Shower Door Language And Terms

  • Stall – shower enclosure that is designed to be installed on the curb ON THE FLOOR, usually 4-6” tall
  • Tub – shower enclosure that is designed to be installed on the tub (any).
  • Out of Square Wall – condition of the tiled wall when top of the wall is tilted out or into the shower.
  • Out of Square Curb – conditions of the bottom curb when left or right side of the curb is lower/higher that the opposite side.
  • Curb Pitched Out – condition of the bottom curb when the back edge of the curb (inner) is higher than front.
  • Open Above Shower Door – a shower enclosure that has an open space above glass panels.
  • Closed Above Shower Door – a shower enclosure where glass panels and /or door are attached to floor and to ceiling, living no open space above the glass. Shower enclosures with steam units must be closed above.
  • Vinyls – vertical and horizontal strips of soft/hard plastic extrusions designed to keep water inside the shower.
  • Pivot Enclosure – a shower enclosure where the door is utilizes any kind of pivot hinges and pivots along the veridical pivot line.
  • Bi-pass Enclosure – a shower enclosure where one door passes behind or on front of the other. Both doors may be sliding, or one may be fixed and with other sliding.
  • Fixed panel – a lite of glass that is immobilized by some media and serves as a protection for water droplets not to get around.
  • Fixed transom – a small lite of glass. Usually above the door that is immobilized with some brackets or channels, or any other media.  Normally will be used when it is necessary to reduce the heights of the door.
  • Operable Transom – a small lite of glass that serves as a vent to create an air flow in and out of shower enclosure. Normally will be used in steam showers.
  • Glass Coating – a clear coating of some king that fills the pours on the surface of the glass, making it extra slick and preventing water drops to stay on the glass and dry out.
  • Base – an extruded profile , made of metal or plastic that when being installed underneath the door prevents water from leaking out from shower enclosure.
  • Header – an extruded profile that would normally be installed on top of the glasses of shower enclosure. Serves the purpose of bracing all structure together making it stronger. Will be used normally with some kinds of glass and /or in cases of large shower enclosures.
  • Wall Jamb – an extruded profile that is used on the vertical surfaces of shower enclosures.
  • Angle Cut – a shower enclosure that has an angled ceiling.
  • Butt Glazed Corner – a corner of shower enclosure where two lites of glass meet without any vertical extrusions. Normally, in showers enclosures with heavy glass, such as ½” or 3/8” all corners are butt glazed. In showers with thin glass. ¼” – customer should specify if butt glazed corner is desired.