Frameless Sliding Shower Doors in the Interior
Currently, the glass frameless shower enclosures are becoming an integral part of the bathroom interior in many homes across the UK. When choosing such a shower unit, you have to take into account the size of your bathroom. Thus, for the relatively small bathroom area, the shower cubicles with frameless sliding shower doors are simply ideal.
The frameless sliding glass shower doors are a perfect design solution that allows you create the original bathroom interior. These frameless structures are easy to use, durable, and reliable. Our Creative Glass Studio offers functional sliding doors for the frameless shower units. With their help, it is possible to zone the space beneficially. Moreover, the different decoration techniques give the doors a magnificent and stylish look corresponding to the general bathroom interior style. So, the frameless sliding doors for shower cabins are not only user-friendly and convenient but also can significantly save valuable bathroom space. Consequently, thanks to these doors, even the smallest bathroom becomes more spacious and well-lit.
Design Features of Frameless Sliding Shower Doors
The main feature of the frameless sliding shower doors is the ability of their door leaves to move sideways along the guide rails. This movement is possible due to the availability of roller carriage with steel or plastic rollers. The door leaves can slide along the wall or the frameless shower screen. The aluminium guide places at the bottom of the door assembly. To a large extent, reliable fixation of the rollers determines the structural integrity. The special door stops limit the movement of the door leaves. That provides the user comfort. Besides, it is necessary to mount the magnetic seals on the glass edges of the frameless sliding glass door panels. These magnetic seals are adjacent to each other and hence fix the door. Therefore, they eliminate the need for the lock. Besides, the magnetic seals prevent water leakage.
The guide rails installed on delicate materials like plasterboard may not withstand the weight of the sliding frameless glass doors for shower cubicles. Therefore, think about the installation of the inbuilt fitting. To mount a frameless glass structure is necessary to use a special clamping profile.
Note that it is possible to install the door fittings in several ways. Thus, drilling of mounting holes allows the installers to fasten the door hardware securely. However, you should remember that only the professionals can drill the holes using the modern equipment. Besides, they do this before the glass toughening. The installers can mount the door fittings without drilling the holes. That implies the use of clamping sliding systems. This method is safer for the glass panels. However, in this case, the fittings withstand a lower weight. Thirdly, special adhesives have become very popular recently. They are polymerised under ultraviolet light.
Glass for Frameless Sliding Shower Doors
To produce the reliable frameless sliding shower doors is necessary to use heavy-duty safe materials, such as the architectural toughened glass. Indeed, the major peculiarity of toughened glass is its high strength. Thus, during the heat treatment, this glass becomes 5-6 times stronger than the ordinary glass. Furthermore, if you or your family members break toughened glass accidentally, its small fragments with no sharp edges can’t seriously harm you. According to existing rules and standards, it is necessary to use 8-12 mm thick toughened glass to manufacture the solid frameless sliding doors for shower cabins.
There are the following toughened glass options for the frameless shower sliding doors:
- Transparent (clear glass or low-iron glass)
- Tinted (grey or bronze glass)
- Frosted (sandblasted or acid etched glass)
- Patterned (fused glass)
The patterned glass makes the frameless shower doors exclusive. However, the clear glass doors look the most spectacular. After all, only transparent glass allows you to enjoy the frameless design of the shower cubicle fully.
Also, the toughened glass is one of the best materials for the frameless shower sliding doors because it does not fade over time, is easy to clean, and is not afraid of high temperature and humidity. Thus, it is just enough to wipe it from time to time with a soft cloth using special cleaners.
Our Frameless Sliding Shower Doors
The Creative Glass Studio has accumulated huge experience and invaluable skills during its functioning on the UK glass market. Thus, we dedicated ourselves to the creation of the top-quality glass products, including glass balustrades and bespoke glass doors. Our services are attractive to the customers who aspire to find unusual and original solutions for the bathroom interior. We use the architectural toughened glass to make our customers’ lives more beautiful and comfortable. Thus, our toughened glass meets all international quality and safety standards. Also, we use the fittings from the leading US, German, and Swiss manufacturers only. Moreover, to prevent the accumulation of dirt and limescale, we use a special protective coating BriteGuard. We do the glass surface protection coating free of charge on all of our bespoke shower enclosures since 1st of January 2017th. It makes your shower glass easier to clean for the next three years.
In general, the variety of factors determines the cost of sliding shower glass doors from our company. Among them, first of all, we should note the door dimensions, shower door design, glass type, and door hardware manufacturer. The use of excellent décor options, such as sandblasting or glass painting, makes the bathroom more refined and attractive. However, this increases the overall cost of the project. Besides, if the sliding glass door of shower unit has a complicated shape, the price for it also rises. In every particular case, we discuss the production and installation schedule individually. However, we guarantee you complete satisfaction with cooperation with us! You will save your space if you choose our sliding frameless shower doors!