SIMILARITIES BETWEEN FRAMELESS & SEMI-FRAMELESS SHOWERS
Semi-frameless and frameless showers can be installed behind a tub, or as separate units.
When they are installed behind a tub, they have an L-shape or a "window-box" shape. L-shape showers are also called corner showers.
The glass on L-shape showers faces away from the back wall and one sidewall, hence the L-shape name.
Window-box showers are also called alcove showers. They have glass on three sides.
The fourth side is the back wall of the shower and is typically tiled.
You can also be creative in the type of glass you use for either a semi-frameless or a frameless shower.
For example, instead of using all clear glass, you can use etched or frosted glass with patterns or designs for a peek-a-boo effect.
Thick, architectural-quality glass, ranging from one-quarter to one-half inch in thickness, is often chosen to make the shower strong and sturdy and to help prevent leaks.