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How to install glass shelves

Floating glass shelves feature a clean, fresh and minimalist design which won’t take up a lot of space in any type of bathroom. These can fit a variety of different styled bathrooms – anything from Victorian bathrooms to more modern bathrooms.

Floating glass shelves come with a variety of anchor styles that differ in weight bearing capability and design. Installation may vary depending on the type of anchor system chosen, so consult the manufacturer’s recommendations.

We also recommend that you consult a professional when completing any DIY projects. Please read our disclaimer at the end of this article.


  • Glass shelves
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Wall anchors
  • Screws


  1. Select the right shelves

At Ironmongery Experts, we have a variety of glass floating shelves available, including satin stainless steel glass shelves, polished chrome glass shelves and clear glass shelves. Bear in mind that both the design and thickness of glass will play a big role in the overall weight that the shelves can carry, so you should choose shelves according to your requirements. If you require advice, contact our team today.

  1. Placement

When thinking about the placement of your glass shelves, you should consider the height of the items you want to display on them and how easily you want to access them.

Once you’ve figured out the perfect placement for your shelves, hold them against the wall and mark the centre point of each shelf holder. Next, use a level to mark a horizontal line across these centre points and make sure that everything is level.

  1. Drill holes

Before starting to drill into the wall, ensure that there are no electrical wires on the wall. Then, drill your holes in the intersection of the vertical and horizontal lines. Insert the wall anchors in the holes and screw in the brackets into the wall anchors.

  1. Mount shelves

Check that everything is level, tighten the screws and place the shelves on top of the brackets.

And that’s it – you’ve installed your beautiful new floating glass shelves. If you have any questions regarding our range of glass bathroom shelves, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01376 557 561 or via email at



At Ironmongery Experts we strongly advise that you always use safety precautions when undertaking a DIY project and ensure that you read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any building materials, products or tools for your projects.

We try our best to provide clear and correct instructions within our articles, however, please note that this information should only be used as a general guide and some information within the text may not be entirely accurate. 

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your SOLE RESPONSIBILITY to determine whether you have the competence and knowledge to undertake the task that you want to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you are aware of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you have any reservations, we recommend that you complete additional research or contact the appropriate professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes relevant safety checks on any DIY work you have completed.