Welcome to our 5-minute guide to the top shower doors rollers available in the UK.
If you’re looking for a replacement kit that includes runners and wheels, this guide has everything you need to know to make a purchase.
We’ll offer our suggestion on the best kit available online, as well as a buying guide if you’re not sure on the exact kit you need to buy for your enclosure.
The Best Shower Door Rollers
Kenley Stainless Steel Roller Kits
If you’re looking for a shower roller kit that won’t break the bank, look no further than Kenley.
Unlike cheap looking kits, Kenley’s are made from Stainless steel. And, that means that they’re going to stand the test of time.
They’re designed to work with a glass thickness of 6-8mm, and you’ll get a smooth runner that glides effortlessly.
The Kenley kits are suitable for enclosures using a sliding door including:
- Shower enclosures
- Steam rooms/cabins
- Sauna rooms
In terms of shower enclosures, you’ll be able to use the Kenley kits on both curved and quadrant cubicles.
The kit featured here includes 2 upper and 2 lower roller wheels. But, they do have a range of other roller kits on offer if you use a single wheel or quick-release system.
They look cool, are highly durable, are reasonably priced, and have a tonne of positive reviews online.
Roller Buying Guide
Not sure which replacement kit to buy? Check out this quick guide.
Cheap Shower Door Rollers
Shower door rollers aren’t particularly expensive. On most occasions, you’ll get a kit that includes runners and rollers for around £20. But, there are kits available from the likes of B&Q, Homebase and other retailers for £10 less.
The question is, should you buy them? In terms of price-point, somewhere in the £15-20 tends to be where the quality kits lie.
There are two reasons you’ll want to avoid the absolute cheapest shower door rollers:
- The fixing kits are flimsy, and that means it’s not going to take them long to break
- They don’t run smoothly. And, when your shower door doesn’t run smooth, that’s not just noisy, it’s putting excess pressure on the frame and (expensive) shower door glass.
What Type Of Rollers Do You Need?
Before you purchase new rollers, you’ll want to check the rollers that are currently fitted.
Sometimes, you can upgrade to a better and smoother running roller. In general, you’re going to find that you’re restricted by the enclosure and the frame of the door.
The current types of rollers available include:
- Single wheel
- Double Wheel
- With or without quick release
So, if you have a single wheel, stick to that unless your frame quite obviously allows an upgrade (double wheel). Although a double wheel shower roller is going to run much smoother, it’s not if it doesn’t fit onto the shower door’s frame!
What Size Shower Door Rollers Do You Need?
Unless you’ve got shower door wheels that are ridiculously old, or terribly poor quality, it’s unlikely they’ve worn enough to change their size. However, it can be difficult to determine size, especially with 21mm/22mm/23mm given there’s only 1mm difference.
If your shower door wheels are running loose and you find it’s one of these sizes, there’s two things that could be causing the problem:
- The adjuster on the rollers/runners isn’t set correctly
- The wheels were a loose fit, and slight wear has made that noticeable (possibly the wrong size wheels to start with)
Should Shower Door Rollers, Runners & Wheels NEED Replacing?
You’d expect your roller kit to be replaced during the lifespan of your enclosure. As they take the brunt of the door’s weight (from hanging) and most of the friction (from sliding the door), they’re going to wear out.
So, if you’ve owned your shower door for 3-5 years, it’s unlikely that a manufacturing default has led to the roller kit wearing out.
However, if you’ve found that the fixings have become loose, damaged or even worse, snapped; you’ll want to upgrade to a heavy-duty shower roller kit like the Kenley.
Who Sells Shower Door Rollers?
If you prefer to shop offline, you’ll be able to find these replacement parts in a tonne of mega stores including:
The 5 Best Roller Kit Brands
There are two options when it comes to buying your replacement kit.
You can either buy them direct from the shower door manufacturer, or from a parts specialist that focuses on replacement parts for bathroom items like runners and wheels.
These brands include:
Thanks for reading our 5-minute guide to the smoothest running and most durable shower rollers, runners and wheels.
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