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Points to Consider When Choosing Shower Enclosures

Apr 16th 2014 at 4:32 AM

Shower curtains help a good deal in keeping water from splattering all over your bathroom floor and preventing everything else from getting soaked, but they’re simply not enough to keep in pressurized water. The result? Every time you shower, you have to mop up small puddles of water after your supposedly relaxing bath. If this problem is all too familiar, maybe it’s time to invest in shower doors. These shower enclosures do not only provide a more elegant solution for your shower area—they also do a better job in keeping water away from the rest of the bathroom space. They even give you better privacy.

There are many different types of shower doors and enclosures that you can choose from, each with specific use. The best bathroom furniture suppliers can provide you with lots of stylish options, ranging from traditional to contemporary designs, with luxury build and superb quality. You will find frameless shower enclosures, wet room glass partitions, walk-in showers, and easy to install panels and screens to fit into your existing or brand new shower. Matching and elegant door handles give your shower panels added class.

Some of the most common types of shower enclosures include:

  1. Bypass doors – Otherwise known as sliding doors, these types of shower enclosures require the least amount of space. They usually consist of two or three door panels, sliding past each other on top-and-bottom tracks. Bypass doors are great for showers with wide openings. Standard sizes are in the 60-inch wide category, but other sizes are also available to accommodate various shower openings. This type of shower door is commonly seen in corner and bathtub showers, as well as in alcove showers.

2. Round doors – Best used for corner and stand-alone showers, round doors are designed to open inwards in a curved glass design, which creates a more spacious and aesthetically pleasing bathing area. Depending on the design, these doors can either be reversed for left or right access.

  1. Neo-angle doors – These enclosures are ideal for corner installations. They take up very little space and can be designed to swing open to the left or to the right.

  2. Pivot doors – Pivot doors work like conventional doors. They are single-panel swing open doors that are ideal for spaces that are too small for bypass doors. For showers with larger openings, you may also use double-hinged pivot doors that swing in and out and act as double-doors into the shower space.

About The Author:

This article is written by Giles Lever, who is the MD of Livinghouse. Livinghouse is one of the UK's leading luxury bathroom and bath fittings suppliers. They have a wide range of luxury bathroom suites, designer bathroom furniture, modern bathroom electrical fittings, steam room shower generators, wet room drains and a much more. In past two decades, they have successfully led the market with their unique collection of contemporary bathroom design.

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