Shower Enclosures Buying Guide
Shower Enclosures Buying Guide
Welcome to our shower enclosure buying guide, where we’ll be walking you through the various practicalities and options involved in choosing a shower enclosure.
Shower enclosures come in all manner of shapes and sizes, providing a neat showering solution regardless of how big or small your bathroom is. For a compact en-suite, you’ve got space-saving solutions galore in the form of quadrant, corner entry, bi-fold and sliding door enclosures. While for larger family bathrooms, a walk-in, wet room or full-blown shower enclosure suite might work better.
Whichever type of enclosure you swing (or slide!) towards, we’ve got a stunning shower enclosure for you at Bathroom Takeaway. Let’s start this guide to buying a shower enclosure off with some practicalities to consider when researching your ideal shower enclosure.
HOW TO BUY A SHOWER ENCLOSURE
It really is advisable that you know what to look for when buying a shower enclosure. With so many different types available, it’s crucial that you do some planning and research before you make your purchase to ensure you’re getting the perfect shower enclosure for you.
Get to know your bathroom’s measurements by preparing a detailed scale drawing. Gauge your floor-space and ceiling height, as well as the positioning of your shower because this affects the type of shower tray you’ll need. Also, consider whether your enclosure needs to be left or right-hand fitting and what type of doors you’ll need. Sliding and bi-fold doors require much less space than an outward opening pivot door.
PREPARE YOUR WALL
It’s important to protect the integrity of your walls in a shower area, either with traditional tiles or shower wall panels. Tiles offer stylish, durable protection and can complement your bathroom’s theme. However, they do require a good deal of workmanship to ensure that they’re sealed correctly, especially in fully tiled wet rooms. With that in mind, shower panel walls offer a quick, easy and cost-effective alternative.
CHOOSE YOUR GLASS
High quality, toughened safety glass is a must in any modern shower enclosure. All of our enclosures feature 6-8mm thick glass, offering the perfect blend of safety, sturdiness and affordability. Not only do these practical screens keep your bathroom dry when you’re showering, but the innovative 3M Scotchgard™ easy clean glass that we use across all our shower enclosures is designed to repel dirt, limescale and even oil.
TYPES OF SHOWER ENCLOSURES
There are several different shower enclosure styles for you to choose from. These are designed to not only look great but also provide a practical solution that fits your bathroom and lifestyle.
For a stylish corner installation, quadrant enclosures offer the ideal space-saving solution. These D-shaped enclosures feature a lovely, curved exterior that provides extra depth and sliding doors that minimise the footprint of your shower. Available in a range of sizes, our quadrant showers come with a free shower tray and waste as standard.
CORNER ENTRY ENCLOSURES
Corner entry enclosures bring a contemporary designer edge to corner shower cubicles. Featuring sleek aluminium frames and convenient easy clean glass, our corner entry enclosures range in size from 800mm to 1200 x 900mm. Which means there’s almost certainly a corner entry enclosure suitable for your family bathroom.
BI-FOLD SHOWER ENCLOSURES
Where space is at an absolute premium, bi-fold shower enclosures offer a neat and ergonomic option. Available as full enclosures or simply a folding shower screen for recessed areas, our high-quality bi-fold shower enclosures benefit from an easy twist and lock assembly, which guarantees an extremely simple installation.
PIVOT DOOR ENCLOSURES
Where space is less of an issue, pivot door enclosures are an elegant and highly accessible choice. These contemporary cubicles feature smooth opening hinged doors, 3M Scotchgard™ easy clean glass and durable aluminium frames. With our 10-year ‘Fit and Forget’ guarantee, you’ll enjoy years of enjoyment from your shower enclosure.
SLIDING DOOR ENCLOSURES
Sliding door enclosures deliver yet another compact but undeniably chic showering option. The tempered, easy clean doors glide effortlessly and noiselessly on double wheels for the smoothest opening action available. Choose from either a full-scale enclosure or just the sliding door and side panel for a recess shower setup.
WALK INS AND WET ROOMS
Walk in enclosures or wet rooms offer a supremely luxurious showering experience. Combined with a rain or power shower, these minimalist enclosures can create a spa-like haven of tranquillity in your home. You can configure your walk-in shower enclosure exactly how you’d like it, with single, double and triple screen (with the addition of a deflector return panel) configurations available.
SHOWER ENCLOSURE SUITES
When a bath is simply out of the question, our breathtaking range of shower enclosure suites offer the perfect happy medium. Designed to complement your choice of toilet and basin, our shower enclosure suites offer the very best in convenience for busy lifestyles and households.
SCREENS AND PANELS
Offering total flexibility, we also provide a broad selection of shower bath screens and side panels. Cut down on installation headaches and give yourself the freedom to make the nooks and crannies of your bathroom work for you. Our complete range of easy-clean screens and panels are available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to suit your requirements.