The design of most modern bathroom is in stark contrast to the old style of shower curtains and sliding doors. The modern bathroom boasts eye catching fixtures with the subtlety of single colored tile. The frameless shower door is the pick of most homeowners and builders to accent these bathrooms. The following are some pros and cons of the frameless shower door.
The door, made entirely of glass, is a perfect accent to the bathroom adding a sense of continuity in the overall design. The appearance of the door, which is almost invisible, makes the space look much bigger. The doors are very durable because they are made of very thick glass. The clear design makes the door much easier to clean and restore to original look. The lack of a frame will not constrict you to certain designs because of color or material of the frame. A little known fact about frameless shower doors is that they instantly add value to your home. This is something all homeowner could and should take advantage of when looking to up the value of their existing residence.
Generally the only con of these doors is the preconceived notion of consumers that they are fragile and easily broken. This, however, is not true because the doors are made of tempered glass.
What is Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is made by a process of heating and cooling glass until the glass in strong and resilient. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than regular glass which makes it very safe to use for shower doors. If the glass was to ever break, it will typically break into many small pebbled shaped orbs which is much safer than normal glass which breaks into sharp small pieces.
Jim’s Glass offer a complimentary in-home measure & quote service to discuss your ideas. During this time a trained glass specialist will discuss your options and provide you with a quote. Call 131 546 to book an appointment.
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