There are three main options in the type of shower screens available:
Fully Framed: A fully framed shower screen has a frame usually of aluminium around each panel and the shower screen door. Fully framed shower screens are the most cost effective shower screen option.
Semi Frameless: Semi frameless shower screens have slim line frames around the top and bottom of the glass panels and the shower screen door is unframed. With a semi frameless shower screens you are able to achieve a modern contemporary look without the cost of fully frameless.
Fully frameless: A fully frameless shower screen has no frames around the glass panels or the shower screen door. The glass is held in place with stainless steel fittings. If your budget permits a fully frameless screen will give you the most clean modern look possible.
Bathroom renovation by Dream Bathrooms Balcatta Perth fully framesless shower screen with a pivot door
Depending on the style and size of your bathroom, the type of shower screen door required may influence which type of shower screen is most suitable.
Sliding Door: Attached to a fixed panel shower screen, the door slides to allow access, often used in small bathrooms where space is an issue.
Pivot door: Will open in and outwards and can either pivot from another glass panel or from a tiled wall, good choice if space permits.
Fixed and swing door: Usually part of a fully framed shower screen or corner shower screen, only opens outwards.
No door: A fixed panel of glass is fixed to wall or used to create a walk in shower, consideration must be given to adequate drainage of shower and size of walk in shower to prevent overspray. Commonly used on shower baths in place of a shower curtain.
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