A Simple Guide to Shower Screens

Do you want to install a glass splashback in your kitchen? Find out what you need to know about installing glass to make this look great.

A Simple Guide to Shower Screens

25 August 2020
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Shower screens are a modern way for bathrooms to improve aesthetics and prevent water from splashing everywhere. If you are looking to install shower screens in your bathroom, here's what you need to know.

The Three Main Types of Shower Screens

  • Frameless Shower Screens

These are large, toughened glass panels that do not have any frame on the edges. They only have a handle that you use when opening or closing the shower screen door. The frameless design is mainly for aesthetic purposes; if you are choosing frameless shower screens, ensure that they match the aesthetics of your bathroom. They should also be installed by an expert to prevent leaving spaces that would allow water to leak through.

  • Semi-Frameless Shower Screens

These are large, toughened glass panels that have a frame on specific edges. The frame can either be located on three, two or one edge, depending on the aesthetics you want to achieve or how water leakage is controlled.

  • Framed Shower Screens

These have frames on all edges of the toughened glass panels for both aesthetic and functional purposes.


  • Nanoclean

Look out for nanoclean shower screens. They can either be frameless, semi-frameless or framed. Nanoclean is a kind of coating that bonds with the glass and prevents it from getting dirty or stained. It makes cleaning work easier because all you need to do is clean the glass with standard soap, water and a clean sponge. There is no need for scrubbing or using harsh chemicals.

  • Sliding or Hinged Shower Screens

This is an important factor to consider. If you have a small bathroom, choose a sliding shower screen because it saves on space. You might, however, have to compromise if you want a frameless shower screen. It can be difficult to install a sliding feature on a frameless shower screen. This means you may have to choose either a semi-framed or framed shower screen.

Hinged shower screens are for those with larger bathrooms. They have enough space for the door to swing open without hitting or coming into contact with any hard object. There are no limitations to the type of shower screen you can choose when it comes to hinged shower screens. You have the option to choose frameless, semi-framed or framed shower screens.

Still Having a Hard Time Choosing?

You have the option of hiring a bathroom interior designer who specialises in shower screens. He or she will learn more about your tastes and preferences and combine them with his or her experience to help you choose the right shower screen.

To learn more, contact a shower screen supplier.

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Tips on Installing Glass Splashbacks Behind Gas Stoves

Hello, my name is Hugh and I’ve recently finished renovating our kitchen. The project itself wasn’t that much trouble (my wife knows exactly what she wants and I just go along with her!) but we did hit a couple of snags along the way. For example, my wife really wanted a glass splashback to run behind our stove. I didn’t think this would be a problem; however, we’re using a gas stove and our kitchen company pointed out that we needed to run some checks and maybe even do some work before it would be safe to put glass behind this kind of oven. I had no idea that a glass splashback might not be suitable for every kitchen and I thought other people might find it useful to learn what you need to know before installing this kind of splashback.