Shower Door of Canada: we manufacture and install glass shower enclosures, trackless sliding shower doors, frameless folding doors for showers and tubs, glass stair railings, glass deck railing and custom glass products of all kinds. Browse our site for design inspiration! (416) 781-9833 or 877-781-9833
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When you're designing a glass railing for your deck, the first step is deciding on the style you prefer, not only of the glass inserts (clear or obscured, as a start), but also of the posts and rails, the caps, and the hardware. Your home may be best suited to the minimalist feel of a frameless system that virtually disappears from view, or maybe you are partial to wooden handrails and posts. You might want to make a trip to our Toronto showroom (open Monday through Friday until 5:30, and Saturday mornings), where you'll find dozens of examples of glass enclosures on display. In a side by side comparison, you can see how they look in real life, and consider how they will function in your space. Bring along your design ideas, and we'll be happy to help you create your custom look.
A railing made of glass does not have to be perfectly straight and is certainly never 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.
A price for your shower glass, even if it's custom, can be determined from your estimated measurements; however, accurate finished width and height information is critical when placing your order. You'll also want to take some measurements around the shower area at the design stage, so you can confirm that there is sufficient room for a glass door or doors to swing outward, and adequate space for towel racks and other bathroom necessities. For personal attention, we invite you to contact us through our website, give us a call at 877.781.9833, or visit our showroom.
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.
Most do-it-yourselfers will find it reasonably easy 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.
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 manoeuvring 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.
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.