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5 reasons why you should invest in a glass shower screen for your bathroom

Thursday 22nd December, 2016


Tired of that grubby old shower curtain that’s been cramping your bathroom’s style for the last few years? No wonder! Shower curtains are a breeding ground for bathroom bacteria, they quickly get mouldy, they hang out of the bath and drip water all over your floor, and – possibly worst of all – they cling to your leg when you’re in the shower. Yuck!

The answer is to invest in a gorgeous new glass shower screen.

Read on to discover Peterlee Glass’s top five benefits of glass shower screens.

1.      Glass shower screens are hygienic

Shower curtains never really get to properly dry out in a bathroom – even if you leave them pulled out all day long, they might just get to the point of being dry when you’ll need to shower again. This constantly damp environment means bacteria and mould thrive on shower curtains. When you pull your shower curtain open or closed, you send an invisible mist of bacteria and mould spores into the air.

Shower screens, on the other hand, dry comparatively quickly. In fact, a quick wipe down with a squeegee is all it takes to ensure your shower screen will dry within minutes.

The smooth, non-porous surface of a shower screen is inhospitable for germs and mould, so screens stay cleaner for much longer than curtains.

2.      Shower screens are safe and durable

Buy your shower screen from a trusted glass supplier like Peterlee Glass, and you can be assured you will be getting a quality product that will last you years.

Shower screens should always be made from toughened glass a minimum of 6mm thick. Toughened glass is glass that has gone through a special heat treatment to make it impact and scratch resistant, so it should stay looking as good as new for years to come. In the unlikely event that it does break, toughened glass will crumble uniformly into harmless ‘pebbles’, safeguarding against the chances of injury.

3.      Bathrooms feel bigger with a shower screen

Because shower screens are made from glass, they are completely unobtrusive in the bathroom. Light passes freely through them, opening a space right up. They can even make a bathroom feel bigger, as light bouncing off a reflective surface creates the illusion of space.

Even in a small, awkwardly shaped bathroom, glass suppliers like Peterlee Glass can manufacture custom glass shower screens. This means you get the perfect fit, while your bathroom isn’t visually cut in half by the presence of a shower curtain draping half way across it.

4.      Shower screens are a low-maintenance option

With a traditional shower curtain, you are constantly battling the build-up of grime and mould. A shower curtain will need to be taken down, run through the washing machine, then hung up again at least once a fortnight. There’s no such palaver with a shower screen – just a quick wipe-down with a squeegee or microfibre cloth after showering will keep your screen looking its best.

Read more quick and easy tips for keeping your shower screen sparkling clean here.

5.      Shower screens look contemporary, elegant and stylish

There’s no getting away from the fact that a shower screen looks so much more attractive than a shower curtain – and it allows the beauty of your bathroom to shine through to maximum effect too.

Glass suppliers Peterlee Glass carry a range of standard size glass shower screens and can also manufacture custom glass shower screens to order for non-standard spaces. Find out more here, or get in touch with our glass experts at the Trade Centre.

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