What To Look For When Buying A Good Shower Enclosure

Shower enclosures are one of the most fundamental parts of any bathroom, and it is important you get yours right for your needs. Often when renovating or designing a new house, families will choose the cheapest or easiest option to install, and while they may work fine for a while, good shower enclosures cost a little bit more money. But how can you tell a good shower enclosure from the rest? There are a few key signs that indicate quality when it comes to shower enclosures, so here are three that you should keep in mind.

Metal Over Plastic

While it may seem counterintuitive to choose metal in shower enclosures, after all, metal rusts, the truth is that plastic is far too flimsy to last for any significant length of time. You can also find quite a lot of metal trimmings that do not rust, especially those made out of stainless steel. Look for shower enclosures where the frame is mostly metal, and ensure that the metal used has some rust-proofing qualities. While you might not see the difference straight away, metal shower enclosures can last decades while plastic ones will be lucky to last five years. 

Fewer Gaps And Indents

This might sound odd, but cheaper shower enclosures often have a lower finish, which basically means that there are a lot more little holes, edges, and indents in the frame and wall. The problem with these imperfections is that they are a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. They are also impossible to clean well, which leads to them becoming a real nuisance. Look for shower enclosures that have smooth finishes all over, and try to avoid those that have obvious gaps and cracks, even if they are part of the design. Your back will thank you later when you don't have to spend so much time cleaning!

Maximize Your Space

Obviously, this will depend greatly on how much room you have, but if you can spare a larger shower enclosure then you should do it. They can be tough to upgrade later on, so you are better off getting the best possible option now, rather than saving up for later. The more room you have the more comfortable you will be showering, from outstretching your arms to wash them, to having space to wash and shampoo your hair. You spend a lot of time in the shower, and the last thing you want is to hate having them because of a cramped shower enclosure, so get one as big as you can!

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