Shower glass doors are becoming staple parts of standard sized bathrooms of American homes. They are clean, simple, easy to maintain, and longer lasting than shower curtains. So if you are deciding whether you will get a framed or frameless shower door, then you need to weigh their advantages as each kind caters to a certain preference. Here is a quick comparison.
Framed Shower Doors
These shower doors are usually enclosed by metal frames, which can be tweaked with different finishes or color. They usually have seals or rubber on the edges or sides, making them the more secure and effective option for preventing leaks and spills. Also they do not require a thick glass or special enclosure, which makes them a more affordable option.
The main disadvantage of framed shower doors, however, is the lack of options to choose from. They are more conventional and can appear out-dated to some. It’s a bit difficult to customize them because their glass and frames are usually built with a standard size.
Frameless Shower Doors
If you are after a more unique shower door or something that can match the theme of your bathroom easily, then a frameless shower door is usually your better option. Built with thicker glass and pivots usually based on the measurements of your bathtub or shower area, they are more open and easier on the eyes. You can go crazy and have beautiful tiles and finishes built without worrying about the size and frame. Also, there is minimal chance of mold or mildew build up because water simply slides off the glass.
Your main concerns here could be the cost. Since they are more customized and require better quality material, of course the cost will be more than a traditional frame shower or door.
We hope this quick comparison helps. Visit us soon for more information on glass that you can apply in your home or business. Also call The Glass & Door Company today to schedule a Free Estimate for any glass application here in Georgetown, Austin Texas area or visit our store in Georgetown, TX to see our wide selection of styles, colors, textures of shower glass doors. Have a good day.