The Main Shower Enclosure Types You should Know about

If you’re planning to design a new bathroom – or have made arrangements to upgrade your existing bathroom – and want to include a shower enclosure, then you need to look around carefully and see which kind of shower cubicle or enclosure fits you best. There are a lot of choices on the market, and one is bound to be a better choice than the other. Especially when it comes to shower enclosures, you’ll need to know what is available to you and what your options are. To make sure you make the right choice for you and your family, here are the main shower enclosure types you should know about.


Quadrant shower enclosures are great because they allow you plenty of space within the cubicle without compromising any moving space outside of it – in other words, they are very convenient when it comes to leg-room. To make the most of the quadrant shower enclosure, you can consider various kinds of doors. Here are just some of them:

Hinged doors

Hinged doors provide a sleek and compact design, which is ideal for contemporary bathrooms. The doors are usually designed with great handles and wonderful glass in order to optimise the feeling of a light, airy, and bright space.

Sliding doors

Sliding doors are perfect for saving space – both within and outside of the cubicle. The fact that the door slides means the door will never be bumping into any other existing furniture – it’s the perfect space saver.

Saving space with pivot doors

Sliding doors are not the only space-saving options; often pivot doors do the same trick. To be sure what the best option for you is, make sure to check out different shower enclosures.

Shower cabins

If you want the best showering experience there is, then it might be time to think about installing a shower cabin. The shower cabin comes in one piece – and hence installation is very easy and quick. It’s also very easy to maintain. Furthermore, pre-built shower enclosures or cabins often come with several features that will make you wonder why you haven’t taken a shower in one of these beauties before. It’s convenient and it’s practical.

Still not sure? Consider other factors – such as the glass thickness, for example. There are options of 4, 6, 8, and 10mm out there (and quite a few others), and one will be cheaper whilst the other will provide more luxury and elegancy. You’ll also want to figure out what kind of shower head you want and which tray would fit best. But the most important choice will always be the type of enclosure – start with that, and you’ll already have made some serious progress. Your ideal shower experience will largely depend on the type of shower cabin you choose.

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