings. Even better, fading of your rugs will be greatly reduced.
  • Have a backhoe or some other type of machinery you tinker around in in your backyard or farm? Laminate glass will ensure your machinery stands up to the elements.
  • If you have a shed you like to do carpenter’s work in, laminate glass will protect your windows shattering should you throw a hammer in frustration.
  • Balconies or fences. A popular application for homes along the coast, for example, is to have an all-glass fence around a porch to allow uninhibited views of the gorgeous ocean. Laminate glass will make sure the damage is limited from flying debris like a tree limb.
  • Manufacturing. A favored choice for products that have the natural scratch resistance of glass compared to acrylic or polycarbonate.
  • Commercial applications include storefronts to protect against inclement weather or man-made threats.
  • Should your business specialize in highly coveted assets, rest assured that laminate glass cannot be cut through from one side only. Glasscutters are out of luck.

Cardinal sliding glass shower enclosure

           Shower Enclosures

Shower Enclosures, shower doors, and tub enclosures.

Whatever your needs, Pioneer Glass offers installation and repair of bathroom glass enclosures.

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM!
Stop by our Whitinsville location to see our four-sided Cardinal display. You’ll be able to see different types of shower glass and handles in action to best determine what will fit your home. Our experts will visit your home for the exact measurements and will perfectly install the enclosure.

Shower enclosures are one of the hottest things on the market these days, and we have a wide variety of top-of-the-line Cardinal glass shower enclosures for you. We’ll take care of installation and disposal of your old unit for you!

The use of modular modern showers that come with configurable temperatures, adjustable shower-head settings and spray pressure with fine-looking shower enclosures is trending these days. The appealingly designed showers enclosures with clear glass panels and other necessary accessories make your bathroom look classy and well-designed.

Look to us for custom shower doors that perfectly complement your bath decor in a range of glass and frame options. Our shower doors are designed for durability, performance and beauty and come in a wide range of glass and frame options – and unlimited sizes since they’re custom made to your needs. Pioneer Glass offers you the best materials and a wide variety of stylish shower enclosures with attractive frames that can easily adjust and fit into any size of bathroom. We deal in extensive range of top-of-the-line Cardinal glass shower enclosures. We also specialize in custom shower doors that flawlessly complement your wonderful bath décor with a wonderful assortment of glass and frames choices.

One of the most popular glass shower enclosures on the market. With its European design, the Euro series can be mixed and matched with nearly any sliding door and glass configuration. Create your dream shower complete with your choice of glass, trim, and fixtures like shower bars and handles. We have trim levels to fit any budget – pick from Light, Traditional, Euro, Platinum, and Heavy. Our glass options can match any look you’re going for. From colored glass to pattern and antique glass, we’ve got it all.

A great way to add an elegant, minimalist feel to your bathroom. If you don’t want a header or a metal jamb between the door and glass, a frameless shower enclosure is for you. The Uptown series will provide a classic, understated look that emphasizes our beautiful glass. You have your pick of glass, from regular to heavy glass and cast glass. With seemingly unlimited options, we can create the unique look and feel you’re going for.

A beautiful, sleek design without taking up unnecessary space in your bathroom. Cardinal’s new ultra smooth V-shaped wheels make opening and closing the door a snap. Cardinal’s unique S-Curved glass option is a unique twist on the traditional glass door that you’ll love. Sliding enclosures include: Cardinal Builder Series, Cardinal Series, Craftsman Builder Series, Craftsman Series, Euro Series, Apollo Series, and the Skyline Series. Check out our gallery for some great options, including the S-Curve!

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU BUY
We’ve written a handy guide to things you should consider about a shower enclosure before making the final decision to buy. Pioneer Glass is readily available to show you samples in our showroom or talk you through your choices.
VISIT OUR SHOWROOM
Visit our showroom and view our four-sided shower enclosure on display, plus many other great glass products such as mirrors, patterned glass, and more! Our showroom is staffed by patient and knowledgable advisers should you seek advice.
SAMPLES, MEASUREMENTS, ESTIMATES
We can give you as many options as you can handle in samples. We're happy to provide free estimates of all work, and will take precise measurements of the product and your space to ensure the perfect fit.
CONTACT US
Call us today at (508) 234-7063 or send us an e-mail. Our showroom is located at 240 Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588 – minutes from Rts. 90, 122, 146, and 290.

