Sliding Shower Doors Glass Options
Choosing a sliding shower door over other types of shower doors will help to beautify any bathroom while saving space. Sliding shower doors are a great alternative to standard frameless or framed shower doors. Sliding glass doors offers a unique experience when entering and exiting the shower space. There is no pushing…just simply slide the glass to open! ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. has many types of sliders available to upgrade any existing bath. For more details on glass options or to schedule a free estimate, give ABC Glass a call at 703-257-7150.
Sliding glass doors are a gorgeous addition to any bathroom area and have an array of options from which to choose. The versatility in style and function that a sliding door provides is second to none. Sliding glass doors are a unique option in shower doors due to their ability to easily maximize any space. Sliding shower doors can easily fit any existing tub as well. They also have the widest range of thickness options available. The thickness is determined by the type of sliding shower selected. A framed sliding shower uses thinner glass and a frameless sliding glass door uses heavier glass. Here are your glass thickness options for sliding shower doors:
- 5/32" glass
- 3/16" glass
- 1/4" glass
- 3/8" thick heavy glass
- 1/2" thick heavy glass
3/8” and 1/2" shower glass are thicknesses that are considered heavy glass. This type of glass is most frequently used in frameless style showers including frameless sliding shower doors. Heavy glass offers a solid feel and reliability. 1/2" heavy glass is so durable that it is used in storefront Herculite doors. 3/8” shower glass also offers a substantial look with durability for a frameless slider. Something to mention in regards to heavy glass is that the thicker it is the more noticeable the greenish hue of the glass that is caused by the presence of iron.
What glass styles are possible for sliding shower doors?
Sliding shower doors can be designed to fit any décor. The glass styles that can help to create some of the endless possibilities for your sliding shower are:
Some specialty glass can help glass stay new looking longer. Other specialty glass can give a clearer appearance. There are several options for specialty glass for your shower doors including:
ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. offers both acid etched and patterned glass as options for shower doors. Acid etched glass is actually a process of where acid actually “etches” the glass, changing the surface permanently. The acid etching makes the glass appear frosty and sometimes a design can be made from the etching. Acid etched glass will enhance a sliding shower door by creating a focal point while also creating a screen for a comfortable bathing experience.
Patterned glass is created during the manufacturing process. Different patterns are offered to create a myriad of shower door looks. Choosing patterned glass for a shower door will give any bathroom a personal flair. Selecting this type of glass for your bathing space also gives some coverage for users in high use bathroom areas.
What glass colors are available for sliding shower doors?
Colored or tinted glass can help to transform sliding shower doors into the dreams of individual clients. Some glass colors and tints available are:
- Bronze/solar bronze
- Grey/solar cool grey tempered