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Frameless vs. Framed Showers: What To Know

Whether you’re redoing your entire bathroom or upgrading your bath area, the type of shower that you choose plays a considerable role in the overall feel, aesthetic, and function of the room. In Maryland, the most popular showers homeowners choose between are framed and frameless. To find a shower that’s best for you and your bathroom, you should always consider a few important components.

Frameless vs. Framed Showers: The Basics

Choosing whether to install a framed or frameless shower in your bathroom can be challenging, especially if you’re unsure of what you want. Knowing more about the varying kinds of showers available is a good first step to determine what feels best for your bathroom. The following provides some basic details on frameless and framed showers.

Frameless Showers:

  • Formed with large pieces of tempered glass
  • Do not require metal framing or panels for support
  • Have a sleek, modern appearance with no bulky metal in the way

Framed Showers:

  • Formed with large sheets of tempered glass that cannot stand on their own
  • Require metal framing around the edges of the glass panels for support
  • Have a more rustic appearance

Different Shower Doors and Their Advantages

The type of shower you choose will not only vary in appearance but also in terms of benefits. The benefits of frameless and framed shower doors can include the following:

Frameless Showers:

  • Come in a Wide Range of Designs: Frameless showers are extremely customizable because very few parts go into creating them. This allows them to take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs.
  • Easier to Open and Close: Because frameless showers have a wider range of motion than framed showers, they are often easier to open and close. They also don’t get stuck as easily because there is no frame with water buildup to cause issues.
  • They Don’t Rust: Frameless showers don’t use metal framing, meaning they don’t have the same rust issues as framed showers do. This makes them much easier to maintain and gives them substantial longevity.
  • Can Upgrade the Appearance of Any Bathroom: No matter its size, color scheme, or theme, a frameless shower can upgrade any bathroom with its chic, all-glass appearance that opens up a room.

Framed Showers:

  • Quick Installation: For homeowners that want a quick fix, framed shower doors have a fast installation process. This allows you to upgrade your bathroom and get back to using it as soon as possible.
  • Cost-Effective: Framed showers can be a more cost-effective option depending on your chosen design because their installation is quick, and the glass panels aren’t as heavy as frameless showers.

Interested in Frameless Showers?

When creating the bathroom from your dreams, you must consider what kind of shower will look best and what will make you feel most comfortable. At Maryland Frameless Showers, we specialize in the installation of frameless showers and are passionate about building amazing bathrooms for our clients. Contact us now if you’re finally ready to replace your old shower and enhance your bathroom with a frameless one.

Great service, great prices!
I called several local MoCo companies and none compare to the services I got from MFS. Don’t waste your time shopping around, MFS is the best.

- Rafael Morales

Quote to install- everything promised was delivered. Love the new door.

- John Alfriend

Amazing work, from the quote to the install. The door is awesome, everything we were promised about the door was delivered. Thank you…

- Larry Hountz

Great experience, from the day of the measurement to final installation. One minor issue that I didn’t even catch, but the team pointed it out to me and had a replacement part installed within a week. Very happy – looks great!

- Paul Barbera

MFS are the best when it comes to custom glass enclosures!! There work is always top notch and beautiful!! I would highly recommend them to anyone!!

- David

After talking with several shower door company’s, I am very glad that I decided to go with Maryland Frameless Showers. There was great communication throughout the entire process. I like that the owner, Jim, came out to measure my shower and listened to what i wanted. He did what other companies told me was not possible! The price was fair and no one tried to “upsell” me products that I did not need. Our new shower looks fantastic and I highly recommend this company.

- Bev Jordan

Very, very pleased. Everyone we talked to was so responsive, friendly, and knew exactly what they were talking about. Finished product is fantastic and price was very fair. I will be recommending you all to anyone who asks.

- Noah Karchmer

Thank you for frameless doors and showers they did a wonderful job the workmanship is beautiful. They were very fast and very dependable the owner of the company is a beautiful person with accurate measurements the glass fit right in place and me and my wife is very happy. We looked at a lot of shower door companies and Frameless shower door who we chose. And again thank you frameless shower doors for a beautiful job well done I will use you again.

- Tremont Brown

I love my new shower enclosure. Everyone was professional from estimate to installation and willing to go the extra mile to accommodate my preinstall tile repair. My master bath looks fantastic!

- Fran Watki ouns

Excellent Service!! Very professional, personable, proficient and most importantly experienced. This was such an easy process from coming out to take the measurements to the installation. Service was amazing and the custom shower glass was ordered and it came in so fast. It looks amazing! I received the look that I wanted, so chic and classy! I am definitely satisfied and I highly recommend this company.

- Shaun Taylor

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