3 Things To Keep In Mind When Shopping For Glass Sliding Shower Doors

Have you considered whether glass sliding shower doors are suitable for your bathroom?

When it comes to shopping for glass sliding shower doors your first need to think critically about the space and pre-existing structures you’ve got to work with. For example, if you already have a shower stall picked out or installed and it is on the narrow side, sliding shower doors may not be suitable given the lack of space for it to move into. In this instance, a pivot shower door might be the better option.

Glass sliding shower doors tend to be best suited to larger showers or shower/bath combinations. In these set-ups there is space for track to be laid for the sliding door to move in front of or behind a fixed panel as it opens. Unlike a traditional fabric shower/bath curtain, a sliding door can completely seal a space off and so provide a more effective barrier against water. As a result, there is a much lower risk of pools of water forming on the floor and becoming a slip risk.

A glass sliding shower door is an excellent choice for smaller and more compact bathrooms in which there isn’t space for a door to swing outwards.

Have you triple checked your measurements?

When it comes to toughened glass, you can never check your measurements enough. You need to be utterly confident that the glass sliding shower doors you’re ordering are the perfect size. Why? Because they will be made from toughened glass.

At Glass & Stainless, all our sliding shower doors are made from a form of toughened glass because we believe it is the safest and most durable option. As the name suggests, toughened glass is able to resist high amounts of pressure without breaking. On the incredibly rare occasion that it does, the glass has been specifically treated to ensure that it breaks into small rounded pieces rather than large jagged pieces thus limiting the possibility of injury. However, the unique nature of toughened glass means that it cannot be cut once treated. This means that there is no leeway to cut the glass down further to get it to fit when you come to install the door.

If in doubt, you could ask a professional to measure up the space for you.

Have you thought about what type of glass sliding shower doors you want?

When it comes to glass sliding shower doors, there is more variety out there than you probably realise. If you would prefer for your shower to remain private, why not choose a frosted or satin glass finish? These have the effect of blurring the shower occupant from prying eyes without compromising the ability of light to pass through. This is a particularly popular option in property layouts where the bedroom and bathroom are one in the same. Such a setup is not uncommon in hotels or student accommodation, for example.

Glass sliding shower doors can also be used to a pop of colour into what can easily become a very bland, almost clinical space.

Aside from the glass, there are also decisions to be made regarding the associated fittings and supporting frame. Stainless steel is an excellent choice given how easily it can be cleaned and it’s imperviousness to water damage. Available in a number of different finishes, including brushed, matte and mirror, you should be able to find the perfect fit for your bathroom.

Now you know the 3 things to keep in mind when shopping for sliding shower doors, why not get in touch with Glass & Stainless to discuss how we can help?