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Why a Frameless Shower is the Way to Go? Here’s Your Answer

So the time has finally come to update and remodel your bathroom. As you roll up your sleeves and begin the exciting (and a little nerve wracking) list of renovations and plans, priorities often shift and restructure. But there are some things that shouldn’t be skimped on, like the integrity of your shower. More specifically speaking, your shower doors. It is perhaps the most under looked piece in the entire room. Hence considering frameless shower enclosure can be the solution to change your shower experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

Why should you strongly consider going with a frameless shower enclosure?

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Design Possibilities

Nothing opens up what is typically a small and imposing room like transparent glass.

Instead of a door walling off a significant portion of your bathroom, it allows the eye to be drawn elsewhere and follows more of an open concept.

The fact that frameless shower doors can be designed to fit any space with a variety of looks (square, circular, triangular, oval, etc) and further personalized with patterned, textured, or etched glass, makes them ideal for your own unique bathroom.

Lasting Durability

Besides having an elegant and updated look, one of the leading qualities is toughness.

Constructed entirely of glass, these doors don’t require frames to support their weight or to slide on (typically they operate by swinging up and shut on hinges).

Besides being filed down to a smooth surface, standard shower glasses can range in thickness of 3/8 to 1/2-inch (tempered glass which is very difficult to shatter or break) making them structurally sound, sturdy, and safe.

Since there is little to no metal used in the construction of such enclosures, you no longer need to worry about replacement of corroded parts. Instead, watertight seals prevent any leakage.

Low Maintenance

A frameless shower requires minimal maintenance and care.

Unlike your old bath, keeping a frameless shower door clean is as simple as wiping it with a squeegee after using it.

Because there is no metal frame, the amount of soap scum and limescale that collects on the enclosure is low.

Also, the enclosure is less likely to develop corrosion that could affect the functionality, aesthetic, or cleaning of the glass doors.

The structural integrity is such that your new shower can last a lifetime and offers the ability to adapt with life changes. For example, the entry can be leveled with the floor for easier access.

If selling your home is in your future, residential buyers are normally drawn its luxurious and updated look, and many specifically look for frameless glass enclosures.

If you’d like to upgrade your bath with a timeless style that is built to last, contact VKB Kitchen and Bath for more information, a quote, or any helpful answers to your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What are frameless shower doors?

Answer: Frameless shower doors are glass doors that do not require metal frames to support their weight or to slide on. They are typically constructed entirely of tempered glass, making them structurally sound, sturdy, and safe.

Q2: What are the benefits of frameless shower doors?

Answer: Frameless shower doors offer several benefits, including an elegant and updated look, lasting durability, low maintenance, and the ability to fit any space with various design options. They also prevent corrosion and leakage due to watertight seals.

Q3: How do frameless shower doors compare to framed ones?

Answer: Unlike framed shower doors, frameless ones offer a more open and spacious feel to the bathroom. They require minimal maintenance, as they are easier to clean and less prone to collecting soap scum and limescale. Additionally, frameless doors do not have metal frames that can corrode over time.

Q4: How long do frameless shower doors last?

Answer: Frameless shower doors are built to last a lifetime due to their durable construction and minimal maintenance requirements. With proper care, they can maintain their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal for many years.

Q5: Are frameless shower doors suitable for resale value?

Answer: Yes, frameless shower doors can enhance the resale value of a home. Potential buyers are often attracted to the luxurious and updated look they provide, making them a desirable feature in bathrooms.