Four More Factors to Consider Before Choosing the Best Glass Shower Door for You

Installing a new glass shower door for a bathroom remodel or new construction is part of what we do here at Springfield Glass Company. In today’s blog, we take a look at four more factors to consider when deciding on a design for your glass shower door or glass shower enclosure. 

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1. Configuration

The configuration of your glass shower door or enclosure is the most important factor to consider. That’s because the space you have available determines how much glass can fit into the room. Can your door swing open? Can you fit a sliding glass door? Where are other fixtures in the room? Our team can help you design a glass shower door that’s right for you.

2. Shower Head

You want a shower head that saves water, conforms to the style of your bathroom, rotates and gives you spray options, and doesn’t spray water beyond the perimeter of your shower wall. Springfield Glass Company will help you choose the right glass shower door that meets your needs for how far you want the spray to go based on available space.

3. Measurements

Measuring the available space is crucial to determining how much glass you can install in your shower. Our team will come out, take the appropriate measurements, and then design and install a beautiful glass shower door that works for your exact specifications.

4. Ventilation

No one wants mold and mildew to build up in their bathroom due to the moisture. We’ll consider the ventilation already in your bathroom when designing and installing the right kind of glass shower door or enclosure. You might find you need a glass steam room kit to improve the room’s ventilation.

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Glass Shower Doors by Springfield Glass Company 

The team at Springfield Glass Company has the expertise and knowledge to install high-quality residential glass shower doors and enclosures for your new home or remodel. Contact Springfield Glass Company online or call (417) 883-6555 for more information on what we can do for you.

Styles of Glass Shower Doors

Springfield Glass Company can help you choose the best style of shower glass door and enclosure that’s right for your bathroom. We’ll consult with you on the thickness of the glass, the shape of the enclosure, how the door opens, and how the new shower glass fits into your existing or remodeled bathroom.

In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we highlight the styles of glass shower doors available to you.

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Framed Shower Doors

Framed shower doors have frames that support the doors because they’re made of thinner glass. The metal frame, constructed of aluminum, may swing open or slide on a track. The glass is sealed into the frame to prevent leaks.

Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless shower doors have thicker glass, which creates a sleeker look. Frameless glass shower doors also make your bathroom appear bigger because the sightlines are unimpeded with opaque metal accents. Frameless shower doors open more easily, and you have more freedom for design choices because of the lack of a frame. This style of glass shower door has a rubber stop on the bottom to prevent water leaks.

Bi-Fold Glass Shower Door

This style of glass shower door is great for a smaller bathroom with limited space. Bi-fold glass shower doors are perfect for corner bathrooms because panels fold inside the shower off to one side. This happens thanks to a pivot point off to one side of the shower. The other panel of the glass shower door runs along a track inside a metal frame.

Curved Glass Shower Door

Curved glass shower doors represent the epitome of class. They also open up your shower while giving your bathroom a larger space to work with. Curved doors usually have a frame at the top and bottom to support the curvature of the glass.

Neo Angle Glass Shower Door

A neo angle glass shower door has a diamond shape, and it works well for corner bathrooms. One angle is at the opposite end of the far corner of your shower, and it forms a flat panel presented to the rest of the bathroom. This flat panel is usually where the door sits. The door swings outward into the rest of the room.

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Glass Shower Doors by Springfield Glass Company 

The team at Springfield Glass Company has the expertise and knowledge to install high-quality residential glass shower doors for new construction or remodels. Contact Springfield Glass Company online or call (417) 883-6555 for more information on what we can do for your bathroom.

How Round Shower Glass Doors Enhance Your Bathroom

Round shower glass doors can do wonders for your bathroom’s design. These types of enclosures work best for corner showers or small bathrooms. Today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company in Springfield, Missouri, dives into how round shower glass doors enhance your bathroom.

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Easy to Clean

Round shower glass doors are easy to clean. You won’t find any overlapping parts or tight spaces that make it hard to remove mold, mildew, or soap residue. You don’t have to cram a rag or your fingers into a crevice or corner several times just to clean one spot. A round shower door means you just spray, wipe, dry, and you’re done with your weekly cleaning.

