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A Glass Bathtub Enclosure Vs. a Shower Curtain

Friday, December 14th, 2018

If you are looking into remodeling or updating your bathroom, don’t forget about your shower or bathtub. Your bathtub or shower is an essential part of your bathroom, and you want it to look and function in the best way possible. That is why you need to determine whether you want a glass bathtub enclosure or a shower curtain for your bathroom. Learn more below.

 

Pros and Cons of Shower Curtains

 

Shower curtains are one way of separating your shower or bathtub from the rest of your bathroom. There are both good and bad aspects to shower curtains. Check out some of the pros and cons below to help you decide if a shower curtain is right for you.

 

Advantages of a shower curtain:

  • Cost – Choosing to use a shower curtain in your bathroom is initially cheaper than glass. It is less expensive to buy a shower curtain and rod than install a glass bathtub enclosure. However, it is important to remember that you will have to replace your shower curtain more frequently than you would have to replace a glass bathtub enclosure. That means a shower curtain could end up costing you more than you think.
  • Unique Style – A shower curtain can add unique color and style to your bathroom. You can get a shower curtain with bright colors or interesting patterns, that can liven up your bathroom décor.
  • Accessibility – Shower curtains can easily be removed or moved to the side to offer you great accessibility to your bathtub or shower.

 

While there are advantages to choosing a shower curtain,  there are some not so great factors as well. One con of using a shower curtain is the fact that shower curtains are difficult to clean and keep clean. Shower curtains can easily collect mold and mildew, which can be difficult to get rid of. Another disadvantage of using a shower curtain is that toxins contained in PVC shower liners can cause health concerns. Additionally, when you use a shower curtain, it can blow inward and stick to your body as you are trying to shower.

 

A shower curtain may be right for your bathroom, but it might not be. Check out the pros and cons of a glass bathtub enclosure below to help you decide.

 

Pros and Cons of Glass Bathtub Enclosures

 

There are a lot of things to think about if you are choosing between a shower curtain and a glass bathtub enclosure. Carefully consider the pros and cons of a shower enclosure below before you make a final decision.

 

Advantages of Glass Bathtub Enclosures:

  • Stylish – A glass bathtub enclosure is more stylish and high-end than a shower curtain. A glass

    Luxury bathroom with Marble tile Surround and mosaic accent wall.

    enclosure offers you a clean, modern, and minimal look for your bathroom. A glass enclosure can also make your bathroom feel larger because of the transparent nature of glass.

  • Easy Cleaning and Maintenance – Glass bath or shower enclosures are also usually not as difficult to clean as a shower curtain. Shower curtains can easily collect mold and mildew, which can be hard to remove, but a glass enclosure can simply be wiped down with glass cleaner, and it is as good as new.
  • Less Water on the Floor – With a shower curtain, it is easier for water to escape your shower, and shower curtains can drip water on your bathroom floor. However, a glass door will keep the water on the inside of your shower or bathtub. You will have less water splashing because the glass enclosure can do a better job of containing it.

 

As you can see, there are some significant advantages to choosing a glass bathtub enclosure, but there are some disadvantages as well. One of these disadvantages is cost. Up front, a glass enclosure will cost more than a shower curtain. However, you may decide that it is worth it in the long run.

 

Upgrading Your Bathroom with Giant Glass & Mirror

 

Giant Glass & Mirror specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of frameless glass tub enclosures and shower doors. We can create custom bathtub doors and shower enclosures that fit perfectly with your home and your needs. If you are looking to upgrade or remodel your bathroom, check out all the options that Giant Glass & Mirror has to offer.

 

We provide custom designs at affordable prices. Our staff will work with you to establish your exact needs for your custom frameless tub enclosure or shower door. Then, we will install your glass shower enclosure to make sure it fits perfectly. We offer a variety of options when it comes to glass thickness, the look of the glass, and hardware options. Click here to learn more.

Frameless Shower Doors Vs. Framed Shower Doors

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

When it comes to a shower enclosure, you have a lot of different options to choose from. You can decide to use a shower curtain, a framed shower door, or a frameless shower door. The decision you make depends on your needs and your style. Below, we are going to compare frameless shower doors and framed shower doors so that you can determine which option is best for you and your home.

