Frameless Sliding Shower Door Systems
The most common frameless system on the market is a sliding model. Frameless sliding shower doors used primarily in conjunction with standard bathtubs. A track is mounted on the rim of the tub that the fixed panels and sliding door set into. There are typically two fixed panels supporting the header bar, one on each side of the sliding door itself. The upper track system for the sliding door is built into the header bar.
Frameless Bypass Shower Door Systems
For bathrooms containing walk-in shower systems as opposed to standard tubs, frameless bypass shower doors are the design of choice. Most walk-in showers are set into a corner, leaving two sides flush against a wall two sides exposed. The frameless bypass shower door system consists of the same fixed glass panels mentioned above that comprise the full exposed sides of the shower as well as a door frame design on the remaining exposed side. A glass door is hinged into the frame and designed to create a watertight seal when closed. As with the sliding systems, the frameless shower door hardware is connected directly to the glass panels and door.
Custom Frameless Shower Door
For bathrooms with unique layouts or consumers who prefer a mom-traditional design, custom frameless shower doors are also an option. While traditional shower systems are square, these custom systems can vary in shape from rectangular to octagonal. Custom frameless shower door systems can also be designed smaller than the standard systems, ideal for guest bathrooms or areas where space is an issue, or larger than a traditional unit, perfect for areas such as master bathrooms where over-sized showers are more common. Other methods of customization include the use of colored or tinted glass, frosted glass or laser etched glass featuring intricate designs. Frameless shower door hardware is also fully customizable to match any style of room from vintage to ultra-modern.
If you’re looking to completely redo a tired bathroom, add a focal point to your existing bathroom, or are in the process of building a bathroom from the ground up, selecting a frameless shower door system is the perfect way to add a touch of class and elegance while also maintaining function and efficiency.