Seals, Rollers, and More: What Additional Factors to Keep in Mind when Choosing a Shower Enclosure

Seals, Rollers, and More: What Additional Factors to Keep in Mind when Choosing a Shower Enclosure
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    As you may already know, quality materials make a huge difference when it comes to shower enclosures.

    With the right materials, the shower enclosure in your bathroom will last longer, be easier and more enjoyable to use, and will contribute to the beauty and appeal of your bathroom as well.


But apart from the more obvious material considerations, such as the right kind of glass (tempered glass is best) and the right kind of shower tray, what other materials affect the sturdiness, aesthetic appeal, and practicality of your shower enclosure? Let’s find out.

The chrome finish

First of all, the chrome finish of your shower enclosure should be of the utmost quality. There are some chrome finishes of really low quality which can actually peel off or chip after only a short time. Take a close look at the metal fixtures and fittings of the shower enclosure and make sure they are of the highest quality. If possible, check for anti-corrosion tests done on the metal fixtures and fittings before purchasing.

The seals

The seals of the shower enclosure you choose should also be of good quality and well made. A good seal should be able to add to the enclosure’s lifespan as well as keep your bathroom walls and flooring safe from leaks and spills. If you can, choose doors that are sealed with magnetic strips as they are better at preventing leaks and spills and keeping the water within the enclosure.

The rollers

Another aspect you should look closely into is the rollers of the door. More often than not, these rollers are the first fittings that can break or get damaged in shower enclosures, and you wouldn’t want to be stuck in your shower just because the rollers don’t work properly. The rollers should be strong, and to test this, try sliding the door open and shut several times in quick succession – this will give you a better idea of how the rollers function.

The shower handles

Shower handles are most prone to wear and tear in your shower enclosure, whether you opt for walk in shower enclosures or other styles of shower enclosures, so when selecting your shower enclosure, consider the quality of the shower handles as well. Good shower handles are made from solid, authentic metal. Even if you are tempted to buy coated handles made from plastic which are just coated with chrome, they are of lower quality and therefore weaker and more susceptible to damage than the metal ones. These types of handles are also prone to chipping and spotting over a short period of time.



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