What You Need to Know About Frameless Shower Screens
Frameless glass shower screens can provide an elegant touch to any property. Different glass and fitting designs are available which offer both functional and decorative features. Frameless shower screens will need to meet general standards and be regularly maintained. Here is everything that you need to know about frameless glass shower screens.
There are a number of glass options available. There is glass that features less iron which makes the screen clearer than traditional glass. There is etched glass which can be opaque and feature a pattern. Printed glass can feature an image such as a sunset.
There is also glass which resists residue and allows the glass to stay cleaner for longer and for it to be easier to clean. This glass is effective at withstanding common problems such as limescale and mould. A resistant glass is a good option for both residential and commercial properties.
Frameless shower screens typically consist of thick glass which increases the strength of the glass and reduces the risk of damage or injury.
Fixtures and fittings
Frameless shower screens can be sliding or pushed open. The glass can have a round edge or a square edge. Fittings can be made from different materials, including brass, gold and chrome. There are differently shaped hinges that can be used, depending on the look that you want to create. There are also various styles of knobs and handles that can be used, from basic designs to more intricate ones. Knobs take up less space than handles but handles can be more easily used.
Frameless shower screen standards
There are standards for shower screens that must be adhered to. The glass used must be a certain thickness and have a particular degree of strength. They should also be carefully fitted so that the glass does not break. This includes not resting the shower screen against a firm surface. If the shower screen rubs against a surface after installation, it will need to be moved and positioned slightly differently.
There should be a leaflet provided with your frameless shower screen describing how you can maintain the screen and its fittings. If the glass is not a resistant one, you should clean the glass gently after each use to avoid marks. Fittings such as hinges and handles should be dried after each use to avoid mould developing, or you can regularly clean these with soap and dry them after use.