September 26, 2020

RDB-Design

Specialists in home design

Difference Between Frameless Shower Doors And Framed Shower Doors

The shower is an important thing in most of the bathrooms. Proper showers will increase the value of the property and also increase the function of the bathroom. Instead of curtain most of the house owners prefer shower doors for a complete look of the bathroom. Shower doors are available in plenty of styles and configuration but they are broadly classified into two types. They are frameless doors and framed shower doors. They have both advantages and disadvantages. If you have plans to install a

black frameless shower screen in your bathroom, ensure to learn the advantages and disadvantages of frameless and framed shower doors before installation.

Material:

Both frameless and framed shower doors are made up of tempered glass. They can be easily cleaned. Thin tempered glass is used for making framed shower doors since the frame of the door provides extra support for the door. The frames are usually made of aluminium and they can be powder coated to change the color and finish of the frame. The frame can be textured or smooth. To prevent leakage the tempered glass is sealed to the frame of the door. Black frameless shower screen doors are made up of thick glass since there is no extra support for frameless shower doors. Door pulls, hinges and clips are directly fixed on the glass and they are mostly caulked at the corner and edges with silicone. To keep the water the sweep made of rubber is fixed at the bottom of the door.

Style:

There are plenty of style options available both in the frameless and frame types. The glass used in the doors can be etched, bronzed, frosted, patterned and it can be diamond fusion infused to prevent water spots. Framed shower doors are limited in their function and also style. One of the common types of framed shower doors is the sliding door type. The sliding door option is not available for the frameless type.

Frameless doors are mostly available in the French style. In this type, it has two different doors and they are connected with hinges. The two doors are placed side by side. For this type, you need more glass and it must be tightly sealed. Custom designs can be made with frameless doors. Both types will give a good look for the bathroom. If you like tradition look then you can select a framed door because they are made of heavy metals. Choose a frameless shower door if you want to give a contemporary look for the bathroom.

Installation :

The shower doors must be installed by a professional person. Exact measurement or the template is very important for the installation process. The installation of the frameless door needs more labour work when compared with the framed doors. The installation process for the framed door is very easy since it is made of thin glass. Framed doors can be installed within 3 hours and it takes five hours for installing frameless doors.

Cost :

The cost of the door differs based on the design, type of the glass and height of the door. The cost of the material and installation is high if you want to give a custom design for it.