accordion-style-folding-shower-doorOne of the most awesome things about our Retro Renovation community is how readers pull together to help each other find resources to get the job done. We constantly get tips from readers sharing their discoveries —  like Carol’s recent comment on our story about vintage style shower doors — sharing her source for folding accordion shower doors.

Yes, Shower Solutions USA, Inc. still produces folding shower doors. This product today seems to mostly focused as a solution for those with mobility issues. But these folding shower doors also were a “thing” in postwar America — so they are great if you need a replacement for an existing system — or if you want this retro look!

Folding shower doors have vintage provenance:

We’ve seen these twice (at least):

folding shower doorsAbove: Carrie has a folding shower door in her time capsule Cinderella ranch house.

folding shower doorsAbove: And Mary Deluxe spotted this beauty in a time capsule house that she featured on her blog in 2009.

Where to buy folding shower doors today:

accordian-shower-door-chart

Shower Solutions USA, Inc. offers several models and sizes of folding shower doors. The doors are all made in America. The company has been in business since 2003 and has three employees.

retro-shower-doorFrom the Shower Solutions website:

retro-shower-doorMF Elite – this enclosure can be stored in either the open or closed position, allowing full and complete access to the bathing area… fanfold. Plus, its construction is easy to clean!

  • Rigid PVC panels with integrated flexible hinges
  • Full-length magnetic latching system
  • Full access to bathing area
  • Can be utilized on various radius units
  • Spring-loaded roller system insures smooth, quiet operation.
  • Ventilated for quicker, worry-free drying

Frame is made of high quality aluminum and the folding panels of a high-impact, shatter-proof plastic.

Our Shower Doors are very Safe. If a person were to slip and fall against a Shower Solutions USA door, it would flex to cushion the fall, helping to prevent more serious injury.

Available in Silver, Satin, and White Frames.

accordian-fold-shower-doorMore stories about shower doors:

  1. Martha Worthington says:

    I need replacement vinyl fabric for my 24″ x 68″ shower door. The frame is still good but the vinyl is cracking from age and cleaning. Is it possible to just buy the fabric? My door has a center divider section so the vinyl is actually two separate pieces.

      1. pam kueber says:

        Martha and Barb,

        We don’t sell anything here — you need to go to the company profiled in the story. Look for the bright bold blue hotlink and click it to get to their website.

  2. Diane says:

    I live in a mobile home. Need folding shower door, NO tub, 55″ by approx.67″ H. I need someone to install it. Live in California

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Hi Diane, you are going to have to find a local company to help with this. Try… a company that sells glass shower doors. Maybe they can help you with folding ones.

      1. Diane says:

        I’m having a really hard time finding anyone that even works on shower doors in a mobile home. I’m thinking maybe just replacing the white plastic . Could I do that myself?

        1. Pam Kueber says:

          I am not an expert on these… you nned to contact the company mentioned in the article. Click the brite blue bold text — those are hotlinks.

  3. Jerry Alejo says:

    I’ve listings on ebay now for new Tub-Master folding accordion enclosures for showers and tubs…might also be useful for motor homes.

  4. Barbara Snoddy says:

    We have a small shower enclosure in our second bathroom, with the door measuring 28 1/2 wide and 68 1/2 inches long. It is a white plastic folding door. which rolls on a track with wheels, top and bottom to keep the door on the track. It was installed in 1979. Do you have something in this size and if you do, please send pic and cost information. Much appreciated.

  5. Greg Butler says:

    Hello, after my mother-in-law fell out of her bathtub, they have installed a walk in shower. It does not come with a door, and they were told they could not get one. Your mf standard series 2260.70 would work great! They live in Ontario, Oregon. Where would they be able to order one?
    Thank you,
    Greg Butler.

  6. Ali says:

    I am trying to update a 70s bath that has a cramped stall shower with original accordion shower door. I am planning to preserve many of the elements of the bath like yellow laminate counters and floating vanities but the shower stall is in bad shape and not particularly interesting from a design perspective. (No cool vintage tile like I’m seeing on this site). The accordian door is in good shape but would go with the plastic stall. Am I making a mistake by getting rid of the accordian door from a preservation standpoint? Trying to balance preserving the best Midcentury elements with some much needed updates. Has anyone struck that balance in their MC bath update?

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      I do not believe, personally, that vintage plastic acccordian shower doors will ever command top prices as a rare collector’s item. That said, I think they are interesting, time-warp fun, and worth preserving especially if they are in good shape (why throw out something still useful and operational). I also tend to believe they are functional — they don’t swing out and take up space, they fold in on themselves, now nifty from a space utilization standpoint. I also don’t see a problem mixing plastic with ceramic.

      Ultimately, up to you — and if you are going to enlarge the shower stall, well then, you need a new door anyway, don’t you? Our spaces should be foremos “functional.”

      If you feel “bad” about ditching the door — put it on craigslist to see if it can find a new home — or at least give the ReStore a shot, although they many not want to deal with something so unwieldy.

  7. Pattie Kudla says:

    interested in ordering a set of folding shower doors to replace current tub master that have seen better days.
    Have question about measurement, available and shipping charges if any.
    Please contact me …

  8. James D Wahl says:

    I need a shower enclosure…bi-fold; accordion as in your pictures…but something inexpensive to close a 52″ shower opening.

    Inexpensive.

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