Pivot Tub Doors – Opening Up Your Bathtub With Style
Shower enclosures have come a long way over the years. In the past, you had little option but to use flimsy, unsightly plastic shower curtains or the sliding glass doors that made it difficult to use the bathtub to bathe children or those who are disabled. Today, there are a number of options to choose from. One such option is the frameless pivot tub door.
What makes a pivot tub door different?
Pivot tub doors are designed to effectively keep the shower water inside the tub without being intrusive in your bathroom. These doors fold up and rest against the wall at the front of the tub where the faucet is. This means that you have the luxury of a glass shower door without it blocking off half of your bathtub when opened.
Can pivot tub doors fit any tub?
Yes. Pivot tub doors can be made to fit any size bathtub. This makes it possible for older bathrooms to be equipped with the doors or newer custom bathrooms, as well. A shower enclosure company can take the measurements of your bathtub and create a custom pivot tub door to fit your exact bathtub, or you can choose from one of the many pre-made doors for most average bathtubs.
Do pivot tub doors fully enclose the bathtub?
In most cases, no. this type of tub door does not fully enclose the bathtub. The door extends just beyond half the length of the tub. This keeps the water inside the shower without confining the space and trapping all of the steam in the shower. The shorter length of the door makes it possible for the door to fold and close completely against the wall of the shower.
Are pivot tub doors easy to clean?
Yes. The pivot tub doors are trackless which means that they are very easy to keep clean. You do not have to worry about getting out the old toothbrush to brush away the mold that can grow in shower tracks. To keep the glass looking its best, you can use every day shower cleaner, or the more natural cleaning methods like wiping the glass down with dryer sheets.
Tip: To keep your shower doors looking their best, apply a coat of water protectant that you would use on the windshield of your car. It will help the water bead up and roll off of the finish of the glass without leaving behind any hard water residue.
Pivot tub doors could be the solution to your cramped bathtub. Removing the traditional sliding doors can open up the space and provide you enough room to bathe your kids and care for your elderly parent. Talk with your local shower enclosure specialist to learn more about pivot tub doors. To learn more, contact a company like Affordable Custom Enclosures with any questions or concerns you have.