Bathroom Shower Enclosure Options
If you would like to add a new look to your bathroom or if you need to make changes to a damaged shower enclosure, you have several options for bathroom shower enclosures. The two most common options are frameless shower enclosures and framed shower enclosures. Each type of enclosure offers its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Framed Shower Enclosures
Framed shower enclosures feature a frame that is often metal. This frame is placed around the perimeter of the shower glass. The metal frame helps to stabilize the glass. It also gives the shower a finished look. The type of enclosure metal can be selected to match the other metallic finishes and fixtures of the bathroom.
Frameless Shower Enclosures
Frameless shower enclosures consist of large panels of glass that surround the shower. The glass is attached directly to the shower and a door is usually added to the frameless shower enclosure. This look makes a bathroom look larger since there is no frame to visually break up the space.
A combination between a frameless and a framed shower enclosure is also available. This type of shower enclosure consists of a partial frame around a portion of the shower, such as around the door. Trim and hardware can also be added to a frameless shower to merge the looks.
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