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Things To Consider Before Picking A Shower Screen

16 February 2022
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Things To Consider Before Picking A Shower Screen

 Showers screens have become a popular choice in Singapore due to their practicality, affordability, and design. Before choosing a shower screen type, there are numerous factors to consider. From the size of your shower area, bathroom layout or even your shower head orientation, these play a part in how effective your shower screen will be. 

In this article, we will explain what to consider when choosing the right shower screen for your bathroom.


1. The Right Size

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Firstly, you should consider how much space you need for a comfortable shower. For most people, a shower area should have a minimum size of 80cm by 80cm. The ideal size is 90cm by 90cm or larger. 

Secondly, your entrance or opening size should be at least 60cm regardless of whether it is a sliding or swing door. It is important to note that this is the clear opening size, and not the size of the door leaf.


2. Choose the Configuration and Opening Type

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There are usually 2 types of shower screen doors - swing or sliding. When choosing a swing door, be sure to factor in any obstruction (e.g. towel bars, toilet bowls) to the inward or outward-swinging shower screen doors. If you do not have enough space for the shower screen to swing open safely, it is advisable to go with a sliding system.

Configuration is usually limited by your existing shower kerb/recessed area. Contact our team of experienced consultants to find out the best solution for your shower area. 


3. Ease of maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining shower screens are two often overlooked factors when selecting a shower screen.

Keep your shower screen dry, apply water repellent coatings, and use glass cleaners once a week to prevent the build-up of water scaling marks. 

A bigger shower screen means a larger cleaning area. Shower screens with overlapping panels or glass may also be more troublesome to reach effectively and clean. Upkeeping your shower screen on a regular basis keeps it in good working condition and looking new.


4. Type of Glass Infill

Most framed shower screens are made of 4mm or 6mm thick glass, while frameless models typically use 8mm or 10mm glass. Shower screen glass should always be one of the following: 

1. Tempered

2. Heat strengthened

3. Laminated float

4. Laminated tempered 

Thicker glass is generally safer, but can wear out shower screen hardware faster due to its added weight. Tempered glass is five times stronger than float glass. It is also known as safety glass because it breaks into small pieces instead of big dangerous shards. 

As tempered and non-tempered glass both look the same, it is important to use a reputable shower screen contractor to get what you ordered. 


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