Semi Frameless Shower Doors. There exists a fair amount of confusion whenever discussing the terms Somewhat Frameless and Frameless bath enclosures. For example , our business lead shower enclosure project office manager at Insight Glass lately told me we need to stop with reference to our heavy glass enclosures (3/8” or 1/2" glass) as frameless when we set up them with U-Channel as the client is confused when they view the metal. Customers are also baffled when we install a semi frameless shower enclosure and they notice metal around the entire housing. So , with a few pictures plus some descriptions, hopefully we can crystal clear this up as the last thing we would like at Insight Glass is really a confused customer.
A Frameless shower enclosure is a little more challenging to define as it may possess metal (u-channel) around the set panels and it may even possess a header for safety/support factors. In order to qualify as being frameless, the glass thickness should be 3/8” or 1/2" and also the door must be attached through hinges only - absolutely no metal around the door. Notice pictures below of bathtub enclosures that are all regarded as Frameless.