Framed shower doors and frameless shower doors have some significant differences when it comes to style, cost, maintenance, and more. Check out the differences below.

 

  • Style – The biggest difference between the style of framed shower doors and frameless shower doors is the configuration. With a framed shower door, you don’t have as many options. Most framed shower doors are sliding doors on a track and this type of door usually only covers one wall of the shower. However, frameless shower doors, give you have a lot of possibilities for customization. Frameless doors, allow you to create an entire glass surround. Additionally, you have the possibility of using hinged doors or pivot doors. Frameless glass shower doors also look more modern and high-end than a framed shower door.
  • Space – As a general rule, framed shower doors take up less space than frameless shower doors. This is because framed shower doors are often sliding doors that stay on a specific track when opened. With frameless shower doors, you might have a hinged or pivot door that swings out into the room. You should consider the size of your bathroom before you choose a shower door option.
  • Maintenance – When it comes to cleanliness and maintaining shower doors, there are some things to note about framed shower doors. The track and frame of a framed shower door can collect water, causing the metal to corrode. The lining of the frame can also collect mold and mildew easily. These two downfalls of framed shower doors can make them harder to clean and maintain. However, when you choose a frameless shower door, you do not run into these issues. For a frameless shower door, you can simply wipe down the glass to clean and maintain it. It is also usually easier to fix or replace a part in a frameless door than it is a framed door.
  • Cost – The cost of a shower door depends on the size of the door and whether or not it has to be customized. However, as a general rule, a framed shower door will be less expensive than a frameless shower door. A frameless shower door requires much thicker glass, and high-quality clips for the glass to attach to the wall.
  • Installation – Unless you have a lot of experience, it is probably best if a professional handles the installation of your shower door, whether it is framed or frameless. The installation of these two doors is slightly different because they are put together differently. It will probably take longer to install a frameless glass shower door because this door is heavier and requires precision to be correctly installed. A framed door is slightly easier to install because the door is less cumbersome. Even though the glass for a framed glass shower door is much thinner, someone will still have to install the frame properly.

 

As you can see both framed shower doors and frameless shower doors have their advantages. Framed shower doors are usually less expensive than frameless shower doors, but frameless doors have the benefit of better customization and easier maintenance. Many people choose to use frameless glass

Luxury bathroom design with Marble shower Surround and mosaic accent tiles.

shower doors in their bathroom because they give a high-end and modern look to the bathroom. The type of door you select for your home depends on your needs and desires. To learn more about upgrading the shower doors in your bathroom, check out the information below.

 

Upgrading Your Bathroom

 

If you are looking to upgrade your bathroom, you will be looking into different shower enclosure options. Above we discussed some of the differences when it comes to framed shower doors and frameless shower doors.

 

Giant Glass & Mirror specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of custom frameless glass shower doors. You can reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you with your bathroom remodel or upgrade. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we design each shower door to reflect our client’s needs and desires. Reach out to us today.

Tables with Glass Tops: A Beautiful Focal Point In Any Area of Your Home

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Custom made glass top tables can refresh and invigorate any room of your home. Is it time to update your drab dining room set or replace that clunky coffee table in your living room? Perhaps your entryway needs a fresh, new look to welcome your guests. Whichever area of your home is next on the makeover list, the professionals at Giant Glass and Mirror are ready to help you design your next “statement piece.”

In this blog, we are going to focus on a few high traffic areas of your home here, but the concepts discussed here can be used in any area of your home.

 

Don’t Be Afraid to Redecorate Your Home!

 

Tables with Glass Tops: A Beautiful Focal Point In Any Area of Your Home

While remodeling is best left to professionals, redecorating is for EVERYONE! Many people live with taupe, beige and tan walls for years because they are simply afraid to pick a paint color! While neutral colors can create a ‘blank canvas,’ they often lack character and usually don’t represent an individual’s true sense of style. If your walls are a bit BEIGE, why not put a plan together to breathe new life into your home? Professional painters recommend painting the interior of your home every 2-3 years, but there are many variables to consider when deciding when to paint. This most important is to keep it simple. Pick an area of your home that needs some TLC, pick a color scheme, choose an accent piece to design around, gather supplies, roll up your sleeves and get to work! The worst thing that can happen is not liking the paint color you chose and having to live with it for a while until you can repaint. A neutral palette is safe, but let’s explore some BOLD design ideas and how you can incorporate a glass top table into your new space!

