The majority of glass shower doors have metal frames holding the glass panels in place.
Durability may be a problem because this glass is quite thin in order to keep costs low. The joints of the metal frame can also be a visual obstruction and can provide a space for soap scum and hard water buildup to accumulate.
A frameless shower glass design offers you clear, stylish glass walls.
The walls are not supported by a metal frame, and the glass is frequently thicker. This gives your bathroom a more upscale, opulent appearance, which is what you want in a room meant to treat you.
Because frameless shower glass has to be a little thicker in order to support itself without the metal frame, it tends to be a little pricier.
However, if you take good care of your frameless shower glass, you may end up spending less money overall on shower installation. The added durability translates to a longer lifespan, which means you won’t have to replace your shower as often.
In general, a frameless glass shower installation will cost you somewhere around $1,000.
Depending on your area, your vendor, and the specific products you choose, you may pay as little as $550 or as much as $1,300. Your price will also depend on the size of the shower you’re installing.
If you have a standard-size shower, you may be able to get a kit that will fit into your space.
If your shower space isn’t a standard size, you can still get the frameless glass shower of your dreams.
Each piece of glass will be custom-fabricated based on measurements taken of your shower area. You can pick from an array of different glass and hardware options to get the final look you want for your shower.
Types of Doors
One of the things you’ll need to decide on for your installation is what type of door you want.
There are two main categories to choose from: swinging and sliding. Which door style you pick will depend both on the effect you want and on your space.
If you want a truly frameless effect, you may want to go with a swinging door, which swings open on hinges. A sliding door will need at least a barn door-style metal bar running across the top. And while a swinging shower door can swing inwards, fire codes state that it must also be able to swing outwards, so you’ll need space to accommodate the door.
You may think that glass is glass, but with frameless shower glass, that isn’t the case.
The most obvious difference in glass styles is frosted versus clear glass. In general, people prefer clear glass for the modern, open look it gives to a space, but frosted glass does offer slightly more privacy, something you may value if you have small children in the home.
You may also be able to get patterned glass which combines clear and frosted glass in a variety of attractive pattern options.
Cast glass is heavily textured and offers slightly more privacy than clear glass. And if you have a more expansive budget, you can get even get glass that can turn from clear to frosted with the flip of a switch.
If you’d like to get frameless shower glass installed, get in touch with us at Plus Glass & Mirror. We are a team of professionals skilled in glass Glass shower installation with the lowest prices in Toronto.