Building a shower enclosure in your bathroom can be a great way to improve the appearance of your bathroom, but it can also be quite difficult to choose a type of enclosure due to there being so many different options that all offer their own unique benefits. Listed below are three types of shower enclosure to consider and the benefits that they can provide.
One of the most popular types of shower enclosure on the market is the frameless option. This type of shower enclosure is made almost entirely of glass. In most cases, the only other material in use is the metal used for the hinges that attach the shower door to the rest of the enclosure. Due to the lack of frame, this enclosure can really make your bathroom seem much larger and more open, as well as make the inside of the shower itself feel larger.
The only real downside to this type of enclosure is that it can often require more work to clean than other styles due to all of the glass that can get covered in soap scum or water spots. However, you can often avoid this issue if you decide to build the enclosure out of glass that has had a finish applied to it that actually repels soap scum and other things that can cause the glass to become dirty.
Sliding Door Enclosure
Another shower door option to consider is one that utilizes a sliding door instead of a door that swings out. The key benefit provided by this type of enclosure is that it is ideal for use in a smaller bathroom where a swing-out door may actually end up hitting your toilet or countertop. In addition, it is much harder to actually slam a sliding shower door, so the odds of damaging the door because you accidentally let go of it or closed it too forcefully go down.
Textured Glass Enclosure
Finally, there is the textured glass shower enclosure. This option utilizes a glass that has some kind of pattern in it to provide you with a bit of privacy. However, since the glass is only textured, it will still allow a lot of light into the shower to make it feel more open and less claustrophobic than if you utilized frosted glass to make the shower more private.
Contact a contractor today, such as those found at Jesse's Tri-City Glass & Mirror Inc, in order to discuss which shower enclosure would be the best fit for your bathroom and your budget. Frameless, sliding door, and textured glass enclosures are all great options that can benefit you in different ways.