shower doors

Tips to Select Your Glass Shower Doors

A shower curtain may keep the water off your bathroom floor but a shower door will be a much more elegant solution. With water seal, privacy and easy to access attribute it is a must-have feature for your bathrooms. There is a lot to decide when you’re choosing a perfect glass shower door. From your budget, bathroom space and your decorating style there are a lot of things you’ll want to consider when selecting glass shower doors.

Castle Glass has been serving their clients since 1975. We provide residential, commercial and industrial glass services in Mississauga.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Glass Shower Enclosure

Following are some of the options that will help you make the right decision for your shower doors both for remodeling and constructing a new bathroom. 

1. Budget

Glass enclosures come in a wide selection of shapes, sizes and styles. Your budget should be of prime importance when it comes to renovation or constructing a new bathroom. It’s better to decide how much you want to spend. Make sure you are adding the installation costs as well. There are different types of glass shower enclosures available with a wide range of price options to choose from.

2. Bathroom Space

If you are upgrading your bathroom, determine if the new enclosure will fit in the current space. Sticking to your previous configurations will keep the room structure intact and you won’t have to shift other furniture to make room for new enclosures.

3. Bathroom Decorating Styles

Consider a style that will enhance the beauty of your bathroom. There are hundreds of styles available for you to choose from. Look at the space the shower door will be fixed and choose wisely. Some of the most common styles of glass shower enclosures are:

  • Frameless Glass Shower Doors
These shower doors encloses a sturdy tempered glass which is usually 3/8 inch to ½ inch thick. It does not require a metal support around its exterior edges. These doors are popular as they help showcase the intricate tile designs and stonework of your bathroom.
  • Semi-Frameless Shower Doors
Semi-frameless will give you the contemporary feel of the frameless shower doors with permanently bonded hinges and solid handles.
  • Glass Tub Enclosures
A glass tub enclosure will provide a frameless sliding door with glass having an exclusive protective coating.
  • Sliding Doors
For closely-spaced and narrow bathrooms, sliding doors are a practical choice. The frameless sliding doors will show beauty without taking up too much space.
  • Pivoting Doors
These doors will work as standard doors but they can make a master statement in a traditional bath or master suite.
  • Bi-Fold Shower Doors
If you’re looking for a wider walk-in opening but lack the space for pivot doors, bi-fold showers are the best option.
  • Partial Tub Enclosure
These enclosures are both affordable and modern with partial tub covered with glass doors.
  • Round Doors
These are ideal for corner standalone showers. They are attached to the top and bottom of the frame for stability.

4. Shower Glass

With types and styles of shower enclosure, also check the variety of shower glasses. The most common is tempered glass. Tempered glass comes in a variety of patterns, textures and colours.  Laminated glass is another option but the moisture from the shower may cause issues with lamination over time.

5. Functionality

Bathrooms are the most visited place often used by multiple people. So choose the materials wisely that will resist everyday wear and tear. Make sure your choice inclines to accessibility by everyone.

6. Measurements

Accurate measurements are necessary to ensure the correct fit for your shower door. The door you select should match the width and height of the shower opening. If the construction is new, it’s better not to take any measurements until the shower, walls along with the backer board and tiles are done. Materials on the wall can change the width exceptionally. If you‘re considering a swing door, make sure you have enough room for it to be fixed.

Frameless glass shower doors fit very well into modern bathrooms and require minimum framing. They are easy to clean as there is less scope for soap and water to be trapped. Castle Glass offers custom-designed all-glass frameless shower or tub door enclosures. Visit our showroom to see our products in Mississauga or Contact us to schedule an appointment to perform glass work and installations.