Shower doors are the best way to keep the water in the shower, and away from the floor. If you use shower curtains, then you know what we mean. A shower door can be a complicated thing to choose because there are so many varieties. At ABC Glass and Mirror, our knowledgeable team can help you choose the right shower door for your home.
Most Common Types of Shower Doors:
Sliding Shower Doors
Sliding, or bypass doors are the most common. These doors are sold in two or three sections. They use the least amount of space. They glide in a track, both at top and bottom. Sliding doors are attractive and are easy to care for.
Framed / Frameless Shower Doors
Doors may be framed or frameless. Framed doors have aluminum framing on all sides of the panels. Frameless have none. On frameless doors, the handles and hinges are mounted directly through the glass rather than being attached to the frames. Frameless doors have the advantage of giving a room a larger, more open feeling, and in being easier to clean. Fitted with clear glass, they show off a decorative wall tile or marble.
Swinging Shower Doors
Swinging doors are made as wide as 48", but rarely are they more than 36" in width. When swinging doors are used to cover a wide opening, they're usually combined with matching fixed panels. In large, spacious baths, a wide swinging door adds a touch of elegance and grandeur, but care must be given to ensure that the door doesn't swing into sinks, towel bars, doorknobs, or other barriers that might present a hazard. Swinging doors may be hinge-mounted or pivoting, and are secured with magnetic catches.
Bi-Fold / Curved Shower Doors
Bi-fold doors are a good choice when the opening is narrow and circumstances don't allow for a large sheet of glass to swing into the bath area. These doors are made in folding sections that open like an accordion and use minimal space, while providing full access to the shower.
You can be sure that at ABC Glass and Mirror, purchasing shower doors will be a snap. Call or come to our beautiful showroom to speak to one of our shower door experts today!!