Best Configurations Of Shower Screen Doors

Posted on: 27 February 2015

Separate shower enclosures in the bathroom enhance the space in terms of expediency and aesthetics. If you are considering buying a shower screen to create this compartment, you will have to consider aspects such as colour, cost and material. However, the configuration of the door is perhaps the most important aspect because it will dictate the economy of space, the type of enclosure and the convenience when in use. Here are some of the best shower screen style variations to consider for your next bathroom renovation project.

Pivot Screen

These shower screens are manufactured in a basic design so they are cost effective. They are hinged doors which are made to swing outwards for convenience. The area covered when the screen is open varies. The pivot screens lend an air of sophistication to the space and there are framed and frameless product options available. The catch mechanisms may vary depending on the specific manufacturer but most use magnets for easy access. Unfortunately, this design is limited by space availability so it is best suited for large en suite rooms. You should ensure that your bathroom can accommodate the expanse of a swinging door before choosing this option. There should also be no obstructions such as adjacent walls, sinks or cabinets.

Sliding Screen

The sliding door is the perfect choice when the bathroom space is limited. The opening and closing mechanism provides easy and practical access to the shower enclosure. The door sections align in a parallel arrangement as the panels slide on the installed track so there is great economy of space. Style variations are available with options such as single and double doors as well as corner entry designs. The only drawback of the configuration is the probability of the panels sticking on the track. However, with frequent and diligent cleaning, the shower screen should continue functioning flawlessly.

Folding Screen

The folding shower doors are also commonly referred to as bi-fold screens because the mobile door panels are designed to fold in on themselves when they open. Basically, there is a centre pivot on the doors and it has a rail track to slide on so that the sections are able to accurately fold up. In this way, this configuration has the simple access mechanism of the swinging screens while maintaining the space economy of the sliding variant. If you choose this design, ensure that the sliding rail is kept clean to avoid sticking and to enhance the product longevity.

For more information, contact a company like A.T. Glass & Aluminium.