A glass shower door can really open up your bathroom and make it a more enjoyable room to use. Glass can also introduce the need for more careful cleaning. These tips can help minimize maintenance needs.
1. Choose Frameless
One of the best decisions you can make if you want easy-to-clean shower doors is to go with frameless glass styles. Unlike framed shower doors, which have a metal frame that will be prone to catching dirt, hard water deposits, and bacteria, frameless doors have smooth edges and are made out of solid pieces of tempered glass -- there are no nooks and crannies to trap dirt. You can clean the whole shower with a squeegee without having to use a soft brush to get into the crevices around a shower door frame.
2. Skip Textured Finishes
Glass can come in a variety of finishes. These finishes are designed to be both decorative and to provide a bit of privacy. The problem occurs when the finish has texture instead of being perfectly smooth. Dirt and grimes, and especially hard water deposits, can get trapped in the textured glass. It is much more difficult to clean because you can't simply wipe the glass with a cleaning solution or demineralizer. Instead, you must take the time to scrub out all of the texture lines.
3. Consider a Frost
Although textured finishes can be hard to clean, frosted glass with a smooth texture can make life easier if you have hard water that is prone to leaving behind water spots. The frost hides the worst of the spots so that you don't have to be cleaning every single day. Instead, you can wipe down the doors after each shower and then simply treat the hard water spots when you do your regular deep bathroom cleaning.
4. Look at the Hardware
Even a frameless shower door will have some hardware. Mounting brackets, hinges, and door handles can all make cleaning harder depending on their design. Opt for hardware options with sleek modern lines and a few nooks and crannies. The hardware should be sealed to the door or shower wall with silicone caulk, as this will prevent dirt from lodging into the seams. Further, make sure that any hardware is made from a non-corrosive metal so you don't have to deal with corrosion or rust stains in the shower.
Contact a shower door contractor in your area so you can see all the available options.Share
25 May 2021
Over the years, the materials that people use to make buildings and decor have changed. We rarely build homes from stone or brick anymore. They're made from wood, concrete, and drywall. But one material has not changed much over the past few hundred years, and that material is glass. Since glass windows were invented in the 17th century, they've become ubiquitous in homes. It's hard to imagine a home without glass windows! Glass is here to stay. That's one of the reasons we are happy to present this blog. Since glass is here to stay, we are going to discuss it here, in depth.