Hot Trend: Frameless Enclosures With Open Roller or Barn Door-Style Doors

Today’s upscale bathrooms are a far cry from those of yesterday. They’re generally larger and airier, with more attention to comfort and aesthetics. But perhaps the most eye-catching change in this private domain is the shower.

“The hottest style for sliding units today are the open roller or barn door-style doors,” says Chuck Kramer, co-owner of Oklahoma Shower Doors. “Featuring many options in glass and trim, we have doors that are extremely affordable, with prices starting at $995 installed. For those wanting a larger, more luxurious custom enclosure, with top-of-the-line fixtures, Oklahoma Shower Doors can take care of that, too.”

The Norman company offers numerous options in hardware styles and finishes, including some of the newer colors of matte black and champagne bronze. For glass styles, Chuck says, clear is the most popular but they also have many patterns that they can use to create distinct designs to match any decor.

Have you struggled with keeping your shower glass doors clean? In the past, keeping shower doors clean was nearly impossible, Chuck says, noting that “glass surfaces have imperfections that we can’t see or feel, but water will fill them up and leave soap and mineral residue.” Normal cleaning can’t get to those areas, he explains, so the glass begins to become cloudy and unattractive.

To deal with this problem, most companies use a wipe-on or spray-on product that will wear off in time, but Oklahoma Shower Doors features Showerguard-brand glass (ShowerGuardGlass.com) for their clear glass frameless installations. Hard water, heat, humidity, soap and even cleaning agents can spot, discolor and corrode the surface of ordinary glass, making it look dull over time, Chuck says. ShowerGuard glass, which is coated using a patented technology, provides permanent, proven protection. The result is an invisible protective barrier that prevents the glass from showing signs of age and build-up of permanent damage.

 “Our goal is to provide the highest quality products and installations at the most affordable prices in the market,” Chuck says, noting that they offer free consultations.

For more information, call Oklahoma Shower Doors at 517.9600 or visit their website at OklahomaShowerDoors.com.