How to Choose the Best Shower For Your Bathroom
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The function of showers isn’t just limited to hygiene. Showering can be a time of day to relax. However, it’s important to choose the best shower for your bathroom.
Showers have certain advantages over bathtubs that make most people opt for showers in the bathroom. They are more hygienic, use less water, and, finally, they take up much less space.
Also, if you’re considering your finances when choosing between a bathtub or a shower, showers are more economic. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose the best option for your home.
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Today, there are so many options for different showers. Choosing the best shower for your bathroom will depend on your available space, tastes, and needs. However, there are many shapes you can choose from, such as square, corner, or rounded.
The minimum amount of space to install a shower is usually about 30 to 35 inches. However, the current trend is larger showers that give you more space to move around.
Materials for shower trays
The most common materials for prefabricated shower trays are usually porcelain and acrylic. Porcelain showers are particularly resistant to both thermal and mechanical shocks. Now, there also many models that have built-in anti-slip options.
In terms of acrylic showers, many are made of ABS and PMMA material. These are combined with polyurethane and fiberglass. Many modern options allow for an easily accessible shower.
Nowadays, more and more people prefer a built-in shower instead of prefabricated shower trays. This might be the best option for your bathroom because there is a wide array of ceramic tiles. It also allows you to fully customize your shower.
Also, prefabricated shower trays usually have an edge or step. Built-in showers can be entirely customized and you can choose to not have a barrier to enter or exit the shower. This eliminates any potential access problems.
However, it’s important to note that these showers are difficult to fully waterproof. Therefore, we recommend installing these only in houses or apartments where no neighbors are living below. You want to avoid any leaking water!
Doors or curtains
Shower doors are a practical solution to avoid water splashing out into the bathroom. There also many options and models to allow you to find the perfect one for your bathroom.
One of the smallest choices for shower doors measures about 20 inches wide. You can find them made of metal and glass. Some models have two transparent glass panels, one curved panel, and another straight.
Other models have a door with a handle while the rest of the shower walls are fixed in place. You can also find shower doors and walls in different colors, materials, and levels of transparency. For example, you can opt for translucent or etched glass.
Of course, we recommend you select a shower door that has a long warranty and high-quality after-sales service. Spare parts and repairs can be quite expensive.
A traditional shower curtain is a cheaper solution. Prices range from 10 to 80 dollars. You can also get double curtains, one for the inside of the shower, and one for the outside.
Also, curtains can be a decorative element that gives a special touch to the bathroom. There is a wide range of options on the market. As a result, you can play with lots of colors, transparencies, and prints.
Although the most common curtain material is plastic, waterproof curtains are more resistant to moisture. Therefore, these are the most popular today.
As for curtain rods, these exist in different shapes and finishes that can adapt to any need. We recommend plastic rods for an economic option. However, if you want to spend a little more, stainless steel rods are also a great option.
Choosing the best shower – a few final tips
Keep in mind that some options make showers easier to use. You should take these into account when choosing the best option for your bathroom. Let’s take a look:
- Put non-slip mats on the floor or choose a non-slip floor to prevent any falls.
- Install a single faucet. We highly recommend a single-lever that allows you to easily adjust the temperature.
- Place an accessible towel rack within easy reach of the shower.
Which option have you chosen for your bathroom? We hope our tips have helped make your choice easier!