A shower enclosure or stall is basically the surrounding
framework of your shower, which works as a barrier to keep water
spray inside the showering area. Which type of shower stall
you need depends on whereabouts your shower is located and your
bathroom’s layout. For instance, if your shower is recessed
or in an alcove and you’ve got three tiled walls, you would just
need a shower tray and door to stop water escaping. Or if
your shower has no side walls, you’d need two side panels made from
acrylic, fiberglass or tempered glass.
Shower enclosures can be fitted into most bathrooms, even
smaller ones, with proper planning. Your shower stall will
need to be big enough to be comfortable to use and will need to be
easily accessible. In a larger bathroom, a separate shower
stall in addition to a bathtub is a good option, as it gives you
the choice of a refreshing shower or a long hot soak.
Another option is to replace your bath entirely with a walk in
shower enclosure. This can be a good idea of space is
limited, or for people who have difficulty getting in and out of
the bath. Alternatively, you could install a shower above
your bath and fit a shower screen, combining the best of both
Shower enclosures can be put together in situ using a shower
tray, shower door and side panels. How many side panels you
require depends on the positioning of your shower. For
example, if you shower’s in a corner, you could tile the two walls,
then fit just one side panel plus a door.
Adding a glass shower enclosure is a great way to create a light
and airy feeling, and to help a small room appear larger. Glass
shower stalls are available in a choice of finishes, depending on
your particular tastes. Clear, etched and molded glass is among the
Frameless glass shower enclosures are a popular favorite with many
people. They can look very sleek and modern. A frameless glass
shower enclosure will be made from thick tempered glass that is
very difficult to break and is designed to last for years.
Bathroom shower stalls with frames are another option. The
frames come in a selection of finishes so you can choose one that
compliments your existing décor and color scheme. Acrylic and
fiberglass are other modern shower stall materials that are popular
for their durability.