Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) -Clarvista™ Shower Glass


Clarvista® Glass provides a lifetime protective coating that keeps shower enclosures looking sparkling clear.

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Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass)
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400 Guys Run Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
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Clarvista™ Shower Glass

Clarvista® Glass provides a lifetime protective coating that keeps shower enclosures looking sparkling clear.

Clear Luxury. Timeless Beauty.

Your Bath Should Be a Sanctuary of Luxury and Beauty. Make the Beauty Last with the Timeless Clarity of clarvista® Glass.

Clarvista® Glass provides a lifetime protective coating that keeps your new shower enclosure looking sparkling clear by preventing the dullness that can come from heat and humidity over time. With Clarvista®, the look you love now will remain beautiful for years to come.


Clarvista® Glass is the perfect choice for today’s seamless shower designs. Why? Because Clarvista® Glass protects the clarity right from the beginning and keeps it clear for the lifetime of your shower glass.

And it’s as functional as it is beautiful. With the durable Clarvista® Glass coating, you get a super-smooth, protective seal that helps your shower glass stay cleaner longer and makes it easier to clean when you need to.


If left unprotected, even the highest-quality glass can become dull and hazy after years of heat and humidity in a shower enclosure. Protect your investment by using Clarvista® Glass to provide supreme clarity and lasting durability.

Unlike sprayed-on coatings, the Clarvista® Glass coating is fused to the glass during manufacturing, sealing the glass surface with a lifetime protective barrier. So with regular maintenance, shower enclosures built with Clarvista® Glass will maintain their beauty and clarity for many years to come.


We put Clarvista® Glass up against uncoated clear glass as well as the leading shower enclosure glass in a "jungle box" torture test that simulates years of exposure to heat and humidity.

After only 175 hours in this test, uncoated clear glass started to show signs of haze and was significantly stained at the end. Even the leading shower glass showed considerable corrosion.

But not Clarvista® Glass.

In fact, even after rigorous scratch- and chemical-resistance tests, followed by 1,000 hours of exposure to heat and humidity, the clear beauty of Clarvista® Glass just keeps shining through.

Choose Clarvista® Glass to ensure that your shower glass looks as beautiful years from now as it does today.


Now that your Clarvista® shower glass is installed in your home, follow these cleaning guidelines to maintain its stain-resistant coating and keep it looking beautiful for years to come:

  • Always use a mild soap or glass-cleaning solution to clean your shower glass.
  • Use a clean, lint-free cloth to remove soap scum, dirt and other shower residue.
  • Don’t use shower cleaning solutions or products that contain abrasives, such as Ajax or Comet powdered cleansers.
  • Avoid wiping the glass too hard when cleaning products are on the glass to prevent scratches.
  • Thoroughly rinse all cleaning solutions and other debris off the glass.
  • Rinse all cleaning solutions from shower heads, faucets, door handles, frames, guides, hinges, fasteners and any rubber or plastic sealants, then dry with a soft cloth.
  • Wipe away splashed materials-such as dirt or oil-before they dry on the glass surface.
  • Never use scrapers or razor blades to remove stubborn deposits or labels.

Tip: Invest in a small, handheld squeegee and keep it handy. Simply squeegee the glass while it’s still wet after each use to keep it sparkling and make regular cleaning quick and easy.

Acceptable Cleaning Agents

Cinch® 2in1 Cleaner (Procter & Gamble)
Glass Plus® (Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.)
Goo Gone® (Magic American Corporation)
Tile Action™ Daily Shower Cleaner (USA Detergents, Inc.)
Windex® Products (S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.)
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Lime-A-Way® (Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.)
Mr. Clean® (Procter & Gamble)
Ultra Clorox® Bleach (The Clorox Company)
White Vinegar (5% acetic acid)

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Achieve the exact look you want for your bath with one of these distinct glass types:
Clarvista® Glass Coating on Clear Glass by Vitro Architectural GlassClarvista® Glass Coating on Vitro Architectural Glass Starphire Ultra-Clear Glass®Clarvista® Glass Coating on acid-etched Glass
Clarvista® Glass lets the beauty of standard clear glass by Vitro Architectural Glass shine through.The Clarvista® Glass protective coating is as transparent as the glass itself, which makes it ideal for preserving the clarity and brilliance of Starphire Ultra-Clear Glass®.Clarvista® Glass coating also can be combined with Walker Textures’ acid-etched glass to provide privacy through a translucent satin finish.
Lab Tests Prove Clarvista® Stays Clearer Longer