Introducing the 4400 Series Double Bypass Glass Shower Door System

 

 

The design team recently rolled out what people are calling ‘The Ultimate Solution’ for glass shower doors. Our 4400 series Double Bypass Glass Shower Door System allows for the function of a double bypass with the style of today’s contemporary appeal.

The Track is designed to create a modern look while eliminating any debris from building in track, insuring a smooth operation every time.

The Roller is made of high quality Stainless Steel. Our concealed roller in the track eliminates clutter of a bottom roller and presents a very clean look.

The Roller Catch is concealed in track keeping the glass panels in full open and closed position.

The Water Dam compliments the overall look of the system while providing excellent water protection.

Not only is the Series 4400 conclusive to a variety of site conditions, but the system is extremely easy to install and maintain. We are very proud and excited to introduce the Series 4400. Ask us about price today…we love to share knowing we are the leading cost competitor in the industry.

Cheers to Innovation!

 

 

 

 

Make any Bathroom Feel Larger, and Look Brighter!

The implementation of glass shower doors in a bathroom instantaneously adds the feeling of a larger room, and offers up more usable space.

With a common issue in hotel chains and multi-family sites being cramped bathrooms, this quick fix enlarges the room without the need for moving any walls.

Glass is an excellent design material, a sustainable resource, and can modernize a room with its      contemporary look. Used in a hotel setting, a glass enclosed stand up shower provides a hygienic solution in   comparison to one of those old plastic curtains!

Finally, glass allows for improved sight lines, and gives way to more light in both the room and shower.

Stop dealing with those claustrophobic showers and unsanitary curtains; upgrade to glass and make it fit your needs with complete customization by Source Direct Imports.

We have a full line of available products including double-hinge doors, sliders, and single/double bypass panel options.

Feel free to reach to us at any time, and be sure to check back on our blog for more design/construction ideas! For commercial use only.

 

 

 

 

4645 North 32nd Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020
PH: (602) 956-1149
FX: (602) 224-0201

4 Ways That a Soft Close Will Enhance Your Barn Door Experience

A barn door will not only effectively increase the usable size of a guest bathroom but offer a unique opportunity to make a design statement in form and function. A soft close on barn door will address any past reluctance to use a barn door in your guest room design. Read below how it works.

Four ways that a soft close system will dramatically improve your barn door experience.

What is a soft close? 

A soft close is, as its name indicates, an added feature that enables a barn door to have a controlled and gentle close at either side of its travel.

Safety – 

A soft close has its advantage because it gently stops the slamming of the barn door even when it is shut/open aggressively. Its name, “soft close” tell the story perfectly as it softly closes the barn door in a safe and quite manner.

Extends the life of your door – 

Slamming of the barn door is one of the major factors that decreases the life of your door. With a soft close the speed of the door closing will be controlled relieving stress to the hardware, the door, and its mounting system.

Ease of operation – 

There is no learning curve for people who have not previously used a barn door. The guest does not have to learn how fast or slow to close the barn door because the soft close takes care of it.

Adds to your barn door experience – 

No words can explain how a soft close adds to the feeling of the whole barn door experience, unless you see it in person.

To find out more about how you can have your very own soft close experience please let us know at marketing@sourcedirectimports.com

Source Direct Imports

4645 North 32nd Street

Suite 150

Phoenix, AZ 85018

PH: 602-956-1149

Frameless Showers: Proper Design Prevents Leaks

Frameless shower enclosures do not seal as well as standard framed shower enclosures because of their very nature (frameless).   With proper design and installation, frameless showers should not have problems with water leakage, but they are not 100 percent watertight. There are many ways to prevent water leakage around a frameless shower door. Here is what we recommend:

1.  Proper slope on threshold of shower: The curb could be considered the most important part of the shower. It is the top of the curb, sometimes referred to as the threshold that is of most importance.  The top of the curb should have a 5° positive slope inward towards the shower drain (Figure A).  Much more and it becomes difficult for the shower door to open because the angle crushes the seal. Anything less than a 5° slope toward the drain, and   it is prone to   leakage because water   will   follow   gravity.   Our   best recommendation is to use a single solid piece of granite, marble or stone instead of tile for the top of the curb. It is easier to get the proper slope towards the shower drain and eliminates the tile grout lines. Since the bottom seal of a frameless shower door rides on top  of the  curb and cannot  follow  into  the grout  lines, a solid threshold provides  a better  enclosure seal so water cannot  leak out through  the grout  lines. Showers built for   frameless enclosures   require specific detail during their   construction. Since frameless  shower  enclosures  have no frame, the  top  of  the  curb  must  be sloped 5 degrees inward toward the  shower  drain  to  prevent leakage  from  any  water  that sheds off the door while taking a shower.

2.   Position body sprays and faucet heads towards tile walls, not towards enclosure doors.

3.   Install a shower sweep with drip rail onto the bottom of your frameless glass shower door.  This  will  tighten up  the  clearance  space under  the  door  and  prevent  water seepage.

Barn Doors: Hip and Accessible

Not only are barn doors a great space saver, they add visual interest, and are ADA compliant as well.

Conventional bathroom doors have a swing or a hinged door. With barn doors the footprint is smaller and unlike pocket doors, no construction is required because the door stays outside the bathroom and slides in front of the opening.

By ADA standards, the clear width of a door opening must be a minimum of 32 inches. This clear width measurement is taken between the face of the door and the stop of the frame with the door open to 90 degrees (Figure A).

When using a barn door, the clear width opening of a minimum of 32 inches is the same.  However, since ADA standards state that the operating hardware must be exposed and usable from both sides when the door is fully open the measurement is taken between different locations.  (Figure B).

