You can now enjoy a spa-like bath by installing one of the different types of shower cubicles. These cubicles are stylish and easy to install. Compared to other types of showers, cubicles are the most comfortable. One great feature of shower enclosures is the wide choice of door types. Before you choose a door type, consider your taste, dimensions, plumbing lines, walls and floors. Here are other tips to consider when finding the perfect shower door for your cubicle.
Compare door styles
There are various door styles on the market. Besides your preference, you should also consider the available space and door movement. The positioning of your shower cubicle may also affect the type of door you install. Here are the main types of door styles.
Fixed: this is a single glass pane attached to the wall protecting the bathroom from water splashes. The only place covered is the door while the rest of the cubicle is uncovered.
Sliding: here, there are two panels in a frame. You can slide the panels in either direction to open or close.
Bi-fold or butterfly: this door has two equal-sized glass panels hinged at the centre of the cubicle. This door is opened by pushing the panels inward.
Door and panel: there is a narrow pane fixed to the wall and a flexible panel fixed with hinges to act as the door.
Swing or pivot: this is a single pane fixed to a wall by hinges, to swing from left or right.
Choose the right door mounting
Traditionally, frames were the only known type of door mounting. Today, there are lots of improvements in the mounting systems. For starters, here are the different ways of door mounting.
Framed – a framed door has a metal frame around all the four edges of the door. Framed doors are usually meant for standard shower doors.
Semi-framed – this is a unique mounting system when you can frame the entire door opening but not the actual door panel. This type of door mounting features 1/4-inch glass.
Frameless – this is the way to go if you want a spa-like shower. There is no frame around the door opening and the panel. The shower door is installed in a floating position by attaching it to hinges. This type of mounting features a swinging door and a fixed panel.
Freestanding – then we have freestanding showers. This is an all-inclusive shower cubicle that is fixed in your preferred position. A freestanding shower cubicle has a shower pan or tray with a metal frame on the four sides, to fit perfectly.
Finally, you can choose a shower door based on appearance. Among the available types of glass are opaque, clear, tinted, and etched glass. Let your bathroom stand out by choosing one of the modern and stylish shower cubicles on the market.