Showering is more than a self-maintenance experience; it's also an opportunity to relax and unwind after a long day, or to get ready in the morning for the hours ahead. A considerable number of adults use showering time to ponder on ideas and diffuse stress by meditating on the happenings of their lives. Therefore, it's only right that effort and attention should be placed on creating the most aesthetically pleasing and functional shower installation, starting with its shower screen. Here's all you should know to choose the best option.
Considering Size And Space
Size and space are the first factors to consider to ensure a safe installation. A considerable number of senior Australians have remodelled their bathrooms to ensure a safer access to their showers. Generally, this means widening the shower and installing a screen that is easy to slide and doesn't obstruct bathroom space. Smaller bathrooms often require frameless, transparent glass for their shower screens, to ensure the screen doesn't fracture the space.
Clear glass is always a good option because it allows light to filter through, which makes the bathroom appear larger. Stay away from pivot shower doors if you're working with narrow spacing, particularly between the shower and vanity or toilet. They can encumber a lot of room both in and out of the shower. When opting for tinted or frosted glass, make sure your chosen screen has maximum reflectiveness, which gives the illusion of a deeper space.
High-Quality Glass Is Crucial
You will need to look for shower screens made from top-quality glass manufactured in adherence to Australian safety standards. Shower screen glass is required by law to be glazed, industrially toughened, laminated and at least 4 to 6 mm thick depending on whether it's framed or frameless. Frameless shower screens are required to be thicker to compensate for their lack of a spine-like structure.
Enhanced-durability tempered glass is the best solution. Typically, the better the quality of the glass, the more clearly you will be able to see through it. For quality tinted glass which doesn't break the bank, you may want to opt for softer hues, such as blue and green. These colours will match most bathroom design themes, and are a smaller stretch from the standard green tint of top-quality toughened glass.
A Finishing Word
Shower screens can seem like inconsequential components of your home. However, not only do they ensure that water doesn't flood into the entire bathroom when you shower, but they also help dress up your space. As with all other components of your house, the higher the quality of the materials you choose, the more durable, reliable and safe you can expect your shower screen installation to be.