           Towns

Woodstock used to be a part of Massachusetts until 1749, when it switched allegiances to Connecticut. Henry C. Bowen, a wealthy native, helped found the Republican Party and founded an anti-slavery newspaper. Many influential Americans summered with Bowen in Woodstock, particularly around his Fourth of July celebrations. Several U.S. Presidents visited to speak on July 4 including Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, and Rutherford B. Hayes.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Woodstock, Connecticut of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Thompson, CT is within Pioneer Glass’ service area. Thompson boasts the highest-banked race track in New England and is where the World Series of Auto Racing shows up. It is also the site of one of the worst train wrecks in American history which occurred in 1891 – and is the only one to involve four trains.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Thompson, Connecticut of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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North Attleborough, MA is about 30 minutes away from Pioneer Glass by car. North Attleborough developed a reputation for button manufacturing. By 1834, it was said the town produced more buttons than anywhere else in the US. In the 20th century, North Attleboro was home to Jostens, the world’s largest class ring manufacturer, as well as the Balfour Company which made championship rings for professional sports.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in North Attleboro of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Northborough, MA is about a half-hour away from Pioneer Glass by car. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidyrch hails from Northboro. He was the 1976 AL Rookie of the Year, and was famous for his antics on the field. Titled “The Bird,” he endeared himself as a fan favorite. Fidrych said if he had never become a pitcher, he would be pumping gass in Northborough.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Northboro, MA of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Woonsocket, RI is about 12 miles from Pioneer Glass by car. Woonsocket was dominated (75%) by a heritage of French-Canadians during the Great Depression. French was the dominant language spoken, with most public conversations, newspapers, radios, and movies in French. To this day, just under half of its citizens are of French or French-Canadian heritage. The town styles itself as the most French city in the US.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Woonsocket of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Foxborough, MA is about 28 miles from Pioneer Glass. While best known as the home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, the president of South Vietnam from 1967 to 1975 lived in Foxboro from the early 1990s until his death in 2001. Thieu was the last leader of South Vietnam before the end of the Vietnam War unified the country.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Foxboro, MA of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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North Smithfield, RI is about 20 minutes away from Pioneer Glass by car. North Smithfield is part of the John H. Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor – the oldest industrialized region in the U.S. In Smithfield is a village called Slatersville, which was America’s first planned industrial mill village.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in North Smithfield, Rhode Island of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Smithfield, RI is just under a half-hour’s drive from Pioneer Glass. Smithfield spawned a Quaker community that became influential in the abolition movement, including members Effingham Capron and Abby Kelley Foster. The Quaker community helped create other ones in the regions including the one where Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Buffum Chace resided in.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Smithfield of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Franklin, MA is about 16 miles from Pioneer Glass. The city is home to the country’s first library, an incredible distinction. It was also the first municipality in the US to be named after Benjamin Franklin, who donated 116 books to the libary to begin its collection. Franklin is also home to America’s father of public education, Horace Mann.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Franklin of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Cumberland, RI is about a half-hour drive’s away from Pioneer Glass. Cumberland was the home of William Blackstone, who was the first European to settle and live in Cumberland. He preached a brand of tolerant Christianity that became a worldwide phenomenon. Blackstone cultivated the first variety of American apples, titled the Yellow Sweeting.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Cumberland of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Burrillville, RI is about 14 miles from Pioneer Glass. There are numerous rivers and streams in the town, which caused it to enjoy enormous success in the early 19th century with boomig textile mills. Local mills manufactured cloth for solders’ uniforms for decades, spanning from the Civil War to World War II. While the mills are no longer there, villages sprang up around the original mill complexes and to this day, residents identify their neighborhood by the original mill village name.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Burrillville, Rhode Island of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Pioneer Glass services Cape Cod. Pioneer is near the 495 interchange which allows easy access to the beautiful region. Cape Cod is where the Pilgrims made their first landing. The popular myth states it is Plymouth Rock but it is not – the Pilgrims first landed near what is now Provincetown, and met Native Americans in Eastham. Cape Cod also has a rich history with American Presidents – John F. Kennedy’s summer WHite House was set in Hyannis Port, while Grover Cleveland maintained a summer home in Bourne. Barack Obama vacationed on occasion on Martha’s Vineyard.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Cape Cod, MA of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

An example of wavy history reproduction restoration glass

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Yes! The comfort of insulated glass with the dreamy beauty of restoration glass.

