Glass Shower Doors, Stair Railings, even Glass Awnings!
Shower Doors of Canada (Toronto): we manufacture and install glass showers and bathtub enclosures, custom trackless sliding shower doors, frameless folding shower doors, shower bases, and glass stair railings. Browse our site to get bathroom renovation (416) 781-9833 or 877.781.9833 to learn more!
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We can make glass bathtub enclosures to fit standard and oversized tubs in widths up to 84 inches and heights up to 80 inches. Frameless styles can be sized up to 72" wide. The rollers for sliding the glass panels are top hung, and glide smoothly even with heavy loads. If you don't like the look of sliders, or if you have an extra large or uniquely shaped bath, perhaps a bathtub screen will suit you better. A single shield or double, curved or scalloped at the top or side, fixed or hinged, with or without handles or knobs - the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Railings made of glass do not have to be perfectly straight and they are certainly not boring. Your design can incorporate curves and plenty of other optional features to make the finished product a truly interesting and unique design element in your home (or business). Glass panels can be installed in so many different ways that the perfect combination for your situation is just waiting to be discovered. Browse through our photos to be inspired.
Exterior and interior stair and balcony railings made of glass often look ultra modern, but not always. When the glass panels are combined with metal posts and chrome accents, they do evoke a clean, contemporary look. On the other hand, when glass is paired with wooden caps in dark tones, the look is more to the sophisticated, and with no caps or rails at all, the railings fade away leaving the spotlight on the surrounding features: the front door, porch and garden, for example, or your interior decor. Glass railings allow more light into the stairwell and make any room seem larger.
To frame or not to frame. Here are the key differences. A standard framed enclosure for your shower or bathtub is the more affordable choice as compared to a custom design (because of the cost savings of volume production, not because of differences in quality). Standard framed enclosures are in stock and can be delivered in 3 to 5 days, while a frameless setup cannot be measured and ordered until the tile or marble has been installed, and then takes a few weeks. Both framed and frameless are made with tempered safety glass, but the frameless enclosure uses a heavier glass. Only frameless doors can be configured to swing both inwards and outwards, whereas framed doors must swing outwards only. From the interior design perspective, frameless enclosures bring a more open feeling to the room, with cleaner lines and less metal. Either one is an excellent choice for your bathroom renovation.
Most do-it-yourselfers will find it reasonably east to install a standard framed shower or bathtub enclosure. Accurate measurements are critical for installing glass, but if your dimensions are standard, this element of the equation is greatly simplified. You will need to drill and screw into the tile or marble wall, and finish the project with silicone sealant. If you have some experience in this area, your installation should go smoothly. We do recommend professional installation of frameless and custom enclosures. Labour accounts for a relatively small portion of the overall cost of your custom shower doors, and our extremely experienced installers are well worth the price for what they deliver, starting with accurate measurements before the custom product is ordered. For our talented crew, no glass panel is too big, no angle is too tight, no job is too tricky.
Our Toronto showroom is open Monday through Saturday in the Dufferin Business Centre. We're on the west side of the road, just north of Eglinton. Here you'll find dozens of examples of glass enclosures, all on display side by side so you can see for yourself how they look in person, and consider how they will function in your space. Bring along your design ideas, and your wish list, and we'll be happy to help you decide between sliders and screens, framed and frameless, clear and etched, and so much more.
Designs on your glass shower doors add a touch of elegance to your bathroom, no matter whether it is located in your home or your commercial office building. We have a very full catalogue of patterns for sandblasting or carving designs onto the glass panels, which you can see here. The catalogue is organized into nature, people, graphic and commercial design sketches. You can also provide us with your own ideas for a custom pattern or image that makes your shower enclosure one of a kind.
Sliding doors aren't just for bathtubs. They can also be built for full standing showers. Sliders are an excellent design option for compact areas, where a swinging door is not feasible or is simply inconvenient for maneouveuring in a limited space. Available in framed, frameless and semi-frameless styles, 2-panel, 3-panel and 4-panel configurations, straight and curved - you will be surprised to see how many varieties of sliding doors we have! Many of today's sliding doors operate on quiet and smooth roller bearings, and have improved or eliminated the lower track for much easier cleaning.
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