SHOWERDOORDIRECT Frameless Shower Door Sweep
Last updated date: March 29, 2020
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In our analysis of 17 expert reviews, the SHOWERDOORDIRECT SHOWERDOORDIRECT Frameless Shower Door Sweep placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
This bottom sweep is specifically designed for Frameless Shower Doors with 1/2" glass. This design allows for quick and easy install, as the sweep snaps on to the bottom of the door. The drip rail directs water back into the shower.
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An Overview On Shower Door Bottom Seals
Large glass shower doors are great at letting light into the shower and giving the bathroom a more open feeling. The clear glass door lets you see the beautiful tile-work and fixtures in the shower which can oftentimes be as beautiful as the bathroom itself. One major flaw with these showers doors, however, is that they need to have a gap below and around them so as to keep them from hitting the floor or walls next to them, which could cause them to chip or break.
Due to this necessary gap, water can very easily find its way around or beneath the shower door and create a big puddle outside of the shower. This puddle is not only cold and uncomfortable to step in, but it is also a big safety hazard as it can create a slippery situation in the very spot you plan to step onto when you exit the tub.
To save yourself from having to battle against this puddling with each and every shower you take, you are going to want to install a shower door bottom seal that will be almost invisible to the eye but it will kick all that water back into the drain where it belongs, instead of in the middle of your bathroom floor.
Shower door bottom seals are usually clear and made from a waterproof rubber or vinyl material. The thickness of your door will be important when you purchase the door bottom seal as they need to fit snugly on the glass since they have no hardware to keep them affixed. The right seal for your shower door bottom will be designed for the thickness of your specific door, so grab your tape measure or a ruler and determine this measurement as your first course of action.
Don’t put that ruler away just yet. You will need to measure the gap between the bottom of the door and the surface beneath it, which might be the edge of the shower tile or sometimes just the floor itself. The gap that is below the door is of utmost importance as you search for the right door bottom seal. You will need the seal to be slightly longer than this gap, but not by much. If you have a seal that is even 1/16″ longer than the existing gap, it will create an effective seal. If the door bottom seal is the exact length of the gap, there can be instances when water will squeeze its way through this tiny area.
The final measurement is the width of the door. You will need the shower door bottom seal to be at least as long as the width of the door or you’ll be letting water out at the edges if it’s too short to span the entire length. Luckily you can order a seal that is too long and cut it to size with a utility knife.
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The act of getting into, or stepping out of the bath or shower is actually a very risky time for most people. Regardless of age, more than half of emergency room visits are direct results of someone slipping in their bathroom. When you enter the shower or bath you are less likely to fall, but when you step out your chances increase. The invention of the door seal is a fantastic way to keep yourself safe by preventing a pool of water to form directly outside your shower door.
The Shower Door Bottom Seal Buying Guide
- Water can splatter out of the side-gap on your shower door as well so keep that in mind as you go through the process of sealing the door.
- Remove your shower door bottom seal every so often and give it a thorough cleaning. It can slowly harbor old water and possibly bacteria just like anything else that near to water.
- Even after you’ve installed your shower door seal, be cautious whenever entering or exiting the shower or tub. Don’t assume the floor will be grippy and safe when you’re stepping onto it or you might be surprised when you slip and fall.