淋浴门are panels of glass designed to keep water from splashing and spraying all over the bathroom. Along with preventing slips and falls on wet floors, they add a certain elegance and finish to your bathroom that a浴帘通常不能等于。
Invented in Ohio in the early 1960s, shower doors were at first considered trappings of the rich and famous. As they became more widely available, many people ditched their outdated shower curtains for aglass shower door升级。
“There are many different types of shower doors to select from for your bathroom,” says Carlos Coronado, lead designer at穆莱蒂。
最受欢迎的类型之一is the sliding or bypass。These doors slide from side to side and take up the least amount of space. “Whether you go with a framed shower door, frameless, a sliding or hinged door, all these are factors that can be decided based on the look you want to have as well as your personal preference,” says Coronado.
- 铰链。Opens into the bathroom. Best suited for large spaces.
- Sliding.Suited for showers with wide openings (two or three panels) or bathtubs.
- 屏幕。Stationary glass panel.
- 沙龙。Pivot or hinged double doors that swing out or in.
- 双折。Folds inward on hinges.
- 淋浴和漩涡。超出标准的水平shower/tub combination。
- Frameless.Sleek and modern, a frameless shower door opens up the space, making it seem bigger.
你的淋浴门我的另一个要考虑的因素s the type of glass. “Options such as clear will provide a modern clean and edgier look, while a frosted or patterned finish will give you more privacy,” Coronado says.
- Low-iron (superior clarity);
- Frosted or opaque (provides privacy while allowing light through);
- Rain (waterfall or bubble effects).
淋浴Door Sizes and Measuring
Standard shower doors generally are between 22 and 36 inches wide, with an average height of around 72 inches. Shower sizes can vary widely from home to home. Be sure your shower door fits correctly by measuring the opening where it’s going with the utmost precision.
Don’t be discouraged if you find yourshower surroundor bath/shower combo is a non-standard size. “There is always a solution,” says Coronado. “In this case, it’s good to contract a local glass specialist who will come in and measure to custom make your door. There are usually no added fees for measuring and this will ensure that you are getting the proper fit.”
Don’t rush the process. Think about all the factors mentioned above to ensure you’ll be happy with your choice for years to come.
如果你开了一个small bathroom, look for space-saving designs. Got a busy family? Make sure the glass is tempered and meets all safety standards. For combination tub/showers, consider a sliding door or fixed screen enclosure. Are you a clean freak? Choose glass with a protective coating that resistssoap scum and limescalebuild-up.
Some types of shower doors are more complicated to install than others. If you have the skill and confidence to do a shower door installation yourself,布拉沃！
Before diving in, gather the tools and materials you’ll need:
- Safety glasses;
- Hack saw;
- Miter box or square;
这个基本的安装套件is perfect if you don’t already have these items.
- Clean the shower stall surface thoroughly;
Framed shower doors are easier to install than frameless orcustom glass shower门。If you’re apprehensive about completing the project yourself (glass是脆弱），雇用专业安装人员没有羞耻。In most areas of the country, labor costs range between $300 and $500.