One 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):
Above: Carrie has a folding shower door in her time capsule Cinderella ranch house.
Above: 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.
From the Shower Solutions website:
MF 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.
More stories about shower doors:
- 10 vintage shower doors help answer, what kind of shower door for my vintage bathroom?
- 10 NOS Tub-Master accordion-door shower doors for vintage travel trailer or home
- Sterling ‘Starscape’ — a fun retro shower door for a midcentury bathroom
- Japanese maple leaf shower doors in A. Quincy Jones 1968 house — delightful!