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A Buyers Guide to Shower Doors

If your bathroom has an existing shower but no shower door, it may be time for you to consider buying one so you can keep your whole bathroom neat and dry at all times. Isn’t it annoying when the bathroom floor is all wet? Then an enclosure is what you need ASAP. Read on to find out more about shower enclosures and how they can benefit you.

What are the types of shower doors?

There are several types of shower enclosures that you can choose from. Some of these are:

  • Frameless shower doors are the sleekest of all the types. Frameless shower doors exhibit clean lines and the door pivots out into the shower room. Since there are minimal parts – usually only the glass panels and hinges - they are perfect for modern bathrooms.
  • Bi-fold shower doors panels fold inside the shower, and they are perfect for small spaces, like in corners.
  • Curved glass shower doors offer the illusion of a larger space, and their frames are situated at the top and bottom.

Is the size of the bathroom a consideration?

If you have a small space, consider choosing a shower door that opens inward, into the shower. This is will allow you to still have ample space outside the enclosure. Outward-opening doors tend to make the room appear smaller.

Which is better, a shower screen or door?

Shower screens differ from doors such that they only protect one side of the shower area, the other side of the wall. They allow users to come in and out of the shower without hassle of opening or closing a pivot or sliding door. The use of a screen will depend on the homeowner, like how dry they like their bathroom, as water can still escape through the open side of the shower.

Clear vs. opaque door

There are clear and opaque doors that you can choose, depending on the level of privacy that you want when you are in the shower. Some choose opaque doors simply because it adds privacy when you are taking a shower.

It is best to consult someone who really knows the ins and outs of shower doors and their different types and components so you can be sure that you get the right one for your bathroom. A professional installer should be able to finish the job within the day. You and other members of your household can enjoy a dry bathroom floor once you have a shower door installed.

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