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Many doors fall into the $300 and $600 range although you may find a few that cost more or less than this amount. For example DreamLines Vision collection features the white sliding tub door. Like many of its doors this series is constructed of tempered glass and anodized aluminum profiles and frames with a choice of finishes. The integrated rollers allow smooth and quiet operation while the glass is available as clear or frosted. These doors are good for shower cubicles or smaller corner baths as they are available in 72 or 58 inches. This Vision model costs less than $300. If you have a walk in shower or other enclosure you may consider one of DreamLines other collection. The Infinity has a complete shower enclosure that includes a shower door and matching center drain tray.
Glass doors are more durable than acrylic ones and can give extra support in case of slipping. Both types can have a variety of styles and materials used in order to look good and be more functional. Homeowners also have the choice to have a framed or frameless sliding door. Those with frames usually look sturdier but they can be a lot bulkier too. All the frames on all the edges will give extra support to the glass but if you have a small bathroom area this would eat up space. Frameless sliding shower doors on the other hand will give you that sleek look but equally durable attachments to the ground and the ceiling giving the right support for the heavy glass. These frameless sliding glass doors can give better aesthetics to your bathroom.
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Using a thin framed glass door is completely functional but it doesnt look as finished and high-quality as thicker glass doors do. Another problem with using framed shower doors is that mold and mildew colonies will thrive in the hinges where you cant clean. This will lead to a dirty-looking shower in which you may have to replace the hinges later down the road. If you do decide on a frameless door do your best to keep the frames clean by frequently spraying them with a one part bleach 9 parts water formula. This will help eliminate the microscopic invaders. If you really want your shower to look its best you should consider installing a frameless door for the shower. These doors are free-standing and dont require the support of an aluminum frame.