Elegant, zero-threshold showers deserve to be framed in attractive glass screens. Our glass screens suit most shower designs, providing simple, low maintenance refinement in an easy-to-install kit. The tempered glass comes with a polished aluminum mounting channel and edge supports already attached and ready for deployment. Adjustments are easy to make to ensure the screen is installed plumb and level.
Two screen styles are available: One for mounting an edge to a wall, and the other for standing completely away from a wall. Each wall mounted screen comes with a compensator mounting channel to secure the “fixed” edge to a wall, and a tie bar assembly to brace the opposite “free” edge of the screen to a different wall. Tie bars that come with every screen are equipped with fittings for attachment to a wall at one end and to the screen’s edge post at the other end. The freestanding model includes two tie bar assemblies for mounting the top of both edge posts to a wall.
All tie bars that come with a screen are 55″ long, and can be cut to the length desired (made of aluminum).
To brace one glass screen to another, you’ll need a specialized tie bar (available separately). Three lengths are available.
- 6mm thick (about ¼") safety glass
- Available in various widths (all models are 76¾" tall)
- Polished aluminum trim
- Tie bar included (one for wall-mounted screens, and two for freestanding screens)--to secure glass screen to wall
- Adjustable for ensuring plumb, level installations
- Screens may be secured to each other with a specialized tie bar (available separately)
- Glass remains ½" above floor for easy cleaning
What You'll Need
- Glass Screen
- power drill
- hacksaw with metal cutting blade
- Phillips screwdriver
- silicone caulk (fill pilot holes with silicone caulk before driving fasteners to ensure a watertight fit)
- possibly a tie bar (if two screens will be installed)
How long is the tie bar that comes with a screen?
Every glass screen is supplied with a 55″ long tie bar, which can be cut to the length needed for an installation. This tie bar should be used to secure an end post to a nearby wall to make the screen rigid. Separate tie bars are available to span from one glass screen to another.
Can I get the trim in other colors?
Sorry, these screens are only available with the polished aluminum trim.
What is the warranty on a glass screen?
The manufacturer’s limited warranty for defects is extended to the original “end-user” purchaser. When installed in a commercial setting, the warranty period is for 5 years from the original date of purchase. When installed in a residential setting, the warranty period is for 10 years from the original date of purchase. Please see the AKW warranty for details.
Can I cut the tie rod?
Yes, tie rods are made of aluminum and are easy to cut with a hacksaw.
How do I install glass screens without penetrating through the waterproofing?
If you absolutely do not want to penetrate the waterproofing, then consider securing a strip of solid surface material like Corian or Avonite (there are many brands) to the finished floor with adhesive, then mounting the glass screen hardware to it.
There really isn’t a problem, however, with mounting glass screens directly to the floor. After drilling pilot holes, squeeze silicone sealant into the holes before driving the fasteners and over the fasteners once they’re driven. The silicone will fill any gaps around the screws to seal the floor and keep water where is should be, draining from the shower. Take the time to silicone any floor or wall penetrations to prevent leaks–for example, with grab bar fasteners.
What is the trim made of?
The trim is made of polished aluminum.