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The hinges you choose for your glass shower door can make or break the overall look of your bathroom. There are several factors to consider including the weight of your doors, how far they will open, and the style of your shower. Ultimately, your decision will come down to the type of hinge that best suits your needs.

A little detail like a shower door hinge might not seem important but when you're building the perfect glass enclosure, it can make or break the overall look. That’s why we offer a wide range of hinge options to complement your shower design, including pivot hinges, glass-to-glass hinges and full back hinges in different thicknesses.

Pivot hinges allow the shower door to swing open in either direction and are ideal for smaller spaces or where a full-back hinge wouldn’t be possible. They’re also a great option for frameless doors and glass-to-glass showers. Glass-to-glass hinges are more narrow than pivots and offer a cleaner look. They are the most common type of glass shower door hinges and can be used with a wide variety of hinge styles. Full back hinges are typically used on framed doors with metal frames and can support heavier doors than glass-to-glass hinges.

Stainless steel hinges are the most durable and corrosion-resistant option. They can withstand the wear and tear of repeated use, even in wet environments. These types of hinges are suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

When choosing your glass shower hinge, it’s important to consider the weight of your door and the location in your space. Pivot hinges and glass-to-glass hinges are best for lighter doors while full-back hinges can accommodate heavier doors.

Once your shower door is positioned and leveled, it’s time to install the hardware. Mark the locations for the screw holes on the wall and the hinges. Use a power drill to make the holes and screw in the anchors, being careful not to over tighten the hinge plate screws. When the anchors are in place, reinstall the hinge plates and tighten the clamp plate screws. Once the hinges are tight, you can remove any shims that were used. To maintain the proper operation of your shower door and keep it looking clean, lubricate the hinges with silicone lubricant at least once a month.

Shower door hinges are the hardware that support the swinging movement of your frameless or framed glass shower doors. They can come in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes to match your bathroom’s aesthetic and complement the other hardware in your room. The type of hinge you choose affects other installation requirements for your shower design, as well as cost.

Pivot hinges are a popular option for frameless glass shower doors because they offer a sleek appearance and can be adjusted easily to move the door closer or further away from the shower wall or tub. Pivot doors also require less space to open than a hinged door, making them a better option for smaller bathrooms. Additionally, they don’t have any metal hinges that can collect gunk or grime and are easier to clean than traditional hinged doors.This is especially important for showers that are used frequently by children, seniors, or anyone with limited mobility.

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