Why Do Many People Prefer Glazed Shower Screens?

Posted on: 30 July 2020

Although plenty of people have shower enclosures made from polycarbonate or simply pull a shower curtain over their bath when they take a shower, glass shower screens are still preferred by large numbers of homeowners. After all, glazed shower screens will allow you to see through very clearly which means that you feel much less hemmed in when showering—something that many people report is an issue for them, especially when they are in a smaller bathroom or an en-suite.

Apart from this clear benefit, what are the other advantages you can expect of shower screens in your home?


Although there are other materials you can construct screens from for your bathroom, there is nothing like glass for durability. In situations where you will be showering, tempered glass is the best because this can withstand the sort of knocks and bumps that happen all the time when washing. This is a toughened form of glass that will last for a lifetime and much longer in many cases.

Ease of Maintenance

All shower screens require some form of maintenance. If you don't want mildew to appear or streaks to run down your screen, then it is a good idea to use a squeegee after you shower. Beyond this, you need to do virtually no maintenance whatsoever with glazed screens. Just use soap and water with a sponge once in a while as you would with your windows. Compare that to a shower curtain, for example, which needs to be aired after use and which is much more prone to spores building up even if you put it in the washing machine every month or so.

Clear Lines of Sight

There is another aspect to having a transparent shower screen beyond it not making you feel claustrophobic when you get in. With a clear screen instead of an opaque one, your bathroom will appear much bigger than it is. This is a psychological trick because the light in the room is simply able to pass through the screen and bounced off reflective surfaces unimpeded. This makes them particularly effective when you want to create a light and airy feel in your home.

Tailored Options

Although many shower screens simply come part-way down a bath, glazed ones are suited to all situations and bathroom styles. You can use them as partitions in wet rooms, over jacuzzis, and P-shaped baths with ease. Whether you want a floor-to-ceiling screen or a bi-folding one, glass is a material that can work with all styles.


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