Tips & Advice
What is a pivot (or one-panel swing) shower door?
A pivot shower door is a single-panel door that swings open, either in or out, depending on your bathroom configuration and needs. The panels are standard size and design (unless customized) and the shower can be frameless or framed.
What is a neo-angle shower door?
Neo-angle shower door is a fancy term for a shower that isn’t traditionally square or rounded (curved). Neo-angle showers usually have three panels; two panels are perpendicular while the middle (the shower door) is angled, giving it an appearance like a half-hexagon. This is a contemporary design.
What is a round shower door?
A round shower door is a curved door for a rounded shower configuration, as opposed to the more traditional square or rectangular setup. It’s not technically round; it is curved, like a glass. They can open in or out to accommodate the bathroom setup, and are generally used for corner showers.
What is a bypass or sliding shower door?
A bypass or sliding shower door consists of two to three panels that slide past each other. The most common shower door setup, it has a frame made of aluminum or composite material, and a lower track for catching water.
What is the difference between framed and frameless shower doors?
Framed shower door frames generally consist of aluminum or composite materials, in a variety of finishes, with a lower track that collects water. Frameless shower doors have no such frame and are considered more contemporary, stylistic, and easier to clean.
What are the most common types of shower doors?
The main types of standard shower doors are bypass doors (sliding doors), which consist of two to three panels that slide past each other; pivot doors, which feature doors that swing in or out; and curved or rounded doors, which are curved doors for a round shower.
What are the main types of shower door material?
The main types of shower-door material are clear glass, plexi-glass, tempered glass, and aluminum. Generally, a stationary shower door is 1/2-inch thick while a sliding door is 3/8-inch thick. Doors can also be frosted, patterned, painted, or otherwise adorned for aesthetic appeal.