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Glass Shower Doors

Glass shower doors are one of the most popular trends in contemporary bathroom design. They offer a sleek, modern look that fits in with any type of bathroom, and despite their delicate appearance, they are fairly sturdy and durable. There are also several designs available, from simple hinged doors to stylish folding and bi-fold styles. Here are a few reasons to consider glass doors for your shower enclosure.

Long-lasting performance

Most glass shower doors are made from tempered glass, which is specially treated to withstand moisture, heat, impact, and other damaging elements. This makes them ideal for enclosed steam showers, where constant exposure to moist heat can cause wood or metal doors to weaken over time. When broken, glass shower doors disintegrate into small squares instead of long, sharp pieces, making them safer to use in the bathroom. Glass shower doors last several years longer than other materials, helping to increase the value of your home.

Space-saving

Glass shower doors are available in sliding, folding, and bi-folding models, all of which are known for their space-saving yet stylish designs. Unlike side-hinged swing doors, these doors move sideways and do not need clearance space to swing outward. They also allow more visible wall area to create a light, open feel. This makes corners appear larger than they are, making them a great choice for small bathrooms.

Better lighting

Glass is naturally able to reflect light, so a glass shower door can help illuminate your shower area using whatever light is available. For bathrooms with small windows, glass shower doors can maximize the limited natural light coming in, and at the right angle, even direct it right into the shower enclosure. This eliminates the need to turn on shower lights in the daytime, helping you reduce your power costs. When used with wall or overhead lighting, glass doors can reflect light at various angles, adding a unique touch to your bathroom lighting.

More design options

Because of its durability, tempered glass can withstand all sorts of treatment without losing its quality. While a clear glass shower door is simple and elegant, there are many other textures, tints, and treatments available. A popular option is sandblasting, which gives the glass a rough, translucent surface. You can have the lower half of your glass door sandblasted, or sandblast the entire door for more privacy. Other designs include frosted glass, intricate carvings, and hand-painted borders.

Glass doors are also available in framed and frameless models. Framed glass doors are held by metal backings or supports, more common in traditional bathroom designs. Frameless doors are a newer design, made entirely of glass panels and mounted directly onto the door structure. Frameless doors are considered more stylish and contemporary, and are easier to maintain because of their smoother surface.

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