Since your bathroom is a reflection of your style, selecting a unique shower enclosure, tub enclosure and proper hardware is paramount. The timeless beauty of glass combined with A Cut Above Glass’s design simplicity creates an enclosure that is not only elegant, but also easy to maintain. Almost any shower door hardware and glass type can be combined to match your decor in a stylish way. Our commitment is to provide you with quality that you can feel and see every time you use your enclosure. Our goal on all of our installations is to build beauty that lasts a lifetime. We have provided you with as much information as possible to help you with your decision making process.
Framed & Frameless Shower Doors
What is the primary difference between a framed shower door and frameless shower door?
A framed shower door is constructed of thinner less expensive glass 1/8″ to 3/16″ thick and utilizes metal to strengthen the enclosure.
A frameless shower door enclosure is made up of 3/8″ to ½” thick tempered and polished safety glass which is strong and sturdy enough to use minimal metal only to secure panels in place instead of strengthening them.
Shower Door Rennovation
After many years of replacing old and broken down framed shower doors, we have perfected a method of re installing a frameless European enclosure without much of even a hint that anything was ever changed. The trick to replacing the framed enclosure is in the placement of the frameless unit as not to see the discoloration that the framed unit left behind. Notice in our before and after pictures that the shower door is mounted on cultured marble. We have also perfected a way to install a frameless door on cultured marble without delaminating the marble from the mounting surface.
Leaking Shower Doors
When responding to the typical call we receive regarding leaking shower doors, the first question we ask is: What kind of shower do you own? Framed or frameless? Typically a framed shower that is leaking has seals that have broken down or fallen off and or the silicone sealing the framework to the stone has failed. In either case it is relatively easy to repair. If the shower enclosure is a frameless unit, things can be a little more difficult. We see time after time, frameless shower door have been installed on top of a threshold that is either not level or even sloping outwards towards the bathroom floor. In this case usually a polyurethane sweep has been used to try and stop the water from leaking onto the floor. We recommend replacing the sweep with an aftermarket threshold. These thresholds are available in colors to match most any hardware finish available. If the silicone has failed once again the leak is easy to repair.