The Ultimate Buying Guide for Shower Enclosures

A good shower enclosure is essential for creating a comfortable and functional bathroom space. Whether you’re remodeling or building a new bathroom, choosing the best shower enclosure can significantly enhance your bathing experience.

In this shower enclosure buying guide, we will explore different types of enclosures.

Types of Shower Enclosures

There are four types of shower enclosures available at the Royal Bathrooms, i.e., quadrant shower enclosures, off-set shower enclosures, rectangular shower enclosures, and square shower enclosures.

Top-rated Shower Enclosures for Every Budget at Royal Bathrooms

Finding the right shower enclosure within your budget is crucial.

Quadrant shower enclosures

Frames: Matt black, chrome
Glass type: 6mm tempered glass
Guarantee: Lifetime

Offset quadrant shower enclosure

Frames: Chrome
Glass type: 6mm safety tempered glass
Guarantee: Lifetime

Rectangular shower enclosure

Rectangular Shower Enclosure

Frames: Matt black, chrome
Glass type: 6mm safety tempered glass
Guarantee: Lifetime

Square shower enclosure

Frames: Chrome
Glass type: 6mm safety tempered glass
Guarantee: Lifetime

H2. Key Features to Look for in a Shower Enclosure

When selecting a shower enclosure, consider the following key features:

  1. The material of a shower enclosure should be strong and durable.
  2. The glass of any shower enclosure should be safety-tempered.
  3. A well-designed shower enclosure should have proper seals, magnetic closures, and effective drainage systems.
  4. Choose enclosures with features like easy-to-clean glass coatings or treatments that repel water spots and soap residue.
  5. Consider the overall design and aesthetics of the shower enclosure to complement your bathroom decor. 
Ella 5mm Quadrant Enclosure with Pearlstone Tray 800 x 800mm

H2. How to Measure and Choose the Right Size Shower Enclosure?

Accurate measurements are essential for selecting the right shower enclosure. Common measurements are: 

  • 900 x 760 shower enclosure
  • 760 x 760 shower enclosure
  • 1000 x 800 shower enclosure

Follow these steps to measure the right size:

  1. Measure the available space
    Begin by measuring the dimensions of your bathroom to determine the space you have for a shower enclosure.
  1. Determine the size and shape
    Consider the size and shape that will best fit your bathroom, taking into account any architectural constraints or existing fixtures.

H2. Can I install a shower enclosure without professional help? 

Installing a shower enclosure can be a DIY project for some, but it’s essential to evaluate your skills and capabilities. Consider the following:

  1. DIY vs. professional installation

    While it’s possible to install a shower enclosure yourself, professional installation ensures proper fitting, sealing, and adherence to building codes. Complex installations or lack of experience may warrant professional assistance.
  2. Necessary tools and equipment

    If you choose to install the shower enclosure yourself, ensure you have the right tools, including screwdrivers, drill, level, and silicone sealant, among others.
  3. Step-by-step installation guide

    If provided by the manufacturer, follow the detailed installation instructions specific to your shower enclosure. These guides often include diagrams and helpful tips.
Ella 5mm Bi-Fold Enclosure with Pearlstone Tray 800 x 800mm

H2. Maintenance and Care:

To keep your shower enclosure in excellent condition, follow these maintenance tips:

  1. Regularly clean your shower enclosure to prevent soap scum, hard water stains, and mildew buildup. Vinegar and water solutions or mild dish soap are often effective for cleaning.
  2. After each use, wipe down the glass panels with a squeegee or a microfiber cloth to remove excess water and prevent water spots.
  3. Check the seals and hardware periodically to ensure they are in good condition.
  4. If you notice any leaks, cracks, or damages to the enclosure, address them promptly.

H2. Conclusion

Choosing the right shower enclosure involves considering various factors such as type, budget, size, and key features. Take your time to research different options, read reviews, and make an informed decision. Whether you prefer the elegance of frameless enclosures or the affordability of framed models, prioritise durability, functionality, and aesthetics.

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