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Shower Doors & Shower Enclosures Buying Guide

There is more to consider than you think, when it comes to your new shower enclosure purchase!

During the planning stages of the addition or remodel of a new shower enclosure, there are many items to consider.

  • Framed or Frameless?
  • Clear or Patterned glass?
  • Traditional or Contemporary style hardware?

These are just a few of the questions we ask all of our potential customers during the consultation and buying process.

As with any purchase, you want to be informed of your choices and gain all the necessary information available, so as to make the right decisions – before it’s too late!

Provided for you below are some of the key areas to consider, while planning for your new shower enclosure.

Planning & Preparation

    -Preparing the surface

  • Make certain that the door curb as well as any seats or ledges are slightly sloped to the inside of the enclosure. By doing so, no water will stand or leak out of the shower area.
  • - Shower Doors positioning

  • Any adjacent doors, such as closet doors, should be considered, so as to not impede the operation of the shower door.
  • - Shower head position

  • Consider the direction of the shower head, when planning door placement. Direct spray to the door is not recommended.
  • - Personal preferences

  • It is always a good idea to understand your own personal preferences first. What do you like about your shower enclosure now? What don’t you like?

Type of Enclosure


  • Economical
  • 3/16" thick glass
  • Aluminum framing around the perimeter of all glass
  • - Frameless

  • Built to last a lifetime
  • 3/8" or 1/2" thick glass
  • No metal framing

Glass Options

    -Glass thickness

  • 3/16" (framed)
  • 3/8" (frameless)
  • 1/2" (frameless)
  • - Protective coatings & glass

  • ShowerGuard® Glass
  • ClearShield® System Protection
  • Rain-X®
  • - Pattern glass

  • Acid Etch or Frosted
  • Rain
  • Antique
  • Storm
  • Coral
  • …. and many more


    -Single Door

    -Corner or 90 degree

    -Inline or Door & Panel

    -Neo Angle


Hardware Options


  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • - Finishes

  • Over 30 finishes to choose from, including Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • - Extras

  • Towel Bars
  • Towel Bar/Handle Combinations
  • Towel Hooks