Shower screens are an absolute necessity for every bathroom. These screens not only stop water from splashing all over the floor but also facilitates proper lighting and your bathroom’s aesthetics as well. With many available options for one to choose from, it would be best if you go for a screen matching your bathroom style and preferences. Gold Coast Screens ‘n’ More has many different options (in terms of material) that consumers can choose from, most people go for either clear glass, rain glass, clear low-iron glass, and frosted glass. Aside from the glass type, you have to consider how the glass is held in place is a factor you ought to consider. Outlined below are some of the most common types of shower screens that you can choose from.
1. Frameless shower screens: As the name indicates, frameless shower screen is only composed of the glass held in place by small metal clips or even a U-channel clip. The tempered glass, therefore, provides a frameless look and appeal which not only makes your bathroom have a modern and larger look but also maintains a clean look. One of the main advantages of having a frameless shower screen installation is the fact that, it is easy to clean and maintain, and doesn’t hold dirt or grime like framed screens do.
2. Fully framed shower screens: These are the most popular/modern screens in the market today. These screens come in two models: sliding panels or pivoting door panels. The beauty in having fully framed shower screens is that they can be designed or structured using a variety of configurations. Many people go for these screens for they are very affordable and easy to install. The only downsides on this are that they hold dirt and mold, and are also outdated.
3. Semi-framed screens: These screens have a minimalist slim-line frame that makes them fit well in modern bathrooms. Most designers prefer using the 6mm toughened clear glass for it can withstand rigidities of daily life. Unlike fully framed screens, this type of screens adds visual appeal to your bathroom and are also very affordable. If renovating your bathroom and need a more modern looking bathroom but with limited resources, you should then consider going for the semi-frameless screens.
4. Corner shower screens: This type of screen is designed to fit in the corner of a bathroom. Most designers, however, prefer using semi-framed or fully framed screens in more than two fixed panels and a pivot door.
These are the main types of shower screens you can find in the market, and ones that you can invest in, in your bathroom. If your budget allows it, you should consider going for frameless screens for they pack many benefits and advantages over the rest. If you are however on a tight budget but still need a great bathroom design, you can then go for either fully framed or the semi-framed option. You, however, need to work hand in hand with your contractor to ensure they are conversant with these screens before making the purchase. The contractor can also advise you on the best type of screen/glass to use in your bathrooms.