Last Updated: Dec 28, 2022 @ 3:15 pm.

What is the best shower door? We asked our parent readers who have recently renovated their bathrooms for their picks. We then spoke with three remodeling contractors for their insights. Which is best for narrow openings? Best tried and true brand? Here are our the expert picks.

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Best Narrow Door

Rich look
Love the look of this door and the quality of construction (note the stainless steel hinges) is impressive.

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Best Narrow Door: ExBrite 30-31.50 in.W x 72 in.H Pivot Frameless Shower Door

If you are remodeling a shower with a narrow door, this would be our pick: ExBrite’s frameless shower door. Excellent quality with a self-cleaning glass surface that works well in the real world. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• 4 sizes and 2 frame colors.

• Beautiful look.

• Stainless steel hinges are well made.

• Adjustable up or down to fit floor heights.

What Needs Work

• Screws could be longer. 

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Best Tried & True Brand

Traditional aesthetic
This door is easy to install, thanks to the detailed instructions—and the factory packaging is impressive. Also nice: glass is treated to avoid spotting.

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Best Tried & True Brand: Delta Shower Doors SD3276644 Trinsic Semi-Frameless Traditional Sliding Bathtub Door

When we asked contractors we interviewed for this article for a tried and true brand for shower doors, we heard one name again and again: Delta. This brand has excellent quality and durability. We also heard this from our parent readers who installed Delta shower doors in their homes. Here are some specifics:

What We Liked

• Easy to install.

• Well designed.

• Track system is rust resistant and performs well over time.

• Affordable.

• 3 frame color options.

• Glass is treated to reduce hard water stains and resist water spots.

What Needs Work

• More of a traditional look, which may not work as well in bathrooms with more modern aesthetic.

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Best Modern Look

Sturdy and beautiful
The thick glass and impressive hardware are the star features here—we like how quiet the stainless steel rollers are.

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Best Modern Look: WOODBRIDGE PLUMBING FIXTURE MBSDC4876-BG Frameless Sliding Shower

Many of our readers who were remodeling their bathrooms with a more modern aesthetic praised this door by Woodbridge and we agree: it is an impressive door, with quality to match the price.

What We Liked

• Beautiful look.

• Sturdy.

• 7 color choices.

• Adjustable width works for a wide range of openings.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

• Two people needed for install.

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Best Sliding Door

Simple design
This simple door is a good budget-friendly option that is easy enough to install. Also nice: sliding door can be installed on either side.

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Best Sliding Door: Basco Classic Sliding Shower Door

Sometimes simpler is better—this traditional shower door and frame does the job, at a price that is easy on the wallet. This one came recommended by a reader who does do-it-yourself remodels in rental homes.

What We Liked

• Easy to install.

• Good bang for the buck.

• Sliding door can be installed on either side.

What Needs Work

• Door can shatter if not handled carefully.

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We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

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We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

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