 

Freshen Up That Entryway!

 

Let’s start in the entryway of your home. This is the ‘formal entrance,’ not the door you come through from the garage. We are talking about the door that company uses. Do you have a grand foyer that is vacant space? This is an ideal location for a round glass top table. Consider topping your table with a large vase and a lovely flower arrangement.

 

Additionally, lighting is key in your entryway. Guests appreciate a well-lit, welcoming area to enter someone else’s home. Large entryways are often painted in neutral colors because the rest of the house flows towards them making a colorful statement more challenging.

 

However, decorating a smaller entryway can be fun and easier to include color! What color makes you feel welcome? This is the color to choose for your entry area. Placing a decorative mirror above a lovely custommade glass top table will make your entryway an inviting space.

 

You might not linger in this area for very long day-to-day, but it is a high traffic area of your home that you see every single day, and your guests arrive here, so why not make it look spectacular? Painting experts recommend painting entryways every 2-3 years.

 

Lighten Up Your Dining Room!

 

People often choose dark wall colors, heavy draperies, and bulky wood furniture for their formal dining rooms. Some homeowners mistake DARK for WARMTH. However, you can easily create a warm, inviting dining room using light colors and a striking rectangular glass top table. A glass table will compliment a wood china cabinet while softening the look of the room. You can showcase a beautiful rug underneath a glass table as well.

 

A glass top table works just as well in a cozy eatin kitchen. A significant advantage of glass tables is that they create the illusion of more space. Placing a small round glass top table in your kitchen is practical and functional.

 

Add Some Style to Your Coffee Table!

 

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When you work with Giant Glass and Mirror, it won’t take you long to realize that the sky is the limit when it comes to custommade glass table tops! Do you have an old door? Get a piece of glass cut to fit it, stack some books underneath each end, and you have a repurposed piece of custom furniture! Did you pick up a unique piece of metal at a flea market? Take it to the glass pros at Giant Glass and Mirror and have them custom fit it for a one of a kind coffee table top!

 

Placing glass on top of your existing furniture is another option. Exposure to the sun can fade wood over time; glass protects against this. Glass can keep antique pieces protected all while allowing their beauty to show making glass is a more favorable alternative to a tablecloth!

 

Redecorating your home can seem overwhelming. If you tackle small spaces first and develop your taste and skill, over time, you will gain confidence. Before you know it, you’ll find you may even enjoy making your home, more, yours! Contact the expert craftsman at Giant Glass and Mirror TODAY and get a quote started for your next project. Don’t forget to snap those before and after pictures!

 

     

When Should You Use Glass Walls or Partitions?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Glass partitions are more than just an interesting design element. Glass partition walls are becoming popular because there are a lot of great uses for them. You can use glass partitions in your home to separate different areas in a stylish and modern way. You can also use glass partition walls in the office to create boundaries without sacrificing openness. Find out more about why and where people use glass partition walls below.

 

Why Use Glass Walls

 

Glass partition walls have a lot of excellent benefits. Glass walls can create boundaries without sacrificing an open feeling in an office building. Glass partitions are also great because they allow natural light to come into a space. Natural light is vital to increasing happiness, so it is an essential thing to have in your home and office. Another benefit is that glass partition walls could help you save some money on your energy bill. As discussed above, glass partition walls let in natural light which can make artificial light less necessary in many places in your office. With less artificial lighting costs, you will have a lower energy bill. One final reason that glass walls are great for the home and office is that they are completely customizable to your needs. You can get a glass partition wall that is as small or as large as you need it to be.

 

Now that we have established why glass walls are beneficial check out where you should put them.

 

Where to Put Glass Walls

 

Glass partition walls can be a great addition to the home or office. Check out some great places to put glass partition walls below.

