How to choose a shower door?

Thinking of remodeling your bathroom or going for an upgrade version of your current shower door? we understand how hard you work for your home, and we’d like nothing more than to help you upgrade your shower and glass doors within the budget you can afford. But given there are so many options to select from when it comes to glass shower doors, it can be quite difficult to choose your pick. Let’s help you with 4 essential tips when settling on a new shower door.

a few ground rules need to be considered before making a choice.

  • How much space doyou have?
  • What is yourbudget?Know Your Budget: Pricing
  • Whatkind of shower door do I need ? Framed or Frameless ?Glass: Tint, Texture, and Design
  • Consider the Shower Glasssafty
  • Consider Your Bathroom’s Functionality and Foot Traffic?Ease of cleanin

1. Know Your Space: Make Measurements

One of the most important questions on the above list is, “How much space do I have?”

you could order one with the wrong dimensions on the
internet. Then you’re actually in possession of a useless shower door.

Take careful measurements of your space, and store that information in a safe and accessible place for easy access when shopping.

Be sure to find both the height and width of your current shower door or planned door space. Measure to the nearest 1/16th of an inch.

It is also advisable to measure in several different places. In other
words, measure the width at the top of the shower door, in the middle,
and at the bottom.

Hopefully, all three match up. But if they don’t, go with the biggest measurement.

2.Consider Your Renovation Budget

When it comes to any sort of remodel or renovation, the number one consideration is your budget. That’s certainly true for choosing the perfect glass shower enclosure, which can come in a wide selection of styles, shapes and sizes. Decide from the start how much you’re willing to spend. You will need to consider not just the cost of the enclosure, but also the cost of the installation. Labor costs will vary depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the installation, as well as your geographic location. But you can likely expect to pay about $500 or more for the installation itself.

The cost of the enclosure will also vary significantly. These can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. The price will depend on many details, such as whether it’s a framed or frameless enclosure, the type of finish as well as the type of glass. The more elaborate the details, the more expensive the shower enclosure will be.

Fortunately, there are many different shower enclosure options at a range of prices. That makes it easy to find one for your taste and budget. For example, if you want the functionality of a tub-and-shower combo, a standard bypass shower door may be the right fit for you. If you want to give your bathroom a dramatic transformation, consider choosing glass with a unique pattern or texture. You can even opt to design a custom enclosure with a trusted contractor.

3. Consider Your Decorating Style

With hundreds of styles available, you’ll find there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the perfect glass shower enclosure. For example, you might opt for a uniquely shaped enclosure. Different shapes, such as curved semicircles and boxy rectangles, can highlight your bathroom’s design scheme and your personal style preferences. Aside from aesthetics, adding a glass shower enclosure, or upgrading the one you have, can also help bring more light to your space.

  • Bypass shower doorsslide past one another the same way as a sliding patio These typically are installed as part of a tub enclosure. They can have a set pane with one side sliding on a track, or both panels of glass can move. Bypass shower doors are also space-efficient, as they don’t require room to swing open.

  • Sliding, hinged and pivot doors all are typically installed without a tub. Other options include neo-angle and round shower doors, which are also commonly used only with standalone showers

  • Framed options usually are made with a thin glass, typically 3/16- or ¼-inch. The frame often is made of aluminum and can be coated, painted or finished in a variety of colors.

  • Frameless doorsmust be made with a much thicker glass, usually 3/8- or ½-inch,because there is no supporting frame. Because of the thicker glass, frameless shower doors are among the most expensive shower enclosure options.

4. Consider the Shower Glass

In addition to the shape and style of your shower enclosure, you also have a lot of variety when it comes to glass. While there are many glass choices, the first thing to know is that all shower doors must be constructed with safety glass. Tempered glass is most common. When it breaks, tempered glass shatters into pellets, rather than shards, which could cause significant injury to people.

Laminated glass is another safety glazing option, though not as common in shower doors. Laminated glass consists of at least two pieces of glass and one plastic interlayer that form a glass sandwich. If the glass breaks, the plastic interlayer holds it in place, keeping the glass from falling out. However, moisture from the shower can cause issues with the lamination over time. Therefore, tempered glass is usually the better choice. Now , more and more customers choose tempered glass with the explosion-proof film, it is invisible, just put on the tempered glass after it the glass tempered. Now it is more popular for the shower room. And the explosion-proof film have more and more patterns. Customers can choose the one they like.

Tempered glass comes in a variety of patterns, textures and colors. Options include frosted glass, which provides privacy, as well as patterned or other decorative glass options. Even with the many choices available, clear glass remains the most popular option, as it creates a clean, modern look.

5.Consider Your Bathroom’s Functionality and Foot Traffic? Ease of cleaning

Ease of Cleaning. The more common framed showers allow bacteria and mold to grow in the “hard-to clean” areas. Frameless glass there’s no need to worry with those “hard to clean” areas. The Original Frameless Doors use our proprietary Nano glass for all our doors and enclosures. Nano glass is an award-winning, patented process that makes glass surfaces easier to clean by making them water- and oil-repellant.


Post time: 2020-10-27
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