More Light

Sometimes, one overhead light just isn’t enough. Round shower glass doors let in the light from the rest of your bathroom (and maybe a window). Consider how important this is for safety in case the overhead bulb burns out and you need another light source to see by. A mirror over your vanity further increases the light in the room, making it easier to see when you shower.

Softening Angles

Bathrooms, especially small ones, have a lot of hard angles. There are four corners of the room. Then you have the vanity jutting out at right angles. The back of the toilet also has hard angles. Soften the appearance of your bathroom with round shower glass doors. Consider complementing your round shower glass door with a round vanity mirror or round-shaped floor tiles.

Making Your Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

Opaque or translucent shower doors make your bathroom appear smaller (at least visually). Shower glass doors for a round shower can make your bathroom appear as if it has more space. 

Versatility

Round shower glass doors are versatile. They can have one big door that opens outward, or they can have two smaller doors that meet in the middle. Two smaller doors don’t take up as much interior space compared to a single door when they open into your bathroom. 

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Springfield Glass Company for Shower Glass

The team at Springfield Glass Company installs all types of shower glass for your home. Interested in a neo angle shower glass door for your remodel? Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 883-6555 for more details.

What Is a Neo Angle Shower Door? Our Shower Glass Expert Answers.

Shower glass comes in many shapes and sizes. You may choose sliding glass doors for convenience or doors that open into the bathroom if you have enough space. Some glass shower enclosures come out to an angle, much like a corner of a room. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, our shower glass expert answers, “What is a neo angle shower door?”

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Corner Shower

Neo angle showers sit in the corner of your bathroom. They’re great for small bathrooms where space is limited. The innermost corner of your shower often sits on the opposite side of the room from the door. Shower glass for neo angle enclosures looks like it fills the entire corner in a square shape, except the corner that is closest to you has a rounded edge or a flat edge.

Diamond Shape

Neo angle shower glass doors can create a diamond-like shape. In a diamond gem, you see a pointed end with angles going upward and then a flat edge. When you have a neo angle shower, the top of the diamond is the edge you see closest to you, and that’s the edge that forms the door. 

How the Angles Work

Where the shower glass door meets the front of the shower, the glass sits at a 135-degree angle. Every other angle measures 90 degrees, meaning the glass is at a perpendicular point against the wall. The two pieces of glass coming out from the wall meet the third piece at different angles so they can open properly and into the space of your bathroom. All neo angle shower doors have three pieces.

Opening Outward

One thing all neo angle shower glass doors have in common is how they open. Every door on a neo angle shower opens outward. They can’t slide because of the way the angles work. Even in a small bathroom, these shower glass doors offer a stylish addition to your home when you want to refresh your bathroom decor.

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Springfield Glass Company for Shower Glass

Springfield Glass Company can install all types of shower glass for your residence. Interested in a neo angle shower glass door for your remodel? Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 883-6555 for more details.

Framed vs. Frameless Glass Showers: Compare and Contrast

Square frame glass walled shower

Whether you’re remodeling your existing bathroom or putting in a new one, you can benefit from a glass shower door installation. Since there are different varieties of showers, there are various options for shower doors. If you’re choosing between a framed or frameless shower door, the Springfield Glass Company can help. Read on as we compare the positive and negative attributes of both types of shower doors.

Framed Shower Doors

Framed showers are usually made from thinner glass and lighter materials. The frame supports the glass door, which can swing open or slide on a track, but sliding framed doors are more common. The frame is made of aluminum and may be powder-coated in a range of finishes and colors. The frame can be textured or smooth, and glass is sealed into the frame to prevent water leaks. 

Pros

Framed glass showers are generally cost-effective and useful for tight spaces. Also, the installation process is slightly quicker and less complicated than it is for frameless showers.

Cons

Typically, framed shower doors are more difficult to keep clean, and your customization options are more limited.   

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Frameless Shower Doors

Frameless showers doors have a thicker pane and are a premium selection for your bathroom. A professional will use hinges or other hardware to install a durable, heavy piece of glass that swings or slides open. You can customize the door to fit your exact shower space. The door often has a rubber sweep at the bottom to hold water in the shower. 

