A shower should be a place where people can relax and escape to. There are some amazing shower door layouts that can make your shower a relaxing getaway. There are many brands to choose from and all differ in terms of quality and style. Here is a look at the top brands and some of their products.
Glasstec is the best for frameless shower enclosures which are sleek and clean. Glasstec uses thick glass 3/8” to 1/2″ which is very thick glass with mitered edges instead of plastic seals. Glasstec specializes in two types of shower door enclosures; solid brass or anodized aluminum. Both brass and aluminum finishes can come in a variety of styles and colors. They are also available in a variety of layouts whether standard, corner, or custom.
Centec specializes in frameless and semi-frameless shower enclosures. Frames are available in brass, aluminum, and nickel finishes, as well as a number of color choices. Centec comes standard with towel bars without extra cost. Centec is a more economical option for shower door enclosures than Glasstec.
Brassline has been the industry leader for framed enclosures. Brassline is available in nine finishes, such as polished chrome, antique brass, and brushed nickel. There are also numerous glass options and paint finish options, making Brassline the most customizable framed shower enclosure.
If shopping for a framed shower enclosure on a budget, Lucette is the best option. Lucette uses anodized aluminum instead of heavy gauge brass. There are three available types of anodized finishes; gold, nickel, and silver, and over 18 colors to coordinate with your shower space. Systems can be designed to fit any size or type of enclosure.
Frameless shower doors have the advantage of giving a room a larger, more open feeling, and in being easier to clean. Frameless shower doors are no more dangerous than framed doors. Glass, while being quite fragile, is actually very strong on its edge. Thick tempered glass is extremely durable and difficult to break. It also becomes safety glass through the tempering process. Should it break, it will shatter into tiny pieces, thus reducing the risk of injury. Frameless enclosures feature a unique rounded header design constructed of heavy gauge high polish chrome and gold anodized aluminum, fourteen standard painted finishes and cusstom matched colors to your decor. Steamline profiles and ease of installation adds to this elegant look. On frameless shower doors, the handles and hinges are mounted directly through the glass rather than being attached to the frames.
So when purchasing shower door enclosures, there are a few considerations everyone must cover. First, what is the budget? Decide early to save time and money. Then, framed or frameless? Both add elegance and value to an existing rest. And finally, customization. All shower door enclosure brands have many finishes, colors, and options. It is all depends on your own personal needs and wants.