Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What are the benefits of a custom shower enclosure?

Unique, True Frameless Design. A custom enclosure enhances the beauty of your room through an exacting fit, contemporary style, enhanced functionality, and design options relative to your needs. Only custom can accommodate knee-walls, benches, steamers, transoms, and body sprays, among other custom features.

Dual Swing Hinges. The hinges on a custom shower open both in and out – this means that as you leave the shower, the water running down the door drips inside the shower, and not on the floor, as it would with a door that opens only outwards.

Unmatched Hardware Choices. With custom shower enclosures you have many hardware choices. From color, to style of handles and hinges, to towel bars, everything is in your control, and completely interchangeable.

Incredible Glass Variety. There is a glass option available to meet the desires of every designer (amateur or professional!). Raindrop, acid etched, and sandblasted glasses are just the beginning!

Does custom cost more?

It certainly doesn’t need to! Out-of-the-box alternatives can run into the thousands of dollars after installation depending on your brand of choice, and at the end of the day you may still be left with a pre-fabricated “frameless” unit that is more metal than glass! This is not to say that “substitutes” cannot be found for less than a custom unit, but what you’re buying is FAR from an equivalent product.

Stock shower enclosures are designed to fill an opening with a tolerance of +/- several inches, meaning that the glass fits the minimum opening, and hardware wills the void. This results in 2-3 inches of aluminum trim around your shower.

What type of glass do you use?

The Shower-Deluxe standard glass is 3/8” (10mm) heavy tempered safety glass. This thickness is ideally suited to showers, as it balances weight, durability, and performance perfectly. As specialists in heavy glass we can supply many other thicknesses and shapes in tempered or laminated glass. We can even supply curved glass for those unique architectural requirements.

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Are there any building code requirements for glass showers?

Yes. The glass must be tempered or laminated, and have a minimum thickness of ¼” (6mm). Additionally, the doors must swing out (our dual swinging doors are a bonus!). Panels are recommended to be mechanically fastened to a wall, ceiling or floor. Shower-Deluxe meets or exceeds all of these codes at every step of the process.

Is Shower-Deluxe insured?

We are fully insured and bonded. We carry $2,000,000 in liability insurance. All of our employees are bonded and covered by workers compensation. We carry this insurance to protect you, our customer, as well as our employees and your home.

Which areas do you service?

We supply and install glass shower doors and enclosures, glass railings, and other glass products in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Pickering, Oshawa, Caledon, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, and abroad. We travel up to 200km from Toronto, so give us a call!

How long does it take to get my custom shower?

Lead-time from the date of order is approximately 2 weeks. This time is needed to exactly cut and temper the glass to your specific fabrication requirements. Shower-Deluxe carries a selection of shower doors and the most popular hardware finishes in our inventory to avoid any order delays.

How many custom showers do you manufacture?

Shower-Deluxe manufactures and installs thousands of enclosures every year. From simple shower doors to complex designs, our team of professionals have installed in excess of 20,000 units! Our expertise doesn’t just end with shower glass. Whether its railings, stairs, mirrors, or other architectural glass requirements, we are up to the challenge – so give us a call!
Why Choose Shower-Deluxe?
We have the experience to get the job done right. Our staff has been in the tempered glass industry for nearly 15 years, and we've installed over 20,000 showers among countless other glass projects. Our technical expert has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. NOBODY IS MORE QUALIFIED THAN SHOWER-DELUXE

We have the staff to give you the attention you need. There is always somebody in our showroom and office during the day, so you can feel confident that there will always be someone available to answer your questions. We have a staff member who is responsible only for measuring, which means we can visit your job site within a day or two of notice to get your project moving fast!

We have the resources to get your job done quickly. Our specialized fleet of vehicles, and multiple installation crews means you don't have to wait forever to get your shower installed. Our large size gives us priority from our fabricators - very few competitors can get their glass faster than us.

We offer the best prices. Our large size means that we can source materials cheaper than our competitors, and we try to pass those savings right back to the customer!

We will take care of all your tempered glass and mirror needs. If the complexity of your glass needs go beyond a simple shower installation you can take comfort in the fact that we have experience with ALL types of architectural glass and mirror projects. Curved glass, laminated glass, backpainted glass and oversized glass -- nothing is too absurd for us!

Need more reasons? Come to our showroom and meet us in person!