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Semi-Frameless Shower Glass Enclosures: Frequently Asked Questions

Aug 1, 2013 8:57:00 AM Posted by: Laura Barefoot

Semi Frameless Shower Door EnclosureWhat is a semi-frameless glass shower enclosure?

A semi-frameless shower enclosure consists of tempered safety glass with a header on top of the unit for increased stability. Unlike the door of the framed enclosure, the semi-frameless door has no channel at the top or bottom, or on the handle side. It is a smart choice if you want the elegance of a frameless glass shower enclosure but have design or budget constraints.

How is it installed?

Our experienced installation experts install your semi-frameless glass shower enclosure perfectly the first time, usually in only a few hours.

Does it leak?

No. You do not have to worry about any leakage issues when Barefoot & Company’s professionals install your semi-frameless shower enclosure. Our experts ensure a smoothly operating leak-free enclosure for many years to come.

What are the benefits?

The semi-frameless shower enclosure provides space-saving design and can be installed in situations where other enclosures would not fit. It gives your bathroom the open, sophisticated look of a frameless shower at a more affordable price point. Not just good looking, it is practical because it is water tight and easily cleaned. This enclosure complements any design style.

Is it available in custom sizes and shapes?

Yes and no.  You can design a semi-framless shower glass enclosure in virtually any height, width and shape within the limitations of your current space. For example, the shower width and shape is really determined by how the actual shower unit is laid out. It is not feasible to put a new semi-frameless shower in a space where there are no angles greater than 90 degrees. Also, you cannot put a corner shower in a space that is between two walls. 

Custom shaped showers are possible, but you need to make sure it is accounted for in the design and build.  We can show you the various options during an on-site design consultation which, along with our estimate, is free.

What types of finishes are available to choose from?

We have an array of lustrous metal finishes for you to choose from, including aged pewter, oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, gold, chrome, platinum, black and bone. We have numerous styles of clear or tinted glass in various patterns and levels of privacy.

Is the semi-frameless glass shower enclosure available in different thicknesses?

Standard thicknesses for semi-frameless glass enclosures are ¼ inch.

Do you have additional questions you would like to have answered?

We would love to hear your questions or comments about Semi-Frameless Shower glass enclosures. Please leave us a note below, and we will happily answer any additional questions you may have.


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As the Quality Assurance Representative and Marketing Manager for three years, Laura oversees and manages all aspects of the company's quality assurance system  as a  NHQ Certified contractor for Quality Assurance. Furthermore, she designs and manages custom closets and is the New Construction Builder Design Center Liaison. Laura brings exceptional marketing expertise to the company and lives the company’s mission statement. She holds a BS in Marketing from Clemson University and an MBA in Sports Business Management from San Diego State University.  Laura's professional...  VIEW FULL BIO HERE

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