How to Choose the Right Type of Glass Shower Door

A picture of a bathroom with a glass shower door.

Decorating your home can be fun and great for your mental health, so it's no wonder that you would want to be thoughtful when it comes to every detail. Shower doors are no exception! 

Choosing a glass shower door is important because it's one of the biggest decor pieces in your bathroom. You'll want to find something that suits your bathroom's style and makes cleaning easy and simple.

At Verrage, we offer high-quality glass products and are your one-stop glass shop. Here are some tips and things to consider when choosing your next shower door.

Make Exact Measurements

Achieving the right look and feel that you envision in your bathroom comes down to making sure you have the right measurements. Functionality is a must when it comes to your bathroom and it will make relaxing in it easier. 

Measurements are equally important for a sliding shower door as they are for a fixed glass shower door.

Make sure to measure your shower door correctly from top to bottom and from side to side. Measure the width of the door from the top, middle, and bottom, and when in doubt go with the larger measurement for the door. 

When measuring your height, remember to keep in mind the height of your shower head as well. 

Choose Your Glass Strategically 

Did you know there are several glass shower door types? It's always good to know your options so you can make the best decision based on your preferences.

Regular or clear glass shower doors are a good option if you want to show off your shower design. If you love the fixtures of tile in your shower, clear glass will work best. This choice looks good with any style of bathroom. 

If you're looking for a little privacy, frosted glass is a better option. This will still look clear but offer more privacy than fully clear glass.

patterned glass shower door offers a unique look that is mostly clear. The pattern can provide some privacy as well, depending on the one you choose.  

Frame vs Frameless

One important thing you will want to consider with your shower door is whether you want a frameless shower door or a framed shower door.

Framed shower doors come in standard sizes and feature rubber sealing along the edges to help prevent water leakage. The rubber areas may require regular cleaning as they can gather mold or mildew. 

Framed showers are capable of supporting thinner glass if the thickness of the glass is important to you. You can also opt for a semi-frameless design.

A frameless shower door is sleek and is a good option if you need to customize your shower door. These doors are also easy to clean and look great in a modern bathroom.

Get Your New Glass Shower Door Today

Now you know some of the best tips for finding the glass shower door that's just right for you. It may help to list your needs and preferences to start deciding which style fits those the most. 

We serve residential and commercial clients in Woodbridge, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Markham, Vaughan and the surrounding areas. For the latest in glass shower door options, contact Verrage Glass and Mirror Inc.