Three Reasons Why Frameless Glass Shower Doors Are Your Best Option
Whether you are renovating or constructing a bathroom, there are several factors you need to consider before deciding on the kind of bathroom doors you want to install. However, the most common factors you need to consider are your lighting needs and the available space.
For instance, if you have a small bathroom space, a shower door that opens outwards can further minimize the bathroom space, making it appear much smaller. Additionally, if you have a dimly lit bathroom, you want to minimize the shower door frames to allow as much light as possible to enter the shower cubicle.
With that in mind, one of the best shower door designs you can install is a frameless glass shower door. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of a frameless glass shower door's benefits. Thus, if you are currently considering purchasing and installing glass shower doors, here are three reasons you should opt for a frameless glass shower door.
Because frameless glass shower doors do not have frames, the glass used is much thicker and sturdier than the glass used on framed shower doors. And it is for this reason frameless glass shower doors are more expensive than framed ones.
On the other hand, framed doors may be cheaper, but unfortunately, the slimmer glass used on such doors is easily damaged. For example, if you accidentally bang the framed glass shower door against the wall or shut it too forcibly, the glass will most likely crack or break. However, because stronger glass is used on frameless glass shower doors, the doors can handle getting banged on a wall or shut forcibly without getting broken.
Thus, a frameless glass shower door is more durable than a framed glass door.
Enhancing the Lighting of the Shower Cubicle
As mentioned earlier, lighting is essential when choosing an ideal shower door, especially if you have a dimly lit shower cubicle. Ideally, you want to choose a shower door that helps improve the lighting of a dimly lit shower cubicle.
A framed shower door is an aesthetic addition to your bathroom if you think about it. However, depending on the size of the frames, it may not be an ideal option for improving the lighting condition. Remember, the frames are opaque, and thus they block light from entering the shower cubicle. Thus, further minimizing the amount of light entering the dark cubicle.
On the other hand, frameless glass shower doors are entirely glass, except for the door handles. Thus, the large glass doors ensure maximum light penetrates into the shower cubicle, thus enhancing the lighting of the cubicle.
Even if the shower cubicle is dimly lit, the full glass shower doors will refract light into the cubicle, making it less dim. Therefore, frameless glass shower doors are the best option when you have a dimly lit shower cubicle.
Though frames on the shower door provide additional aesthetics to a bathroom, the small space between the frame and the glass is a notorious hiding spot for germs, bacteria and dirt.
Remember, when washing a framed glass shower door, it is quite challenging to get in between the glass and the frame. Thus, soapy water residue, dirt, germs, and bacteria will accumulate in the space between the glass and frames as time passes.
However, because a frameless glass shower door lacks frames, there is zero chance of dirt, germs, soapy water residue or bacteria accumulating on the shower door. Additionally, it is much easier to clean because there are no hiding spots for the factors mentioned above.
Therefore, as far as cleanliness and hygiene are concerned, a frameless shower door is a much better option than a framed glass shower door