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Under the microscope: framed or frameless glass shower screens?

Glass is necessary in the everyday home. However, in a stylish and practical home – you will find glass used in so many different ways. One of these ways in shower screens.

While many homeowners are turning to glass shower screens over outdated shower curtains – one question still remains: should you choose framed or frameless glass shower screens?

Want to know if framed or frameless glass shower screens will suit your home the best?

Find out with those who know Perth glass, SV Glass by reading on.

Glass is necessary in the everyday home. However, in a stylish and practical home – you will find glass used in so many different ways. One of these ways in shower screens.

While many homeowners are turning to glass shower screens over outdated shower curtains – one question still remains: should you choose framed or frameless glass shower screens?

Want to know if framed or frameless glass shower screens will suit your home the best?

Find out with those who know Perth glass, SV Glass by reading on.

 

The pros and cons of framed shower screens

All shower frames come with pros and cons. Let SV Glass examine the main ones of framed glass shower screens below.

Pros:

  • The more affordable option for the budget-conscious
  • Easy to clean due to aluminium surfaces (yet not the same as frameless glass shower screens)
  • Frames can be made available in a multitude of colours to reflect your bathroom design
  • The glass can be tinted or frosted
  • Toughened glass, regardless if framed or frameless, is incredibly durable, modern and safe
  • When professionally made, fitted and installed – the shower enclosure will be better sealed with reduced risk of water escaping.

Cons:

  • You will need to work a bit harder to maintain them as opposed to their frameless counterparts due to the nooks, crannies, corners and hinges
  • Aluminium is vulnerable to corrosion and metal dulling over time. However, it’s nothing some proper repainting and elbow grease can fix
  • Not as thick as frameless glass shower screens
  • They’re simply not as stylish as frameless shower screens.

The pros and cons of frameless shower screens

Frameless, time and time again is proving to be the way to go throughout the home.

Let’s discover the pros and cons of this option.

Pros:

  • They’re the ultimate choice for ultra-modern, super sleek and stylish bathrooms
  • Due to this, they can significantly boost the value of your property if/when selling
  • Incredibly easy to maintain due to the absence of framed edges and corners where dirt, soap scum and mould can build
  • The absence too of aluminium will lessen the chance of corroded parts over time
  • Etched, frosted and tinted frameless glass looks are achievable
  • Frameless glass shower screens require thicker, toughened glass – making it naturally the more durable option.

Cons:

  • Due to their thickness and requirement of special features to hold into place – frameless glass shower screens are logically the more expensive option
  • More time and costs go into the intricate installation process, too
  • Water has more chance of escaping due to no frames to hold it in, wetting the bathroom floor beyond the shower area. However, this is something that can be rectified with bathroom design and waterproofing.

 

Final shower screen thoughts

If you’re sticking to a strict budget – framed glass shower screens are the most appealing option.

If style, flow and functionality is important to you frameless glass shower screens are the solution you need.

Regardless of which glass shower screen you choose trust in SV Glass for the highest-quality glass products and services in Perth.

 

Need high-quality glass shower screens?

Contact SV Glass today for strong and stylish glass to suit your needs.

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