All Source Direct Construction Import’s doors can be manufactured to meet ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  Note that many communities also have State or local accessibility codes enforced by local building inspectors.  When local accessibility codes exist, you must follow both the code and the ADA requirements.  To view all guidelines of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design please visit http://www.ada.gov

Commercial Construction Building Materials: Glass Bathroom Entry Doors

Glass bathroom entry doors are more than just architecturally beautiful; they bring natural light back into the bathroom!

There simply is no substitute for natural light, as it gives the feeling of more space, and makes the bathroom visit much more pleasant.  Glass doors can actually save energy by decreasing the amount of electric light needed, and esthetically, the clean look offers a great deal of design versatility. Wood framed, metal framed or frameless doors are commonly being used, and new finger print resistant surfaces make glass doors an easily maintained option.

Design options are almost limitless when you are working with the Source Direct design team. Your imagination is free to choose almost any color and design. We have a broad range of manufacturing options available, allowing us to produce the perfect glass door for your unique requirement, at a competitive price. Our glass doors can be crystal clear transparent… to fully opaque, and everything in between. Whether the door is to be mounted as a swing door, or, sliding door, we can manufacture and provide all required hardware.

See the pictures below for some examples of our work. For commercial use only.

   

Source Direct Construction Imports, LLC

4645 North 32nd Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020

PH: (602) 956-1149
FX: (602) 224-0201

Commercial Construction Building Materials: Backlit Mirrors

Backlit mirrors don’t simply reflect, they lighten up any bathroom with enhanced beauty!

These mirrors are highly functional, as light is placed precisely where it is needed the most. For users of the bathroom, poor lighting around the mirror and sink area can cause annoyance, and / or difficulty when trying to get ready in the morning. When you design your space, use a backlit mirror for an added design element, and increased functionality to the room. In smaller bathrooms (which is most common the case in hotels and multi-family sites) appropriate lighting can really benefit the look and feel of the room.

Remember, when working with Source Direct, you will have the ability to fully customize your order, and design each aspect of your (UL Listed) backlit mirror. Begin with a shape selection from square, rectangle, circle, triangle, and curved samples; add lighting panels directly behind the mirror, or have them flanking each side. Complete the look with your choice of florescent or LED bulbs, and pick any color / brightness. See the pictures below for some examples of our work. For commercial use only. 

   

Source Direct Construction Imports, LLC

4645 North 32nd Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020

PH: (602) 956-1149
FX: (602) 224-0201

Commercial Construction Building Materials: Custom Vanity Bases

The vanity is the focal point of any bathroom!

When building and designing bathrooms, the vanity choice should only be made after much consideration. The vanity alone will lay the grounds for the design style of the room, and can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. Source Direct Imports manufactures vanity bases of any size, material, and design. For a classical look, choose from wood bases of any color and finish, and complete the look with granite or quartz countertops. On the modern side, we feature setups consisting of stainless steel, aluminum, stone, and glass building materials. Apart from our cost competitiveness, we strive to make your installation process upon receiving our shipment as easy as possible. Most of our vanities come partially assembled within the packaging, and give detailed instructions for the appropriate install with limited need for trade service help. Remember that Source Direct Imports can be completely flexible to your custom design needs, and that all of our bases provide an exceptional value. See the photos below for some style inspiration, and feel free to contact us at anytime. For commercial use only.

   

Source Direct Construction Imports, LLC

4645 North 32nd Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020

PH: (602) 956-1149
FX: (602) 224-0201

Commercial Construction Building Materials: Custom Glass Shower

Glass shower doors make any bathroom feel larger, and look brighter!

The implementation of glass shower doors in a bathroom instantaneously adds the feeling of a larger room, and offers up more usable space. With a common issue in hotel chains and multi-family sites being cramped bathrooms, this quick fix enlarges the room without the need for moving any walls. Glass is an excellent design material, a sustainable resource, and can modernize a room with its contemporary look. Used in a hotel setting, a glass enclosed stand up shower provides a hygienic solution in comparison to one of those old plastic curtains! Finally, glass allows for improved sight lines, and gives way to more light in both the room and shower. Stop dealing with those claustrophobic showers and unsanitary curtains; upgrade to glass and make it fit your needs with complete customization by Source Direct Imports. We have a full line of available products including double-hinge doors and sliders (single / double bypass panel options). Feel free to reach out to us at any time (see contact information below), and be sure to regularly check our blog for more design / construction ideas! For commercial use only.

       

Source Direct Construction Imports, LLC

4645 North 32nd Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020

PH: (602) 956-1149
FX: (602) 224-0201

Commercial Construction Building Materials: Barn Doors

What is so great about these barn doors?

In the past few years, barn doors have risen in popularity among hotel chains, multi-family sites, and have even found penetration into the single-family home (when the homeowner is looking for something unique to spice up a remodel). This new found love for barn doors has come with good reason; when space is a virtue, the door can add great functionality to a room such as a bathroom by quickly enlarging the amount of usable space. Not only do you get the added space and comfort, you no longer have to deal with the tight fit process of entering / exiting a room with that old swing door! Lastly, barn door integration produces design integrity and can be featured in ranging styles from contemporary to traditional. Shown below are a just few pictures of the barn doors / tracks available through Source Direct Construction Imports – be sure to also check out our website for a full list of product availabilities, or feel free to give us a call! For commercial use only.

   

Source Direct Construction Imports, LLC

4645 North 32nd Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020

PH: (602) 956-1149
FX: (602) 224-0201