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Frameless Shower Enclosures for Bathtubs

These days there are more and more people requesting frameless heavy glass enclosures for their bathtub showers. Several years ago, people began asking if this was a possibility… today, this is pretty common. There are newer innovations that incorporate sliding glass panels with heavy glass enclosures that are suitable for bathtubs. Among these are the “Skyline” series enclosure by Cardinal, and the “Serenity” series by CRL. The latest sliding frameless enclosure is called the “Essence” series enclosure. Click this link – http://youtu.be/EmSJPjmRGBI – to check it out.

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The enclosures shown in the photos above were designed, manufactured, and installed by Showcase Shower Door. These enclosures are designed according to customer specifications, and include Diamond Seal treatment as a standard feature. Diamond Seal helps to prevent water spotting, and protects glass from the permanent damage that hard water can cause over time. If you need help with ideas for your tub enclosure, or just have questions, give me a call any time at (831) 464-3899.

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  1. October 2, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Chris: thanks so much for your site. If I lived near you, I would definitely talk to you about our shower remodel.

    I have a question for you: any experience with the Essence series? I can’t find much in the way of reviews and the only thing I’ve seen indicated some concern around the lifespan of the rollers, specifically that they had to be replaced in a matter of just a couple of months. I don’t want to have to replace the rollers EVER and certainly not in just a couple of months!

    • October 2, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      I have installed a couple of these units, and I really like them. It is a brand new product, though, and only time will tell how durable they are going to be. The ones I have installed have been in for several months now, and there haven’t been any complaints about the rollers… I will probably give the manufacturer a call, though, and see what they have to say about it. They will know how it is going, and should be willing to give me an accurate assessment of how it’s going so far. If anything turns up in the future, I’ll be sure to write about it.

      Thanks!

      -Chris

      • October 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

        I reached out to C.R. Laurence about these kits and they responded as follows:

        The first production of the Essence System, had rollers with a small flat spot on them, thus causing an issue. This was discovered, corrected, and units have been working very well for many months now.

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