 

  • Office Walls – In the office, you can use glass partition walls for individual office spaces. These are great because they allow natural light. Glass partitions for office walls can also give someone a separate workspace while still making them feel like a part of the company.
  • Dividers Between Sections – Another way to use glass partition walls in the office is to divide different sections or departments in your company. Glass walls can provide a tangible barrier to prevent noise, while still allowing people to feel connected and close to one another.
  • Hallways – A glass wall in the hallway may sound like a strange idea, but it can actually be very useful. Hallways can be dark, gloomy, and cut off from the rest of the home or office. If you choose to use a glass partition wall instead of a solid wall, it can bring in natural light, and give you a space that feels much bigger.
  • Sunrooms – A sunroom is an obvious place to have glass walls, but it is an important one. Sunrooms are a great place to relax and soak up the sun. Having a high-quality glass wall is essential to a great sunroom.
  • Small Living Spaces – A small home is another place a glass partition may be beneficial. Small living spaces may have several rooms that run together and feel cluttered and close. A glass partition wall can help clearly define an area, but it won’t make a small space feel even smaller like drywall can.

 

There are a lot of different places where a glass partition wall can fit into your home or office. They can be a great way to divide an area well still keeping natural light and an overall open feel to your space. Learn more about adding a glass wall to your home or office below.

 

Adding Glass Partition Walls to Your Space

 

Unless you are a professional, you probably want to leave the design, fabrication, and installation to an expert in the field. However, if you are looking for a glass partition wall for your space, the first thing you

A modern meeting room with transparent partitions, with a large table and comfortable office chairs.

should do is think about your needs and desires. Think about where you want the wall and the purpose you want it to serve. Think about the size you want the wall to be and any features you want it to have.

The next step in the process is to reach out to a company that can create a glass partition for you. Bring your thoughts and the measurements of your space and consult with a company that can make your dreams a reality. The company will then provide you with a realistic design and a quote for the price of this design. If you like the design and the price, your project can get started!

 

Giant Glass & Mirror is a company that works with the design, fabrication, and installation of glass partition walls. We can help you get the glass walls you want at the price you need. If you would like to learn more about our services, you can click here.

When You Should Use a Fixed Glass Shower Panel

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

A fixed glass shower panel or shower shield could be a great way to add style and functionality to your bathroom. A fixed glass shower shield is a panel of glass that is permanently connected to your shower. This type of panel allows you to do away with a traditional shower door, as it acts as a shield and prevents water from spraying out of the shower. Below, we will discuss the advantages of fixed glass shower panels and when you should consider adding a fixed glass shower shield to your home.

 

Advantages of a Fixed Glass Shower Panel

 

A fixed glass shower panel could be an excellent option for your home and here are a couple of reasons why:

 

  • Simple – Choosing from the various types of shower doors can be complicated, and it can also be time-consuming to install this door. A simpler solution is to use a fixed glass shower panel. It is easy to fit into any space, and it is quick to install. While a fixed glass shower panel can be a simple option, it still gives you the beauty of glass surrounding your shower or tub.
  • Cost Effective – One downside of using a frameless glass shower door is that it can be more expensive than some other options. However, a fixed glass shower panel will still give you the sleek look of glass while being more affordable and cost-effective than a full frameless shower door and enclosure. A small fixed glass shower panel can do all the work you need, and still, help you stay within a tight budget.
  • Minimal – If you have a small bathroom, but still want glass for your shower or bathtub, you can choose a fixed glass shower panel. A shower panel is much more minimal than a frameless glass shower door, so it will not take up as much space. A fixed glass shower panel offers you many of the advantages of a frameless glass shower door like a stylish look, an open feel, and ease of customization, all with a smaller profile.
  • Elegant – Adding a fixed glass shower panel to your bathroom can add a touch of style and elegance. Glass looks more refined than a shower curtain, and it can make your bathroom look bigger, lighter, and more open.
  • Easy to Clean – A frameless fixed glass shower panel is surprisingly easy to clean. You simply wipe down the panel, and you are done. A shower curtain can collect mold and mildew and so can a framed glass shower door, but a fixed panel won’t do that.

 

As you can see, there are many advantages to choosing a fixed glass shower panel. If some of these advantages speak to your needs, you may want to look into adding a fixed glass shower panel to your bathroom.

