Frameless or Semi Frameless Shower Screens?
Your shower screen isn’t just designed to stop water from splashing all over your floor; it’s a design statement as well. Nothing says this better than a semi-frameless or frameless shower screen. However when it comes to making a choice, they both have their relative pros and cons. Consequently, what’s good for one person might not necessarily suit the criteria of another.
Frameless Shower Screens
A frameless shower screen is a shower screen that has no framing around it in any way. Instead, it is held in place using special clamps or fixings where the panels meet the wall and/or floor. When it comes to cost, the frameless variety is often up to 50% more expensive. However, if you were a perfectionist going for that sophisticated, seamless, steam-lined design in your bathroom, then a frameless shower screen really does give it the wow factor. For this reason it has the edge.
Semi Frameless Shower Screen
Both semi-framed and frameless glass shower screens come in thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm. The ten and twelve millimetre are normally toughened glass and these are the sizes that are most popular. They both also comes in a choice of tinted, frosted, clear and slump glass and on some you can even have your own bespoke design if you wish – although this comes at a price. On a semi-framed glass shower screen the framing is usually fashioned from aluminum and as such comes in a wide variety of colors and shades. This means that it’s easy to find a screen that matches perfectly with your color scheme.
Semi frameless shower screens are becoming extremely popular as they can still give a clean, streamlined look to the bathroom without the expense that is associated with a fully frameless shower screen. This makes them more appropriate for people that are looking for a visually clean shower screen at a lower cost. If however you won’t compromise when it comes to specific design aspects, then be prepared to dig deep and pay considerably more.
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