Traditionally, glass fixtures such as doors, windows, and shower enclosures featured heavy-duty aluminum frames around their interior and exterior edges. However, this has changed as most glass fittings today don’t have these aluminum frames. Even those that are framed don’t have complete structures.
Frameless and semi-frameless glass fixtures have become very common in both residential and commercial buildings. They are used to design a wide range of glass fixtures, including showers, doors, windows, pool fences, staircase guardrails, balustrades, among others. This article looks at the advantages of frameless and semi-frameless glass.
Advantage of Frameless Glass
Frameless glass fixtures are easy to customize. Therefore, if you want to design your shower enclosure in a way that represents your taste and personality, you should choose frameless glass because it won’t limit you to standard glass sizes and shapes. Furthermore, you will be able to cut the glass to your desired shape, which is not possible with a framed glass.
One of the reasons why framed glass fixtures are losing popularity is because they look bulky and consume a lot of space. Frameless glass fittings, on the other hand, look minimal and sleek. They also help you to save space in your house because they are not bulky. Furthermore, they will help you to add an element of elegance to your home because you can design them in whichever style you want.
Framed glass fixtures collect water over time, providing a perfect environment for mold to grow. But since frameless glass fixtures do not hold water, they eliminate the risk of mold in your house.
Easy to Clean
Frameless glass fixtures are easy and faster to clean. Because they do not have seals or areas that allow grime to build up, they do not require scrubbing. You need to wipe them with soap and water.
Advantages of Semi-Frameless Glass
Semi-frameless glass fixtures trap less dirt, and therefore they are easy to clean. You need to scrub areas where there are frames. The rest should be wiped with soap and water.
Easy to Install
Unlike frameless glass fittings, semi-frameless glass fixtures are easy to install because the frames are easy to attach.
A few metal frames are necessary to help maintain the structural integrity of your glass fixtures. For instance, an all-glass door or shower enclosure doesn’t look solid and structurally sound.