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 to 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.
1.) Aesthetics: With less metal, clamps are the cleaner look that most of our St. Louis customers are looking for. Also, there is less room for mold build up when using clamps.
2.) 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).