The frameless shower screen brackets: An All-changing detail

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To install a frameless shower screen in your bathroom, you will need to have some hardware fittings. Those include shower door hinges, seals, wall brackets, U channels, support brackets, doorknobs, handles, among other tools.

To preserve a classy style for your screen, we advise you to adopt the same colour for all the metal hardware that you use. For example, if you choose matt black coloured frameless shower screen door hinges, select the same colour for the wall brackets, the glass shower screens support brackets and the door handle.

In our article, we will guide you through the world of frameless shower screen brackets. We will try to cover as many details as possible related to those frameless shower brackets.

What are frameless shower screen brackets made for, and what about their characteristics?

Frameless glass brackets usually come manufactured in stainless steel and solid brass. Those brackets are available in various colours and qualities. They mainly include two types: The wall bracket and the shower screen support bracket, or the floor bracket. Colours encompass but are not limited to: Matt black, plated chrome, brushed nickel, plated gold, bronze, gunmetal and other variations.


Are frameless shower doors watertight?

Although frameless shower screens are not 100% watertight, you can still add vertical sealers from both sides of the door. Those sealers will cover the small gaps between the door and the fixed panel and others between the door and the wall or the return panel. Moreover, a water threshold under the door, in addition to a plastic cover, will make your shower screen waterproof and will help prevent water from splashing out of your shower.

Additionally, to further stop leakage from the shower screen, verify that there is no water overload from your showerhead, and ensure that the floor of your shower plumbs towards your drain and is not straight.

Shower screens mounting brackets, including shower screen support brackets, wall brackets, or other types, are a vital aspect and essential hardware for your frameless shower screen installation and its classy seamless appearance. Depending on your needs, tastes and preferences, you can choose the style, design, quality, colour, size, or shape of frameless shower screen brackets.

In short, make sure to select high-quality hardware for your glass shower screen and hire professionals to help you assemble and install it in your bathroom. By that, you can guarantee to get a top-of-the-notch marvellous frameless shower screen.


A deeper look into the frameless shower screen wall brackets

The wall bracket fixes the shower screen pivot hinge and the return panel to the wall. We recommend you install two wall brackets for every glass panel.

Click here to check out this unique CRL brushed stainless 180-degree glass clamp, available also in polished stainless colour. This bracket secures frameless glass screens, has a U-shaped design with rounded borders, connects two fixed panels that meet at 135 degrees and gives your shower screen an “All-Glass” look.

You also can use an adjustable wall mount clamp and install it directly on the wall, floor, or ceiling to secure return panels at any angle. One example of those adjustable clamps is the CRL Matte Black Altea Series adjustable wall mount glass-to-glass and glass-to-wall clamp, suitable for 6 to 10mm glass and prevalent for Diamond shape frameless shower screens. This clamp comes manufactured in solid brass, is changeable for non-standard angles, easy and quick to adjust and install.

Altea clamps use cover plates to keep fixing screws hidden which ensures a sleek modern design for the hardware of your frameless shower screen.

Another glass-to-glass bracket type is the CRL brass-constructed Overhead Panel support bracket for 8-10 mm glass, available in chrome and matt black colours. Contrary to other wall brackets, this type of clamp doesn’t require drilling holes in the glass panel and provides a solid connection for 90 degrees glass panels.

We highly recommend you use the CRL Matte Black square 135-degree glass-to-glass clamps that come constructed in solid brass and are of supreme quality. With proper care, these brackets will last years and add a classy style to your shower screen.

The CRL square 180-degree glass-to-glass movable transom clamp is suitable for 10mm to 12mm thick toughened safety glass, available in polished chrome, polished brass, satin brass, polished nickel, matte black, brushed nickel colours, and comes with a movable transom that rotates off of an inline fixed glass panel to allow for the release of steam.


The importance of glass shower screen support-brackets

The hardware you use to place your glass screen on the floor is another type of shower screen mounting brackets, known as floor brackets. You put those shower screen support brackets on the floor under the screen. Those brackets come in two shapes: U-shaped and L-shaped.