Pros

Frameless glass showers have many benefits. With less hardware, they are more open and easier to clean than framed showers. They also add beauty and charm to any bathroom space. 

Cons

The main downside of frameless shower doors is that they cost more than framed ones.

Which One Is Right for Me?

As you can see, each option presents benefits and drawbacks. Your selection may depend on your budget and current shower space. For a more traditional shower, choose a framed glass door. If you desire a more contemporary shower, go with a frameless door. When they are properly maintained, both types of shower doors can last for 20-30 years. 

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Contact Us for All Your Glass Shower Needs

Springfield Glass Company provides glass shower doors and enclosures that are tailored to our customers’ needs. If you have additional questions about the cost, design, or installation process, give us a call. We offer free estimates, and all of our glass comes with a one-year warranty. Contact our experienced team today.

Glass Shower Enclosures: The Benefits of a Steam Shower

A steam shower combines your shower with an enclosed steam room. It’s like having your own personal sauna in your home. If you are looking to upgrade your bathroom, you can install a steam shower to relax and experience its many benefits. Today, Springfield Glass Company elaborates on the health benefits of a steam shower.

How Does a Steam Shower Work?

Steam showers are surprisingly simple. A steam generator brings water to a boiling temperature and creates water vapor. Next, a disperser channels the steam into the shower and fills the enclosed area with moisture and warmth. You can use the control panel to adjust the desired time and temperature, and there are safety features to keep the steam from rising above 118 degrees. 

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What Are the Benefits of a Steam Shower?

Relieve Stress

When you invest in a steam shower, you have a convenient way to reduce stress and unwind after a long day. The warmth of the steam releases endorphins in your brain that enable you to mentally relax. Step into your personal bathroom spa and experience a relaxation that will help you sleep better and increase your energy. 

Improve Your Skin and Circulation

Steam showers open capillaries, which leads to increased blood flow and improved circulation. The steam also removes toxins from your body and deep cleanses your skin. Spending just 20 minutes per week in a steam shower can clear up breakouts and blemishes. Picture feeling the moist heat soaking into your skin from the comfort of your own bathroom.

Recover from Exercise

Steam showers can help athletes recover from intense workouts. During strenuous exercise, metabolic waste accumulates in your muscles, which causes them to feel sore. Taking a steam shower can help your body get rid of this waste. The steam also allows stiff muscles and joints to relax.

Breathe Easier

If your sinuses are frequently congested, you could greatly benefit from a steam shower. The steam helps clear your nasal passages and reduces stuffiness, which allows for easier breathing. By choosing a steam shower, you can submerge yourself in healing steam each day and enjoy the relief that it brings.

Your Options for a Steam Shower

You have some options for creating your ideal steam shower. You can purchase a steam shower kit with units that are quick to install. Or, you could renovate your existing space and make it a steam shower with the right shower enclosure and a steam system.

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Choose Springfield Glass Company

At Springfield Glass Company, we set the standard for quality glass installation, repair, and design. If you are ready to transform your bathroom from ordinary to extravagant, contact our team today. We can create and install the perfect glass enclosure for your steam shower. Give us a call at (417) 883-6555.     

Compare and Contrast: Glass Shower Doors vs. Shower Curtains

If you’re choosing between a shower curtain and a glass shower door for your bathroom renovation, Springfield Glass Company can help. There are many factors to consider, including the style of your home, the layout of your bathroom, your budget, and your long-term plans. Today, we compare your options so you can make the best decision.

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The Pros of Glass Shower Doors

Let’s compare glass shower doors to shower curtains. First, shower curtains tend to emit a damp mildew smell over time, but you can easily clean a shower door with glass cleaner. Next, glass enclosures give your bathroom a modern, luxurious look — especially the frameless ones. The glass can make the compact space feel large while simultaneously fitting into tight areas. Furthermore, glass doors are a great way to showcase beautiful tile work on the inside of your shower, and they’re efficient at holding water within the shower area.      

