Frameless shower screen for Modern Bathrooms
Surely, the modern bathrooms are already far from the architectural and design standards of previous years. Now, there are many opportunities to make a bathroom cosier and more comfortable adhering to the interior style that the customer likes. And the frameless shower screen is one of the best options for those who aspire to transform their bathrooms. This architectural glass product looks very elegant. At the same time, the functionality of the shower screen is much higher than that of the standard plastic shower. Thus, now it’s impossible to imagine a contemporary bathroom without a frameless shower screen. However, there are some nuances concerning the use of the frameless shower enclosures which each owner should know.
Waterproofness of Shower Screens With a Door
Of course, when you are going to purchase a glass shower cubicle, the first question which gives you deep concern is the waterproofness of the glass structure. So, is it possible to prevent the outflow of water? If the shower screen is designed and installed properly, the outflow of water will not occur. Nevertheless, you must understand that the glass shower enclosure is not 100% waterproof in the fixing points, as well as at the bottom of the glass door. In most cases, the water leaks from the shower cubicle through the opening between the shower glass panel or shower glass door and the floor.
To maximally avoid water leakage, it’s necessary to:
Certainly use a sealant which you need to place between the tray and shower screen. It allows you to minimise the risk of water leakage.
Use a shower door seal to ensure that the glass door fits tight to the wall or other glass screen depending on your assembly variation. In addition to protection against water leakage, this seal provides soft close of the shower door.
When using a frameless shower screen wit a door, you should not:
Intentionally direct the stream of water on the door hinges and bottom of the shower door in particular. Of course, special seals don’t leave unnecessary gaps between the structural elements of the shower screen with a door. But don’t forget that the frameless shower enclosure is still not a waterproof aquarium. For example, hinges or other fittings used in the glass structures of this type don’t provide complete waterproofness.
Ignore the necessity to replace shower door seals. Over time, any sealant wears out and requires replacement. So, you have to do this timely in order your glass shower cubicle could serve you for a long time and remain maximally waterproof.
Silicone Sealant for Glass Shower Door
Let’s consider in detail which role a silicone sealant plays in the glass shower door structure. As you already know, the silicone sealants help to make the frameless shower screen wit a door more waterproof. It is necessary to apply this sealant on edges of the glass doors where the glass pieces tightly adjoin each other, as well as the wall or floor.
Due to the silicone transparency, a sealant does not spoil the overall appearance of the frameless shower cubicle. Thus, a sealant does not catch the eye and remains virtually invisible. We offer a new-type self-adhesive shower door seals, just 7mm wide. When installing the glass shower cubicles, it is possible to use whether an ordinary silicone sealant or a magnetic silicone sealant. The latter one, which is obvious from the name, is characterised by the availability of magnetic elements. These elements help you close the shower door softer.
Sometimes, the customer, particularly demanding a minimum number of parts made of silicone and metal, worries that a sealant with magnet looks rougher and uglier than an ordinary silicone sealant. However, in reality, the magnetic seal does not spoil the appearance of the glass screen.
Also, thanks to the externally clear sealant, you will get rid of the unpleasant clattering sound occurring when you close the shower door sharply. Moreover, without the silicone sealant, the mechanical impact can lead to the glass deformation.
Moreover, it is important to note that the shower door seal protects the most vulnerable spot of toughened glass, that is, its edge. It significantly reduces the chances of breaking the glass shower enclosures. In fact, it is virtually impossible to accidentally break the toughened glass structure with the protected glass edges.
How to Avoid Traced of Dried Drops
It is obvious that the glass shower screens continuously contact with water. Therefore, the occurrence of water stains and traces of dried drops is a common thing for the glass surfaces. To minimise these undesirable effects is necessary to apply a special hydrophobic liquid on the glass surface. Without going into the details of the chemical composition of such liquid, is possible to describe it as a mixture of silicone derivatives and polymers which are diluted with a special organic solvent. Such a composition of the liquid leads to the formation of a quite durable hydrophobic film on the glass surface. As a result, water drops do not remain on the glass surfaces of the shower walls and roll down.
If you feel anxious that a hydrophobic liquid can worsen the glass transparency, we hasten to reassure you. Thus, we offer the high-quality hydrophobic liquid BriteGuard and apply it correctly. The hydrophobic film is almost invisible.
Our glass company is happy to offer you a wide selection of bespoke shower enclosure options one of which will become a refined and stylish decoration of your bathroom. The complete satisfaction of our customers is the highest assessment of our activities. And we strive for it! When you call us, you will get an integrated solution to all design, production, and installation issues associated with our glass shower cubicles. Besides, we guarantee you the best realisation of the most unexpected and unusual design ideas!