While choosing a shower door is a relatively straightforward process; it’s worth investing some time into making the decision, to ensure that the door you choose is perfectly suited to your needs.

Shower doors are practical, but they can also serve as an aesthetic feature in your bathroom. After all, a shower door is a significant upgrade from a simple shower curtain, and the one that you choose should be not only functional, but also attractive.

If you’re in the market for a shower door, here are some things that you should consider, to help you choose a shower door that’s ideal for you.

Glass Thickness

Shower doors come in thicknesses of 1/2 inch and 3/8 inch.

  • 1/2 Inch: 1/2 inch glass shower doors offer the best structural durability. The glass also has a more substantial look and feel.
  • 3/8 Inch: 3/8 inch glass is a more budget-friendly option, and is the narrowest thickness for glass that is used in framed shower doors.

Glass Types

  • Clear – Clear glass is the most common style of glass for shower doors. Most clear glass will come with a slight green tint. 
  • Frosted – Frosted or opaque glass shower doors offer the most privacy for shower doors. Frosted glass doors are generally only sketched on one side, while remaining smooth on the other so cleaning is made easy. 
  • Rain – Rain glass shower doors have a distinctive pattern that looks like rain, offering optimized privacy. Rain shower doors are also ideal if you’re looking for something that will help to conceal watermarks or fingerprints.
  • Bronze – Bronze-tinted shower doors are for those looking for a dark, tinted shower door. The tint adds to your privacy. 
  • Grey – A grey-tinted glass door adds privacy and looks stylish. 

Type of Shower Door

The type of door that you choose should depend up on the type of shower you have, how much space you have, and the layout of the shower. Here are a few available options:

  • Single – A single shower door is a single door that opens to the shower.
  • Sliding Doors – Sliding doors consist of two or three panels on tracks. Commonly used in alcove and corner stand-alone showers.
  • Neo Angle – These doors are designed to fit neo-angle shower enclosures. Commonly used in corner showers.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is the only glass that is permitted by law, in bathroom showers. Tempered glass is also known as safety glass, and is important because in the event that the glass becomes broken –it doesn’t break into sharp jagged pieces, but instead breaks into small oval pebbles that are less dangerous.

For more information on shower door installation in Cypress, Texas, contact AJ's Glass & Mirrors. We would be happy to answer any question you have, and help you find a shower door that’s perfect for your needs. Call: 832-799-1718.