Updating the bathroom in your home is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your property. Modern bathrooms are often equipped with frameless glass shower doors.
Eliminating the metal frame allows your shower doors to blend easily into the space. This is great for creating a high-end and spacious look, even if your bathroom is on the smaller side.
Make sure that you take the time to consider these valuable points before you install a frameless shower door in your remodeled bathroom.
1. Select the Right Glass
Frameless shower doors come in many sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. In order to ensure that you can create a tight seam between the frameless door and your shower surround, you will need to select the right glass for your space.
Many people believe that you cannot mount a frameless door to fiberglass or acrylic shower surrounds. This isn't necessarily true. You will need to work closely with your supplier to ensure you select a glass product made specifically to work with these materials if you plan to have a fiberglass or acrylic surround in your new shower.
2. Request a Protective Coating
Glass shower doors only retain their beauty if they remain clean. Hard water spots or soap scum buildup on glass shower doors can seriously compromise the aesthetic of your remodeled bathroom.
If you don't relish the thought of scrubbing your doors after each shower to prevent grime, you should request that a protective coating be applied to your doors prior to installation.
A protective coating can help water droplets and soap residue slide off the glass and down the drain. You will still have to give your glass doors regular wipe-downs, but a protective coating ensures the doors will remain clear and pristine well into the future.
3. Carefully Consider Showerhead Position
The position of your showerhead can have a direct impact on the performance of your frameless glass shower doors. A poorly positioned showerhead could direct water toward the seams where two door panels meet, causing your new shower to leak.
If you are installing rolling frameless doors, the inner door should be mounted to the wall where the showerhead is located to create a waterproof seal. Hinged doors should swing outward from the wall opposite the showerhead.
By positioning your showerhead in the right location, you will be able to eliminate leaks in the future.