Prefabricated showers are often produced with integral doors—when you buy the shower unit, the door comes with it and is made to fit tightly.
But for existing showers or bathtubs that require a door, or a custom shower installation, you need to choose a shower door that will work—or have one custom fabricated.
Shower doors operate several different ways—they may swing open, fold back, slide, or pivot. Some are all glass and are hinged directly to the shower entrance. Others are framed with aluminum in any of several finishes, including chrome, brass, and epoxy-coated colors.
Though some doors are made from inexpensive plastic, opt for more durable materials. For safety and to meet building codes, glass should always be tempered. The glass may be clear, frosted, mirrored, or patterned.
A door for a steam shower, is different than a conventional shower door because it is designed to seal completely (so the steam doesn’t leak out of the shower enclosure). For more about steam showers, see Steam Showers.
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