Stainless Steel is Recommended
The client chose glass shower doors that have a stainless steel frame that slide back forth on a track. This allows entry and exit from the shower and keeps the water inside the tub. Stainless steel is really the only good frame material choice when picking out a sliding glass shower door. This is because it won’t rust out like nickel finished metals. The glass doors themselves have a special coating that prevents staining by water and soap when the shower, good feature!
Installing Glass Shower Doors
The installation required that the stainless steel frame members be cut to the exact height and width of the shower area. I had to drill into and through the ceramic tiles of the shower surround. The porcelain tiles of the shower area were extremely hard and required specialized masonry drill bit to cut through. I did this, of course, because I need to use steel screws to hold the sliding door frame in place against the tiles on either side of the doors. High quality glass doors are heavy and they must be securely attached.
The doors come in a kit, so the various rollers, handles and water guards had to be installed as well. There were two flat boxes, and another box with the handles that all needed assembly. Upon completion the frame was carefully caulked on the interior, shower side, with clear bathroom quality silicone sealant. You’ll be happy with your purchase for many years if you get good quality glass sliding doors! Please see my Repairs for more information about what we do.