Different Shower Screens Used to Construct Frameless Showers

When installing a frameless glass shower, the possibilities are almost endless. Doors and panels can combine in countless ways. While the particular configurations can vary, following are several typical kinds of shower screens that can go into the creation of a frameless shower.

Fixed Panel Shower Screen

A simple option is one fixed panel that attaches to a wall near the corner of the bathroom, creating a three-sided shower enclosure. This is a beautifully minimalist option, with the shower enclosure open on one side. Such a model is reminiscent of a wet room, but it is much more convenient because of the three sides that constrain splashing water. If the showering area is relatively long, this will minimise splashing further. The single glass panel creates a sleek, smooth effect also because the metal hardware is so minimal — the pane simply clamps to the floor and wall. You don't need door handles that create visual clutter, nor have to worry about hinges as there are no moving parts.

Fixed and Swing Shower Screen

For a bath/shower combination, an ideal solution is to attach a fixed screen with a swinging section to the wall and the bath top to create the shower space. This uncomplicated setup provides the added functionality of the swing door, making it easier to get in the bath. The look remains clean and streamlined, because of the simple combination of just two panels coupled with minimal metal, just simple hinges and clamps.

Hinged or Sliding Corner Shower Screen

This type of structure is perfect if you want a wholly enclosed shower area in the corner of the bathroom. One fixed panel with an attached moving door section connects to a corner wall. Another stationary panel blocks off the end of the space, fully containing it. This configuration is especially ideal for maximising space in a small bathroom, though it can be extended and adjusted to create larger showers. The entrance consists of either a hinged swinging panel or else a sliding door. The advantage of sliding doors is that they don't require swinging space.

Inline Hinged or Slider Shower Screen

Another possibility is an inline glass shower screen which offers a wall-to-wall solution. With this model,  the existing bathroom walls form three sides of the shower enclosure. The glass panels build the fourth wall, fencing off at one end of the bathroom. This provides an excellent solution if you want a double shower and your bathroom is configured in a particular way to allow it. The doors on these models can be either swinging or sliding as well. Inline shower screens are perfect for highlighting beautiful tile arrangements which create the shower backdrop.