Frameless Shower & Tub Enclosures
Custom Creations That Reflect Your Style
At Portland Glass, we work with Surrounds by SIGCO, the preeminent glass and architectural metal fabricator and distributor in the Northeast. This allows us to offer custom frameless shower enclosures that can provide the finishing touch to your bathroom’s design, adding function and allure to reflect your personal style. The combination of high-quality fabricated heavy glass and superior shower hardware creates a secure enclosure that will last for years. With countless design options, you can create a truly unique shower.
Take a look at some of the most popular configurations and styles we can create:
- Door – For an opening less than 36” wide, a single door is a popular option. There are no additional panels. This enclosure can be built using either wall-mount or pivot hinges, or the door may be hinged on the left or right.
- Door panel – Openings wider than 36” may require a stationary panel alongside the door. There may be a panel on one or both sides of the door. Depending on the configuration, hinging may be wall-to-glass or glass-to-glass.
- Door and dog-leg – Showers with a seat or a knee wall are ideal for a door with a smaller or notched side panel.
- Neo-corner – Enclosures with panels that do not meet at a 90-degree angle are called neo-corners. They’re usually corner enclosures and require head support to provide mechanical strength.
Clear Glass & Starphire
There are several glass options available for your custom enclosure. Our standard clear glass, available in 3/8” and 1/2”, is a popular choice for those seeking a classic appearance.
Starphire glass, also available in 3/8” and 1/2”, has a low iron content, which decreases the green tint characteristic of standard clear glass. This allows more light to pass through, displaying the true color of your shower.
Rain glass provides alternatives to clear glass. Acid etch offers a consistent satin frosted look, allowing light to pass through while obscuring what’s behind the glass. Rain glass has a raised pattern that offers texture and privacy to an enclosure. It is also a low-iron product, providing a higher level of clarity than standard patterned glass.
ShowerGuard glass is a low-maintenance product that helps keep your shower glass clean while preventing water and mineral buildup. Since ShowerGuard is applied to the glass during the manufacturing process, it’s a permanent coating that doesn’t need to be reapplied over time.
ClearShield, an alternative low-maintenance product, is a polymeric coating that’s applied to the glass after it has been fabricated and tempered. Since ClearShield is applied at the end of the production process, it can be applied to almost any type of glass, including Starphire or our line of obscure glasses.