Widespread Options for Frameless Glass Sliding Doors
Frameless glass sliding doors look great in the bathroom interior and at the same time do not take much space. Hence, the frameless shower cubicles with such doors are an excellent choice for all bathroom interiors. Usually, the structural features of these shower units can be different. Thus, it is possible to divide them into:
- Stand-alone shower cabins. They are three sided ones.
- Corner shower cabins. They are two sided ones.
These cabins may have one or two sliding door leaves and be with or without stationary panels.
The ordinary hinged shower doors are convenient and easy to use. However, you do not always have an opportunity to install them. If there is not enough free space in front of the glass shower cubicle, you cannot install these doors. In order not to renounce the idea to purchase the frameless shower unit, you can pick up the one with frameless glass sliding doors. Moreover, the choice of such cabins is extremely wide today.
As for the most popular options for the sliding glass doors, they include the shower doors for the niche glass shower cubicles. Besides, they include the doors for the shower cubicles where only one or two walls are the glass one(s). So the rest of the shower unit’s walls are the load-bearing ones or the partitions made of different materials.
Glass Shower Cabin with Sliding Door and Fixed Panel
The frameless sliding glass shower door with a fixed panel is the best option for the niche shower cubicle. In this case, the main elements of the glass construction are two glass sheets (a fixed panel and a sliding door), door fittings, glass wall fittings for a fixed panel, a handle, and a sealant kit. It is necessary to use the toughened glass to make the frameless glass sliding doors. The sliding door fitting kit includes an upper guide track, track-to-wall fasteners, top rollers, door stop, and glass-to-track fasteners.
Glass Shower Cabin with Sliding Door and 2 Fixed Panels
The frameless sliding glass shower door with two fixed panels is suitable for the corner shower cabin. In this case, it is necessary to install three glass panels. One of which is a sliding door and the other two ones are stationary panels. The components kit includes sliding door hardware, glass-to-wall fasteners, handle, and sealants. The toughened glass is the most popular material for making the shower units with frameless sliding shower doors. However, the fitting kit differs since the guide track for the sliding door has to be secured not only to the walls but also to the glass. Besides, the additional glass-to-wall fasteners are required because there are more glass panels in this glass structure.
Take Advantage of Custom Order
The most widespread options for the shower units with frameless glass sliding doors are the most typical designs though manufactured to size. That is why it is possible to produce these shower units in a short time and install them quickly. However, there is still one catch. Such shower cubicles are similar to hundreds of other ones. So if you need an exclusive shower cabin with frameless sliding door, you have to order a bespoke one.
If you place an individual order, you have an opportunity to get the glass construction that will excellently fit into your bathroom in every sense. Thus, such a glass construction can be large or small, high or low, and with or without decorative elements. However, it is also very important to understand what you need to consider for proper frameless glass shower doors mounting.
Aesthetic Appeal of the Installation Site
In some cases, the installation of a glass shower unit with frameless glass sliding doors is much more preferable than the installation of a conventional bath. Or such a glass construction complements the bath. Moreover, when it comes to choosing a suitable place for the installation of a future glass shower cabin, it turns out that it is not so easy to find such a place. That is because there are many nuances you have to take into account. And the aesthetic appeal is one of them.
The aesthetics of the chosen installation site is usually the first thing that comes to mind. All of us always think where the frameless glass shower units with custom shower doors will look more beautiful. However, very quickly, everyone realises that the practical side of the issue is more important than the aesthetic appeal. So, first of all, the connection to the sewerage system is crucial because it is not always possible to change the initial location of drain pipes in the bathroom.
Possibility of Connection to Sewerage System
As you can see, the possibility to connect the shower cabins with frameless glass sliding doors to water pipes and drain pipes comes to the forefront. And if it is impossible to “move” the soil stack, then you have two options. Thus, you have to either install your glass shower cubicle next to the sewerage system or choose another installation site connecting the shower cabin to a water pipe and a drain pipe with the help of flexible hoses or additional pipes.
Possibility of Connection to Supporting Surface
Another important issue that you have to consider when choosing the installation site for glass shower units with frameless glass sliding doors is a possibility to mount the structural elements of the shower cubicle to the walls, floor, and ceiling. The matter is that at the fixing points, the supporting surfaces must meet certain requirements in order to ensure the safety and convenience of the frameless glass shower enclosure’s use. In particular, the walls must withstand all the necessary weight loads.
Also, you should make sure that there is enough free space for the door to move sideways.
Consider the Smallest Possible Size of Shower Cabin
The minimally possible size of the glass shower enclosure is 80×80 cm. Therefore, you should ensure that this space is available for mounting your frameless glass shower unit. Moreover, according to the rules of ergonomics, the distance to the nearest surface (wall or any sanitary ware) from the exit from the frameless glass sliding doors should be not less than 60 cm, or better even 75 cm. Consequently, it becomes clear that the space required for the installation of the glass shower unit exceeds the dimensions of the shower cubicle itself.
To make yourself safe from unpleasant surprises when purchasing and installing the frameless glass shower unit, it is important to ask the experts in advance. Hence, in every case, you will know whether the installation of the particular glass construction is possible or it is better to choose something else. It is possible to get expert advice at the companies which manufacture and install the shower cabins with frameless glass sliding doors according to the customers’ wishes and requirements.
Our Frameless Glass Sliding Doors
At the Creative Glass Studio, we provide customers with detailed information. You will know on which glass shower units with frameless sliding doors they should select and install under specified conditions. Bathroom size, the location of a sewerage system, availability of any restrictions, etc. Thus, obtaining this information, you will get a convenient, safe, and of course unique design solution. 10 mm thick toughened glass and 13 mm thick laminated toughened glass are the glass types that we use in our custom glass shower doors and shower cubicles production. Besides, we use not only simple, clear glass. However, also low iron glass, tinted glass (bronze and grey ones), frosted glass, and sandblasted glass.
Furthermore, we can sandblast the glass fully or partially, creating exquisite patterns. Besides, we ensure perfect protection. We will protect your glass shower doors and shower enclosures against limescale by applying the special coating. This protection will last up to 3 years and is free of charge. Finally, we use the modern sealants. Almost invisible and do not spoil the appearance of the shower doors and the shower unit as a whole. In 7-10 working days after payment, you will become a lucky owner of the bespoke frameless glass sliding doors with the ultra modern design.