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HOW TO BUY CUSTOM FRAMELESS GLASS SHOWER DOORS - BUYING GUIDE

3 EASY STEPS TO CHOOSE PERFECT GLASS SHOWER ENCLOSURE:

The popularity of frameless glass shower doors has risen over the last couple of years. Aesthetic appeal they add to any bathroom makes it hard for homeowners to pass up the opportunity to get rid of shower curtains. The increased demand can be also attributed to the remarkable benefits frameless glass shower doors provide. Although this is the case, they come in a large variety of shapes and styles, sometimes making it difficult to make an appropriate choice. There are a few things you need to take into consideration when buying custom glass shower doors and we hope this simple guide will help you in the process.

1. CHOOSING YOUR DESIGN:

It all starts with choosing the right shower configuration for your bathroom. In the world of custom shower doors there are no standard sizes and no bathroom is alike. Glass for frameless shower doors is cut to fit a specific place, and it’s custom nature makes it possible to completely transform any bathroom. Here are a few most popular shower layouts available:

frameless glass shower doors popular layouts and configurations

No matter which layout you will choose, frameless glass shower doors will add a lot of personality and style to your bathroom.

2. CHOOSING GLASS TYPE AND THICKNESS:

When it comes to glass thickness the most popular options you will find on the market are: 3/8’’ and 1/2’’ glass.

3/8’’ glass while being a less expensive option provides all the necessary stability and soundness of a glass door.
1/2’’ is a premium glass. It looks and feels more substantial than a thinner version and is often found in the commercial storefronts.

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low iron glass vs regular clear glass for showers

The most common glass types include low iron and clear. Each of them may be better suited for certain designs.
If you are looking for a door with a greater clarity, low iron glass is a good choice. The reduced iron content translates into colorless look and allows for a better light transmission.
Clear glass is the shower door material you most likely to encounter in most traditional homes. It is very easy to maintain, and provides for a great passage of light.

Other common shower glass types are: grey and bronze glass, patterned glass, sandblasted, acid etched and laminated glass.

All of this glass types are readily available for you at our fabrication shop in Hopkins Minnesota. Here you will find knowledgeable experts who will be glad to answer all of your glass questions and help guide you through the process.

3. CHOOSING GLASS SHOWER DOOR HARDWARE:

Next step is choosing the right hardware. With so many options available on the market no wonder one might feel lost at times. Virtually any color and finish is available in a wide variety of styles. Here you will have to choose the style and finish for the mounting hardware, door pulls, shower door handles, towel bars, towel bar – handle combo, shower door knobs.

frameless glass shower doors hardware finish

With more than 30 years of experience in glass and mirror industry, we have seen it all. No matter what budget you have or the style you have in mind for your next project, we can answer all of your question and are always there to help. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to get started! Let Hopkins Glass and Shower Door be your glass experts!

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