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 an 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.
Browse through our sliding doors, shower enclosures and glass railing designs or visit our showroom in Toronto for more renovation ideas, and feel free to contact us to answer any questions you may have.