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Most doors are made from safety glass which will most likely not break and even if it does it will break into pieces that are not sharp enough to hurt you. Glass has however a fair amount of advantages. Its look is unmatched and the effort necessary to keep it clean is tiny compared to all the other materials. The only downside glass has compared to plastic or similar materials is its price which is like 30%-50% above the price of plastic shower doors. Clear Or Frosted Glass? This is more or less a matter of taste. There are a couple of things to consider.
Glass doors are more durable than acrylic ones and can give extra support in case of slipping. Both types can have a variety of styles and materials used in order to look good and be more functional. Homeowners also have the choice to have a framed or frameless sliding door. Those with frames usually look sturdier but they can be a lot bulkier too. All the frames on all the edges will give extra support to the glass but if you have a small bathroom area this would eat up space. Frameless sliding shower doors on the other hand will give you that sleek look but equally durable attachments to the ground and the ceiling giving the right support for the heavy glass. These frameless sliding glass doors can give better aesthetics to your bathroom.
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Many doors fall into the $300 and $600 range although you may find a few that cost more or less than this amount. For example DreamLines Vision collection features the white sliding tub door. Like many of its doors this series is constructed of tempered glass and anodized aluminum profiles and frames with a choice of finishes. The integrated rollers allow smooth and quiet operation while the glass is available as clear or frosted. These doors are good for shower cubicles or smaller corner baths as they are available in 72 or 58 inches. This Vision model costs less than $300. If you have a walk in shower or other enclosure you may consider one of DreamLines other collection. The Infinity has a complete shower enclosure that includes a shower door and matching center drain tray.