Do you love the old world charm of a house from the 1800s but shudder at the heating cost associated with single pane glass? Why not have both the comfort of thermal efficient glass and the beauty of historic glass? We provide true mouth-blown and Fourcault glass to cover all eras of American glassmaking. We also are a supplier of insulated glass units. A marriage made in heaven.

We stock six types of restoration glass. Three of these are true mouth blown panes manufactured in Eastern Europe as cylinder glass. P3 and P2 have more curved lines and closely match Crown Glass. P1 approximates latter-stage cylinder glass. In addition we have three offerings of Fourcault glass, Restover, Restover Plus, and Goetheglas imported from Germany. These types of glass are perfect for historic buildings and home renovations. They can also be used for additions where maintaining the historic component is important. We can help you choose the glass that fits the era of your project.

For more details on the types restoration available, click here: A Guide to Purchasing Wavy Restoration Glass.

Generally when making double-pane units, one side has the antique-type glass and the other clear, everyday glass. This tends to match the appearance of original historic glass looking from both sides of the dual pane units as the beauty of the restoration glass is clearly visible through the clear side. For those that prefer more distortion both panes can be made of restoration glass.

If your needs require safety glass we can temper Restover Plus and Goetheglas for use as dual pane units. This works very well for reaching the safety level required with door glass. For more information on how double pane glass units are made, click here.

For questions on double pane wavy glass windows or other custom work, please give us a call at 508-234-7063 or send an email. We love to talk about glass!

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Shrewsbury, MA is about 14 miles from Pioneer Glass. Comedian Mike Birbiglia hails from Shrewsbury Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survior of the Titanic, resided in the town until her death. She was also the last survivor with actual memories of the disaster.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Shrewsbury of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Westborough, MA is about 12 miles away from Pioneer Glass. People have used Westboro for millennia, the earliest known usage of the area occuring in 7,000 BC when people searched for quartzite to make tools and weapons. Its most famous resident is Eli Whitney Jr., the inventor of the cotton gin and introducing the concept of mass production to the United States. Due to Whitney’s influence, the town is home to AstraZeneca, Dover Electric, Proteon, Genzyme, EMC Corporation, IBM, PFPC, Bose Corporation and the global headquarters of American Superconductor.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Westboro, MA of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Wrentham, MA is roughly 20 miles away from Pioneer Glass.It was burned down during King Philip’s War 1675-1676 and later became one of the residences of educational reformer Horace Mann and deaf-blind activist Helen Keller. There is no other town with the name Wrentham in the US, a notable distinction.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Wrentham of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Falmouth, MA is in Cape Cod within Pioneer Glass’ service location. Falmouth is a hotbed of activity. Inside Falmouth, the village of Woods Hole is the home of the Steamship Authority ferry that brings people to Martha’s Vineyard. It is also the home of several scientific organizations including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Research Center, and Woods Hole Science Acquarium. Falmouth is made up off East Falmouth, Falmouth Village, North Falmouth, Teaticket, West Falmouth, and Woods Hole as well as non census-designated villages of Hatchville and Waquoit.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Natick of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Wellesley, MA is roughly 30 miles from Pioneer Glass, inside its service area. Wellesley voted to secede from Needham in 1880 and now has the second greatest concentration of residents with advance degrees in the country. Further, Babson College is the No. 1 college in the country for entrepreneurship for the last fourteen years running per U.S. News and World Report.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Wellesley of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.

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Mashpee, MA is in Cape Cod within Pioneer Glass’ service location. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft owns a residence in the Popponesset Island area of Mashpee. The founder of Dunkin’ Donuts resided in Mashpee until his death, while celebrity cooking chef Rachael Ray grew up in Mashpee.

We are pleased to provide sales and installations in Natick of shower enclosures and doors, mirrors (full wall and more), antiqued mirror glass, double pane insulated glass replacements, table top glass, true historic wavy glass, pattern cabinet glass, door glass, storefront glass, windows, and screens.