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The Benefits of a Frameless Glass Shower Door
Hygienic and Easy to Maintain
With fewer crevices than framed showers, frameless glass panels are far easier to clean. The metal parts are stainless steel instead of aluminum, so they are also easier to maintain.
Plus, if you treat your glass with ClearShield glass protectant, it will be even easier to maintain for years to come.
Check out the top 10 reasons why you should go frameless.
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Frameless Shower Configurations
Frequently asked shower design questions
What's the difference between a frameless and a framed shower?
A frameless glass shower has no metal framing to support the glass. Instead, metal clips or low-profile U-channels support the glass.
- High-end Look – Sleek and modern, when you look at a frameless shower, you see mostly the glass – and what's behind it, like tile – instead of obtrusive metal frames. This is a beautiful.
- High-quality Construction - Our frameless showers use thicker glass and high-quality, premium hardware for support. The glass for a frameless shower takes a bit more time to fabricate than for a frameless shower, but this extra day or two is worth it.
- Easy to Clean - Frameless glass showers are easier to clean than framed glass showers. There's more smooth surface space.
Framed showers have an aluminum casing surrounding the glass to support it. They typically use thinner glass than a frameless shower. Some people prefer the look of a frame around the shower as a design element.
Will a frameless shower improve my bathroom or home value?
Absolutely. The bathroom and the kitchen are the most important considerations for perspective home buyers. So upgrading your bathroom makes your resale more competitive against new homes.
Also, frameless showers are a great investment because these durable structures will hold their value. With our Clearshield glass protection and proper aftercare, your frameless shower will remain like new for years to come.
Do frameless shower enclosures come in standard sizes?
There are no standard sizes for frameless showers. We measure and cut glass to your specifications.
While there are some standard shower and bath openings, such as a single door opening or an inline opening, nearly all the specifications of these common openings can be customized. You can set your shower height and width, within a wide safety limit.
The freedom to create is one of the appeals to a frameless shower enclosure. And, we’re happy to help you do it!
What is universal design and how does it relate to frameless glass showers.
Universal design is a broad home design concept that strives to make sure everyone can fully function in the home, regardless of size, age, ability or changing needs. This is especially important as a large portion of the population is looking age-in-place, or stay in their home as long as they can before needing to go to a care facility.
A frameless glass shower is a great example of universal design. It’s a walk-in shower, so it’s easier to get into our out of than a bathtub. They can even be designed to allow wheelchair access.
You can even refit an existing bathroom that can't be expanded by removing the bathtub and using this area for a walk-in shower.
These enhancements will help your home be accessible to anyone who needs it, even as you age or have special needs.
Want to learn more about getting a new frameless shower door? Check out our frequently asked questions for shower doors page.