Glass enclosed shower is now the trend because it makes the bathroom look more spacious than it actually is. Very often, space is the major issue in bathrooms and it prevents you from actually exercising your creativity to improve aesthetics. With the glass shower enclosures, you are able to create an illusion that there is no enclosure that separates the shower from the rest of the bathroom.
In spite of the growing demand for frameless shower enclosures, many homeowners assume that the fragility of glass can be particularly hazardous. However, the type of glass used in shower enclosures is not the same as the ordinary glass that we are all familiar of. Shower doors and enclosures are made from tempered glass that is five times stronger and safer than untreated glass.
A shower enclosure that is made from tempered glass is less likely to experience a thermal break because during the manufacturing process, glass passes through heating and cooling to make it stronger. In terms of safety, tempered glass will break into non-hazardous small pieces without sharp edges.
When a metal frame is used as support for the glass shower enclosure, a thinner type of tempered glass can be used. For the frameless option, a thicker type of tempered glass that is also referred to as heavy glass is typically used because it will not require additional support for strength and safety purposes. Heavy glass is hot item nowadays because there are no sharp and vulnerable edges and corners to worry about.
For a homeowner who has busy lifestyle, it makes more sense to have a frameless glass shower enclosure because cleaning is significantly easier. There are fewer nooks and crevices where excess soap and shampoo can accumulate. There are no unsightly elements that will build up on the glass enclosure because of the permanently sealed surface.
When you use the frameless glass shower screens on your bathroom, you can immediately improve its aesthetics. The elegance of your shower room will be visible from the outside and it won’t appear to take extra room from your bathroom. Glass enclosure will make your bathroom look more elegant and sophisticated, no matter the size.