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Duka’s all-new mirrored shower enclosure
duka, manufacturer of custom-made shower enclosures, has always offered a wide range of glasses in different finishes and with numerous silkscreen prints.
In 2018, the company decided to add a new mirror-effect chromed glass to the range, an innovation which transforms the shower into an architectural feature that creates an interplay with the surrounding light and space.
Created by means of a vacuum chrome plating process, cathodic spraying and with no application of silver or aluminium onto the surface, the new finish does not impact in any way on the performance of the glass, which can be toughened and treated to offer resistance to watermarks and limescale. The absence of metal deposit also makes the glass particularly suitable to prolonged exposure in environments of high humidity, and provides resistance to scratches, condensation and acidic and salt spray.
Last but by no means least, the glass has the intriguing feature of acting as a "two-way mirror" that is reflective only on the outside and transparent from the inside, allowing the person using the shower to enjoy the surrounding brightness and space.
It also offers tremendous benefits in terms of privacy, a problem common to people who own a shared bathroom or have opted for a modern solution whereby the bathroom opens directly into the bedroom.
The new duka finish, an ultra-stylish evolution of the classic and "static" silk-screen on glass, is currently available for the libero 4000 free-standing, walk-in, support-free models with single panel and swing opening, and for the natura 4000 model, with double swing door for corners and an innovative shortened upper profile of just 20 cm.
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