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Remodeling Your Bathroom With A Tempered Glass Shower Enclosure
When considering the details of your bathroom remodel at Metropolitan Bath and Tile be sure to discuss tempered-glass shower enclosures with your designer. They are an elegant and stylish way of keeping water where it belongs. They’re adaptable to many different types of shower spaces, easy to clean, and can actually help make a bathroom feel larger with their transparency. They blend seamlessly with any style.
You can remodel your bathroom with: framed, frameless or semi-frameless shower enclosures. Frameless systems are popular because of their clean look, but they require thicker glass and more substantial hardware. Framed systems are stronger and cost less and can use lighter-weight glass. Be sure to visit our photo gallery to see the different looks you can achieve…
Both framed and frameless enclosures require hardware – the difference is that frameless hardware is a lot less noticeable – your glass seems to float. Besides choosing a finish for the hardware, you’ll also need to determine whether the enclosure door will slide or hinge.; whether they will be hinged from a wall or from an adjacent glass panel or mounted with top and bottom-mount pivot hinges. Fortunately, track designs for sliding doors have improved considerably over the years.
Some maintenance things to think about: shower stalls require hinged doors that swing outward and can drip water on the floor unless you’ve installed a bottom gutter. You will also need more clearance room for a hinged door than a sliding one. Water spots don’t show up as easily on the various types of patterned or frosted translucent glass panels as they do on clear glass so keep your squeegee handy if you opt for clear.
Installation of frameless doors should always be done by a professional in order to stand up over the years; a MetroBath installation is done by the best crews available in the Washington Metro Area. You know this is true because they offer a 1-year warranty on labor and a 10-year warranty on all their products in their bathrooms – the longest warranty you’re going to find in the business.
Get your new bathroom designed and installed by the best team in the bathroom remodeling business, Metropolitan Bath and Tile. It’s a good feeling to know you’re in competent hands. With the experience accumulated from 10’s of 1000’s of bathroom remodels – your MetroBath designer & crew will make sure that new bathroom (with its gorgeous glass shower doors) perfectly translates your ideas and fits in with that all-important budget you have to work with. Be sure to stop by a MetroBath showroom in Maryland or Northern Virginia today.