All About Glass Shower Doors & Keeping Them Clean
Glass shower doors are a beautiful investment in your home, and they add a luxe, designer touch to any bath. But how do you keep them shiny and clean?
Here we’ll provide an overview of the different types of glass shower doors and how to keep them clear, clean, and shiny for years to come.
Glass Shower Doors: Styles and Features
There’s a wide range of glass shower doors to choose from in all shapes and sizes. All glass shower doors fall into one of two categories – framed or frameless.
Framed doors have an aluminum or composite frame that surrounds the edge of the glass. The exterior frame requires cleaning because it is installed on a track that collects water over time.
This is something to keep in mind if you wish to minimize bathroom cleaning chores.
On the other hand, a frameless glass shower door is made of a single piece of glass. Frameless doors are easier to clean and care for when compared to framed doors.
Moreover, they offer modern simplicity and emit a spacious feel. And frameless doors work well in small baths.
Popular Glass Shower Door Styles
Sliding Doors or bypass doors are popular in stand-alone showers. They are made of two or three glass panels that slide past each other.
The panels slide on tracks located at the top and bottom of the shower.
Like a regular door, Pivot Doors swing open to allow entry. Openings that are too small for bypass doors work well for pivot doors.
The doors can be installed to swing in or out according to how your bath is designed.
Modern and elegant, Curved Doors have a stylish concave look. Curved doors open inwards, and attach to a top and bottom frame.
Often used on corner stand-alone showers, curved glass shower doors give the feeling of a larger space.
Bi-fold Shower Doors provide a practical solution for smaller spaces. Plus they are budget-friendly. Bi-fold glass shower doors have panels that fold inward to allow entry.
If you are short on space but like the look of glass, a bi-fold door provides a luxe look at a reasonable price.
What are the choices in glass?
Clear glass shower doors are the most popular choice. Crystal clear glass allows plenty of light to pass through, adding more light to the enclosure.
Frosted glass shower doors have a soft, textured appearance and are often selected for privacy. Frosted glass doors are sold in a wide range of designs, patterns, and colors.
Rain glass doors have a unique patterned ‘rain’ appearance. One side will be patterned while the other side is smooth. Like frosted glass, rain glass provides privacy for the bather.
Tinted glass is available in a wide range of translucent colors – bronze, gray, even black. Darker colors provide more privacy but prevent light from reaching inside.
Naturally, a lighter tint allows more light in. Choose a shade that will complement your room’s décor.
Hammered glass has a decorative surface made to look similar to hammered metal. This fancy, textured glass reflects light around the bath, creating visual interest.
Keep in mind: Patterned and textured glass hides water streaks, soap marks, and fingerprints better than clear glass.
What is that dull whitish build up on my glass shower doors?
Glass shower doors eventually attract soap film and soap scum. This gives the door a milky, cloudy appearance.
If not removed, soap buildup will eventually turn pink or orange in color. This is a sign of bacteria growth. Yuck!
How can I remove soap residue from my glass shower doors?
Wet & Forget Shower is a no-scrub weekly shower cleaner that gets rid of ugly soap residue on bath surfaces. The bleach-free formula cleans and prevents the build-up of soap scum and everyday grime on glass shower doors, tubs, sinks, toilets, countertops, faucets, shower curtains – most any bath surface.
Wet & Forget Shower works on contact to keep your shower door clean all week long.
Spray your glass shower door once a week with Wet & Forget Shower. The next morning, rinse the shower clean – no scrubbing required!
For the best clean, leave Wet & Forget Shower on the surface for 8-12 hours before rinsing in detail. When it comes to heavy soap scum and grime accumulation, then several daily applications may be necessary.
Keep in mind Wet & Forget Shower is not acidic enough to break down hard water stains.
One weekly spray is all you need to keep soap scum and bath grime in check. In addition, the soft vanilla scent leaves your bath smelling fresh.
Learn more about Wet & Forget Shower
- Harsh chemical cleaners give off smelly fumes that irritate sensitive noses. Wet & Forget Shower is developed with soft chemistry and has a light vanilla scent. Plus, Wet & Forget Shower contains no bleach, ammonia, or dyes.
- About our soft chemistry: Wet & Forget Shower contains two main ingredients – one dissolves soap scum – while the other knocks out body oils. This mighty duo packs a powerful punch that gently cleans glass shower doors and bath surfaces – no scrubbing required!
- Wet & Forget Shower’s simple once-a-week application frees you from the unending task of daily shower cleaning.
- The 64-ounce economy-size container provides 12 weeks of cleaning in one bottle. This means fewer trips to the store for you.
- The high-efficiency remote trigger disperses more product faster when compared to other brands. You’ll be able to reach every corner of your shower quicker and easier.
- Wet & Forget Shower is also formulated to be non-abrasive, so it won’t scratch your shower door or bath surfaces.
Wet and Forget Shower can be used on:
- Cultured Marble
- Glass Tile
- Stainless Steel
Note: Do not use Wet & Forget Shower on natural marble. Wipe down sinks and toilets before use.
How To Apply Wet & Forget Shower
- Remove the trigger sprayer from the holding slot in the handle.
- Flip open the white cap on top of the bottle.
- Then gently pull on the clear tubing to uncoil the 3 feet of tubing coiled inside the sprayer. This will allow for an extended reach from the bottle.
- Firmly press the white, hose tip into the cap opening.
- Then rotate the lever towards the ‘OPEN’ setting.
- Also, turn the nozzle on the sprayer to the desired spray setting (stream or wide spray).
- Spray your shower. When finished turn the lever to the ‘CLOSED’ setting and turn the sprayer nozzle to an ‘X’ marking. Return the sprayer to the holster in an upright position.
- Let Wet & Forget Shower sit on the surface for 8 to 12 hours before rinsing with warm water.
Top 3 Questions About Using Wet & Forget Shower on Glass Shower Doors
We listed the top three commonly asked questions and answers about using Wet & Forget Shower below.
Will I have to squeegee my glass shower door after using Wet & Forget Shower?
No. Removing water drips from your glass shower door is no longer necessary when you use Wet & Forget Shower. A simple once-a-week application of Wet & Forget Shower frees you from the daily task of removing drips from your shower door.
How long does it take for Wet & Forget Shower to work on my glass shower doors?
Wet & Forget Shower goes to work as soon as it is sprayed on your shower glass to remove stubborn soap scum buildup and everyday grime. It will continue to clean and prevent new buildup on your glass shower doors throughout the next week.
If used on a regular weekly basis, then your shower glass will remain shiny and clean.
What will Wet & Forget Shower cleans off my glass shower doors?
Wet & Forget Shower will clean and prevent the buildup of soap scum, shower grime, and body oils on your shower doors. It will also clean up both mold and mildew stains on your shower glass doors.
Customizing your new glass shower door is easy. Visit your retailer to discuss available options include styles, glass thickness, glass type, finish, color, surrounding hardware, and more.