Frameless Shower Enclosures

Frameless Shower Enclosures

Firstly, we must understand a little bit of geometry. Consider for a moment that glass doors are made of cardboard. Now, one can easily make a cardboard enclosure by placing three to four pieces of cardboard and taping them at the edges or midway of cardboard length or all across the length of cardboard.

The same principle applies here. Frameless shower enclosures have supported on the edges where two glass panels meet, and a sealant is used along the lengths of the edges. At times, one only needs two perpendicular walls and two glass panels to create a frameless glass shower enclosure. The frameless option is commonly used in most showers because of its incredible strength from using thicker glass. They have a thickness of 10mm or more.

Shower enclosures with frameless or semi-frameless shower door screens are the best choice as they do not occupy much space, are durable, and last a long time.

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Installing Frameless Shower Enclosures

When you hear about frameless shower enclosures, what type of thought hit your mind first? We are pretty sure, i.e., the word ‘frameless? It means having no frame.

But then, if it has no frame, how does it hold onto itself and support itself? And to that we say, that is a very good question. And we will answer it shortly. Here we gather the most commonly asked questions that customers generally ask us. Here we go:


1) Is a frameless shower worth it?

Although frameless showers do not physically increase the space occupied, the lack of frame makes it look that way. It is beautiful in its simplicity and is an excellent choice for showing off a particularly unique or intricate shower design.


2) Are our frameless shower enclosures watertight?

Though they look amazing in their simplicity and elegance, they are water-resistant, not waterproof. One should have no problems around straight fixed glass panels because they are sealed with a high-quality, durable mildew-resistant silicone. But for around the door area and a transom, water can leak with a direct spray of water if you have any. Frameless shower doors do not leak.

Although there are very small gaps in the hinges and on the sides of the door, it is highly unlikely water will pass through these gaps unless water pressure is directly pointed at these seams. These doors usually have seals installed on the vertical edges that meet the stationary glass pane to keep water from exiting through the cracks that may develop over time while still allowing the door to swing.


3) Are our frameless shower enclosures cheap?

Frameless shower enclosures door usually has thicker glass, which is one of the many reasons that they’re more expensive on average than framed shower doors. Plus, they come in swinging and sliding door mechanisms, requiring different technical requirements meaning, you’re looking at $200-$300 for the installation itself.


4) How long do frameless shower enclosures last?

As the name suggests, they have no frame. So, they last much longer than the framed doors. Framed doors have aluminum, steel, or bricks as their support system, and they crack over time. But based on the quality, they can last up to 20 to 30 years if properly maintained.

Frameless shower enclosure doors are made from durable glass and do not use a track. Instead, they attach to the bathroom wall and open in the same way as a door.


5) How much does a new shower enclosure cost?

A basic shower enclosure may cost as little as $400 to $600, while a combination bath/shower unit or a top-of-the-line package could cost $1,500 to $3,000 or more.


6) How much does the labor Cost?

Depending on the style, type, and size, custom frameless shower enclosures’ average labor costs for glass shower doors installation can range from $500 to $1,000 or even more. Shower door installation by a professional can cost $1,000 or more. For sliding door shower installation by a professional, the typical cost round about $200 to $400


7) How do you seal the bottom of a glass shower door?

First, we measure the length of the glass door bottom and then cut the acrylic seals for the hinge side of the glass.


8) How do you clean frameless shower doors?

All glass shower doors are washed and cleaned with white vinegar. Rub vinegar mixed with water over your door and scrub thoroughly to clean the glass. After a thorough scrubbing, Rinse the door with warm water and dry it off with a paper cloth. It is to make sure to get rid of that grimy look on your door.