frosted glass bathtub doors
Chances are youve seen plenty of enclosure framed in polished brass but you have many more options for your custom bathtub doors. Frameless Bathtub Glass Door One of the hottest trends in bathroom design is the frameless glass door. Flexible elegant and sleek frameless glass tub shower doors complement any style whether you like a more modern design or a simple classic feel. Semi-Frameless Glass Doors. Looking for an option for your bathtub without the metal framing around the bathtub glass door or corners? With a semi-frameless shower enclosure the door framing can be narrow or even frameless.
If the door on your walk in bathtub opens into the tub itself then you will have to maneuver around the door once inside the tub in order to get the door closed behind you. If you have difficulty moving around in tight spaces having to navigate around a door inside your bathtub could be enough of a challenge than an outward swinging door becomes an attractive choice. This can be especially true if you have an injury or disability that makes it difficult to move your hips or knees or if you intend to transfer from a walker or wheelchair into your walk in tub. Its no accident that most "wheelchair transfer" tubs designed to accommodate bathers with physical disabilities come equipped with outward-swinging doors.
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An inward-swinging door rests inside a beveled lip on the doorframe that allows the tubs shell to bear the weight of the water inside the tub. When the tub is full the weight of the water inside presses the door into its frame in the shell so no additional mechanisms are needed to bear the weight of the 35-60 gallons of water inside the tub-but the door cannot be opened again until all the water drains out. Outward-swinging doors swing towards you when you open them into space in your bathroom instead of into the walk in bathtub itself. Instead of having the door rest on the inside of the bathtub shell outward-swinging doors stay closed because of heavy-duty bolts that lock the edge of the door frame into the rest of the shell.
But remember the quality may suffer if youre going for cheap. Brainstorming The best bathtub glass door ideas start with a brainstorming session. You and your designer should work together to come up with the plan that best suits your needs. The type of door on the walk in bathtub model that you choose doesnt make a difference in the basic functionality of the tub - the most important thing after all is that the door closes and makes a watertight seal. Nevertheless the style of door that you choose does make a difference in the accessibility convenience and safety of your tub.