IDEAL Shower Doors

FRAMELESS VS SEMI-FRAMELESS SLIDING DOORS

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A FRAMELESS AND A SEMI-FRAMELESS SLIDING DOOR?

While there are several differences between a frameless and semi-frameless sliding door, the major ones are the cost and what the final product looks like.

The system that is used to achieve a frameless sliding shower enclosure is called a CRL Serenity, the hardware including the rollers are made of stainless steel.  It’s available in polished stainless (which matches chrome), brushed stainless (which matches brushed nickel), and the newest finish that they just added is matte black.  At the top there is a rectangle bar (the track) that runs across the top which attaches to the sides, a couple of track holder fittings that get secured to the stationary panel, and (4) rollers which measure 1-1/2″ in diameter.  At the bottom there would be (2) clips to secure the stationary panel, and a door guide.

For a semi-frameless enclosure there would be a lower curb, (2) side jambs, and a header going across the top which the rollers on the glass operate on.  All of the hardware is made of extruded aluminum, and then completed to the desired finish.  The most common and standard finishes are chrome, brushed nickel, and bronze.  Both clear and rain glass are available on the semi-frameless enclosures at no additional cost.

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FRAMELESS SLIDING DOOR OPTIONS

Sleek & Moden

Frameless sliders are constructed using 3/8” thick glass and have a very sleek and modern look to them. They are a great product to use to finish off a master bathroom, consequently however sometimes their cost can make it prohibitive to consider for a secondary bathroom. One thing to keep in mind with the frameless sliding option is that only one of the panels is operational, while the other panel(s) act as a structure to support the top track. This frameless system can also be used both on a full shower, as well as sitting on top of a tub. On average, the price ranges between $2000-$2300 installed using standard clear tempered glass. Low-iron and ShowerGuard glass options are both available on the custom frameless enclosures at additional costs depending on the overall square footage of the opening.

SEMI-FRAMELESS SLIDING DOOR OPTIONS

Budget Friendly

The semi-frameless are close to 1/3rd the cost of the frameless options. They are great for kid’s or guest bathrooms where you may not want to spend the type of money as you would in a master bathroom. Both glass panels on a semi-frameless enclosure are operational and bypass one another. Clear or Rain glass is available as standard options, so unlike with the frameless, the cost is unaffected. The final cost depends on the size, as well as the desired finish. On average the price ranges between $800-$1100 installed.

semi frameless sliding doors

Why Choose IDEAL Shower Doors?

IDEAL Shower Doors is the premium choice for discerning homeowners in Boston who demand exquisite craftsmanship and unwavering integrity. With meticulous attention to detail and the use of only the finest materials, IDEAL Shower Doors creates shower doors that are not only beautiful but also durable and functional. Their commitment to integrity means customers can trust in honest and transparent dealings throughout the entire process, providing peace of mind and reliability.

At IDEAL Shower Doors, excellent communication and premium quality are hallmarks of their service. They prioritize open and effective communication, working closely with customers to understand their unique needs and providing expert advice and updates throughout the project for a seamless experience. Their dedication to quality is evident in every aspect of their work, from cutting-edge techniques to skilled craftsmen. As Boston’s leading provider of premium shower doors, IDEAL Shower Doors is the trusted choice for homeowners who demand the best in quality, craftsmanship, and service.

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Testimonials

Albert Sweeney

What a great family business and local company. They were eager to meet our needs in a timely manner at a more than fair price. Highly recommend Mike, Matt, and Kim and their crew.

Samantha Connolly

The finished product is beautiful! Their price was very fair for the quality and when we needed a small adjustment made to our shower door they came out to take care of it immediately. Would definitely recommend!

David Chiaradonna

The installers were very neat, clean and professional. The doors are beautiful and easy to clean. The customer service was terrific. The whole process was a breeze! We would highly recommend this company to others.

Thao Luong

We have 3 bathroom shower doors project with Ideal Shower doors they did a fantastic job. Those installation guys are very nice and careful put doors together, seamless and spotless. Very happy to work with the company.

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