If you’re planning to install a shower cubicle, then you’ve made a practical choice – one that you’re not likely to regret. In fact, there are sure to be many years of showering pleasure ahead provided that you opt for the cubicle that is the right one for you and your family.
Often this choice depends on your budget, your limitations regarding space, and your own sense of aesthetics. However, a lot of people tend to neglect the importance of the door. The kind of door, however, can influence everything. Ever wonder what kind of difference a portal can make? Here’s a close look at the types of doors you can choose for a shower cubicle.
The pivot doors swing open and close on a pivot located at the top and the bottom of the door. It works similar to a normal, classical hinged door, except that it tends to be sealed better and therefore provides better proofing against leaking.
This is the most common door available – it’s very similar to the ordinary door that you find at any portal in the house. The door is attached to hinges, and is therefore allowed to swing open and allows you to enter and exit. We mention this second because when it comes to swinging doors, the hinged door tends to offer you a little less leak-proofing than pivot doors.
These kinds of doors are typically chosen if there needs to be a space-saving solution; if your bathroom is small or over-crowded, a sliding door often offers the perfect solution as there is no need to reserve space for a door that swings out. They are usually made of overlapping panels that gently compress into one panel when opened completely.
This is the perfect solution if you don’t want the door to open into the bathroom, and you have an elongated or rectangular shower cubicle.
The shape of your shower cubicle
The shape of shower cubicles will not only decide how much space you can save, but also what kind of door you can install.
As you can see, there are a lot of options out there, and you need to consider all of them to make sure your choice is informed and made with the best outcome for you and your family in mind. The first job is always to remain practical – make sure you limit your options according to your space and budget. However, everything else will depend on your own personal requirements and your sense of taste. Just remember: the kind of door can make a big difference, in many aspects. Choose wisely.
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