If you are looking to enclose a smaller shower stall, a swinging door
is the most common type of shower door that is used. However, if your bathroom is small, you may not have the
space for a door to swing outward. In this case, an inline shower door may make the most sense for you and may
help you to make the most out of the small space that you have. An inline shower door features two different
parts. The first is a stationary glass panel. This glass panel does not move. The second part is a sliding door.
The sliding door can move in front of the stationary panel when you want to enter or exit the shower. But it
slides into place to cover the opening when you are taking a shower, ensuring water doesn't spill out
everywhere. Make the most of your small bathroom with an inline shower door.
How Inline Glass Shower Door Could Be Finest Bathroom
Most inline shower doors consist of a glass door panel which is usually connected to one or multiple
glass panels at 180º. It is this arrangement that causes the glasses to form an inline glass design. An
inline shower door may be a single swinging door connected to a complete glass panel or full panels on
either side of the door. In some cases, the inline panels are notched at one end to accommodate a shower
seat, knee wall or any other design features that the client may deem fit for their requirements. The
inline doors are either framed or frameless.
Tips to install an inline shower door
When installing an inline shower door, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure glass is protected
throughout the process. It is best to keep any cardboard backing on the glass during the installation
process to help keep panes from becoming damaged should they happen to slip out of the hands of the
installer. This will also aid in keeping scratching from occurring on the glass during the installation
process. The cardboard can be removed in its entirety after the door has been positioned and a secure
grip is conducted by someone so the glass does not slide from the doorway. Each type of glass door will
require that hardware is properly placed to keep panes secure. Instructions will be sent with glass
panes for this reason. It is best to read over the material before attempting to install the glass
shower doors. Cutting away portions of the cardboard protecting the glass can be done to expose areas
where hardware will need to be inserted or attached.
It is best to check over the contents included with
the shower door before starting the installation process. This way, if a piece had been accidentally
omitted, it can be ordered before the door is positioned to be installed. This will save the installing
people time and trouble. Whether a single pane door or a sliding shower door is being installed, it is helpful
a partner on-hand to help with the process. This person can hold the glass pane in place while the other person
attaches any hardware necessary to keep the shower door in place. Each person should read over all instructions
in full before starting the shower door installation process. This way if any questions need to be answered, a
call can be made to the supplier beforehand. Tools will also be able to be obtained before installing the door
into place as well. One person will need to remain inside of the shower, while the other guides the glass into
place from the exterior portion of the shower. Hardware can be kept on a shower shelf or inside of a plastic bag
and taped to the shower door for ease of accessibility.