Everyone enjoys the benefits of the glass shower doors, even if they’re not consciously aware of it. Shower doors let in the light, make a bathroom seem bigger and more comfortable and inject an air of sophistication into even the most previously banal WC. In this post we’ll look at the choices available to you when shopping for new glass shower doors in Toronto.
Selecting Glass Shower Doors in Toronto
First off, remember that the shower doors you buy will need to conform to a few project fundamentals including:
- Your Budget – While etched glass and polished brass fittings are nice they may be beyond your budget. It’s important to stay realistic.
- Size of the Opening – Make sure you know exactly the size door you’ll need. Take careful measurements and keep them with you when you shop.
- Look and Feel of the Bathroom – Make sure you take a photo of the bathroom so you can compare it to any doors you’re considering.
Also remember that your glass shower doors do not exist in a vacuum. The type of glass, finish of hardware and style of frame you choose must all work with the other elements in the bathroom to create a cohesive look. That said, let’s take a quick look at the types of glass shower doors Toronto residents have to choose from.
- Framed or Unframed – A framed door will allow for a thinner glass pane, which will be lighter and easier to hang. An unframed door will be thicker but can provide the room an unmatched sense of openness. It will also be easier to clean.
- Swing or Pivot – A swinging door will open the same way a standard door does, by swinging on hinges attached to the frame. A pivoting door will also swing open but the forward pivot point will allow some of the swing to be absorbed by the shower stall, thereby saving room.
- Sliding – Sliding doors have been popular for many years because they don’t intrude at all on the open space of the bathroom. However, they require horizontal space equal to at least twice the width of the door.
- Rounded – A rounded shower door may be either sliding or swinging and may be either a single or double door setup. Rounded shower doors appear on corner shower stalls and are all about the overall effort to save space.
The basic types of glass available to you are clear, frosted, opaque, etched, patterned or textured. Typically clear glass will display a greenish tint. Choosing low-iron glass instead will do away with the tint but will cost nearly twice as much. Many homeowners concerned about safety will choose acrylic; although acrylic panels will scratch fairly easily and may discolor over time.
At Keystone Home Products our philosophy begins and ends with getting the job done right and our first-rate customer service is there to ensure that’s exactly what happens on each project regardless of size. Call us today at (905) 790-0997 to learn more about glass shower doors and which type is right for your home.