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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Shower Doors for Your Bathroom May 4, 2016

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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Shower Doors for Your Bathroom, Foley, Alabama

If you're renovating your bathroom or building a new house, choosing the right shower door can be difficult with so many options to choose from. To help you find the perfect door or enclosure for your bathroom, the experts at Glass Inc explain some of the different design aspects of shower doors. For nearly 20 years, they have been providing high-quality commercial and residential glass products and services throughout the Gulf Coast.

Types of Shower Doors

  • Sliding: Sometimes known as bypass doors, these are ideal as a space saving solution. Because the panels slide parallel to one another, these work for showers with wide openings of around 60 inches.
  • Pivot: Also known as swinging doors, these open outward and are best for showers with openings smaller than 60 inches. These are generally used for alcove or stand-alone showers.
  • Round: Best used for stand-alone corner showers, these round doors open inwards, and can be hinged on either the left or right side. Because of their rounded shape, these doors create a sense of added space within the bathroom.
  • Shower DoorsNeo-Angle: Another option for stand-alone corner showers, these shower doors are similar to round corner doors, except they utilize straight lines and angles to enclose the space.

Style of Glass

  • Clear: A clear shower door best showcases decorative tiles or stonework, Clear shower doors also help create a larger sense of space inside the shower.
  • Opaque Or Frosted: This style alters the clarity of the glass either by sandblasting or acid etching. The less transparency your shower doors have, the greater degree of privacy.
  • Textured: Textured glass goes beyond opaque or frosted glass and creates a difference you can feel.

Finally, you have to consider whether you want framed or frameless shower doors. More common and more traditional, metal framed doors provide an opportunity to complement any metal fixtures or accents throughout the bathroom. They are also less expensive than frameless shower doors. The higher price tag for frameless doors is due to the fact that they must be built out of thicker glass panels. However, frameless shower doors create a very sleek aesthetic and are much easier to clean than framed doors.

If you're interested in seeing how so many different customizable options can come together in your bathroom, Glass Inc has three spectacular showrooms throughout the Gulf Coast. For a list of these locations, call them today at (251) 981-1592 or visit their website.

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