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August 12, 2017 18:06

Glass doors for bathroom and toilet : sliding for bathrooms , installation

Doors for bathroom
  • Species
  • Pros
  • Cons
  • Security
  • The interior
  • Setting his hands
  • Care

doors for bathrooms and toilets are usually made made of wood materials.However, to serve such a door in a room with high humidity, which include a bathroom, it can not last long.If we talk about the design of wooden doors, it should be noted the scarcity and monotony range.

Metal doors also very impractical in the decoration of the bathroom: all the same humidity is the reason because of which there is corrosion, which results shows the fragility of the type of doors.plastic doors also have their drawbacks, chief among them - a rapid loss of its original appearance and durability.

Glass doors

Pro door to the toilet and bathroom in the other read our article.You learn about the features of choice and are familiar with the types of doors, which are suitable for installation in the bathroom.

With each passing day more and more common are the doors made of glass. In Russia the tendency to establish a glass door in a residential interior came from the West, where it has actively been in use for a long enough time.

dwell on that, what are the specifics and what are the advantages of glass doors in comparison with doors made of other materials.


To understand in a variety of glass doors and to understand which model is right for you, let's, for a start, look at the classification of glass doors.

by device type, glass doors can be:

  • swing - with one or two doors equal or different in width;
  • pendulum - consist of one / two flaps and can be opened both inward and outward;
  • sliding - door leaf installed in the roller mechanism at the top and bottom, by which they can be moved along the length of one wall;
  • sliding - have a roller mechanism and two flaps that are moved apart in opposite directions.
Swing glass doors
Pendulum glass doors
Sliding glass door
Sliding glass doors with two flaps

Regardless of the type of device the glass doors can also vary in shape.

There are two varieties:

  • flat;
  • radius (which have a curved, rounded form).
The curved shape of the doors

The size of the glass doors do not differ from other internal doors.The exception is the door radius: the specificity of their production allows to make doors in size from 100 to 600 centimeters.

distinctive feature glass doors is the absence of the usual box, into which is inserted into the door. Fasteners glass doors made directly to the wall.Accessories for this kind of door is no different from hardware for doors of other species, but it has some of the nuances.In order to ensure reliable fastening of the door it is recommended to use a proprietary hardware.

Glass door fittings


If we talk about the advantages of glass doors, you can select characteristics such as:

  1. Environmentally friendly material.
  2. Moisture.
  3. durability.
  4. strength, so considerably less bulk doors.
  5. variety of models.
  6. Easy care.

course, transparency of doors in the bathroom may confuse many, but, using the opportunities of glass processing, we are able to realize any, even the most daring design projects.

Glass doors for bathroom

currently known technologies of processing glass surfaces make it possible to make them translucent and completely opaque.

It can be as frosting glass by treatment with blasters and water-resistant paints pictures, gluing variety of decorative films, putting some stained glass and fusing (fusing glass in various shades in a single fabric).


One disadvantage of glass doors, as, indeed, and doors made of other materials, is the appearance of condensate after we took a bath or shower.

This problem is eliminated simply: need to either install a good ventilation system in the bathroom, or ventilate the room bathroom, leaving the door open.

misted door

Wipe the door cloth is not, as recommendedcan remain divorces, which naturally affect the aesthetic perception.You can certainly find a way to solve this problem and install the door with a special coating that prevents the appearance of condensation.Then, these problems will not arise at all.The cost of such doors is true above.

Another striking feature of glass doors is a higher price compared to wooden or plastic counterparts. Given the above merits of the glass doors, each is free to choose and determine what value for money is more appropriate for him.

Glass doors


material for the manufacture of doors stands plexiglass, polycarbonate, tempered glass or laminated glass . These materials are characterized by very high strength, respectively, to crack a door, you need to try very hard.

In order to make the glass doors even stronger and safer, in the manufacture of doors on its surface is glued special film Armour, which in the case which holds the glass, so that it is not shattered around and injure others.

Tempered glass doors

The interior

Using the glass door in the bathroom is often due not only to the advantages set out above, but also the ability to solve non-standard design applications.Very unusual looks such a door in the interior of premises, especially in intimate areas such as bath and toilet.

The door to the sauna

Besides the fact that the door itself is a decoration, it is also very harmonious will fit almost any decor, adding to it and decorating. chrome hardware will be as well as possible combined with chrome accents in the interior of the bathroom (it can handle, towel holders, shelves).

Example glass door

features and options of doors made of glass mass, as well as options for bathroom design, respectively, the door can be a bright and at the same time an inseparable element of the design.It should also be noted that the reverse side of the door will border with space corridor, which could not only embarrass but also to emphasize the elegance and well thought-out style of the whole apartment as a whole.

Example bathroom design

important that small thickness (of 7-10 mm), doors helps increase and visually expand the space of the corridor and the most bathroom.

An example of the glass doors in the interior

must take into account the accumulation of condensation on the surface of the door and include the design project for effective ventilation when designing a bathroom, it was not necessary to ventilate the bathroom every time after using it.

Setting his hands

To begin with, we note that to set their own glass doors is not recommended, it takes some experience and skill in this matter.Installing the door glass has a number of nuances.

Work on installing glass doors should be carried out as follows:

  • first need to install the fasteners.To do this, you must take into account the type of the selected door, to understand where we are going to install mounting mechanisms: on the walls themselves, or the top and bottom of the roller mechanisms.Particular care is necessary to calculate the mounting position, becauseadjust them further possible not provided.
  • now proceed to mount the door.Without help we can not do, becausethe door is heavy and fragile (especially its corner portions).
  • At the last stage of the adjustment will be required to establish and accessories. This is a fairly simple step, which can be managed independently.

Mounting attachment
Adjusting accessories


Particular attention should be paid to maintenance of glass doors.Here all is simple: occasionally enough to wipe the door napkin with special means to permanently preserve the pristine purity and front views.

Caring for the door
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Caring for chrome accessories means for glass, otherwise the surface stains and will fade with time.They are best processed with a dry cloth.

sliding and rotating mechanisms required periodically lubricated with special oil, becauseThey are constantly under the influence of moisture.Particular care require doors covered with special paints or decorative paints.Care for them should be carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the door manufacturers.

performing these simple steps to care for glass doors you will be able to permanently preserve their efficiency and attractive appearance.