Are you new to glass shower screens? What you should know

If you're thinking about replacing an old shower screen with a glass one, you're on the right path to a stylish, modern bathroom. However, there are many things you should know about installing glass.

You may be wondering how to keep children safe, keep the glass clean, or even install the right style of glass for your home. If you're new to glass shower screens, this piece will highlight some of the most important tips that will help you enjoy stylish glass surfaces in your bathroom.

1.    Glass shower screens won't expand and break while you shower                            

The thought of having a large panel of glass in your bathroom may be scary, especially if you have young children. Can glass shower screens break and cause injury in your home? The answer is that this is not very likely to happen.

Most glass screens are made of tempered or laminated glass. This glass doesn't shatter. Instead, it crumbles into small pieces that remain within the structure of your glass panel. The shatterproof nature of tempered glass means that children aren't likely to get pricked or cut by your glass shower screens.

Another benefit of glass is that it isn't likely to expand and break. The particles inside glass shower screens have enough space to expand and contract when they come into contact with hot/cold water.

2.    Proper maintenance is essential

A common mistake that homeowners make is to purchase glass shower screens and then poorly maintain them over time. To get the most elegant appearance from glass, it needs to be regularly cleaned and sometimes re-polished. Keeping up with maintenance will prevent stubborn stains from forming and making the glass appear dull.

The good news is that you can clean your glass shower screen easily using home-made products. Vinegar and baking soda are tough on stains, and you can prepare these cleaning solutions by mixing them with equal parts of water. Furthermore, avoid using abrasive cleaners such as brushes on your glass shower screens.  

3.    Frameless is the way to go

When shopping around for a glass shower screen, consider going frameless. Frameless glass is stylish, easy to maintain, and easy to install in your home. Furthermore, you'll have numerous shapes and sizes to choose from. Frameless glass also blends seamlessly with your bathroom space, regardless of its colour or theme.

4.    Position your showerhead correctly

The way you position your showerhead will determine how effectively the shower will drain. For example, avoid placing the glass screen directly opposite the showerhead, as you may end up splashing water outside the shower area. Position your shower screen perpendicularly to the showerhead for optimal drainage.

To learn more, contact a shower screen supplier.