Replacing Your Shower? Why A Frameless Version Is The Way To Go

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Replacing Your Shower? Why A Frameless Version Is The Way To Go

29 August 2016
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Replacing your shower is a great way to update the look and feel of your bathroom.  When updating your shower, it's important to aim for a style that is both functional and aesthetically appealing.  That's why a frameless shower is such a good choice.  Learning more about the benefits of frameless showers can help you see why it is the right choice for you.

Framless Showers Are Low Maintenance

One of the biggest draws for frameless showers is that they are low maintenance.  The crud and grime that so frequently builds up when you have other shower types can all but be eliminated when you choose a frameless shower.

Frameless showers get their name because they appear to have no doors.  There is usually a thick sheet of tempered glass on each side of the enclosure, while the area where the "door" would usually be that you use to step into the shower is completely open.  The glass is attached to the ceiling and floor with gold, steel or some other metal bracket, and there is typically a small gap between where the glass meets the floor and ceiling.

Because there is a gap, debris can't begin to collect in those places.  You've undoubtedly seen the grime that often collects at the bottom of shower curtains, or with shower doors that run along a track.  It can be difficult to keep this cleared away, and you may find yourself spending quite a bit of time scrubbing at the dirt to remove it.

When you have a frameless shower, you can purchase a liquid solution from a local home goods store that you spray on the glass after each use.  This is usually enough to keep the grime away and keep the maintenance activities down to an acceptable level.

A Frameless Shower Helps Your Bathroom Look Bigger

If you have a rather small bathroom, you can open up the space by installing a frameless shower.  Because the shower is contained within a glass enclosure, there aren't the hard and fast boundaries of a traditional shower, which can block off the space and make it seem smaller.  

Getting a frameless shower could prove to be a very wise decision.  It will add a contemporary touch to your bathroom that everyone is sure to love.  Contact a shower installation contractor, such as those at Marble Works of Minnesota, as soon as possible so you can learn more about the options available to you when you choose a frameless shower.