Frameless Shower Screens
Updating your bathroom doesn't have to be as overwhelming as gutting the entire room. Simple changes can make all the difference. The latest trend in bathrooms is a sleek, uncluttered, modern design, and a frameless shower screen hits all the right notes. Whether you're aiming for a wet-room style or just a fantastic new look, frameless showers are on trend to create the perfect bathroom just for you. Another great reason to install a frameless shower screen is for someone with mobility issues. Being able to walk directly in and out of the shower, rather than having to lift your feet over a step or frame, can make all the difference in your loved one's quality of life.
Frameless shower screens come in a range of sizes and models to suit every bathroom. They may be wall to wall screens, fixed panels, sliding or swinging doors, corner screens, curved, rectangular, suitable for bath tub installations, or any kind of customized shape. Unlike traditional shower enclosures, frameless showers are self supported. That means only a small amount of hardware, usually brackets, hinges, or other fixtures, are used to connect the panels. It also means that frameless shower screens must be made of thicker glass. Check the legal requirements for your area, although the best rule of thumb is that frameless shower screens are made from safety glass, also known as tempered or toughened glass. Ensure the thickness is at least 4mm. Even better is glass 12mm thick as this will give high structural integrity and stability.
If you're installing the frameless shower screen yourself, you will also need a measuring tape, drill, and silicone. You'll need to use rubber or plastic spacers between the fittings and the glass. Always allow your frameless shower installation to dry for 48 hours before using the shower. Glass is non-porous, which means that bacteria cannot grow inside the material. The sleek design of frameless showers makes them simple to clean as well, so check out the range available here on eBay and take one level step closer to the high-end bathroom of your dreams.