 

When to Use a Fixed Glass Shower Panel

 

In discussing the advantages of fixed glass shower panels, we talked about some of the circumstances in which you may want to use them. However, we will go into more detail here.

 

A fixed glass shower panel could be an excellent option for your home if your bathroom doesn’t have a lot of space. Frameless pivot shower doors can be beautiful and functional, but they don’t always work best in a small bathroom. If the area you are working with is tight, that may be a great reason to use a

Modern bathroom with gray and white tiles. There is a large mirror with luminous lamps, tabletop with wooden drawers and sink, bath with shower and a glass partition, towel rack and a white toilet.

fixed glass shower panel in your bathroom.

 

Another situation in which a fixed glass shower panel could be a great option is if you are looking to add a glass wall to your shower, but you are also on a budget. You can cover just the necessary part of your shower or bath with a fixed panel. That way, you won’t have to pay for a large wall of glass or a shower enclosure. One simple shower panel is often all you need, and it can be a more affordable option.

A glass shower panel is also a fabulous option when you are looking to upgrade your bathroom and get rid of the shower curtain. If you can’t quite decide what kind of shower or bathtub enclosure you want, you could start with a simple fixed glass panel.  

 

Giant Glass & Mirror has been in the business of creating glass shower panels, frameless shower doors, glass partitions, and glass shelves for over 20 years. We specialize in the design, fabrication, and installation of these different glass fixtures. We pride ourselves on giving you high-quality products for affordable prices. We even have a 100% satisfaction guarantee because we know you will love our work. Click here to learn more about getting a fixed glass shower panel from Giant Glass & Mirror today.

Advantages of Glass Shelves in Your Home

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Having you ever seen floating glass shelves on someone’s wall? Glass shelves can be a beautiful and elegant way to display some of your favorite possessions. There are a lot of reasons to choose glass shelves for your home, check them out below.

 

Advantages of Glass Shelves

 

Glass shelves can be an excellent option for many reasons. Here are some of the advantages of glass shelves:

 

  • Provide Extra Storage Space – The main advantage of using any shelf is that it can add storage space to your home. Glass shelves, like other shelves, free up some of your space by giving you added storage. However, with glass shelves, this storage space can make the room appear larger because the shelves are transparent.
  • Allow Light to Travel Through – Glass shelves are great because light can travel through them. This can create a great lighting effect making the room feel larger and more open. Glass shelves can also be a great way to display your items. The fact that light travels through these shelves can make your items more easily seen, especially if you install glass shelves in a darker corner.
  • Customizable – If you choose to use glass shelves in your home, they are entirely customizable to your needs. You can select the size and shape you want, and we can build shelves that fit perfectly in your space.
  • Visual Appeal – Another advantage of using glass shelves in your home is that these shelves create spectacular visual appeal. Glass shelves can enhance the items that you are displaying because of the reflective quality of the glass. Additionally, they can add visual contrast to your As stated above, light travels through these shelves, which can be a powerful visual as well. Finally, you can choose to use floating glass shelves which creates a magical effect for displaying different pieces.
  • Strong and Durable – Glass shelves can also be strong and durable to use. You can choose your desired thickness to be sure that your shelves can support the weight that you are looking for. Your glass shelves can be customized specifically to your needs.

 

There are a lot of excellent advantages to using glass shelves in your home. Now that you have decided to try out glass shelves learn more about the best places to put glass shelves in your home below.

 

Where to Put Glass Shelves in Your Home

 

Basically, you can put glass shelves anywhere in your home where you need a little extra storage. However, we want to discuss a few exceptional places to put glass shelves in your home. First, if you have CUSTOM GLASS SHELVES FROM GIANT GLASS & MIRRORan area in your home where you lack storage and light, it could be a great place for glass shelves. A dark corner would just be made darker by wooden shelves, but glass shelves can bring more light and life to the area.

 

Another excellent place to put glass shelves is in the bathroom. Glass shelves in the bathroom can give you much-needed extra storage space, as well as a clean and modern look. Glass shelves can store beauty products, towels, and more.

 

Glass shelves could also be great in a walk-in closet to keeps a sense of openness in the small space. These are just a few of the many places in your home that could benefit from well-designed glass shelves.

