With a frameless glass shower door, the design possibilities are endless. Compared to framed enclosures, which often appear dated, it offers far more options when it comes to style and size. Frameless shower doors also allow homeowners to place greater emphasis on other fixtures and areas in a bathroom. Of course, you wouldn’t want to go beyond your budget when you’re planning to get one for your bathroom remodel, so it’s important to know what’s best for your bathroom’s style and budget.
What’s a Frameless Glass Shower Door?
Unlike framed glass showers that use metal, rubber or other materials to secure the glass along the door’s edges, a frameless glass door lacks such hardware and framing, making it its most distinctive feature. In fact, our KOHLER® LuxStone® frameless glass doors blend seamlessly into any style of bathroom décor with unobstructed transparency so you’ll definitely get that beautiful finished look that’s found in most contemporary bathroom designs. The brand’s innovative line of shower products allows you to upgrade your shower without the mess of a full-scale bathroom remodel.
Without a frame, doors often use a much thicker type of tempered glass to ensure functionality and durability. Professional shower replacement contractors often recommend getting this upgrade since it will give any property a modern and luxurious feel, which makes it appealing if you’re looking to sell or rent your home.
- Your bathroom space feels larger – Unlike shower curtains and sliding shower doors that cut off your sight lines, frameless glass doors will allow your eye to see into the shower space. This creates a sense that your bathroom seems larger. This is especially recommended for smaller bathrooms.
- Corrosion free – Corroded metal is one of the biggest reasons why homeowners replace their standard metal-framed shower doors. With a frameless glass shower door, this eliminates the risk of corrosion, which saves money on long-term replacement costs for many years to come.
- Risk of shattering – This is extremely rare, but there are a few concerns that may cause frameless glass shower doors to shatter. This usually ranges from defective or damaged glass, improper installation and changes in heat or pressure. Slamming the door causes this as well, which is why most doors use tempered glass that’s been designed to shatter into smaller and less harmful pieces.
- Less privacy – Having frameless transparent glass showers can be a bit revealing for families that frequently share their bathroom space. The exposure may deter some homeowners from considering frameless glass shower doors, but there are several frosted glass options that offer more privacy while still providing the same modern, open feel.
If you’re planning to install a frameless glass shower door, it’s best to hire a trusted expert to get the job done right for you. Call our shower contractors at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island at [company_number], or fill out our convenient online contact form to get in touch with us today.