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Shower and Tub Enclosures

Sliding Enclosures are offered in 3/16", 1/4" and 3/8" thick glass. The 3/16" and 1/4" have 2 sliding panels and the 3/8" option has 1 sliding panel and 1 or more fixed panels.

3/16" SE and TE sliders

The 3/16" Shower and Tub Enclosures come with a towel bar and handle applied to the glass.

Framed Sliding Shower

1/4" TESE and TETE sliders

The 1/4" Traditional Euro Shower and Tub Enclosures come with a through the glass towel bar and knob The header is Euro - Rounded style.

Euro Sliding Shower

3/8" Hydroslide

The 3/8" Hydroslide comes with a sliding door and 1 or more fixed panels depending on the configuration. It is an excellent choice for compact areas and has clean, sleek lines. It comes in 4 colors: Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Brass.

Inline 180 Hydroslide

Here is the Hydroslide in a 90 degree corner configuration

Corner 90 Hydroslide

3/8" Skyline

The 3/8" Skyline comes with a sliding door and 1 or more fixed panels depending on the configuration. It comes in 2 colors: Polishes Stainless Steel (Chrome) and Brushed Stainless Steel.

Inline 180 Skyline

Swing Door Enclosures are offered in 3/16", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" thick glass. The 3/16 and 1/4 Enclosures are referred to as semi frameless and the 3/8 and 1/2 are heavy glass frameless enclosures.

3/16" and 1/4" Swing Door Only

The 3/16" Swing Door comes with an applied handle while the 1/4" Door comes with a 6" through the glass back-to-back pull. The 3/16" and 1/4" doors can fit 26" to 36" wide openings.

3/16 Swing Door Only

3/8" and 1/2" Heavy Glass Swing Door Only

The 3/8" and 1/2" Swing Doors come with 2 heavy glass Hinges (maybe 3 for large doors) and can fit openings between 24" to 36". An aluminum strike is typically used for the door to swing shut against and create a tight seal. Some people prefer no strike and the door can swing in and out. A 6" or 8" back-to-back pull comes standard.

This heavy glass door has a strike

Heavy Glass Door with Towel Bar/Pull Handle Combo

This 1/2" Satin Etch Door has no Strike and Swings in and out. It is floor to ceiling (30" x 90") and obscures the toilet behind.

Heavy Glass Door with Towel Bar/Pull Handle Combo

Door and Inline Panel (CDI & HG180)

When there is a straight opening into the shower wider than 36", a door and fixed inline panel is required. Even on openings less than 36" a door and panel may be required as there may be obstructions that won't allow for a large door. Oftentimes, the inline panel will need to be notched to sit on a seat, tub or countertop.

Here is a 1/4" Door and notched inline panel

1/4 Door and Notched Panel

Here is a Heavy Glass Door and Notched Panel. On large openings where the fixed panel exceeds 20 square feet, a 1/2" thick fixed panel may be desired to reduce wobble when the door shuts against the panel.

1/4 Door and Notched Panel

Corner Shower Enclosure (CDI90 & HG90)

A corner shower enclosure includes a Door and Inline Panel plus a 90 degree return panel.

Here is a 1/4" Door Corner Shower

1/4 Door Corner Shower

Here is a Heavy Glass (3/8") Corner Shower

Heavy Glass Corner Shower

See View Headerless Enclosure

Usually when a heavy glass door hinges from a fixed panel as opposed to a wall, a header is required unless the fixed panel goes to the ceiling for support. However, if we use 1/2" glass on the fixed panel along with special heavy duty clips and the panel and door are not to large, we can install the "See View". Criteria that must be met for this type of enclosure:
1) Must use 1/2" glass on the fixed panel from which the door hinges
2) Fixed Panel cannot exceed 22" in width and 84" in height
3) Door cannot exceed 30" in width
4) Fixed Panel must have bottom support

Here is a See View with door closing into 90 degre return panel

See View Headerless Shower

This See View is quite big measuring 48x60x84

See View Headerless Shower

Neo Angle Shower Enclosures

A Neo Angle Shower Enclosure is a fairly common configuration where a door is typically centered between 2 fixed panels at a 135 degree angle. Insight Glass provides and installs these enclosures in all glass thicknesses (3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2). These enclosures can also be installed without a header ("See View" style) if they meet the See View requirements noted above.

Here is a Neo Angle Shower with 3/16" Clear Glass

Neo Unit with 3/16 Clear Glass

Here is a Heavy Glass Neo Angle Enclosure

Neo Angle Enclosure with Heavy Glass

Custom Shower Enclosures

The shower configurations described above are the most common but there are countless variations to these configurations. Here are some pictures of custom showers.

Here is a Custom Shower with Heavy Glass on 3 Sides.

JHeavy Glass 3 Sides

If you have any questions, please call us at (707) 746-6571 or take a minute to send us a quick email. We would love to hear from you.

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