Choosing a New Glass Shower Door or Enclosure


Each showering experience that you partake in should not only be relaxing and private but should also provide an easy way to keep your shower unit maintained. A framed or frameless glass shower door can be customized and can either consist of a singular panel or entire enclosure that is used to create a separate stall area.

An Upgrade or a New Addition?

A glass shower door can be used to upgrade an existing showerhead and bathtub or you may decide that remodeling your bathroom with new equipment is a better option. A shower stall that consists of angled walls or ones that form a rectangle or square shape will work with glass paneling. Clear panes, etched glass, or panels that contain rivets or other decorative features can be combined to create the new area.

Think about what would be most convenient for you. Would you prefer to slide a glass panel open when you are finished showering or does the standard open and close method that is utilized with other door types seem like a more favorable option? If you do not want an entire panel to be used to create a doorway, a smaller opening can be cut into one panel of glass.

Choose trim, a knob or handle type, and privacy film, to give the door a customized appearance. If clunky hardware or a metal border is undesirable and you prefer a more streamlined appearance, a frameless door or enclosure will provide the illusion of suspended panels of glass that are not encased in anything. With a frameless model, you will be able to maintain the door or enclosure by using glass cleaner and an absorbent cloth to clean each side of the glass paneling. 

Thick Panels of Glass or Tinted Pieces?

The thickness of the glass that is used is up to you. Thicker panels will be more durable than thin ones, but you will also need to put more force behind sliding or opening a door. Tempered glass is used in the production of shower doors and this will maintain safety, in the rare occurrence that a panel is struck with a heavy object that causes damage.

If you do not want privacy film added to the door or paneling, but still would like to increase the level of privacy that you are furnished with, request that the glass panes are tinted, before the installation process.

Contact glass shower door services to learn more. 


24 June 2020

Glass: It Is Here to Stay

Over the years, the materials that people use to make buildings and decor have changed. We rarely build homes from stone or brick anymore. They're made from wood, concrete, and drywall. But one material has not changed much over the past few hundred years, and that material is glass. Since glass windows were invented in the 17th century, they've become ubiquitous in homes. It's hard to imagine a home without glass windows! Glass is here to stay. That's one of the reasons we are happy to present this blog. Since glass is here to stay, we are going to discuss it here, in depth.