When designing your frameless shower with Floyd there are two installation options to choose from. You can either build your frameless shower with premium-grade metal clamps or you can build it with U-channels, 1/4 rails your glass panels sit in.
The decision you make affects the price and look of your shower.
Clamps are the preferred installation at Floyd. For two main reasons.
- Aesthietics: With less metal, clamps is the cleaner look that most of out St. Louis customers are looking for. There is less room for mold build up
- Installation: Everywhere that you see a clamp, we notch the glass out to allow our clamps to secure to the glass. This allows the glass to sit flush on your shower pan. This does lead to a higher fabrication cost.
U-Channel is a 1/4″ metal rail that fits over shower glass panels and is used to secure them to the floor, ceiling, wall or another glass panel. U-channels reduce the total cost of your frameless shower because these attach directly to the glass without the need for glass fabrication (drilling and notching).