Getting a shower enclosure installed in your bathroom has a lot of great perks. For one it makes your bathroom a lot tidier and drier, as the water from the shower does not go all over the place: on the floor, on the toilet, in the bath and even in the sink. Not only is a totally wet bathroom an annoying sight, it can also pose a risk to users. Slipping on the wet floor is one thing, and an always wet bathroom develops mould that can be unsightly to look and can pose health risks too.
Framed, Semi-Framed and Frameless
You can choose from framed, semi-framed or frameless enclosures that will suit your taste and needs best. These types of enclosure have different pros and cons and weighing up each of them before your purchase will help you land the best one. A framed enclosure is not necessarily stronger and less prone to breaking than semi-framed and frameless enclosures. The latter two also provide strength and durability.
Glass walls for the enclosures are available in different tints, patterns, and levels of clearness for the user’s privacy. When it comes to the frames and other fittings of the shower enclosure, you can select from bronze, aged pewter, platinum, black, bone and chrome.
You can have your enclosure cut according to your desired size. In determining the size of your enclosure, you have to consider the whole area of the bathroom so as not to cramp the space for other areas such as the toilet, bath, and sink.
Installation is best left to a professional installer, to ensure that everything is in its place. A DIY installation may result in leakage later on if the sealants are not properly put in place and the frames and glass may not be as fully secured as they should be. Installation of an enclosure only takes a few hours, so by the end of the day, you will have a new addition to your bathroom.
All three types of enclosure promise leakage-free showering. Even a completely frameless enclosure can effectively confine the water from the shower in the enclosure. Sealants are placed to adhere to the glass panels. They also prevent water from coming out of the enclosure.
If you already have an existing shower area but you feel like an enclosure is necessary, you can easily have it installed by the company you bought the enclosure from. They have professional installers who can do the job in less time than if you decide to do it yourself. It may set you back some money, but every penny will be worth it if you leave the professionals to do the job. You will have a relaxing and splatter-free shower every single time.