Frameless Shower Doors: Simplicity and Elegance
Frameless glass shower doors are a breathtaking addition to any bathroom interior design due to their simplicity and elegance. Thus, if you want to make your bathroom modern, the attractive glass shower cubicles with frameless doors may be the most practical choice in the long run. These glass doors give your bathroom depth, light, and feeling of freedom.
The designers arm themselves with the latest frameless technologies having full scope for implementing their boldest ideas. The stylish frameless shower glass doors guarantee the bathroom space continuity and the interior design integrity.
According to individual orders, it is possible to manufacture the shower glass cubicles with frameless glass shower doors virtually of any design and size. The availability of a shower tray is also not a necessary condition. Thus, you can choose a glass shower enclosure without a tray. In this case, water flows into a special floor drain. The custom made glass shower cabins with frameless doors allow the efficient use of bathroom space. Therefore, you will place the other bathroom furniture in the most convenient way. Indeed, one of the main advantages of the frameless shower glass doors is a possibility to customise for the particular bathroom.
In your house, the glass shower cubicle with frameless shower door is an excellent alternative to the bath if there is a lack of bathroom space. Alternatively, it is an excellent addition to the tub if the bathroom is large. To make such a door bring joy and not to give you trouble, you should know its structural elements and basic maintenance rules.
Structural Elements of Frameless Glass Shower Doors
The structural elements of the frameless shower doors include one glass door leaf or two glass leaves and door hardware. The frameless doors for shower cubicles are highly functional. These doors are made of 8-10 mm thick toughened glass. Such glass has a very high strength and extremely low injury rate. The glass may be either flat or curved. Besides, it is possible to choose transparent or frosted glass, as well as smooth or textured one. By the way, the frosted glass will provide you with greater privacy. There are the shower glass doors with frosted patterns on the transparent glass surface, and vice versa. At the customer’s option, the patterns may differ. As a result, your shower glass door will be the one and only!
The glass shower door hardware, such as handles, door hinges, or guide rails, is made of top-notch stainless steel. This door hardware fixes the frameless door leaves to the glass panels of the shower cubicle. In addition, there is a wide range of clear sealants for sealing the glass joints, the glass with the wall, the glass with the floor. It eliminates the likelihood of water leakage during the frameless glass shower door use.
Proper Use of Frameless Glass Shower Door
Of course, the main question of appropriate use of the frameless glass shower doors is the protection against water leakage. Firstly, to ensure as high protection as possible, it is necessary to always use a special transparent silicone sealant between the glass and the floor or the shower tray. Consequently, the water will not leak out. Also, as a result, the floor outside the glass shower door will be clean and dry.
The second key aspect of the issue is the correct use of the shower equipment. For example, don’t direct the stream of water on the glass shower door intentionally. Thus, the fact that a shower door has a sealant does not guarantee 100% waterproofness. The water can leak thru the shower door hinges.
The availability of shower door seals between the shower door leaves or between the shower door leaves and the stationary panels of the glass shower enclosure is the third way to protect the frameless glass shower door against the water leakage. It is also remarkable that the shower door sealing strips provide a smoother frameless shower glass door closing. It increases the users’ comfort.
Finally, another important rule that you should follow to avoid the water leakage is to replace the consumable materials timely. That is because of the worn out shower door seals, leaky silicone sealants, and cranky door hinges the water can flow out of the glass frameless shower enclosures in a significant amount. If you take all necessary precautions to ensure glass shower door waterproofness, its use in your house will not be difficult.
Frameless Glass Shower Door Maintenance
The main actions for the frameless glass shower doors maintenance include only regular cleaning of the glass surface and fittings from the shampoo and soap residue, limescale or other contamination. Usually, to clean your frameless glass shower door, you can use the same cleaners as you use to wash windows. Of course, these cleansers should not be abrasive! In turn, to clean metal door fittings, it is possible to use an ordinary soap solution and soft cotton cloth. Don’t clean the door fittings, especially those with gold or bronze finish, with a rough cloth. Thus, this may result in scratching or damaging the finish.
Don’t forget about safety precautions when using a frameless glass shower door.
It means that you should not lean on the shower doors with all your body weight. Besides, you shouldn’t intentionally strike the glass because in this case, even the strong toughened glass can fall into pieces.
If you take care of your frameless glass shower door in the right way, it will serve you and your family for a very long time. Moreover, a frameless door will please you with the shine of glass and fittings. So all you need to do is to choose the ideal glass shower door for your bathroom. You will surely do this in our highly reliable glass company.
Our Frameless Glass Shower Doors
At the Creative Glass Studio, we provide the full range of services in designing, manufacturing, and mounting the bespoke shower doors and the glass shower cubicles in the houses, hotels, sports clubs, spas, and so on. In our project gallery, you will find the examples of our contemporary frameless shower doors, shower enclosures, and shower screens. Also, our support team is always here to answer all your questions concerning the shower door choice and the order placement. When ordering the frameless shower glass door from us, you can be sure about the quality of toughened glass and fittings which we use.
Furthermore, we apply a special protective coating on the glass surface inside the shower cubicle. This type of coating will protect your glass shower door from limescale for 3 years. We apply it for free. Our company is always happy to offer you safety, comfort, excellent quality, ergonomic shower door designs, and sophisticated architectural solutions for your bathroom. Make sure of this right now!