What is the difference between bypass and sliding shower door?

Bypass shower door is another name for a sliding shower door that consists of two or sometimes three tempered glass or plastic panels. These panels are set inside two aluminum tracks, one at the top and one at the bottom. The term bypass does not refer to the user but to the doors. One door passes by another door.

How do trackless shower doors work?

On a frameless shower enclosure when the door is open there is nothing around the edges, no metal, only the hinges where the door meets the panel. This look allows for a more open and modern feel to your bathroom and on a practical level eliminates some of the gunk that can build up between the glass and metal.

What is the difference between a pivot and hinged shower door?

Similar to a hinged shower door, pivot shower doors operate on a hinge system. The big difference is that pivot shower doors can fully open in either direction. Hinges on a pivot shower door can be mounted on one side of the panel just like hinged doors.

How can I make my glass door more private?

If you want to avoid the mess by applying window film or even paint, curtains are the best bet for privacy on glass doors. This keeps the glass clear to look out of when you would like. All you need to do is pick out your curtain rods, curtains, and put them up!

What is a semi frameless shower door?

A Semi Frameless shower enclosure also has metal around the entire structure, but does not have metal around the entire door – Thus the term semi frameless. In order to qualify as being frameless, the glass thickness must be 3/8” or 1/2″ and the door must be attached by hinges only – no metal around the door.

What is a trackless shower door made of?

The “glass” panels of a normal shower door have been replaced with lightweight, hollow core polycarbonate panels. The Shower Veil® Trackless Shower Doors are made from virtually unbreakable, clear Veil-Lite Lexan (used in race car windows), plastic weighing 85% less than double-strength glass, and will not shatter.

What is a barrier-free trackless door system?

A barrier-free trackless door system makes life easier providing unobstructed access to the bathtub or shower. The “glass” panels of a normal shower door have been replaced with lightweight, hollow core polycarbonate panels.

What are bypass shower doors and how do they work?

The doors slide back and forth, allowing you to enter or exit from either side of the bathtub when taking a shower and fully enclosing the space so no water leaks out. However, some bypass shower doors can look dated.

How do you clean frameless glass shower doors?

Yearly maintenance is also necessary to keep customized frameless glass shower doors sleek. Severe buildup can be removed by applying warm vinegar to panes of glass. A half and half vinegar/water mixture can be heated in a microwave. Simply wipe the vinegar mixture over affected areas, and wipe off with a piece of cloth.