Shower Enclosure Guide: The Shower Door
When it comes time to determine the type of shower door for your enclosure, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
Swing doors must have clearance to toilets and sinks. Sliding doors will not open sufficiently to work in small shower stalls. Knowing the space you have to work with is key to your selection.
The more track you have, the more cleaning you will have to do. That said, current tracking systems are very upkeep-friendly and fairly simple to keep clean.
Framed doors of any kind tend to be the least expensive, as you can use thinner glass. The frame, rather than the glass and supports, contributes to the structural strength of the door.
Many would argue appearance is the most important factor of all. You are spending a lot of effort and money on your shower enclosure. At the end of the day, make sure it is what you love.
Swing Pivot Doors*
*Can have stops removed to swing in and out. Most customers prefer to leave the stops in and have the doors swing out only. One advantage to a double swing is that you can open the door in the inward position to drip dry. Doors that swing inward only are not allowed by national building codes. Determining which type of hinge to choose for your shower door includes various factor