When it comes time to install new glass shower doors, you may be surprised at the number of options available! Different types of glass shower doors are available to match the layout of your bathroom, your privacy preferences, your interior design style, and your budget. Take this opportunity to customize your glass shower doors so that they meet all of your wants and needs. Read on for a primer on glass shower door options.
Framed Shower Doors
Framed doors are a standard, affordable option when it comes to glass shower doors. Typically made of metal, the frames provide a sturdy structure to hold the glass, making cracks and breaks less likely. Framed shower doors are also watertight and are great at keeping water in the shower. Frames can come in a variety of colors, including silver, nickel, bronze and more, so that you can match your shower door frame to your bathroom hardware and fixtures.
Frameless Shower Doors
If you’re after a sleek, modern look, frameless shower doors are the way to go. Frameless shower doors create the appearance of more space and allow a view into beautiful shower stonework or tiling. Frameless doors are easier to maintain, as mold and mildew doesn’t build-up around a frame. Due to their construction and installation costs, frameless glass shower doors are more expensive than framed shower doors.
In small or narrow bathrooms, sliding glass shower doors are a popular option as they are effective space-savers. They are available as single slide doors, where only one side opens or as dual slide doors in which both open. Sliding shower doors are great options for children and older family members.
Glass shower doors that swing to open are known as pivot doors. These doors do not have a track on the bottom, making them easier to keep clean. You can create larger openings with pivot doors and choose the direction in which they open. When considering pivot glass shower doors, keep in mind the clearance that you will need for the door to open and allow enough room to spare.
Glass shower doors aren’t just for shower stalls, they can also be installed to surround bathtubs. Sliding doors or even pivot doors can replace a shower curtain. For a more modern look, consider a frameless partial tub enclosure which contains water near the showerhead only, leaving the end of the tub exposed.
For nearly all types of glass shower doors you can choose the type of glass that best fits your lifestyle. Clear glass finishes allow an unobstructed view into the shower while frosted or textured glass provides a bit more privacy.
True View carries a wide range of options in glass shower doors and can help you determine which type is right for your bathroom. Contact us today to discuss your shower renovation.