Bath shower screens are a great way to ensure that you don’t splash water all around your bathroom while showering. Aside from being practical, they also look good. Bath screens are glass panels that are much better looking and much easier to clean than shower curtains. They are fixed to the wall with the help of a hinge mechanism. That being said, let’s see what are the different types of shower doors and help you pick the right one for your bathroom.
As the name suggests, a frameless shower screen has no frames at all, i.e. doesn’t require the support of metal around its exterior edges. Even though it is virtually metal-free, it still has some special channels and fixings installed strategically that help the glass to be fixed properly. These glass shower screens don’t have any frames around the glass and help create an open and bright bathroom. They reflect natural light, making your bathroom appear larger. The lack of frame makes them suitable for any bathroom style as they can fit all designs and colour palettes. Frameless shower doors provide a classy and timeless look to any interior design.
They are a great choice for small bathrooms with tight spaces as they are fully customizable. To avoid the risk of water leaks, the glass panes must perfectly fit the dimension of your shower space. Furthermore, these minimalistic bath screens are pretty easy to clean. They don’t have frames so there is no place for water and soap to gather, which means mould is less likely to accumulate.
If you want to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom, go for a practical sliding shower screen. The sliding functionality of this type of shower screen makes it easy to access without compromising space. If your bathroom is small, this type of shower screen might be your best option. It offers the same space as closed enclosures, but its doors don’t open out inwards or outwards, which significantly saves space. A sliding shower screen can come with 1 or 2 sliding doors. It requires a rail from the rim of the bathtub and usually for the ceiling too to allow the doors to slide properly.
Wondering how do you clean sliding shower doors? Distilled white vinegar can help you remove soap scum and hard water stains from your shower door tracks. Using cotton balls, apply the vinegar into your shower door tracks (be careful if you have stone floors or tiles because they can be irreparably damaged by the vinegar). Leave the vinegar for 3-5 minutes, then gently scrub any soap scum or stains using the toothbrush, mist the track with water in order to remove any remaining vinegar and in the end, wipe the area with a microfiber cloth. Repeat this process when necessary. In case you haven’t cleaned your shower door tracks in a while, you might need to give them a few passes.
A sliding shower screen also offers more privacy while bathing as it can be completely closed. Noise is also retained inside the enclosure while keeping the water in and avoiding leakage outside your bathing space.
Framed showers are a popular choice for busy family bathrooms. They provide a full enclosure that is made out of glass panels supported by an aluminium frame. Framed screens fit in bathrooms of all sizes and they come in a variety of configurations. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, this is a good choice as these fully framed screens offer unmatched strength and excellent performance at an affordable price.
Quadrant showers are also known as corner showers as they’re made to be installed in corners. Of course, if the corner is the only space you have for a shower, you can also opt for a corner bathtub and add style and versatility to your bathroom. However, if you want to keep water from splashing all over the place, you need quadrant shower screens. These usually have a pivot door installed on one or two sides that are fixed. However, they may also come with sliding doors as they’re a space-saving option for small bathrooms. This type of shower enclosure will bring both luxury and functionality to your bathroom.
The pivot shower door (also known as a hinged shower door) shower screen is a fixed enclosure except for its shower door. The door on the pivot hinge swings 180°, which lets the door open inward or outward. Pivot screens are available in a range of styles and designs. They are a great addition to large bathrooms as they require more space for the door to open.