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:


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. bob dumigan says:

    I wish to replace my folding shower door. The chrome finished aluminum frame is 39.5 ” wide x 70″ high. the existing shower door is transparent plastic69″ high, it admits about 75% of the light passing thru it. I prefer a door that will admit some light since the bathroom is not well lighted. the existing door has rollers top and bottom and consists of three panels that fold in the middle. I hope you can help me.

    sincerely yours
    bob dumigan

    1. pam kueber says:

      Bob, we do not sell anything here. Refer to the vendor in this story and contact them for more information. If you are looking for other styles, use the search box to find our stories about shower doors – contact the companies profiled in them. Good luck.

  2. charlotte gossman says:

    Can you put these accordian style shower doors on a regular shower door frame, or do you need to replace the frame?

  3. James Gleeson says:

    We have the exact same shower enclosure that Mary Deluxe showed in her picture with very similar tile arangement only the tile and tub are green and date from the late sixties

  4. New house gal says:

    I recently purchased a house with these in it. The house was built in the 60’s, they had a disabled child. So I don’t know if they are original or came after the child?
    Anyway, I think it was left folded for some time and now it won’t got straight/flat. Do you(or anyone) have any tips to straighten it?

  5. Joanne says:

    I have one of these still in the box, from my parents house. It was kept under a bed and still sealed, so I think it’s probably good. I guess they purchased an additional one “just in case”. Any ideas where I can sell it?

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