Generally, you should choose a glass shower door when:

  • You have plenty of bathroom space
  • You plan to stay in your home for a long time
  • You want a clean, modern look

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The Pros of Shower Curtains

Shower curtains, on the other hand, are cost-effective options that typically appeal to families who bathe young children. It’s easy to move the curtain to one side so you can lean into the shower area or bathtub. With traditional shower curtains, there are endless variations of patterns, colors, and rods to choose from. You have flexibility for the configurations to connect in unusual spaces. Additionally, you can replace the plastic waterproof fabric at any time.

In general, it’s a good idea to choose a shower curtain if:

  • You have a smaller space
  • Your kids, pets, and/or elderly relatives share the bathroom
  • You want to easily change your bathroom layout in the future   

Which Is Better — A Glass Shower Door or a Curtain?

Ultimately, it’s about what you prefer and what best matches your budget and bathroom arrangement. Some people may desire a glass enclosure because it’s easier to clean, while others might appreciate the versatility of choosing different rod options and curtain sizes. Glass doors will cost more upfront, but they’re worthwhile for the long haul because they don’t accumulate mildew and soap scum like curtains do.   

As we’ve outlined, there are advantages and disadvantages to both, but we’re biased toward glass shower doors. At Springfield Glass Company, we’ve witnessed how they contribute beauty, style, and personalization to a bathroom. You can trust our team to design and install an elegant shower door just the way you want it.   

Get a Free Estimate on Glass Shower Doors 

Springfield Glass Company has over 30 years of experience in glass design, repair, and installation. Whether you’re looking for just a glass shower door or you’d like an entire free-standing shower with glass walls, our team of experts will handle everything from start to finish. Plus, all of our glass comes with a one-year warranty. Call (417) 883-6555 today or contact Springfield Glass Company online for a free estimate. 

Glass Shower Doors: How to Plan for a Bathroom Remodel

Planned renovation of a luxury modern bathroom

A bathroom renovation could be the perfect opportunity to implement a new look. Imagine having a translucent experience every time you enter and exit the shower. Adding a glass shower door could be the missing piece to the puzzle.   

DIY home remodeling can get complicated. So, after you plan the layout and choose your tiles, the pros at the Springfield Glass Company will gladly handle your glass shower door installation. Read today’s blog for some ideas and guidance as we discuss the role that shower doors can play in your bathroom remodel. 

Glass Shower Door: Evaluate Your Options

From making style choices to working out your budget, there are many things to consider when planning a bathroom renovation. Additionally, glass shower doors come in many shapes and sizes. Once you measure the available space, you can narrow down your options. A swinging shower door complements a classic bathroom, which can work for years to come. For a unique aesthetic, choose a glass door that slides.  

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Glass Shower Enclosure: Add Beauty to the Master Bath 

These days, floor-to-ceiling glass enclosures are trending up. If you’re remodeling, consider this seamless layout that makes the room look extra tall. A rectangular-shaped enclosure will look beautiful, and you can customize it to fit the blueprint for your master bathroom. Some designs feature a glass door that swings out, while other enclosures have a single glass panel wall.   

Glass Shower Door: Match the Style of Your Bathroom

A glass shower door can make your bathroom shimmer, and it can also provide the finishing touch to your remodeling project. Do you prefer a traditional or modern aesthetic? What color should the sinks, countertops, walls, and floors be? Do you want natural lighting? Give yourself time to think about a bathroom theme that matches your lifestyle. Glass shower doors can pair well with white and grey marble, for example. For a contemporary bathroom, opt for a frameless shower screen.  

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Get a Free Estimate on Glass Shower Doors 

Whether you’re looking for an elegant shower door or you’d like a full glass shower installed, the Springfield Glass Company is your solution. We’ve been serving southwest Missouri since 1985, and all our glass comes with a one-year warranty. Contact us online or call (417) 833-6555 for a free estimate on glass shower doors.

Glass Shower Doors: The Secret to a Clean Shower

Housewife washing and polishing a glass shower door

A glass shower door can add style and luxury to your bathroom, but even modern fixtures need proper cleaning. While it’s essential to clean your shower door, don’t neglect the creases, edges, shower walls, and floor. As moisture exposure affects your shower, unpleasant grime and dirt can build up in these areas. Today, the Springfield Glass Company provides some cleaning tips and tricks to leave your shower spotless.   

