Over the years, as technological advances have seen the safety, security and design of glass shower screens evolve, the idea of using a curtain screen for your standalone shower is almost unheard of. The benefits of replacing a curtain with a beautiful new glass shower screen include a smooth, clear surface that’s easy to clean as well as a beautifully elegant appearance that looks great in any bathroom. And with so many options available today, we can help you find the glass shower screen that fits your budget as well as your design preference to instantly transform the bathroom.
Frameless Or Semi-Frameless Shower Screens?
One of the first things people ask about is how to decide between frameless versus semi-frameless glass shower screens. Here, it’s a matter of personal taste as well as budget. Frameless screens, while more expensive, offer the most minimalist look possible. They are the easiest to clean with virtually nowhere for mold or mildew to hide.
Semi-frameless screens also offer their own advantages. They usually cost less and offer almost limitless design choices in terms of hardware styles and finishes. They are very similar to frameless, with the main difference being that a semi-frameless screen will have a metal frame around at least some of the glass edges.
Sliding Or Hinged Shower Screen?
Another choice to make is whether you want a sliding shower screen—usually for a wide-enclosure shower—or a more traditional hinged door, both of which are available in either frameless or semi-frameless. And while many showers are set back into the wall, the standalone shower is growing in popularity—complete with glass shower panels on three sides to create a glass shower “room” that’s unobtrusive and won’t take away from the feel of spaciousness in your bathroom.
Over Bath Shower Screens
Like standalone shower screens, bath shower screens (or over-bath shower screens) are available in a wide variety of choices. Sliding screens are more common for baths than a hinged door if space is tight. But people are more creative than ever when it comes to bath shower screens: For instance, if it’s a combination bath/shower, we can avoid the door altogether, installing a partial screen that only covers the area where the shower head is, leaving the rest of the bath open. Still other glass applications in the bathroom include glass partitions for any space, such as a full- or half-wall between the toilet and bath, for instance.
Shower Screen Installation
A final consideration—but among the most important—is the installation of your shower screen, bath shower screen or partition. You want it done right. Good installation should always result in a screen or panel that is airtight and always looks and feels securely in place. Our team is expertly trained in glass shower screens and other glass installations and will always make sure the job is done right.
Call us today to discuss your ideas for glass design features in the bathroom. We’d love to hear your plans and find a way to make it fit your budget. If you’re located in Brisbane check out our Brisbane shower screens page.