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A good shower enclosure provides household members with a pleasant, comfortable bath, but it also fits perfectly with the bathroom décor. A hot shower is appreciated after a cold, gloomy day, while a cold one brings instant relief and relaxation when the weather is hot. The benefits of a shower are easy to see. However, when we are faced with the final choice of a shower enclosure, a lot of doubts arise. Let’s try to dispel them today!
1. Shower enclosure or bathtub?
2. Types of shower cabins
3. Glass, plastic or maybe conglomerate? What material to choose?
4. Choose the right shower enclosure for your needs
5. How much does a shower enclosure cost?
Properly selected shower enclosure is not only the appearance and comfort. The right purchase will help us maintain cleanliness in the bathroom. Only thanks to him we will not flood the entire room when using the cabin. So what is worth knowing before we go shopping or start looking on the Internet?
Many people, arranging the bathroom, face one important dilemma: a shower cubicle or a bathtub?
Shower cabins are a good solution especially in small spaces, when we lack space in the bathroom. However, it is worth to decide on the shower cabin also when we care about saving time (thanks to the cabin we can take a quick shower, which will take us literally a moment and provide the feeling of comfort), but also about saving water. During a bathtub we usually use about 150 liters of water, while for a few minutes shower – about 100 liters
A shower is also a great convenience for the elderly, the disabled and children. It is also worth remembering other valuable aspects – a shower facilitates depilation, peeling, shampooing and many other treatments that we regularly repeat. What’s more, it dries the skin less, which will certainly be appreciated by people who struggle with this problem.
In the case of a shower cubicle, it is much easier for us to take care of cleanliness – both inside the cubicle and next to it. On the other hand, a shower enclosure is certainly not a solution for lovers of long lounging in a hot bath.
If you’re still having trouble deciding, you can opt for a solution that combines the functions of a bathtub and a shower. This can be done with a deep shower tray or by installing a shower set in the bathtub and adding curtains or a bathtub screen.
There are several types of shower enclosures. Shower enclosures can vary in shape. We have:
Cabins can also be mounted in several ways, so that they match the rest of the room:
Another criterion is the size of the shower tray.
Another distinction is that due to the way of opening. In this respect, we divide shower enclosures into those that have sliding and hinged doors. There are also walk-in cabins, without doors.
One of the key issues to think about before choosing shower enclosures is the material of construction. Most shower trays are made of acrylic, which is relatively cheap and easy to keep clean. However, over time it can yellow or start to crack. More durable are enamel shower trays, but they are noisy during use and cold when in contact with the skin. The best, but also the most expensive solution is conglomerate – warm to the touch and scratch-resistant. Clear tempered glass on the wall of the cabin is safe and more durable than plastic. However, remember that clear glass is also more expensive.
If you’re browsing shower enclosures and still don’t know which one to choose, the first thing to consider is where the enclosure should be located. Assess how much space it should take up. Above all, make sure it fits the needs of your household. Consider who will be using it most and how, and choose the most practical solution. The budget you can spend on this purchase is also important.
As we mentioned above, the price of a shower enclosure depends on many factors. Foremost among these are the type of shower enclosure and the material from which it is made. An option worth considering is shopping online, where you are sure to find competitive prices
On the web you will also find many interesting inspirations that will help you make a choice.
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