How to build a frameless shower room?

How to build a frameless shower room?

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Are you planning to spruce up your new house or upgrade your old bathroom? And do you want to try DIY your own dream shower room?

It’s a easy job to build your DIY frameless shower room with a right glassdoor supplier. SUP Glass Hardware will be the right one.

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Suggests from Glass Hardware:

Door Swing
Typical doors are 28” to 30” wide. We generally try to avoid doors that are less than 24” or wider that 34”. Doors swing 180 degrees, both in and out. You need to plan enough room to avoid obstacles such as toilets, vanities or towel bars. On the inside of the shower, make sure there is clearance for fixtures such as rain heads. It is usually recommended that the door swing on the same side of the shower as the shower controls. This way the door can open out to turn and enter the shower and provide the shortest reach to the controls. When exiting the shower, the door pulls in and drips into the base, not on the floor.

Fixed Panels
Fixed panels that are in the same plane as the door are considered “inline” panels. They can be full height or notched over benches, notched over pony walls or raked.

If a panel needs to be notched to go over a bench or up on a pony wall, it is also called a “step-up” panel. If this is part of your design, you need to make sure that the leg on the panel is at least 4” and the notch is at least 2.5” deep. Call us to discuss this if you have any questions.

Panels that are at 90 degrees (or a custom angle) to the front of the shower are called “return” panels. At the corner where the return panel meets the inline panel we use a miter joint and silicone for stability. Sometimes it is also necessary to use a small clamp on the top of the glass at this intersection for added stability.

There are two basic options for attaching fixed glass panels to the tile, channel and clips. Channel is sleek and provides an unobstructed look to the glass. Channel also provides a great water seal and does not require drilling into the water barrier at the curb. Clips are stylish and techie. Clips add a bit of cost due to the additional glass fabrication and installation time they require. Some designs incorporate clips on the side and channel at the bottom for a great look with better long-term water performance.

We generally recommend that the height of the shower enclosure is slightly above the shower head. When the door height reaches 84” weight may become an issue. You also need to consider leaving enough space between the top of the enclosure and the ceiling to allow steam to escape. Leaving at least 6” of space is a good rule of thumb.

Hinging, Backing and Door Support
The sleekest and most cost-effective design is to hinge the door on the wall. Frameless doors are heavy and require structural support (studs) behind the tile if the door hinges on the wall. Make sure that there are double or triple studs for backing behind the tile where the glass door will meet the tile. This is usually the center of the curb. This can also be accomplished by installing a 2X6 “strap” between the studs centered at 12” above the curb and 12” below the top of the glass. This will ensure proper bite for the hinge screws and greatly lessen the chance of cracking tiles during installation.

In the case of installing a new door into the existing tile, plugs can be used to attach the hinges. Plugs work most of the time, but can cause tiles to crack.

If you do not hinge to the wall (hinge to glass), your enclosure will require a header to support the weight of the door swing. An alternative to a header is to run the panel that is supporting the door to the ceiling, in order to provide stability for the door. This is commonly done in a steam shower.

Glass hardware
There are two types of glass doors: hinge or slider, the most difference is door operating way, it uses different glass door hardware, sliding glass door system or hinge glass door system.

SUP Glass Hardware suports experience true innovation from the people who revolutionized the way bathroom remodeling is done!

SUP Glass hardware includes many different parts, for example, hinge, handle, connector, door knob, sliding roller or patch fittings. Fortunately, SUP does offer the things mentioned above. SUP hardware fittings: Aluminum Hinge Series, Bathroom Support Bars, Glass Clamp Series, Glass Door Handles, Handrail Fitting-Standoff, Sliding Door Hardware, Shower Door Knobs, Thus, why not contact us, and tell me what you want, we will write you back soon.


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