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Shower doors form a watertight seal in the bathroom, preventing liquid and moisture from pouring in. These doors are made of a range of materials, including glass and plastic, and they are less likely than standard curtains or vinyl to harbor bacteria and soap scum. While some custom glass shower doors are mass-produced and available in stores, others require bespoke sizing and installation. If you want a new bathroom door, you will probably need to hire a professional who can properly cut one and install it with a watertight seal.

It is time to choose the shower door or bathtub enclosure style that best meets your demands and design aesthetic before deciding on a product line, a specific door, or any extra shower accessories. There are three primary varieties of shower doors and tub enclosures: frameless, semi-frameless, and framed. Sliding door enclosures and swinging door enclosures are the two primary sub-categories within these categories.

Options for Shower Door Frames

Enclosures with Frameless

If you want a sleek, modern style, frameless glass shower doors are ideal, and they can assist to make a tiny bathroom feel more spacious. A frameless shower or bathtub enclosure is distinguished by the absence of a hard metal frame encircling the glass, which is typically made of 3/8-inch to 1/2-inch tempered glass. To keep the frame safe and in place, frameless shower enclosures may include headers, U-channels, and clips.

Enclosures with a Semi-Frameless Design

A semi-frameless shower door has more metal around the edge of the glass panels than a frameless enclosure, but the interior of the shower door or the top of the bathtub or shower enclosure will have minimal metal framing. Semi-frameless shower or bathtub enclosures are a great option for homeowners who want a modern or clean look but still want a frame. Semi-frameless shower and bathtub enclosures are typically made of tempered glass that is 3/8 to 14 inches thick.

Enclosures with Frames

Framed enclosures include a metal frame that runs the length of the enclosure and are frequently made of thinner glass than semi-frameless and frameless counterparts – commonly 5/32 to 3/16-inch tempered glass.

Enclosures for Sliding Doors

Sliding glass shower or bathtub doors, also known as bypass shower doors, are shower doors that are mounted on a track. These doors require a track running along the top and bottom of the door to allow it to glide along a set of wheels or rollers. Frameless, semi-frameless, and framed sliding door enclosures are all available.

Enclosures for Swinging Doors

Swinging door enclosures typically open outward by swinging on a fixed point. There are two types of swinging shower doors: hinged doors and pivot doors. A stationary glass panel, bathroom wall, bathroom floor, bathroom ceiling, or shower surround is commonly attached to hinged and pivot shower doors. Both types of doors can be constructed to open inward or outward.

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