One of the first considerations when choosing a shower enclosure is deciding whether you want a framed or frameless shower door. Framed shower doors are made from thinner and less expensive glass so they are cheaper. Frameless shower doors are made of thicker glass that doesn’t need the support of a frame, but are more expensive.
Frameless shower doors offer several advantages. In particular, without a metal frame, there are fewer places to trap water and for mold and mildew growth. Another consideration is appearance. Frameless shower doors have a sleek, refined look that framed doors lack.
As mentioned above, price is a factor, so you will have to choose which style of shower screen you prefer. Only you can decide if the benefits of a frameless shower enclosure are worth the additional price.
Another factor to take into account when choosing a shower screen is the level of darkness of the glass. Most people prefer glass obscured by opacity or patterns in the glass. This gives you an extra degree of privacy when showering. However, you may want a clear glass construction, if, for example, you had a mountain view outside your window and wanted to enjoy it while taking a shower.
If you opt for a framed shower stall design, you will also need to choose a finish for the metal. In general, the metallic finish of your shower stall should match your bathroom fixtures. Remember that with most shower enclosures, the metallic finish will have nothing to do with the metal the product is made of.
Visual design is another factor to consider when choosing a shower stall. Nowadays, you can choose from all kinds of unusual designs, like circular shower screens, etc. It’s up to you how you want your bathroom to be!