They keep the panel elevated from the bathroom floor to maintain the glass and prevent the water from splashing out of the shower. We recommend you install two support brackets for every glass panel.

Apart from providing strong support for your screen, the floor brackets design rhymes well with other tools of your glass shower screen, such as the doorknob and hinges. This homogeneity will create a style of luxury and elegance in your bathroom.

You can find in the image below a floor bracket placed under the glass panel.

You must know that a 90 degrees wall bracket must be distant at least 26mm from the hole of the fixed glass panel. If the thickness of the wall is tight and below this distance, the 90-degrees wall bracket won’t fit, and you should then opt for the U-bracket or the 180-degrees-bracket.

Another reason to opt for a U-bracket is that sometimes you might find a pipe or other installations that pass inside the wall where you want to install the bracket.

The CRL Gold Glass U-clamp has rounded-off corners, and you can use it to secure fixed glass panels to the wall, floor, and ceiling.

You may need to secure your frameless glass shelf with a shower shelf clamp that has the capability of holding 6 to 10mm glass and is attached to a wall using screws or molly-type anchors.

You can find high-quality CRL shower shelf brackets here with various shapes such as round, squared, rectangular, or cornered, and different finishes including polished chrome, polished brass, oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, satin brass, and others.

Those shelf clamps come manufactured with solid brass, and you can tighten them to the glass using screws tipped with Nylon to protect the panel from damage.

The glass must not protrude for more than 127mm from the wall, or else you may risk breaking it.

You use shower shelf brackets to place lightweight bathroom articles on the glass.

Check below this high-quality stylish made in solid brass CRL Geneva series wall bracket that you can use as a shelf bracket.

You can use frameless shower brackets with several types and sizes of glass panels; however, they are mainly compatible with 10mm glass. This type of toughened safety glass is mostly adopted when installing frameless shower screens because of its high quality, safety, strength, and durability. Most households in Australia adopt the 10mm glass shower screen brackets.

Please note that wall brackets and other types of frameless shower screen brackets are very easy to install. That’s because you don’t need to screw holes in the glass to proceed with the installation process. Moreover, we recommend you have Nylon spacers when you purchase metal brackets to keep the glass and metal from coming into contact and prevent the glass from being scratched.


How do you secure a frameless screen?

Apply Silicone to the wall brackets from the side of their intersection with the wall tile to secure your frameless shower screen. Additionally, use Silicone from the inside and the outside of the shower. If your panel’s width is more than 1200 mm, consider installing a support bar for the return panel to secure it.


How do you anchor a frameless shower door?

To install your shower screen pivot hinge, first make sure that rubber is present inside the hinges where you will fit the door glass panel. Then, place the hinges on the fixed panel. Next, slide the glass door into the hinges, and fasten them well with the Allen key.

During the installation process, add rubber protection for the glass security on the four corners of the shower door. Moreover, place rubber under the panel to prevent it from sliding and suddenly collapsing.

In all cases, our best advice for you is to hire professionals from a well-known glass screen supplier. They will help you install your frameless shower screen. By doing that, you would prevent going through the hassle of assembly all by yourself. This advice is best for your safety and protection.

Check here this Showerland offer where professionals pay you a visit to check the measurements of your bathroom. Moreover, they inform you about the best type of frameless shower screen that fits your space, and they take care of all the processes from the supply to transportation, installation, and maintenance.

FAQs on Showerland’s Frameless Shower Screen Brackets.

Typically, you'll need at least 3 to 4 brackets for a standard frameless shower screen. The number may vary based on the size and design.

Brackets, along with silicone sealant and sometimes additional hardware like stabilizing bars, hold a frameless shower screen in place.

Measure and mark the positions for the brackets. Drill holes, insert wall plugs, and then fasten the brackets. Attach the shower screen to the brackets and secure it using screws and silicone sealant.

Frameless shower screens are generally supported by brackets anchored to the wall, and may also use stabilizing bars for additional support.

The shower screen is secured by tightening the screws in the brackets and applying a silicone sealant around the edges for a watertight seal.
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