Variables to Address When Considering Shower Doors

Variables to Address When Considering Shower Doors

Master bathroom with modern glass walk in shower

A plastic curtain may keep water off your bathroom floor, but a glass shower door provides a clean, modern, and stylish look for any bathroom design. From clear to frosted and textured, glass shower doors come in a variety of options. However, there are some key variables to address before you buy the right one. The Springfield Glass Company explains the details in today’s blog.

Glass Appearance

First, decide which glass appearance you prefer. Homeowners can choose from a variety of looks and textures. Clear glass can be appealing because it showcases tile and stonework in the shower. However, if you’re looking for an alternative, consider frosted, patterned, cast, or colored glass. This textured glass provides privacy and style in any bathroom.   

Glass Thickness

Shower doors and enclosures are usually built from tempered glass, which is tougher than standard glass. The glass thickness depends on structural and design factors, such as whether the door is framed, semi-frameless, or frameless.

Typically, there are two thickness options for frameless shower door glass: 3/8″ and 1/2″. 3/8″ glass is the minimum thickness that yields the stability of the glass door, while 1/2″ feels more deluxe.

Thinner glass is generally more cost-effective and can be used when the unit is framed, as the frame adds structural support and protects the glass edges.

Glass Maintenance

Glass maintenance is the final variable that should be examined when choosing types of glass for shower doors. As a homeowner, you don’t want to spend extra time and effort to keep your newly installed shower clean. Framed shower doors require regular cleaning and thorough scrubbing since they easily gather residue. Frameless glass showers, on the other hand, are increasing in popularity because they’re easier to maintain.

Once your shower is installed, you can add privacy film or etching to your glass to add another layer of protection.

Let the Experts Handle Your Glass Shower Door Installation

At Springfield Glass Company, we provide our customers with great service, outstanding quality and experienced workmanship. Whether you need a glass shower door or you’d like an entire stand-alone shower installed with glass walls, you can count on us to complete your project with care and excellence. Contact us today to see how we can give you the bathroom of your dreams!

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