Showers are increasingly replacing bathtubs as homeowner's equipment of choice when it comes to their bathrooms and, given the environmental concerns at present, this can only be a good thing. Helping out environmentally is only one of the potential benefits that installing showers can have for homeowners, and the list of reasons that people find to put a shower enclosure in their bathrooms is increasing as showers become ever more affordable and visually appealing.
Some of the primary benefits that people are discovering when it comes to having showers in their bathrooms include:
Space Saver - On the most obvious level, showers are smaller than bathtubs, and they take up vertical space in a room, which means that they don't disrupt the flow of the room and make it appear considerably more spacious.
Minimising Mess - Anyone who has had a bathtub in their bathrooms won't have failed to notice that it can cause water to flow out. This is not a problem when it comes to showers and shower enclosures because, as these are generally watertight and water doesn't end up all over the bathroom which is often the case with bathtubs. Maintaining and cleaning a tub can also be a tedious proposition while for showers it is easy.
No accidental slips - As water is confined to within the enclosure, the floors in the bathrooms are dry, and the likelihood of slipping and falling is diminished dramatically. This is why many homeowners, particularly those with young children, are installing showers in their bathrooms.
Smarter use of water- When showering, you don’t need to fill up the bathtubs and can use only the amount of water as needed. This cuts down on your water bills, electricity bills and time.
Showers can be bought as one single unit or broken down into their various elements such as shower heads and shower doors to fit in with the individual style of each bathroom.
Shower Kits are the functional aspects of any shower enclosure. These include shower heads, hand sprays, rigid riser, soap dishes and more. The shower heads dispense water in different spray patterns and can be either single or multifunction. Shower heads can be fixed or detachable. Tower showers are also growing in popularity for use within enclosures.
Trays used in showers are one of the most critical elements of a shower enclosure's construction, and they come in different sizes and shapes that can be carefully tailored to meet the dimension of bathrooms. The trays found in showers will generally be square or rectangles or quadrants. These are made of a variety of materials ranging from acrylics to stone resin. In terms of creativity within the design of showers, the shower tray or base is one of the areas where imaginations can be utilised to create the dream shower enclosure for the homeowner in question. In terms of best practice when it comes to shower trays, it is always a good idea to plumb showers beforehand in order to ensure that the tray fits once all the tiling and extras have been applied to showers.
These form the essential framework around which the shower area is built. Enclosures are built from toughened safety glass in variable thicknesses that can deal with the onslaught of even power showers. The glass panels are usually encased in polished metal frameworks that hold it all together. Frameless shower enclosures are equally popular for the minimalistic feel. The accessories like shower trays can be purchased separately. These come in various shapes like square, rectangle or quadrant to give you the freedom to place them where you wish. The glass on the enclosure usually comes with a coating that repels limescale buildup and keeps it as good as new.
You can build your Shower enclosure by purchasing Doors, panels and shower trays separately. Shower door encloses the space and come in different sizes. Generally made from toughened safety glass, these offer durability and remain sturdy structurally. These doors can be frameless, made of a singular pane, bifold or curved depending on the kind of space you want to create.