Choosing shower door is easier said than done. Especially with numerous options available in the market, it is quite easy to get overwhelmed. Today’s shower doors are not just meant to be a shower accessory, modern bathroom designers and homeowners seek aesthetics too. Most interior designers and homeowners want even the smallest detail of their bathroom fittings to complement their overall decor.
Glass shower doors are no exception to this. We're here to guide you in finding the right door to the opening style, to glass type, to designs and sizes; the good news is that no matter what you need, glass doors can be easily customized to fit almost any configuration.
Shower doors may either be framed or frameless. Usually, metal or some other composite material is used to construct the frame of the glass panel. Bear in mind that most framed glass doors only open inward. Your bathroom design must be suitable to support such a door opening mechanism. Mounted door options often encompass a track that collects water. This track needs regular cleaning and maintenance. One advantage of a framed door is that it is effortless to install, thanks to its seals, sweeps and magnetic hardware spares.
Frameless shower doors
Contrary to its framed counterpart, frameless shower doors are available with heavy-duty glass supported by pivots. Due to the numerous design options available in frameless doors, it has ample design flexibility and is a bit more open in terms of customization possibilities. Frameless doors open both inward and outward. They are quite easy to clean and maintain and are also perceived to be more contemporary and stylish, as compared to framed shower doors.
Just like door frame options, glass shower doors also have a variety of options when it comes to the glass type. Although some glass types are more suitable than others for a framed door and vice versa, here are some options you can consider.
A clear glass door, as the name suggests, uses clear glass. It is easy to maintain and enables a full range of light to pass through.
The frosted type of glass is great if you want added privacy. It has a soft, satin-like appearance which enables only soft light to pass through. Typically, a frosted kind of glass will have an etched pattern on one side and a smoother finish on the other side.
Cast glass doors are known for their special designs. Typically three dimensional, this glass option helps to make your shower door a design element in your overall bathroom decor.
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