Glass Shower Doors Vs. Shower Curtains: How to Choose

Friday, July 24, 2015

Glass Shower Doors

When designing a bathroom, either for new construction or a remodeling project, one important choice you'll need to make is whether to utilize a glass shower door or utilize a shower curtain to keep the water in the shower.

There are a number of items to consider when making this choice, including aesthetics, maintenance and the functionality of each option.

While both glass shower doors and shower curtains have their benefits, glass enclosures have a number of advantages. Glass doors are eye-catching, easy to maintain, and extremely practical.

Aesthetics

There's no doubt that glass doors for your shower offer a beautiful attribute to a bathroom design. They are extremely customizable with many options available, including a variety of types of glass and textures, framed or frameless, and more.

Glass shower doors can be designed and customized to complement the bathroom design, and, no matter what options are chosen they allow light to flow throughout the room.

Hardware options for shower doors composed of glass are endless, allowing you to plan for the shower door to fit right in with the rest of the room's architecture. Glass can be clear or textured, depending on the decor of the bathroom and what look you hope to achieve with the shower door.

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Cleaning & Maintenance

Glass, framed or frameless, shower doors are long-lasting and easy to maintain. Cleaning is relatively simple, requiring just plain household products. With regular and thorough cleaning, these enclosures can remain as sparkly and beautiful as they are when they are installed for years to come.

Contrarily, shower curtains need to be replaced every few years and require liners that need to be replaced every few months and can get very moldy. Cleaning them just takes a few short moments when done regularly. Finally, when maintained well and regularly, these shower doors are here to stay.

Functionality

These doors can be tightly closed, making sure that the water from the shower always stays where it belongs—inside the shower. They cans also allow light to flow freely, both inside and outside the shower door; no more squinting to see which shampoo you're using.

Finally, Enclosures for your shower using glass as opposed to curtains are simple to open and close. Whether framed or frameless, the hardware involved is usually minimal. Shower curtains can be more cumbersome, while glass shower doors open and close in seconds.
 
When planning a bathroom design or remodeling project, you will want to take all of these items into consideration and make the right choice for your needs when deciding whether to install a glass shower door or utilize a shower curtain. Our glass enclosures for your shower can provide a host of benefits and can be customized to meet specific needs and desires.

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