I have written several posts about my shower remodel that occurred in November of 2019 and a prime piece is my Delta Lyndall 48 x 71 in. Frameless Contemporary Sliding Shower Door in Nickel with Clear Glass, pictured below.
I mentioned elsewhere that our contractor changed the dimensions of my shower to fit the acrylic pan on the bottom. The size was reduced by 7″ across and the front to back was reduced by 2″. The pan would cost a whopping $3,000 more if it was made to order! Not to mention that we wanted the shower finished by Christmas, due to all the family that was about to arrive, and we might not have made that deadline if we didn’t choose a standard size pan.
But these changes also allowed us to get a standard shower door size, which wouldn’t have been possible before. The Lyndall door is 48″ wide and 71″ tall and, as you can see, it’s gorgeous.
What I Like About The Lyndall Glass Shower Door
#1: It truly is beautiful. It’s sleek and elegant, although beauty really is in the eye of the beholder and I’m sure there are folks who wouldn’t like this look at all. Even though they’d be wrong. :-)
#2: It has no frame, but is two glass panels. This means there is more light in the shower which not only makes it nicer to use the shower but it shows off the great new tile.
#3: It is called a “barn door-style” and has a top track with exposed rollers. The roller themselves are made of nickel and are totally elegant.
#4: The doors slide easily – slight pressure from my little finger will move them. The shower door comes in bronze, chrome and nickel. I might have chosen bronze but I had some other accessories that I wanted in nickel, which made the choice easy.
#5: There are two towels racks that come with the door. I was considering a grab bar, but there’s no need with these two doors. The inner one is a great place to hang my wash cloth.
#6: I was concerned that the glass might show water spots and be a terrible hassle to keep shiny. But they’re not. The doors are 1/4″ glass which includes “Spot Guard easy-clean coating” which works quite well, so far. Once a week I use a squeegee and wipe them down but that’s all the maintenance they seem to require. I am delicate and careful with the squeegee, though, since it seems inevitable that someday – who knows when? – the coating will wear off.
What I Don’t Like About The Lyndall Glass Shower Door
#1: It’s not cheap. Today, at Home Depot, the price is $534. The finish you choose sets the price with the bronze being the most expensive and the chrome the cheapest.
#2: My son tells me that there are a few scratches on the top of the slider from rolling the doors. That doesn’t bother me because I can’t see them. The door is almost 6′ tall, and of course it’s elevated several inches off the floor. Depending on your height, that may or may not be a problem.
I read some reviews before buying the door and lots of people said that installation was a bear. I don’t know about that since my contractor did it all. It took he and his assistant more than a hour, though, so it’s probably not easy. And these doors are h-e-a-v-y. I can’t see how one person can handle this job, although there are certain to be lone handymen who have managed on their own.
Would I Choose The Delta Lyndall Sliding Shower Door Again?
Yes, yes and yes. It’s beautiful, functional and does its job. I am totally pleased with it and very glad of my choice.