 

Customizing Glass Shelves

 

If you are ready to create custom glass shelves for your home, you should reach out to a business that provides these products and services to help you design glass shelves that fit perfectly in your space.

Giant Glass & Mirror has been creating and customizing amazing glass pieces like glass shelves for many years. We specialize in the design, fabrication, and installation of these beautiful glass pieces. We can help you get amazing glass products into your home.

 

At Giant Glass & Mirror glass shelves are just one of the products we offer. We also provide frameless shower doors and frameless tub enclosures to give your bathroom an elevated and functional look. Additionally, we design and create glass walls and partitions. These can be great for office buildings as well as homes to divide rooms while still allowing you to keep a feeling of openness and space.

 

If you are in need of glass shelves, frameless glass shower doors, glass partitions, or glass table tops, you should reach out to Giant Glass & Mirror. We can easily customize glass products to suit your needs, and we are happy to help you give your home an upgrade. Reach out to us here if you would like to learn more.

What Types of Bathtub Doors Should You Choose?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

If you are looking to upgrade your bathroom and leave the shower curtain behind, you will want to check out your options for frameless tub enclosures. Adding a glass door to your bathtub can be a great option to add a more high-end look to your home. Check out some additional reasons to choose a glass bathtub door below, and learn about different tub enclosure options.

 

Why You Should Choose a Frameless Tub Enclosure

 

There are several reasons to choose a frameless tub enclosure for your bathroom. Learn more below.

 

  • High-End Look – If you are looking to put your house on the market, or if you want a more modern look, you will want to choose a glass bathtub door. A glass bathtub door or frameless tub enclosure looks more modern and high-end than a shower curtain. It can elevate the look of your bathroom. A glass bathtub door also makes your bathroom appear bigger, and more well-lit.
  • Easy to Clean – A frameless tub enclosure is also really easy to clean and keep clean. While shower curtains can collect mold and mildew, you simply have to wipe down your glass bathtub door to get it clean.
  • Easy to Customize – Another benefit of a frameless tub enclosure is that it is customizable. If you choose a bathtub door with a frame, you probably have to pick from a few standard sizes, but with a frameless bathtub door, you can customize and cut it to fit perfectly in the space you have.

 

Now that you have seen some of the benefits of a frameless bathtub door, you will want to check out the different types of tub enclosures and bathtub doors available to you.

 

Types of Tub Enclosures or Bathtub Doors

 

When you are deciding what kind of bathtub doors and tub enclosures to choose, you should think about the space in your bathroom. You want something that fits with your current bathroom and makes the area intuitive and easy to use.

 

You can choose from frameless, semi-frameless, and framed tub enclosures for your bathtub. Each of these options will provide you with a different look based on what you want. You can also choose from various options when it comes to the half glass shower door for your bathtub. For example, you could get a frameless pivot tub door or a swing door, if you have a lot of space around your bathtub. If you don’t have as much space, a by-pass sliding door unit may be a better option.

 

As you can see, there are a lot of different choices when it comes to types of tub enclosures and bathtub doors, and all of these different options are available in different finishes and sizes.

 

Customization of Bathtub Doors

 

As discussed above, one advantage of choosing a frameless tub enclosure is the ease of customization. A frameless bathtub door is easy to design to the specifications of your bathroom so that you get something that fits perfectly in your space. To start the customization process, you will want to look at the layout and design of your bathroom to determine the amount of space you have for your bathtub enclosure. This will determine which type of bathtub door is best for you.

Luxury bathroom with Marble tile Surround and mosaic accent wall.

 

After you determine the type of door you want, you will need the specific measurements for your bathtub door. Exact measurements ensure your customized door is cut to the correct size you need it to be. The width of your door will depend on your desires and your space, but you can expect between 3/8” and 1/2” tempered glass for your frameless enclosure.

 

Lastly, you must choose handles and fixtures for your bathtub door. At Giant Glass & Mirror, we specialize in the design, fabrication, and installation of frameless tub enclosures, frameless shower doors, glass partitions, and more. We can help you get the exact door you want with many different hardware options. We have options like chrome, gold, antique brushed copper, brushed nickel, brass, and more. Additionally, we offer choices for custom handles and towel bars.

