Shower Screens: How to Select the Correct One for You

Selecting good and durable shower screens is no longer an easy task and requires a detailed study of the options available, before you can make the right choice, for your bathrooms. Well designed and constructed shower screens can actually make your bathroom look bigger, especially if you have a small bathroom, by allowing light to pass through them easily. The most popular models available for selection are fully framed, semi-frameless and completely frameless ones. These models are further available in different types of glass, designs, colors, and textures which can also be customized as per your choice. One also needs to consider how easy it will be to clean and maintain before you make your final choice.

To assist you in selecting the correct shower screens for your bathroom, here are few points that will help you make an informed choice.

1. Make sure the quality of your shower screens

Shower screens should be made of a Grade A safety glass, just in case the glass breaks up inside your bathroom. If the glass you use does not follow a safety standard, it could cause you bodily harm by breaking up into large pieces. Different thickness safety norms have been set for the glasses depending on the type of frame you are using for your bathrooms. To ensure you use the right glass, always check the local safety standards applicable in your area before purchasing it. Incorrect installations or using the wrong type of glass could lead to it being broken down and you being penalized for the same, by the local authorities.

2. The size of your bathroom

The size of your bathroom is a very important factor, in helping you decide the type of shower screens that will suit your bathroom the best. If you have a small bathroom, you may need to opt for sliding or bi-fold doors, that don’t take up too much space. In a slightly larger bathroom, you can try the option of using pivoted or hinged doors, allowing more natural light to flow in,  this will make the bathroom will look bigger than it is. All sorts of frames can be built in larger, spacious bathrooms with the added advantage of being able to use tinted or frosted glass in them, giving your bathroom a very designer look. Do look at the option of using acid etched glass, which though a bit expensive allows natural light to flow in, giving the illusion of a larger space.

3. Their maintenance

The easiest shower screens to clean and maintain are the frameless ones since you can clean the entire glass without worrying about dirt collecting inside the frames, of the framed and semi-framed shower screens. In terms of glass quality, clear glass is the preferred choice by many house owners since it is very easy to clean and maintain. Frosted glass while giving a very elegant and beautiful look to your bathroom is not easy to maintain since soap tends to accumulate on it. Acid-etched glass is an ideal solution, if you are looking for privacy while using the bathrooms, along with a design element, that is easy to clean.

No matter what your shower screens choice, just make sure it complies with local safety standards and is not hazardous to use. You can select the frames and type of glass based on the size of your bathrooms and its layout, while accounting for the maximum flow of natural light inside the bathroom, to give it a spacious look.