Benefits of Glass Shower Screens vs. Perspex Screens and Shower Curtains

5 reasons why you'll be glad you chose a glass shower screen

Your initial outlay for a glass shower screen may be higher than for other options such as perspex screens or simple shower curtains, but in the long run, a glass shower screen will pay for itself many times over. Here are some of the benefits of glass shower screens over perspex screens or even shower curtains.

Glass shower screen

1. Appearance

A glass shower screen simply looks better. The newer frameless and semi-frameless shower screens add a touch of class to your bathroom, making it appear bigger and brighter. With regular cleaning, the glass remains clear and sparkling, whereas perspex shower screens can very quickly graze and become dull with age. Shower curtains can look very untidy and even ugly too, particularly if they become mouldy due to infrequent cleaning.

2. Easy to clean

Glass is easy to clean and is quite forgiving even of the strongest cleaning agents. A quick wipe-down of a glass shower screen will usually have it looking clean and bright in no time. In comparison, perspex shower screens can be badly affected by bathroom cleaners and will break down if not treated with care. Shower curtains must be removed completely and washed, either by hand or in the washing machine.

3. Durability

A glass shower screen can last a lifetime if correctly installed and maintained. Shower screens use tempered glass, which is a treatment that is used to make them stronger. This type of glass is also shatter- and scratch-resistant, which means that it’s safe and long-lasting. In comparison, a perspex shower screen can scratch very easily. Although perspex is a type of plastic, it can still fracture, creating jagged edges that can be very sharp. At the bottom of the durability scale, shower curtains may last a few months to a few years, depending on the material they are made from. All shower curtains attract mould, and the only way to remove it is to take the shower curtain down and soak or wash it. Sometimes the mould leaves permanent stains, at which time the shower curtain must be replaced.

4. Light and space

When you hang a shower curtain in your bathroom, it immediately creates a barrier in the room and takes up more space, making it seem smaller and darker. In contrast, a glass shower screen allows light to flow through and around it, creating a feeling of space. This is particularly important for smaller bathrooms, which may seem cramped and dark when you add in a shower curtain. Even perspex shower screens can let less light into the bathroom as the perspex dulls over time.

5. Comfort, stability and quality

Nobody likes the feeling of the shower curtain sticking to their legs when trying to have a shower. Glass shower screens eliminate this problem, as do perspex shower screens. But a solid glass shower screen provides a feeling of stability and quality that perspex just can’t offer. With their much lighter weight, perspex screens feel flimsy in comparison, and don’t offer the high-quality look and feel that a glass shower screen does.

Get a quality glass shower screen

For high quality shower screens on the Sunshine Coast, contact Frameless Shower Installations today by calling 07 5479 0003.