When you decide to make some changes to your bathroom, or you’re building a home from the ground up, there is a lot to think about. One of those things is shower screens and doors, and whether they are the best choice for you.
Showers come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s not as easy as you might think to make a decision. If you need a helping hand, read on. We list the pros and cons of frameless shower screens and why (or why not) they’re right for you.
Pro: They Convey Space
When you have a framed shower, cubicle, or box, your bathroom can seem small. Believe it or not, boxy lines can break up a room to its detriment.
A frameless shower offers flow and conveys feelings of space. There are no lines to get in the way of your eyesight. An added bonus is that you can then create a shower feature wall. Your bathroom can be both stylish and functional as a result.
Pro: Easy to Clean
Framed showers can work well in many homes, but a frameless shower screen has some surprising benefits. The next time you’re trying to scrub soap scum and mildew from between your frame and glass, think about how you wouldn’t need to if it had no frame at all. Cleaning can be as simple as a paper towel or cloth with some window cleaning solution on it. The entire shower screen can be clean in a matter of a few minutes.
Pro: Attractive and Clean-Looking
Framed shower boxes may look clean, neat, and attractive when you first install them, but they don’t always stay that way forever. Those shower styles have seals which keep out water, and metal framework to tie it all together.
Over time, mildew can grow on the seals, which can not only be an eyesore but nearly impossible to remove. If it starts to grow where you can’t reach it, you’re likely to never see it disappear. Metal framework can also look great when you first install your shower. However, with ever-present moisture, it can succumb to corrosion.
Con: It Can Shatter
Like most glass products, a shower screen can shatter. However, the majority of the time when this occurs, it’s because the customer didn’t choose the best person or company for the installation task. Always select the most experienced team to install your new shower screen. It should also be tempered glass so that it’s less harmful to the occupant.
Frameless glass shower screens are going to suit a multitude of different people – even those who didn’t they would work for them. They are easier to clean and maintain, add a sense of space, and are attractive as well. Get in touch with your local glass expert and see what they can offer to transform your bathroom.