Sliding vs. Pivot Shower Doors

Frameless Shower Doors
Frameless Shower Doors

Visitors to our Dallas showroom who are in the market for frameless shower doors often ponder this burning question: is a pivoting door or a sliding door the best option?

Here are some helpful facts to help you decide.

Pivot Shower Doors

A pivot door is one in which there are hinges and the door swings out to open. Some larger showers have a double door entrance. A pivoting door obviously requires room for it to open, so if you are working with a small or cramped space then this type of door will probably take up too much precious room.

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Best Decorative Framed Wall Mirror Showroom

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Alamo Glass and Mirror Show Room in Dallas, TX

Alamo Glass & Mirror has one of the largest decorative framed wall glass mirror showrooms in Dallas and Ft Worth.

Our showroom walls are filled with over 300 mirror frames. 

If you can’t find a mirror frame in the size or style that you like, we can make you a custom frame to your specific dimensions and install a mirror in it.

Nothing brightens up a room and adds dimension like a mirror.  Many homeowners are turning to decorative framed mirrors to add beauty and intrigue to their homes.

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Custom Glass Shelves for Your Home or Office

Glass Shelves & Cabinet Glass
Glass Shelves & Cabinet Glass

Glass shelves can quickly enhance the beauty of any room by adding that professional look and feel for both home and office environments.

Glass shelves are great for storage, display areas, and adding a clean look to an area. 

Unlike wood shelves, glass shelves allow light to filter through to open up and highlight the areas below the first shelf. Continue reading Custom Glass Shelves for Your Home or Office

Frameless Shower Doors Add Beauty to Dallas Homes

With the downturn in the housing market, Dallas residents are choosing to remodel their existing homes instead of purchasing a new home.  Most remodels generally start with the master bathroom.  These bathrooms are being transformed into a luxurious spa and the center piece of these bathrooms is the frameless shower enclosure.

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This is just an example of one of the many possibilities for your custom frameless shower enclosure.

Gone are the days of just installing a boring framed shower door that’s only purpose is to keep water in the shower.  Now the shower door can also serve as a beautiful eye catching piece in the master bathroom.  Frameless shower doors are made using 3/8″ or 1/2″ thick glass.  There are many different textured and pattern glass options, but the most common glass used is clear.

The clear glass opens up the bathroom and shows off the customers beautiful tile or marble.   Traditional framed shower doors come in 4 standard finishes, however frameless shower door hardware is available in over 25 different finishes to match any plumbing and light fixtures the homeowner may choose.

Alamo Glass & Mirror has long been the preferred frameless shower door provider of Dallas homeowners.  Our expert staff will be there every step of the way from the design to installation.  Thinking about remodeling your bathroom?  Contact us today for your free in home
frameless shower door consultation 214-821-2886. Continue reading Frameless Shower Doors Add Beauty to Dallas Homes

Dallas and Ft. Worth Businesses Are Choosing Glass Furniture Tops For Their Offices!

There are a variety of different types of glass that can be used as protective furniture tops. Call Alamo Glass to find out more

Businesses in the  in DFW are choosing to add glass tops to their desks. Alamo has been  accommodating the glass and mirror needs of  local businesses for years. By adding a glass top to your office desk you are not only benefiting the surface of the desk, but you are instantly adding a more modern look. This helps keep you desk looking polished, even if you have a stacks of paperwork!

Alamo Glass can come to your business and measure your offices to fit a custom piece of glass on every desk. If you need holes in the glass for computer plugs, phone cords, etc- no problem! We have got you covered. Glass will help protect your newly purchased office furniture from scratches, spills and other accidents that may arise, while providing a great writing surface. Continue reading Dallas and Ft. Worth Businesses Are Choosing Glass Furniture Tops For Their Offices!

Richardson, Tx Home Owners are Crazy About Frameless Shower Enclosures

Frameless Shower DoorsAlamo Glass & Mirror is the preferred frameless glass shower door installer of Richardson, Tx homeowners.  We have taken many average looking bathrooms and turned them into a luxury spa.

Our frameless shower doors can have 3/8″ glass or 1/2″ glass.  There are many different types to choose from.  The most common glass used is clear glass, however some Richardson residents prefer the look of saten glass or rain glass.  Whatever glass you choose, these custom glass shower installations really compliment your bathroom.

If you are remodeling your bathroom or just want a more elegant shower enclosure, please contact Alamo Glass & Mirror.  We offer free in home estimates.  We also have two conveniently located showrooms for Dallas and Ft Worth residents to get a hands on view of our beautiful custom glass and mirror products. Continue reading Richardson, Tx Home Owners are Crazy About Frameless Shower Enclosures

Keep Your Shower Glass Sparkling!

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With a few tips, your shower glass can look as good as the day we installed it!

Over time, Shower door glass  will accumulate soap scum, this is a fact but proper cleaning is necessary to keep the glass looking as beautiful as the day Alamo Glass installed it. We recommend a few simple tricks as outlined bellow:

Always wipe down the glass after every use. This may sound like a lot of work, but it will eventually become a habit. I do not mean you have to use glass cleaner and wipes, simply use a squeegee after you are finished taking your shower. Once I get out of the shower I wipe down the glass with my damp towel, this works as well.

I would recommend using glass cleaner and paper towels once a week.  Any cleaner for glass should work well. We offer an excellent glass cleaner here in our shop , made by one of our manufacturers CRL.  Stop by our showroom to purchase some. Your favorite glass cleaner will work also. Continue reading Keep Your Shower Glass Sparkling!

Dallas Designers Are Turning Back The Clock With Antique Mirrors

Antique MirrorsAntique mirrors are no longer a thing of the past!  Dallas designers are incorporating this timeless material into more and more projects these days. Alamo Glass has a wide variety of antique mirror to choose from and we also work with glass artisans to assist our customers in creating that special one of a kind piece.

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Storefront Windows Enhance Your Customer’s Experience

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Homeowners looking to upgrade the appearance of their home will often have new windows installed. New windows act as a sort of facelift for a house. Besides paint nothing else can so quickly transform the look of your home. The right windows can help to modernize and enhance the architectural design. The same is true for storefront windows.

Glass can have a similar transforming effect on a business building. A storefront of glass is not only sleek and attractive, it welcomes in natural light.  Walls of glass let strolling customers window shop with ease. Showcased products will lure customers inside, and the welcoming sunlight filtering into the store will keep customers shopping. Imagine a clothing store with a front of glass. The store owner will have the window space to display their latest seasonal line to advantage.

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Customize your Glass for Maximum Results

custom glassUpdate Your Decor: Consider Stenciling a Mirror or Two

Mirrors have been used as canvasses for signage for centuries. Many a bar or restaurant, displays an antique mirror stenciled with the establishment’s name and the date the business was founded. Antique shops often carry mirrors painted with advertising slogans.

A popular trend in mirrors is a “do-it-yourself stenciling”. Crafters often stencil mirrors with either text or pattern. For a mirror stenciled with text, the crafter will choose an adage or inspirational quote or if the mirror is large enough, and an excerpt from a favorite book. What the mirror will say is not the only important consideration. The font should fit the sentiment displayed. Text stencils can be created with a desktop printer using graphic software applications. Continue reading Customize your Glass for Maximum Results