Glass shower doors are a wonderful upgrade to your bathrooms, whether you’re building a new one or going in for a bathroom remodel. They keep the shower area separate from the rest of the bathroom and make the room look spacious, too.
You can also get custom designs for your glass shower door installation; however, let’s first understand the installation process.
What to Consider Before Installation
Depending on your needs and bathroom size, you should consider the following:
- Sliding or “bypass” doors
Bypass doors are similar to patio doors, which you easily slide to open. Generally, these are two glass panels, where one or both of them roll on tracks. Some install an extra panel or use mechanical rollers onto which they fix the glass door. They are most suitable for smaller bathrooms.
- Fixed glass doors
Choosing fixed glass doors divides your spaces through a series of fixed and sliding glass partitions. The fixed glass panels allow light to seep in your bath space.
- Hinged shower doors
Hinged doors swing about the pivoting hinges, similar to regular doors. You can attach the hinges to the walls or a fixed glass panel. Since these swing open, there should be ample space in front of the door in the bathroom.
- Folding shower doors
Folding doors have two or more glass panels attached with hinges. These panels fold upon themselves like folding closet doors. Particularly great for smaller spaces, folding shower doors also look good in larger bathrooms.
“Glass doors prevent water from getting out of the shower and keep you from slipping on the floor.”
- Frameless shower doors
Frameless doors are made of 100% glass and are sturdy and easy to clean. They provide a sleek look to your bathrooms and make them feel more spacious. For easy operation and to support the weight of the attached towel bars, their thickness should be 3/4″.
- Framed doors
These doors have an aluminum or another type of frame running around the entire glass. With many options available, framed doors need regular maintenance; otherwise, mold or mildew tend to grow on them.
- Semi-Frameless doors
These doors have metal around the shower structure instead of the door. Similar to framed doors, the metal catches drops of water from the door and needs more cleaning.
- Alcove doors
These doors are advisable for smaller bathrooms, as they need very little space. However, you need some clearance space since these operate on a hinge. They typically get installed in 2 or 3 panels that slide past each other on their tracks.
- Corner doors
These doors are perfect if your shower is in one corner of the bathroom. Corner glass shower door installation is different from that of an alcove. There are five glass walls, where four surround the shower, and the fifth glass is the door that swings open.
- Round shower doors
These doors work like sliding doors, but are not flat. One rounded piece of glass encloses the shower and gently slides along its track. They are great for smaller bathrooms and corner showers.
“Choosing a glass shower door depends on many factors like your budget and your lifestyle.”
Glass Shower Door Installation Process
If it is a remodel, remove the old shower doors before the glass shower door installation starts. Even if it is a new build, make sure that the tile work and flooring is completely finished.
Here are the steps involved in the installation process of glass shower doors:
Inspection and Quote
After choosing the shape and style of the glass shower doors you need, call the experts for an inspection. They will inspect your bathrooms and offer you various options to choose from. They advise you on custom designs and size of glass shower doors and will offer you a quote.
Take Time to Review the Quote
Make sure that you go through your options before you sign the contract. When you get satisfactory answers from the shower experts, approve the quote.
Experts Take the Measurements
Although you may know your bathroom dimensions, let the professionals handle this. When they have the exact measurements, the installation process will go much more smoothly.
Procurement and Cutting the Glass
According to your choices, the professionals will then procure and then cut the glass door. This includes cutting, polishing, and tempering the glass doors. Then they will assemble the frame (if any).
The final step is the installation process before you can enjoy your brand new shower. These doors typically take a few hours to install from start to finish, depending on its complexity. Our installers eliminate the worry for mistakes, making sure your shower door looks beautiful and professional.
“When you choose to work with Euro Glass, you get the utmost attention from our courteous shower experts.”
Advantages of Working with Euro Glass
When you schedule an appointment for a free inspection, here is what to expect from us:
- Our professionals arrive, put on their protective foot gear, and then enter your home. This way your home remains spotless and doesn’t need cleaning.
- We inspect your bathroom, take accurate measurements, and offer you shower door options. We then discuss custom designs suitable for your bathroom space.
- We will provide a free quote for the project, all details included.
- We then wait for you to review the quote, approve it, and make an appointment.
- With the necessary materials, we get started within a week to install your glass shower doors.
Get Glass Shower Door Installation from Euro Glass
Installing custom glass shower doors for your bathroom is easy with Euro Glass. Schedule a free consultation with us and get the best advice from our professionals. Call us at 713-885-5549 or contact us online for a free quote today!
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