When considering a new glass shower door for your bathroom, one of the first things you need to decide is the style or type.
A popular option – Frameless Enclosures
Frameless glass shower enclosures are the high-end choice for your tub or shower. Perhaps an obvious benefit to frameless enclosures is the style they add to any bathroom. While supporting a minimalist design theme, a frameless glass unit is versatile enough to fit in with a range of styles and ideas. Most frameless models are completely custom, which means you aren’t limited to a mass-produced standard size. This adds more flexibility to your shower installation. In fact, customization is one of the important factors in purchasing a frameless shower door. Sleek, trendy, and modern, don’t miss out on this design!
Frameless shower enclosures typically use heavy 3/8″ or 1/2″ glass. The heavier weight and sturdiness of the glass helps eliminate the need for heavy metal framing around it. Instead, the structure is held together by metal fasteners and hinges. That being said, frameless shower doors can have metal header support atop the units, which is why the terminology can be confusing.
Even with a metal header, these systems are still “frameless” because there is no metal between the panels or doors to keep them secure. It is very low-profile metal channel at the base of the glass that performs this function. Frameless is a great option for displaying beautiful tile and it also provides an open and airy feel.