Electrochemical process that converts the aluminum metal surface into a porous aluminum oxide, creating a more durable and element-resistant finish. Popular for shower extrusions because of its durability, color stability, ease of maintenance,and cost.
Track that keeps panels firmly on track for smooth and effortless sliding
An extruded profile, made of acrylic or hard surface installed on the floor to prevent water from leaking out from shower enclosure (syn. pan, tray, receiver)
Base with an outward-curving front
Refers to the shape and position of the shower
A shower designed to fit in the corner of a room as a space-saving solution.
Door closing against the return panel
Glass specifically formed into a circular floor plan.
An enclosure that requires specially cut glass and framework.
Door closing against the wall
A panel affixed to the bottom rail of a pivot or hinge shower door deflecting water away from the bottom of the unit.
Refers to the way the door opens. It either slides or pivots on a hinge system
A corner shower base where threshold is used as an entrance and the other has a glass wall.
The position of a drain in relation to the bottom of the basin designated by Left, Right or Center. Always select a drain position that is consistent with the pipes that lead to the drain.
A bath that is installed away from the wall, even in the middle of the room. These baths are supported by feet or a decorative base
The plating over solid brass or anodized aluminum (i.e., chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, etc.)
Wall either covered with acrylic covering or ceramic and ready to receive shower door.
Shower enclosure system with all glass mounted in a metal frame.
Refers to any shower enclosure that doesn’t have metal adhered to the edge of the glass. Frameless does not mean no metal. Frameless units can be virtually metal-free, except for a header atop or clips on any stationary panels, hinges, and handle.
Glass panel of an enclosure that does not move.
3/8”quarter round corner shelf providing support where 2 glass panels meet. Can replace the support bar on some models. Glass shelf can also simply provide a simple effective place for soaps and shampoos.
A clip stabilizing stationary panels adjacent to one another.
A part of a shower door to be grasped or held by the hand and usually made of brass with a chrome or brushed nickel finish
Any metal shower components (i.e., hinges, headers, handles, clips, etc.)
Metal support at the top of a shower used to support the door and any additional panels. It bears the weight of the door
An extruded profile installed on top of the glasses of a shower enclosure to make the frame stronger.
A shower door that has a jointed metal hinge on the side of the door.
Solid brass or aluminum mechanisms that support the weight of a door and allow it to swing inward and/or outward
Fixed panels that are aligned in the same direction as the shower door
A shower designed to fit into an alcove with three sides finished by walls.
Soft closing hinge with adjustable closing speed. It can be installed glass to glass or wall mounted and available only with the Titan line.
A short wall within a shower enclosure on which a panel sits.
Kinetik series, twin roller system
Kinetik series, single roller system
Kinetik series, reverse roller system
A magnet used to lock metal parts of door hedges together and as a security measure to ensure a watertight shower enclosure
Microtek Glass Protector:
An after-market sealant applied to glass, to act as a buffer from the elements. It reduces the time and energy spent cleaning, while protecting the materials from wear and tear.
Neo Angle Shower:
Shower enclosure with two panels that are in a 135-degree angle.
Open space between two finished walls when facing the alcove
Out of Level:
Refers to the horizontal plane and applies to the curb, threshold, sill, floor, ceiling or tub deck
Out of Plumb:
Refers to the vertical plane and applies to walls, step-ups or buttresses
The outer edge of an enclosure.
A shower door that rotates on two hinges on the top and bottom of the door. Pivot doors are the preferred choice for narrow openings.
A horizontal surface located ninety degrees from the curb of the shower
A glass door that can be installed for either a left or right configuration for faster installation
Semi frameless shower enclosures typically use 1/4” tempered glass with a header atop the unit, and any stationary glass is fully framed. The door itself, however, does not have framing around it, hence the term “semi-frameless.”
The side-to-side measurement of a shower base when facing the front of the base
The front-to-back measurement of a shower base when facing the front of the base
The moving panel in a bypass door
Vinyl piece attached to the bottom of a shower door with fins that drag against the curb to prevent leaking.
The number of sides that can be used as entry to the shower base
Heat strengthened for safety, tempered glass is approximately four times as strong as standard glass. In the event of breakage tempered glass fractures into small particles which do not form sharp edges thus reducing the chance of personal injury.
In-line rectangular shower with glass front panel and a panel on each side
Extending rim or edge at one end of an acrylic base that provides support or a better finished look.
A horizontal bar affixed to a glass panel for holding towels
An in-line sliding or bypass door with a fixed panel or a walk-in shield sitting on a tub deck.
In-line rectangular shower with a front and a side panel made of glass and two sides finished by walls.
Aluminum piece used where glass meets base or tile allowing for adjustability and stability of stationary panels and providing clean glass-to-metal and glass-to-wall silicone joints.
An extruded profile that is used on the vertical surfaces of shower enclosures.
A clip that stabilizes a stationary panel by attaching it to the wall, eliminating the need for u-channel
Solid brass hinges screwed into the wall. They require 2x4 backing to have enough strength to anchor the full weight of the door