CRL’s Hydroslide Bi-Fold Hinges -A Real Hit at GlassBuild

Work In Conjunction With Hydroslide Sliding Shower Door Kits. “CRL’s new Hydroslide Bi-Fold Hinges drew a lot of attention at this September’s GlassBuild,” says Brad Murphy, Director of Technical Sales Shower Door Division at CRL.

We feel it’s because people immediately recognized the advantages they provide.”

“The popularity of our Hydroslide Sliding Shower Door Kit has grown because it is ideal for compact areas where consumers want to achieve the ‘all-glass’ look,” says Murphy. “But now, with our new Bi-Fold Hinges, they gain even more entry space. Instead of a sliding door, two sliding panels of glass can be ‘bi-folded’ into the shower enclosure, creating a larger opening than a single sliding door allows. The bi-fold configuration utilizes both our Wall Mount and Glass-to-Glass model Hydroslide Hinges, used in conjunction with the Hydroslide Sliding Kit. They are available in the same finishes as the kits: chrome, polished brass, brushed nickel, and oil rubbed bronze.”

The Hydroslide Sliding Shower Door Kits were originally created by CRL as easy-to-install solutions for customers who want a cost-effective approach to frameless systems. In an effort to simplify ordering and installation of these kits, CRL provides detailed information regarding the Hydroslide Kits on the company’s web site. Glass and metal cutting formulas, complete assembly instructions, and drawings are all available at

The Hydroslide Kits can accommodate shower designs with fixed glass panels on either end or both sides at 90 or 180 degrees, and can be used for floor-to-near-ceiling glass panels with a sliding door. They are available in either 60” (1.52 m) or 84” (2.13 m) widths. Installers can cut the width to size, and height is optional as long as the sliding door glass weighs less than 88 pounds (40 kg). A 180 degree wall-to-wall shower only requires CRL's 180 Degree Standard Kit for the installation. A 90 Degree wall-to-glass shower require the 180 Degree Standard Kit plus CRL’s 90 Degree Wall-to-Glass Accessory Kit for the installation.

Murphy concludes, “Our entire line of Shower Door Kits is featured in the print versions of our extensive CRL23 Frameless Shower Door and Mirror Hardware Master Catalog and the SD10 Frameless Shower Door Hardware Catalog. The catalogs can also be viewed online at, where they can be downloaded in pdf format. The catalogs feature the latest in CRL’s frameless shower door hinges, pull handles, towel and grab bars, knobs, clamps, headers and U-channels, silicone, and installation tools.”

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer and global supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, and automotive industries. Offering more than 50,000 products, CRL serves the industry from 30 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. For additional information, contact CRL at (800) 421-6144 in the United States and Canada, or (323) 588-1281 from outside the United States and Canada, or visit the company’s web site at

600450 CRL’s Hydroslide Bi-Fold Hinges -A Real Hit at GlassBuild
Date: 29 October 2010
Source: CRL

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