Use the Right Tools

Cleaning the shower is an unpleasant chore, but it goes much quicker when you use the right tools. Here’s what you’ll need: a double-sided sponge, tub and tile cleaner, baking soda, vinegar, distilled water, a spray bottle, and microfiber cloths. If you don’t have a sponge, use a brush instead. A brush with a diamond-shaped head can reach corners more easily than a flat-headed brush.

Give Your Shower a Deep Clean

It’s surprisingly simple to deep clean your shower immediately after you use it. Your job will be easier when the warm water has already loosened up stuck-on dirt and stains. First, use your favorite shower cleaner to spray down the glass door, walls, and fixtures. Then, wipe down the surfaces with a brush or sponge. For tough stains, let the mixture sit before scrubbing and rinsing.

We recommend giving your shower a deep clean once a month. Scrub the whole shower thoroughly and be sure to hit the gaps, crevices, and metal tracks.  

Quick Tip: Don’t use vinegar if your shower consists of stone.    

Use a Squeegee 

Have a squeegee close by and use it to wipe away the water each day. Mold and mildew love damp environments, and this 30-second task will help prevent them from appearing. For convenience, you can find clip-on squeegees that will hang in your shower. Also, consider leaving the door open post-shower to let it dry out. With drywall and doors, less soap scum will build up.

Create Your Shower Spray

You can also create a DIY daily shower spray by mixing ½ cup vinegar, 1 cup water, a little dish soap, and some drops of oil for a pleasant scent. Keep a spray bottle of this in your shower to mist down the glass door after squeegeeing.  

Springfield Glass Company Quick Tip: All cleaners contain chemicals, and some combos can be extremely dangerous to your health. Don’t mix the following household cleaners: 
  • Vinegar and Bleach
  • Ammonia and Bleach
  • Bleach and Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar
Certain shower surfaces require special care. Use cleaning solutions and scrubbers that won’t ruin your shower’s surface. 

Enhance Your Home with High-Quality Glass 

The Springfield Glass Company offers gorgeous residential glass for your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, or family room. Whether you prefer a framed or frameless shower door, we can also handle your glass shower door installation. Trust the glass experts and contact us for a free estimate today.    

Variables to Address When Considering Shower Doors

Variables to Address When Considering Shower Doors

Master bathroom with modern glass walk in shower

A plastic curtain may keep water off your bathroom floor, but a glass shower door provides a clean, modern, and stylish look for any bathroom design. From clear to frosted and textured, glass shower doors come in a variety of options. However, there are some key variables to address before you buy the right one. The Springfield Glass Company explains the details in today’s blog.

Glass Appearance

First, decide which glass appearance you prefer. Homeowners can choose from a variety of looks and textures. Clear glass can be appealing because it showcases tile and stonework in the shower. However, if you’re looking for an alternative, consider frosted, patterned, cast, or colored glass. This textured glass provides privacy and style in any bathroom.   

Glass Thickness

Shower doors and enclosures are usually built from tempered glass, which is tougher than standard glass. The glass thickness depends on structural and design factors, such as whether the door is framed, semi-frameless, or frameless.

Typically, there are two thickness options for frameless shower door glass: 3/8″ and 1/2″. 3/8″ glass is the minimum thickness that yields the stability of the glass door, while 1/2″ feels more deluxe.

Thinner glass is generally more cost-effective and can be used when the unit is framed, as the frame adds structural support and protects the glass edges.

Glass Maintenance

Glass maintenance is the final variable that should be examined when choosing types of glass for shower doors. As a homeowner, you don’t want to spend extra time and effort to keep your newly installed shower clean. Framed shower doors require regular cleaning and thorough scrubbing since they easily gather residue. Frameless glass showers, on the other hand, are increasing in popularity because they’re easier to maintain.

Once your shower is installed, you can add privacy film or etching to your glass to add another layer of protection.

Let the Experts Handle Your Glass Shower Door Installation

At Springfield Glass Company, we provide our customers with great service, outstanding quality and experienced workmanship. Whether you need a glass shower door or you’d like an entire stand-alone shower installed with glass walls, you can count on us to complete your project with care and excellence. Contact us today to see how we can give you the bathroom of your dreams!