Glass Shower Screen Designs: 4 Reasons Why The Frameless Design Is More Popular

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Glass Shower Screen Designs: 4 Reasons Why The Frameless Design Is More Popular

Glass Shower Screen Designs: 4 Reasons Why The Frameless Design Is More Popular

16 November 2018
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Glass shower screens are functional and prevent water from escaping your bathroom space or enclosure while allowing just enough light into your bathroom. Today's glass shower screens come in different attractive styles, which can do a lot for your bathroom's interior design and overall aesthetic appeal.

In the matter of design, it all comes down to three main options that you can choose from — framed, semi-frameless and frameless shower screens. Of the three, frameless glass shower screens have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Why is that?

1.They are Easier To Install And Repair

The absence of frames makes frameless shower screens comparatively easier to install, with some homeowners even choosing to install the screens on their own. Additionally, in the event that repairs become necessary, it is a lot easier to detach individual parts for repairs or replacement.

2. They Are Easier To Clean

Frameless shower screens are a lot easier to clean compared to their framed counterparts. You will have easier access to the whole glass without the obstruction of frames. Additionally, you don't have to worry about any staining due to corrosion or rust from water coming into contact with metallic frames, which is a problem for framed shower screens. The frames in framed shower screens also provide a breeding ground for the growth of mould and bacteria which can cause disease. For frameless screens, wiping the glass pane with a piece of cloth will suffice.

3. They Are More Attractive

The absence of metallic frames makes the shower screens more attractive. The screens have the effect of giving your bathroom a modern and luxurious look. Without the obstruction of frames, the glass is completely clear, allowing more light into your bathroom space.

4. They Are Low-maintenance and More Long-Lasting

Shower screen frames require a lot more in terms of maintenance and may even need replacing. Frameless shower screens, on the other hand, are very low maintenance, and apart from regular cleaning, you may never have to worry about doing much else.

The glass that is used in frameless shower screens is thicker and goes through a multi-step treatment that renders it stain-resistant and scratch-resistant. This only goes to make frameless shower screens more durable and long-lasting.

These and more benefits make frameless glass shower screens an easy choice compared to other designs, and particularly the framed screens. By choosing the frameless option for your new bathroom or as an upgrade for your bathroom, you can look forward to enjoying these benefits which have made the screens a popular choice.

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Getting some more privacy

I love how much light our house gets, but the people who were living before us must have been very open with the whole street knowing what they were up to at all times. I've never lived somewhere where so many rooms have really large windows - including the bathroom! We are slowly getting the glass replaced from plain glass panes into frosted and patterned glass so that we keep getting all of that lovely light in but so that the whole neighbourhood doesn't get to see us. This blog has before and after picture of the rooms in our house as we do the glass replacements.