Glass Shower Door Hardware Options

When installing new glass shower door hardware, there are many options for you to choose from. This will provide a basic outline of the varieties available.

A lot will depend on the type of doors you’ve installed, but there are a few basic types of hinges and hardware.

Glass to Glass

If you have shower doors that will connect to more glass, then these will be necessary. They are quite a bit pricier than the other options. They are designed to provide a smooth hinge and corner for the glass. Any other type of hardware will run the risk of breaking the glass.

Backing Plates

These are glass shower door hinges that are designed to mount directly to the wall. You can get them in a variety of sizes and styles. They provide sturdy mounting hardware and can bear the weight of the shower doors. They will generally show the screws used to mount them. Some may not want these to be visible, so they go with another option.


If you have a larger bathroom and shower, you may want to consider adding bifold hardware instead of the traditional hardware. This will allow the glass shower doors to swing open both ways. They tend to be more expensive than the traditional backing plates, but are usually less noticeable.

When buying hardware for your shower doors, the choices are endless. Take time in picking out what will work best in your bathroom.