Custom Glass Shower Doors Sun City – Choosing The Right One For You
Shower doors in Sun City come in several different designs, not to mention finishes. Choosing the right one may seem like a choice best made by random selection. However, this article will give you a few pointers to help you choose the right shower door.
Choice #1: Framed or frameless?
Shower doors come with or without metal frames. Those without metal frames are made of thick glass, and do not need a frame for support. Framed shower doors, on the other hand, are made from thinner glass that requires the extra support of a metal frame, which is especially common in Sun City.
Frameless shower doors have several distinct advantages over framed shower doors. First of all, the lack of a metal frame means there are fewer places to catch water and / or to grow mold, mildew, etc. Secondly, frameless shower doors have a sleek, refined visual appeal that framed doors don’t have.
Choice #2: Bi-fold, pivot, or sliding?
Shower doors are also available with different methods of opening and shutting them.
Sliding doors are probably the most common design. They are design for half of the door to slide behind the other half to open. The disadvantage to this design is that it doesn’t work well with shower stalls, due to the width it requires.
Pivoting shower doors open just like a standard door does. The disadvantage to this style is obvious – it requires enough space in the room to swing open.
Bi Fold shower doors are somewhat of a compromise between the first two designs. They don’t require width, nor do they require a lot of space in the room to open up into.
Choice #3: Finish
If you choose a framed shower door, you’ll have to choose a finish for the metal, too. Most of the time for Sun City homes, you’ll want to choose a finish that matches the finish of your other bathroom fixtures.
Modern technology has allowed many shower door manufacturers to produce doors with glass that you can replace with either clear, patterned, textured, decorative or etched. Frosted glass shower doors are the preferred replacement because they are easy to maintain and repair.
A frosted material is transparent enough to allow natural light to filter in but attractively opaque to still give you the complete privacy that you want when showering. Many online retailers are willing to assist you to choose the right shower door that will suit your requirements. Here is an overview of some doors being offered online.
Frameless Custom Enclosure from Duschqueen:
This door and panel configuration features a 3/8-inch thick frosted glass. This contemporary-style door is constructed of brass and glass. The suggested retail price for this door is $2,000.
DreamLine Infinity Shower Door with Frosted Glass:
This single sliding frosted glass door brings elegance, textured look and flawless function to your shower room. It features a chrome frame, 25-inch thick frosted glass that is tempered for safety, reversible door opening and adjustable width between 56 inches to 60 inches. The dimensions are 72 inches high by 56 inches to 60 inches in width. This door retails under model number SHTR-1060726-01-FR.
Vigo Industries Frameless 48" x 74" Frosted Tempered Glass Sliding Shower Door - VG06041CHMT4874:
This sliding door is constructed with plastic and frosted tempered glass. The solid brass hardware is finished in polished chrome. Hardware installation is easy with pre drilled holes. You can buy these shower kits for $1,450.00, a 50 percent discount from the original price of $2,900.00.
Frameless Frosted Tempered Glass Corner Shower Enclosure-Brushed Nickel 36x36:
This shower enclosure is constructed of high-quality 3/8-inch thick frosted tempered glass. It features brushed nickel door handle, support brackets and hinges, rust-free finish hardware, magnetic catch that is full length for waterproof protection and to allow door adjustment, watertight seal to prevent leaking and reversible right-handed or left-handed door installation. Available sizes are 36 inches by 36 inches and glass height of 73 and 1/3 inches without base. This door with model number VG06011MT-BN-1 is on sale for only $824.00, a savings of $1,676.00 from the list price of $2,500.00.
Aqua Shower Door Frosted Glass SHDR-3148586-FR: 48" x 58":
This door is available in two configurations, left-wall and right-wall. It comes with 1/4-inch thick tempered frosted glass, finish options of polished brass, white, brushed nickel or chrome, anodized aluminum wall surface with finish choices of brushed nickel, polished brass and chrome.
Aqualux Elite Classic Shower Enclosure:
This pivot-style door offers extra flexibility with its right hand or left hand opening. You have choices of polished silver or white effect, frosted or clear glass. The dimensions are 760mm, 800mm and 900mm with a standard height of 1850mm.
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