Delta Simplicity Semi-Frameless Sliding Shower Door
Delta's Simplicity Sliding Shower Door is considered semi-frameless because it has tracks on the sides of the door in addition to the tracks that many "frameless" doors have at the top and bottom. The glass doors themselves have no metal framing.
The Delta line of glass showers distinguishes itself from those offered by other companies with its 1-2-3 step customizable shower door program where you can pick your glass size and style, track style and finish, and handle style and finish. If you want the sleek look of a frameless shower with hardware that matches the color and style of your faucets and fixtures, Delta has you covered. Its products come in bronze, nickel, chrome, black, and polished brass and Classic, Trinsic, or Windemere handles. Each component is packaged separately to prevent the wrong combination of glass, frame, and handles from being sent out to the customer.
If you want more privacy than the clear glass that is standard in most showers, Delta offers you the choice of clear, frosted, rain, or transition glass. While frosted glass has a smooth, soft, satin-like look that is more private, rain glass has a textured surface that resembles water running down the panels for the most privacy, and transition glass is a blend of frosted and clear stripes that offers medium privacy and obscurity.
Anodized aluminum track assembly kit can be cut to size for better installation flexibility
Top track features modern barn door, exposed roller for smooth gliding
Door can accommodate out-of-plumb walls
Helpful customer service
As with all glass doors, a few users report that glass exploded
Top of frame too short for tall users
Water may splash out at the bottom
Key Product Features:
• Bathtub doors are also available. Fits doors with a minimum 50-1/8" to maximum 59-3/8" (127 cm to 151 cm) opening, with a 58-1/8" (149 cm) height, walk-in width of 21-3/32" to 29-3/32" (54 cm to 74 cm)
• All Delta Shower Doors are designed to accommodate out-of-plumb (uneven) conditions totaling 3/8"
• Anodized aluminum track assembly kit crafted for strength and corrosion resistance that can be cut to size for better installation flexibility
• Top track features modern barn door styling with exposed rollers.
• Premium 1/4" (6 mm) ANSI certified tempered safety glass with Spot Guard glass coating for easy cleaning and to resist water spots
• Shower door handle doubles as a convenient place to dry wet towels or stage decorative towels
• Shower door comes with a 5-Year limited warranty
Aside from being a well-engineered product, the Delta door perfectly reflects the buyer's vision for the doors as the type of glass, the frame, and the hardware can be selected at the time of purchase.
Door Size and Materials
The glass in the shower is tempered glass ¼" thick. Its availability in four glass types – clear, frosted, rain, and a transitional blend of clear and frosted – offers the desired blend of elegance, a contemporary feel, and privacy.
Installing requires cutting the tracks to fit the opening. The directions suggest using a hacksaw and a miter box, which will leave the cuts rough, but a metal cutting chop saw will make better cleaner cuts.
The deals on Amazon on Delta products are exceptional, especially as the product is delivered right to your door. However, if you want to see the finishes or how the different types of glass look, there are plenty of local home stores where you can see the product before buying it from anywhere.
The fully frameless, Delta glass panels are made of premium 6 mm (1/4 in.) ANSI-certified tempered safety glass that provides the illusion of more space and a cleaner, more contemporary look. This glass is heavy enough to do the job without being too heavy for the frame to support.
Comparison to Competitors
As is common with these doors, other users complained of spontaneous explosions unrelated to droppage or other user-related damage. This is an industry-wide concern; Delta's track record of this happening does not cause alarm.