Shower Door Installation
Whether you are doing an entire remodelling project in your bathroom, or are just looking to upgrade your shower doors, there is a lot to think about.
With so many shower door styles and designs to choose from, it can be overwhelming when trying to figure out what look and feel you want to present in your bathroom.
The optimal door for your shower depends on a variety of factors, such as the measurements of your shower space, how much room there is to work between the shower and other fixtures in your bathroom, as well as the overall size of the space.
You also may want to consider what your design choice will mean for maintenance and daily cleanup duties.
In short, shower doors come in all shapes and sizes, depending on your budget and personal preferences.
Shower Door Types
There is a wide array of shower door varieties to choose from, with a few main categories of door types to look at, including:
- Frameless shower doors
- Semi-frameless shower doors
- Framed shower doors
- Glass enclosures
Frameless Shower Doors
This type of shower door is trending big time in the world of bathroom remodelling. The sleek and elegant design can transform the entire ambience and appearance of your bathroom.
A frameless shower door, or enclosure, is made of sturdy, durable glass that does not require the backing of metal, or any other material, around its outer edges.
This creates a contemporary and minimalist appearance, to accentuate the design of the stone or tile inside the shower.
Even though frameless doors do not have metal on the frame, the do have some metal components, including the hinges and handles.
Frameless doors are typically more expensive, for when design and aesthetics are your top priority.
Semi-Frameless Shower Doors
Semi-frameless shower doors have a similar appearance to frameless doors for people that may be on a bit of a tighter budget.
The difference being generally a strip of metal that runs along the sides of the door’s exterior.
Semi-frameless doors still offer a streamlined look, at a more affordable price.
Framed Shower Doors
The least expensive option is to go with framed shower doors, which offer more stability, and still have many alluring possibilities that are visually appealing.
Aluminum or metal framing adds an extra layer of firmness and support for your shower unit.
Framed shower doors can offer your bathroom either a traditional or modern look.
Glass enclosures can be built around a bathtub as a more charming and attractive option than a shower curtain.
Options for both slide and pivot doors are available with glass enclosures.
Shower Door Functional Design
There are also options to choose the way your shower door opens and closes to provide the most comfort and functionality for getting in and out of your shower.
Some functionality options to choose from, include:
- Sliding doors
- Pivoting doors
- Bi-fold doors
- Partial enclosure
This is often the most practical option for small spaces and bathrooms that have fixtures that are very close together.
Frameless sliding doors are an excellent way to show off the interior design in your shower without taking up too much room.
Pivoting doors can open inwards, outwards, or even both ways. If you are opting for a pivot door it is critical to make sure there is enough room for the door to open without interference from any other bathroom fixtures.
If you don’t have the space for a pivot shower door in your bathroom, a bi-fold door is often a viable substitute.
Bi-fold doors typically fold inwards into the interior of your shower for added convenience in limited space.
A partial enclosure can be used in the absence of a door. It consists of a piece of glass that covers the area in your shower near the shower head, to prevent water from spilling onto the floor.
This is a very affordable option for installation over a tub.
Shower Door Installation Mississauga
If you are looking for some professional shower door design and installation assistance in Mississauga, or around the GTA, then Bonifide Glass and Mirror is a superior choice.
With over 15 years experience installing glass doors and mirrors for showers and a variety of other options, you will have plenty to choose from for your home or office renovation needs.
A wide variety of shower designs and accessories are available, including custom design for hinges, handles, towel bars, sliders, and clamps.
Expert glass and mirror specialists are available anytime to discuss options and provide a free estimate.