If you are shopping for a shower door, you may have noticed that many of the popular options these days are frameless. It would be easy to pass this off as simply being what's "in style" right now. And indeed, frameless shower doors are trendy. But they are also so much more than that. Frameless shower doors also have some functional and maintenance-related benefits, which you can read about below.
Frameless shower doors make a space feel more open
Bathrooms tend to be on the small side. If yours feels a little too closed off, using a frameless shower door can help. The frameless shower door will give you a clear view of the shower. That view won't be impeded by a border or frame of any sort. People often find that they feel more relaxed and less closed-off in their bathroom once a frameless shower door is installed.
Frameless shower doors offer less opportunity for mold growth
Mold loves to grow around the frames of shower doors. This makes sense because moisture accumulates between the frame and the glass, and moisture breeds mold. Frameless shower doors do not have those creases and crevices where moisture can accumulate. This means that frameless shower doors are much less likely to get moldy. That's good news since mold is not only ugly but also bad for your health and hard to clean up.
Frameless shower doors suffer less corrosion
Most frameless shower doors have a few fasteners or bolts that may corrode or rust eventually. However, they do not have entire frames made of metal. As such, you'll have far fewer issues with corroded metal and the resulting streaks when you choose a frameless shower door over a framed one.
Frameless shower doors are easy to clean
Since these doors are plain and flat, all you need to do to clean one is spray it down with some cleaner and wipe the cleaner away. You don't have to use a cotton swab to clean in the creases or gaps. You don't have to use a toothbrush to get grime out of the gaps either. Since frameless shower doors are so easy to clean, most people are able to keep them a lot cleaner.
If you like the benefits above, then a frameless shower door may be the right choice for you. Look at a few models, see which one you like, and bring it home.
Visit a local home improvement store to learn more about frameless shower doors.