FRAMELESS SHOWER DOORS
At Elite Showers Frameless Showers, we know you want your bathroom to look as beautiful as possible, to the end we strive to give your shower an all-glass look and feel.
Frameless glass shower enclosures offer a sense of beauty and appeal you can't achieve with a framed shower. Elite Shower enclosures are precisely measured, professionally installed, and enjoyed every time you walk into your bathroom!
Each Elite shower enclosure is designed, measured, cut, and installed in order to reflect each client's desired look and feel. Our goal is to assist you in designing a frameless shower that will increase the beauty, function, and value of your bathroom. All of our glass shower enclosures are built with 3/8” or ½” tempered glass.
FRAMELESS GLASS DOORS ON BATHTUBS
We also can help you get rid of the shower curtain on your guest baths and children's bathrooms. Shower curtains never look great, adding glass shower doors on the guest bath will make that tub look spectacular.
What Are My Options
When you are making a decision about your new frameless shower doors you will be presented with few options regarding height, door width, shower glass protectants, and type of glass. Here is a quick summary of those shower options to help you decide.
Shower Glass Door Protection Options
Glass by its nature is a porous material. It looks smooth to the naked eye but it is not. Soap scum and hard water deposits can work their way into glass and make it difficult to clean. After time you will get a build up in the glass that won't come clean.
Protectants that are applied after the glass is tempered include brands like EnduroShield & DimonFusion. The protectants, in layman's terms, close the pores on the glass to create a flat surface that keeps hard water and soap scum from building on in the glass. Warranties vary from 3-10 years depending on how and when the protectant is applied.
ShowerGuard® is a specially made shower glass that has an advanced coating fused to the surface of the glass when it's made. This coating permanently protects the glass from the damaging effects of hard water, heat, humidity, soap residue, and cleaning agents.
Low Iron Starfire Glass vs. Stanard Clear Glass
Standard clear glass is the option in 90% of the frameless showers we install. Glass is made with sand that has the natural presence of iron oxide. The iron in the glass gives a green tint as the thickness of the glass increases. For most showers, this will be un-noticeable. If your shower has a lot of natural light and light color tiles then you will be more likely to notice the greenish hue of the glass.
Starfire Low Iron Glass is ultra-clear and uses materials that are significantly lower in iron. Iron in regular clear glass is what give thick glass the green tint. This low iron glass makes the tile work in your shower the centerpiece of the bathroom. Low Iron glass is more expensive and will add significant cost to your shower remodel, but it is worth it in the right setting.