The Benefits & Types Of Glass Shower Enclosures

When it comes time to remodel a bathroom in your home there are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to the shower enclosure that you opt for. In this blog we are going to explore framed and frameless glass shower enclosures, how each compares in terms of aesthetics and budget!

While each shower enclosure shares similarities, as well as versatility there are also pros and cons to examine!

Framed Glass Shower Enclosures

Framed glass shower doors are built with heavy-duty (often aluminum) frames around the edges of a glass shower enclosure. Framed glass doors can provide a cleaner and more modern look than traditional shower curtains.


  • Frame = Stability
  • Easy Installation
  • Better Seals
  • A limited range of motion
  • Harder to maintain
  • Not As Modern

Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures

Without having to worry about a frame, frameless shower enclosures are great for anyone looking to the ultimate level of flexibility. Frameless shower doors are typically made from tempered glass, that is built to handle wear and tear. Glass shower enclosures tend to have a clean, modern appearance that homeowners appreciate.


  • They are available in plenty of design options:
  • They offer a wide range of motion: 
  • They are easier to maintain: 
  • They emphasize the design features of the rest of your bathroom 
  • Pricier
  • Less Stable 
  • More Involved Installation Process


While both framed and frameless glass shower enclosures provide more natural light, they can create the illusion of more space, reduce the chance of mold growth, and more. Our conclusion is that it really comes down to the design and feel of your bathroom, and which design will fit best!

Ask an Expert at Atlas Glass & Mirror

If you’re interested in adding a glass shower enclosure to your home contact Atlas Glass & Mirror! We will work with you to create a style that suits both your lifestyle and the aesthetic of your house. We are here to make your vision a reality!

Call the Atlas Glass professionals at 508-879-6087 or use our contact form for a free quote today!