USA: Shower Doors: Shower Door Manufacturers
ABOUT SHOWER DOORS
Shower doors are usually made of safety glass, which is between one quarter and three eighths of an inch thick. The glass may be clear, with moulded pattern, or with sand blasted pattern. Fittings for shower doors are normally of rust-proof chromium-plated brass. The shower doors may be frameless, or may be fitted with aluminium frames. Shower door frames are available in a wide range of finishes and colors including white and gold. In some cases the shower door will form part of a larger glass unit comprising the door and one or more glass side panels creating a shower enclosure.
The leading shower door manufacturers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of shower doors, including online catalogs, colours and materials for shower doors, and care and maintenance of shower doors.
LEADING SHOWER DOOR MANUFACTURERS
Alumax Shower Doors. Alumax Bath Enclosures, based in Magnolia, Arkansas, is a leading manufacturer of shower doors and shower enclosures. The Alumax line of bath and shower enclosures is presented in four categories: Sliding Bath Enclosures, Pivot & Hinge Shower Doors, StikStall Series Shower Doors, and Designline Heavy Glass Shower Doors.
The Alumax website has a Product Selector to help users the right shower door for their installation. It also has a Fiberglass & Acrylic Cross Reference section which shows which Alumax Bath Enclosure model and size will fit the user's fiberglass or acrylic module. A section of the website produces an image showing combinations of unit finish and glass pattern. Unit finishes include: silver, satin, brushed nickel, gold, white, black, cream, almond, wrought iron, and platinum. Glass patterns include: clear, obscure, rain, glue chip, aquatex, reed, flutex, storm, and mist.
Artistcraft Shower Doors. Artistcraft, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has been manufacturing a range of frameless glass shower doors for 15 years. Its website gives details of a wide range of shower doors, on contemporary and traditional design. Artistcraft Shower Stalls are shipped with: Safety Glass Panels, Non-rust Hinge Components, Mildew Resistant Silicone, Fastening Clips or U Channel, and Vinyl Seals & Adjustment Shims.
The Artistcraft website is organized into the following main sections: Shower Doors & Enclosures, Shower Bases & Walls, Glass & Sandblasted Designs, Steam Showers, Hinges Handles & Hardware, Bathroom Accessories, Installation Tools, Sealants Tapes & Wall Anchors, and Cleaning Materials. The Artistcraft How-To Library contains articles on Guidelines for Designing your Shower, and How to Maintain your Shower so that it Looks and Lasts.
Basco Shower Doors. Basco, which is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, is a leading US manufacturer of shower enclosures and shower doors. It was founded in 1955 by Bill Rohde, who became a large supplier of shower doors to Montgomery Ward. In 1988 it created the first curved glass bath enclosure, called Countours. The Basco website is organized into the following main sections: Sliding Enclosures, Swing Doors, Door & Panel Enclosures, Virtual Showroom, Finish & Glass Options, and Product Gallery.
Basco Shower Doors are made of safety glass panels, between a quarter and half and inch thick. They may be framed or frameless; the frameless panels have polished edges. The aluminium frames are available in more than 20 colors, and the glass is available in clear or patterned designs. The Basco website includes a downloadable measuring guide for shower doors,
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