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Five Types of Glass Shower Doors

By April 19, 2023 No Comments


When your glass shower doors become hard to open, develop cracks or leaks, or begin to rust, it’s time for an upgrade. There are many options in glass shower doors, so before you simply purchase the same type as your current door, consider a new look for your shower.

Sliding Doors: If space is an issue in your bathroom, sliding shower doors are ideal. These doors consist of two panels that move past each other to create an opening to the shower. Available in both framed and frameless styles, sliding shower doors offer a sleek, modern look. In addition to being used for shower stalls, sliding doors can also be fitted for bathtubs.

Swinging Doors: Shower doors that pivot out into the bathroom are known as swinging shower doors. These doors are frequently used in larger bathrooms where there is enough clearance for the shower door to open comfortably. The width of these doors can be customized, which is often preferred by people with mobility issues or disabilities. Since there is no track needed for swinging doors, they are also easier to clean and maintain.

Steam Shower Door: To create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom, go for a steam shower door. Running from floor to ceiling, steam shower doors are designed to keep the moist, warm air of the shower contained in one location. This allows you to reap the benefits of a steam room right in your own bathroom.

Stationary Glass Panel: Stationary glass panels are gaining in popularity among homeowners. With an opening located across from the showerhead, glass panel doors offer a minimalist look and allow you to walk directly into the shower without opening a door. They are a great way to save space and are very easy to clean.

Bi-Fold Shower Doors: A final space-saving option that many homeowners may not consider is a bi-fold shower door. These doors are constructed with a hinge in the middle of two panels that allows the door to fold inward. This not only saves space, but also reduces water drips onto your bathroom floor. They can be installed as a single-open door for small shower enclosures or a dual-open door for larger ones. 

Custom glass shower doors are a specialty of Atkinson’s Mirror and Glass. Whatever your needs, we can find the right shower door for you and provide professional installation. To learn more about our glass shower door options, contact us online or at (208) 375-3762.