Pivot Shower Doors – Advantages, Disadvantages & Product Options

Walk In Shower Enclosures

Choosing a shower door is not the easiest task. Is it better to go with a pivot door, a sliding door or get rid of the door entirely and do a walk in shower? In the article below learn what a pivoting door is, its advantages, disadvantages and options.

What is a pivoting hinged door- This shower door opens outward into the bathroom? It is available in very cost effective framed designs up to high end luxury frameless designs in multiple sizes and glass types.

Advantages

  • Can accommodate larger openings- This fact can be especially important for higher end luxury showers.
  • Increased Safety-Since the openings can be designed larger it can be safer for those with mobility challenges.
  • No track at the bottom of the door-With sliding doors there is often a track at the bottom of the door – with a pivot shower door you can eliminate this track.
  • High end luxury designs are available-Using thicker frameless glass in a pivoting door will fit in a high end home.

Disadvantages

  • Not well suited to small bathrooms- Since the door opens outward, it is not generally the best choice for smaller spaces.
  • Some water may get on the floor when it’s opened-After shower water may spill out onto the floor when the door is opened.

Door Options

There are a good number of options available in hinged shower doors. The doors are available in framed, semi-frameless to completely frameless. If you’re looking for increased privacy an obscure glass pattern will work best – if you want to show off intricate stone or tile designs in a luxury shower a clear glass door will be preferred option.