There is a lot demanded of a shower door these days. Not only do they have to be functional and neat in order to keep in the water of course, but style too is a big factor for most bathrooms.
There are so many different makes and models available on the market today that at times shopping for a shower door can get quite confusing. Because of this here at Bella Bathrooms we’ve done a quick checklist and explanation of the different types of shower door that you can expect to encounter when looking for a new bathroom whether online or in a bathroom showroom.
A very flexible type of door, Bifold doors fold in on themselves and because of this don’t take up much space. As a result they are perfect for smaller bathrooms and en-suites. They can be fitted into a tight corner or even a recess and require a side panel for balance.
Just as the name suggests these doors slide - or rather glide seamlessly - along a runner and are very simple to operate. They offer a very modern and minimalist look to any bathroom and allow for a large showering area. They also fit snugly together which happily means you won’t have to worry about water escaping onto your bathroom floor.
Pivot doors are very neat looking and can be bought either with a panel or in a singular fashion (when cleverly fitted into a recessed area). Pivot shower doors tend to be found in larger bathroom and you’ll find they tend to a bit of a luxurious feel about them. They can be used for a shower in the centre of a bathroom and leaning against a wall or in the corner of the room.
A hinged shower door can add a touch of class to any bathroom in which it is fitted. There is also a reassuring sound when the door closes, knowing that the shower enclosure is completely sealed and there’ll be no danger of water escaping onto your pristine bathroom floor. Hinged doors are available in either a frame or frameless design (the latter working especially well with a minimalist bathroom design. Framed options usually come with chrome hinges which can give a nice co-ordinated look with similarly finished bathroom fittings. Of all the doors mentioned these are probably the easiest to use and are a good shower door to choose for those with mobility problems.
This type of shower enclosure has a certain elegance about it. It has an air of spaciousness and is extremely simple to install. They usually involve a front and a side panel.
When it comes down to it, regardless of which style of door you choose the essential quality is finish. At Bella Bathrooms all our shower doors have been rigorously tested and we’re happy to say, pass with flying colours in this regard.