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Nothing is More Appealing in a Bathroom than a Glass Shower Enclosure Or Door
Why use a glass shower enclosure, instead of a plain old shower curtain?
The advantage to purchasing a new shower door or enclosure from a practical standpoint is that they work so much better than a shower curtain. You don’t have to constantly worry about the spray escaping, or if you are accidentally jostling the curtain out of place while bathing. They are also much easier to keep clean and sanitized.
Another advantage is style and class. Adding a shower enclosure or door will look custom made and immediately add value.
An added bonus is that improving your bathrooms is one of the surest ways to re-coop your investment by increasing the value of the house. Not only will installing a modern, contemporary shower enclosure add visual appeal and style to your home, but also when guests use the bathrooms in your house they will be impressed with the elegance of such a common room.
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Types of Shower Doors and Enclosures
When buying a shower door or enclosure you need to know your options.
There are many different kinds of shower enclosures and doors: Some on rollers are meant to work with a tub; others are frameless shower enclosures. Most are offered in clear, frosted, or completely opaque glass choices. But what ever your preference, there is absolutely nothing that appeals more for stylish design.
If you have a tiled shower stall, you might be interested in a glass shower door that fits the opening to help secure against excess spray. Don’t worry – all glass shower doors are made with tempered glass for your safety and protection. Glass shower doors can be fitted with hinges, or with rollers if the opening is wide enough.
A tiled shower stall/tub with a curtain rod and shower curtain can easily be upgraded with a sliding shower door. They are easy to use and install and tend to hide the unsightly, but necessary, items in your shower.
The best of all bathroom shower enclosures is the frameless shower enclosure. They add a certain custom look to any bathroom. The smart designs and innovative options make this the best of all choices. You will truly be amazed at the beauty and quality it adds to any bathroom in your house.
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Installing a Shower Door or Enclosure
Installing a shower door or enclosure in a tiled shower requires a high-speed drill with an appropriate masonry bit to drill through the tile without cracking or chipping. This is the most important part of the installation because replacing tiles is difficult and if they are older then ten years, maybe impossible to match. So be careful to do this step correctly.
As you screw in the door hinges, add some silicon caulk to the holes so that the screws become self-sealing. The same technique applies to the flush-mount door hinges – adding silicon sealant gives you added protection against seepage and ultimately mold and unwanted odors.
Shower enclosures require the same application – always properly sealing every joint or hole. In the shower enclosures, the corners joints as well as the edges against the wall need sealant. You will have small medal structural pieces that fit the edges and they will need to be sealed too. In a frameless model, the glass pieces joint together and need sealant to keep seepage down.
Make sure you have a rag and mineral spirits handy to wipe off any excess or unwanted sealant.
Fitting the frameless shower door or enclosure is a two-person job, so make sure you have someone handy that can help hold for measurements and to help with placement. Glass is heavy. Make sure you have help when moving the unopened package or removing the pieces for installation.
Doing this work is definitely within the capabilities of the do-it-yourselfer. Just remember to follow any manufacturer suggestions and take your time. Allow 24 hours for sealant to dry before actually using the shower.
Imagine having installed something with such beauty and class in your own home! The pride you will feel is amazing and your friends and family will be fascinated with your abilities.