“I want to buy frameless glass shower doors, but I don’t know too much about them.”
Frameless shower doors – everybody knows what are they and how to use them. However, not everyone knows how to select shower door that will work best for you. There are many types, configurations, styles and sizes of shower doors. Below you can find basic information that you should know before you buy frameless shower doors.
There are many types of shower door but most popular and beauty are frameless shower doors. They create a feeling of spaciousness, a welcome feature in smaller bathrooms. These luxury doors look very good and every shower feels like aHollywoodexperience. If you have someone in your home that won’t take a shower at all, then this is the perfect shower design for that special somebody in your life. My husband hates showering so I bought him this saying it was for me, but I thought he might like it too and now he showers everyday!!
In terms of keeping them clean, they are a joy. No metal to keep free of mineral deposits, no gaskets holding the glass to the frame which can mold and mildew, and no magnets in the door framing to rattle the entire unit. Because of the way they are constructed and installed, they are just as durable as a framed unit without the problems to keep them looking clean and sleek.
Swinging doors – Selecting when there is enough place in bathroom. Glass thicknesses range from 1/4″-3/4″ – usually 3/8” or 1/2”. They are usually built usually from clear glass, installed on heavy duty hinges or pivots. Handle and towel bar are mounted to the glass. These doors offer a clean, clear, uninterrupted look, showing off decorative wall tile or marble. Frameless doors can open in and out.
Price: starting at $400.
Install cost: between $400 and $600.
Sliding doors: – When you have limited bathroom space, it is a good choice to use this kind of shower doors. They glide in a track, both at top and bottom. With good maintenance, they may serve you well and problem-free for years.
Price: On line, you can buy them starting at about $300 to about $600 for tub doors. However full length shower doors are more expensive and range from $300 to over $1800. It just depends on your budget and tastes. Instillation cost: $200 or more.
Sliding frameless shower doors
Best place to buy:
Online is the best place to buy them. You have all types to choose and good price. They deliver them to your home. Only thing what you worry is how to install them. You can do it yourself or take someone. You need dimensions of shower opening.
Your new door needs to fit shower opening. You will need height and width. Do not take dimensions before walls are finished. Tiles can reduce the dimension. This is a critical point when you are buying doors online because if you take incorrect dimension doors won’t fit, and you will need to return them. You have to double check dimension before you buy them.
Clear – Clear transparent glass. They are most popular, beauty and elegant.
What to do next to buy frameless shower doors? It’s easy:
- Select type: Swing or sliding. If you have enough room for swinging doors then I suggest choosing swinging. If your bathroom is small take sliding.
- Take dimensions.
- Select type of glass than you like.
- Select thickness. Here you may have a problem. The best way is to call to your local store, give them dimensions and ask about the best thickness.
- Go online and buy doors.
And that’s it… Good luck and have a good Hollywood experience.