Audubon Country Club in Louisville, KY upgrades with innovative corrosion-resistant glass in locker rooms and showers.
The Audubon Club in Louisville, KY, is a high-profile country club dating back to 1908. Over time, elements of the facilities have been upgraded or changed for maintenance purposes or to modernize. Such was the case with the locker rooms and showers. The management decided that, in particular, the shower doors needed to be replaced after years of use and exposure to contaminants like hard water, heat, and high humidity.
Due to these and other factors, the glass doors had an aged, dull, and dirty appearance, despite conscientious cleaning and careful upkeep.
“We had this wavy frosted glass that looked like it was straight from the 1960s. It was very generic and commercial,” says Bill Fugit, Maintenance Director for the Audubon Club. “For the refurbishment, we wanted something really high class: richer and more attractive and with club branding in plain sight.”
The country club selected AGC Glass’ LUXCLEAR Protect for the new shower doors–a glass product designed for any application where exposure to water, heat or high humidity is a concern. Uniquely durable in nature, the coating is seamlessly fused to the glass, making LUXCLEAR Protect able to withstand hard water, staining, and etching.
The glass is easy to drill, edge, and temper in a manner similar to float glass, which is also why it was ideal for the club’s needs: The shower doors would need to be patterned glass sheets for privacy purposes.
With the aid of handcrafted molds, the project team created a series of elegantly embossed doors using LUXCLEAR Protect. As an added bonus for the club and its maintenance workers, the glass does not require any special cleaning solutions or processes, which means that even with its tactile surface, the doors are easy to clean and the glass will retain its like-new appearance for its lifespan.
“Too many commercial operators stray from glass because they don’t know we have possibilities like this,” says Greg Abrams, Founder and CEO of 310 Tempering, the glass fabricator on the project. “I think if they saw these locker rooms they’d understand what can be achieved by using something like LUXCLEAR Protect, which for me is the best glass being offered in this industry right now.”