Popular Glass Shower Doors in Austin

Posted by Arrow Glass on Aug 11, 2017 2:47:46 PM

Glass shower enclosure with swinging glass door

What Shower Doors Are Popular in Austin?

When deciding to upgrade your bathroom with a glass shower door, there are three popular types of door you can select from. Your choice will be influenced by the physical limitations of the space, but also by your imagination! Understanding what each type of door brings to the table can help you make the right decision, and set your bathroom apart from the rest. Here are 3 popular shower doors right now in Austin:

  • Swinging Doors
  • Bypass Doors
  • Frameless Sliders

Related: What Kind of Glass is Used for Shower Doors?

Swinging Glass Shower Doors

A Swinging Glass Shower Door, opening up into an Austin, TX bathroom

These glass doors are pretty versatile. They can be installed with a solitary glass door, in a small shower that fits snugly in an energy efficient loft. Glass shower doors can also be incorporated in an enormous double door system that takes center stage in your luxurious master bathroom. Swinging glass shower doors are elegant and stylish, and won’t be going out of style anytime soon. One point of caution regarding swinging shower doors is clearance. Before getting your heart set on a swinging door or double door system, make sure that there is enough room for it to swing open freely.

Bypass Glass Shower Doors

Bypass shower doors have been around for some time, and they remain a popular space-friendly option. This system has two door panels that move by sliding on small rollers in side-by-side metal tracks. This is an appealing design for its simplicity, its versatility, and the fact that it takes up no floor space in the bathroom. With regard to construction, bypass door systems almost always include some aluminum framing, which means that they can be built from slightly thinner glass than frameless enclosures. For this reason, bypass glass shower doors are generally more cost-efficient.

Frameless Sliding Glass Shower Doors

An elegant frameless sliding glass shower door in an Austin, TX home

Want the best of both worlds? A recent innovation in the field of shower doors is the frameless glass slider. These units are characterized by a frameless door panel alongside a fixed wall of frameless glass. (A second piece of fixed glass is added if a 90 degree return is needed to fully enclose the stall.) One innovative feature of these systems is that they allow the shower door to glide open and shut without the need for aluminum framing.

Learn More from Arrow Glass & Mirror of Austin, TX.

Want to know more about the latest shower doors, and what would work best for your bathroom? We can help design and install the perfect shower for you! Call us today to get started (512) 339-4888

 

Topics: Austin, TX, frameless shower doors, glass door

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