Shower door hinges are an essential part of a shower enclosure as they provide support and stability to the shower door. When choosing a shower door hinge replacement go for a reputable shower company, as you want to make sure that the hinge you are buying is strongly built, durable and won’t rust or corrode easily in wet environments.
Of course, let’s not forget that shower hinges are not only functional, but they can also elevate your bathroom with aesthetically pleasant styles and finish colours. You can usually expect to find shower hinges in a variety of finishing such as the ever-popular chrome, to more funky colours like matte black, gun metal, brushed nickel – and other elegant options like brushed brass, gold and even rose gold!
If you are in the process of choosing a shower door hinge, let’s dive into the several types available in the market, including:
Pivot hinges are one of the most common type of shower door hinges in New Zealand. They are installed at the top and bottom of the shower door and rotate around a pivot point. Pivot hinges are durable and sturdy, making them suitable for heavy shower doors.
Glass-to-Glass Shower Door Hinges
Glass-to-glass hinges are used to connect two glass panels of the shower door. They are commonly used in frameless shower enclosures and provide a sleek and modern look. See below some of our Newline Shower Range Glass-to-Glass Shower Hinges.
Glass-to-Glass Hinges - 180° Degrees
The 180° degrees glass-to-glass shower hinges are suitable if you have a 2-sided or 3-sided shower enclosure like the ones below
Examples of 180° Degree Hinges
Glass-to-Glass - 135° Degrees
The 135° degrees glass-to-glass shower hinges are suitable for neo-shaped shower enclosures like the ones below.
Examples of 135° Degree Hinges
Wall-to-Glass Shower Door Hinges
Glass-to-wall hinges or also known as 90 degrees hinges are designed to connect the shower door directly to the wall. They provide a minimalist look to the shower enclosure and are ideal for frameless shower doors.
90° Degrees Hinge or Wall to Glass
Continuous Glass Hinges
Continuous glass hinges are used for supporting and pivoting glass doors or panels. These hinges are designed to provide a seamless, clean look and enable smooth, silent operation of the shower door glass panel. They are typically made of high-quality materials such as stainless steel or brass to ensure durability and long-lasting performance.
Replacing Your Shower Door Hinges
Now that you know about the different types of shower hinges out there, you should be able to easily identify which category your hinge falls into. So, the next step to properly replace your shower door hinge would be to ensure you measure correctly the thickness of your shower door glass. So that you know if you will need to buy a 6mm, 8mm, 10mm or 12mm hinge.
Overall, the type of shower door hinge you choose depends on the weight of your shower door, the design of your shower enclosure, and your personal preference.