Reasons to Have Frameless Glass Door for your Shower
I think the design of the shower door is an important aspect to consider while designing or remodeling a bathroom. The shower cubicle plays an important role in the aesthetics of the bathroom. Having glass doors to the shower cubicle is the trend in most places. They not only look stylish but also make the bathroom appear bigger.
Frameless Glass doors for shower cubicles are gaining popularity in recent times. These doors do not have the frame or rubber seal to hold the glass in place. They are attached to the Shower wall and tiles with a small hinges. This makes them look better when compared to framed glass doors. Frameless doors look contemporary and are usually custom made to suit the measurements of the Shower. These doors are ideal to Show- off the fancy shower or stylish shower tiles. These frameless doors also give a clean and minimalistic look to the Shower.
Maintenance of these frameless shower doors is easy. These doors do not have rubber seals or frames where water tends to collect. Hence, the risk of Mold and Mildew developing on the door is less, as water does not collect anywhere near the door. Cleaning the door is also easy. Just wipe the door with a squeegee to make it clean and fresh.
While frameless doors look modern and fresh and make the Shower appear like a fish tank, there are some problems as well. These doors cost way more when compared to framed doors, increasing the remodeling expenditure. Since these doors do not have any protective frames to hold them, they weigh much and require costly hardware like heavy brass to keep them in place. Though they are more aesthetic, they lag behind in functionality. Since they do not have any frame to stop the water from leaking, these doors might result in the bathroom getting wet from the leaked shower water, if they are not properly installed. The instances of breakage are also more in these types of doors. Since most of the frameless doors are made in tempered Glass, they shatter into small pieces when they break.
Considering both the advantages and disadvantages of installing frameless glass doors for showers, I can say that these doors are definitely a worthy investment to enhance the aesthetics looks of the bathroom and also for safety. However make sure to get them from reputable suppliers who will install the doors with extreme care and caution.