If you're planning a renovation and are considering shower screens with sliding doors, there are a few things you need to know to ensure you make the best choice for your home. In this blog post, we'll cover everything from choosing the right style of shower screen to properly caring for it once it's installed.
So, whether you're starting from scratch or looking to replace an existing shower screen, read on for all the info you need!
DECIDE ON THE STYLE OF THE SLIDING DOOR SHOWER SCREEN THAT YOU WANT
Choosing the sliding door shower screen that’s right for you could seem a bit overwhelming at first, but with so many great options available you’re sure to find something that fits your bathroom perfectly.
By choosing from frameless, semi-frameless or fully framed sliding door shower screens, you can tailor the look of your bathroom to suit your preferences and create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and relaxing. Each option has its own advantages and drawbacks and will suit different spaces and styles depending on your individual preferences.
Frameless shower screens feature striking glass panels without any visible frame. This gives the illusion of an uninterrupted view and makes the space look larger. While frameless shower screens are visually appealing, they also tend to be more expensive than other options as the glass is thicker and stronger.
Semi-frameless sliding door shower screens still feature clear glass panels, but with a metal frame around the edges for added durability. This type of shower screen is slightly more affordable than frameless options, but still looks sophisticated and contemporary.
Fully framed shower screens, on the other hand, feature a metal frame around the entire piece of glass. This type of shower screen is typically cheaper than both frameless and semi-frameless options, as well as being more durable over time.
TYPES OF SLIDING MECHANISMS ON YOUR SLIDING DOOR SHOWER SCREEN
When it comes to selecting the right sliding mechanism for your shower screen, there are a few options to consider. Sliding door mechanisms can be either top-hung or bottom-guided and will differ in terms of movement, size and weight capacity.
The most common type of sliding mechanism is top-hung, also called the barn-door style, this uses a system of tracks and wheels to move the door along its track. This type of mechanism is ideal for heavier shower screens as it ensures smooth movement and provides extra support. The new look barn door sliding shower door is very stylish and modern, making it a popular option.
Bottom-guided mechanisms are ideal if you’re looking for smoother operation with lighter doors, as they guide the door along its track using an internal wheel system. This type of mechanism is perfect for smaller shower screens and can be adjusted to fit the size.
CONSIDER THE SIZE OF YOUR BATHROOM WHEN SELECTING A SHOWER SCREEN WITH A SLIDING DOOR - YOU DON'T WANT IT TO BE TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL
When selecting a shower screen with a sliding door for your bathroom, it is important to pay attention to the size. Too big of a shower screen and the door may have difficulty closing all the way, while too small of a shower screen may make it difficult to move freely in and around your shower area. To ensure the perfect shower screen size, measure both the length AND width of your shower and use these measurements when deciding what shower screen will work best for you and your bathroom.
Depending on the layout of your bathroom, make sure you take into account potential obstacles when designing the opening of your sliding door shower screen. Things to watch for include the bathtub, toilet or vanity that may be in the way, or even the placement of any windows.
Keep in mind all our shower screens are also customisable - if you are unable to find something that fits perfectly off-the-shelf, consider having one made specifically tailored to the dimensions of your shower space!
MAKE SURE THAT THE SLIDING DOORS ARE EASY TO OPERATE AND CLEAN
If you are looking for a shower screen with sliding doors, it is important to consider how easy they are to operate and clean. You don't want them to be hard to open and close properly; you also don't want to struggle with cleaning or have the shower glass become dulled or cloudy over time. Choose a shower screen where the sliding doors move smoothly and quietly on their track.
FOLLOW THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH YOUR SHOWER SCREEN TO KEEP IT LOOKING ITS BEST
Do you want your sliding shower screen door to stay in optimum condition? The best way to ensure it does is by following the care instructions that come with it!
These helpful guidelines should provide all the information that's needed for an easy and regular cleaning routine.
To ensure your sliding shower screen door looks its best and lasts as long as possible, be sure to carefully read over the care instructions that come with your purchase.
Be sure to read our our article on How to care for your new shower screen
SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR SLIDING SHOWERS SCREEN DOOR WORKING IT'S BEST
Sticking to a proper maintenance routine is essential for the longevity of your shower screen. Make sure to keep an eye out for any loose handles or wheels, and check for any signs of rusting or corrosion - these issues should be taken care of right away in order to ensure that your sliding shower screen door stays in good condition.
Additionally, regularly wiping down the glass with a mild soap-and-water solution is essential to keep the glass looking like new and free from water spots or soap scum. You may also want to periodically use a glass cleaner for an extra sparkle.
To help keep the door track in top condition, a few drops of oil or wax should be applied every 4-6 months and regular vacuuming of the tracks to remove debris that can clog the runners.
CHOOSE A SHOWER SCREEN WITH A WARRANTY FOR PEACE OF MIND IN CASE ANYTHING GOES WRONG.
When considering shower screens, it's important to look for one that has a warranty. Having that little extra peace of mind through a warranty can make it easier.
While shower screens are built to be durable and reliable, ensuring a shower screen comes with a solid warranty can give the assurance that you won't be left in the cold just in case something unexpected goes wrong down the line.
Flexi Showers offers 12 months warranty on all it's shower screens.
Selecting the right shower screen for your bathroom can be a tough decision, but we hope that our tips have helped make it a little easier for you. If you're still not sure which style or size of shower screen is right for you, our team at Flexi Showers would be more than happy to help.
We offer a range of frameless, semi-frameless, and fully framed shower screens in a variety of sizes to suit any bathroom. All of our products come with a warranty for peace of mind, and we're always available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Give us a call or head to our showroom today and we'll be happy to help you get started on finding the right sliding door shower screen for you.
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Flexi Showers Team below.
Flexi Showers Shower Screens Melbourne Showroom - 138 National Blvd Campbellfield. 03 9469 6190