It wakes you up in the morning. It calms you down at the end of a hard day. The shower has, at last, stepped up next to the tub—separate and equal—to become a focal point in the bath. However, there’s more to a fabulous shower experience than a multi-spray shower head and pretty tiled walls. You will also want to consider the shower door, which sets the tone for the shower’s overall appearance and harmony with your bath’s décor. Why not take a look at frameless shower enclosures? Here at Dixie Shower Doors, our team of professionals is here to make sure you know all the factors to consider. You can count on our expertise when it comes to custom shower doors.
Not completely without hardware, frameless is still the way to go if you want an open, seamless, truly spa-like effect for your shower. Advances in hardware engineering and glass manufacturing make this type of installation appear to float. Glass panels attach to hinges that then attach to walls. There is commonly a combo of a fixed panel and a swinging door, both made of 5/8-inch safety glass. Besides the hinges, the only hardware is the door handle and possibly a towel bar, though after going to all this trouble, why would you want anything to block the view?
The less framework for the door, the thicker the glass. Standard glass shower doors come 1/2- or 3/8-inch thick; frameless doors should be 5/8-inch thick. All must be made of safety glass, which shatters into small pieces when broken, not into lethal shards.
All edges of your shower door should arrive finished or polished. Styles for the appearance of the flat surface include:
- Opaque, a holdover from the previous century, is good for those seeking privacy. Ask to see a manufacturer’s offerings in this category, which can range from pebbled to brushed to the appearance of raindrops.
- Clear glass remains a strong trend. For a good reason: it promotes the open appearance in a bath while showing off sleek shower fittings and surface treatments of tile or stone.
- Tinted glass is created during the manufacturing process and comes in subtle, natural tones like gray, bronze, and blue that complements America’s favorite color in the bath—white—as well as stone, tile, and metals for faucets and showerheads and controls.
- Etched glass permits privacy with opaque designs etched onto clear glass. Patterns available can be figurative, like images from nature, or abstract. Custom designs will cost you more and must be special ordered. The etching is on the outside face of the shower.
We Offer The Best Frameless Shower Enclosures
Dixie Shower Doors has been a trusted name in Central Florida since 1972. Our facility in Altamonte Springs has been the source for creating thousands of shower enclosures for general contractors, tile professionals, and direct to homeowners. Our professional and personal approach has earned us an outstanding reputation in our community, as well as an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau. Please browse our site and view the limitless possibilities. We are one of Orlando’s oldest and reliable sources for ALL types of shower enclosures. In addition, we professionally install what we sell. When you’re ready for a complimentary in-home estimate, please contact us by phone or our contact page. Remember, “IF YOU CAN BUILD IT, WE CAN ENCLOSE IT.”
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We offer the best tips! Learn all about frameless shower enclosures with us. If you need glass shower door installation, contact us today. We can assess the damage to your current door and recommend the best solution. You can also talk to us and discover additional tips that will extend the life of your glass shower door. Not sure what kind of glass you would like to use on your door? Call or visit Dixie Shower Doors today. Our glass shower doors are located near Volusia County.