 

Getting a customized glass door for your bathtub can be easy if you have the right company to help you. Giant Glass & Mirror has been in this business for many years, and we have the experience to make your dreams a reality. Giant Glass & Mirror offers you many different types of frameless tub enclosures to give your bathroom the upgrade it needs. Click here to learn more about how we can help you upgrade your bathroom today.

Why You Should Choose Frameless Shower Doors for Your Bathroom

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

A master bathroom should be an oasis. It is a place where you take long luxurious showers or baths, and since you use your bathroom every day, you want it to be high quality. Shower doors and bathtub enclosures play a considerable role in the functionality of your bathroom space. If you are looking to upgrade your current bathroom, you should consider adding frameless shower doors. Learn more about frameless shower doors below, and why they would be a great addition to your space.

 

What are Frameless Shower Doors?

 

A framed shower door is made of thin glass with metal around the edges to strength it. However, a frameless shower doors use thicker glass without the metal frame. A frameless shower door is strong and beautiful. It is also easy to customize, and frameless shower doors have a lot of other advantages as well. Check out those advantages below.

 

Advantages of Using Frameless Shower Doors

 

Many people are choosing to update their bathrooms with frameless shower doors to take advantage of the many benefits they offer.

 

  • Sturdy Design – The glass in frameless shower doors is much thicker than glass found in framed

    Closeup of staging modern stone grey tiled bathroom, marble countertop in model home, apartment or house with candles, towels, pouf, soap dispenser, glass shower door

    shower doors. Frameless doors are usually between 3/8” and 1/2” thick glass. This makes them very sturdy and reliable.

  • Easy to Repair and Replace – With framed shower doors, you have a lot of different parts and components, so they can be hard to repair and replace. In comparison, frameless shower doors are much easier to repair and replace because there are fewer parts and these parts are easily accessible.
  • Easy to Clean – Frameless shower doors are minimal and easy to clean. You simply have to wipe down the glass, and everything looks like new again. These doors are also less likely to collect mold and mildew than framed shower doors because they don’t have places for mold to accumulate.
  • Long-Lasting – Another advantage of frameless shower doors is that they can be long-lasting. These doors often last longer than a framed shower door because they are simple and durable, without large metal frames that can break or wear out.
  • Easy to Customize – Like most doors, framed shower doors come in specific sizes. In contrast, frameless glass shower doors are easy to customize allowing you to choose any size glass panel to fit your space. You can also be more inventive with the design of your shower. For example, you can have three glass walls with a frameless shower door, while a framed door usually only has one glass wall.
  • Stylish and Beautiful – One final advantage of frameless glass shower doors is the added style and beauty. A frameless shower door makes your bathroom lighter because the glass walls let light through. This type of door can also make your bathroom feel bigger compared to a shower curtain. Additionally, a frameless shower door can show off a beautifully tiled shower. Frameless doors can add a lot of style, beauty, and functionality to your bathroom.

 

Above, we discussed some of the many benefits of choosing frameless glass shower doors for your bathroom upgrade. After you decide on the type of shower door you would like, you will want to look into customization so that you can get a frameless shower door that fits perfectly in your home. Learn more about customizing your bathroom below.

 

Customizing Your Bathroom

 

You want your bathroom to be a space that works for you. That means an intuitive design and layout with high-quality materials. One great benefit of using frameless shower doors is the custom element. You can ensure your frameless shower doors fit into your bathroom space exactly how you want.

You can get custom designed, and custom-built frameless glass shower doors for your home from Giant Glass & Mirror. We offer many different glass options with various looks and thicknesses. For example, you can choose 3/8” or 1/2” tempered glass for your frameless shower door.

 

At Giant Glass & Mirror we specialize in creating custom frameless shower doors for great prices. We can help you add the perfect touches to a bathroom remodel, a new construction project, or even a replacement installation. For over 20 years, our staff at Giant Glass & Mirror has been providing design, fabrication, and installation for shower doors, glass shelves, mirrors, and more.

 

You can find Giant Glass & Mirror in Dania Beach, Florida, but we serve all of South Florida. We even have nationwide shipping available. If you would like to discuss custom glass or mirrors for your home, you can reach out to us here. We look forward to helping you upgrade your home.