Helpful Tips For When Buying a Shower Cabin

By Will Tottle | How to Guides

Jun 10

A Self-Contained Shower Cabin Guide

  You can choose from various sizes and designs for self-contained shower cabins, so in most cases, you'll never have a problem finding one to match your bathroom size and layout. Plus, they can be instrumental and versatile as well. A shower cabin can be installed almost anywhere, provided adequate plumbing is available. The corner of the room is among the most popular places for a quadrant or offset shower cabin. But that’s not to say that you can’t have one installed anywhere along a straight wall in your bathroom. The following tips and guidelines should prove helpful in your quest to make the right choice for you.

So Why Should You Consider Buying A Shower Cabin?:-

First, we must determine which kind of shower cabin you should purchase before discussing why you should buy one. As a family with a couple of adults plus small or teenage children, you're almost sure to have a particularly hectic schedule in the bathroom and shower.

In other words, the shower cabin you select should also be durable and sturdy enough to withstand frequent, constant usage. This can include plenty of opening and closing of the doors and foot traffic in and out of the shower. In general, it's advisable to buy a cabin made of top-quality materials and durable. Furthermore, you should consider designs that will help you save space if your bathroom is small and compact.

Well, there is a long list of reasons we should buy shower cabins. A primary benefit will be that it will offer a more sophisticated and modern solution to everyday showering. Adding a shower cabin to your bathroom instantly makes it look more elegant and luxurious. The "all-in-one" aspect is also ideal for preventing water from splashing anywhere else on the bathroom floor. Of course, there are many different designs and styles to choose from, and from a safety viewpoint, stepping in and out of the shower is easy.

Shower Cabin Purchase - Key Points To Note:-  

It is imperative to take a lot of factors into consideration before buying a shower cabin. It is critical to determine the size of your bathroom, not just for the size of the shower itself but also for the space required to assemble and install.

Moreover, you'll need to choose whether to install it in the main family bathroom, an ensuite, or even a bedroom. You can choose different shapes and sizes of showers, although much will depend on the size of your bathroom. To help reduce the traffic and waiting times in the main bathroom, especially in the mornings, fitting a shower cabin in a bedroom can be an efficient idea.

In addition, you will have to consider the height of your bathroom from floor to ceiling - and if you want to have a shower cabin in a corner position, sliding doors are a wise choice since these are both convenient and space-saving designs. Once you have decided on size and shape, there are a few other options to consider.

These include the interior panels' colour and finish, which can be Mirrored, White, and Black Glass, and with some brands, Matte and Carbon colours to suit most bathroom designs. Frames for the shower cabins are available in black, silver, and chrome; assembly methods include click together and screw together, and built-in magnetic door seals are a wise choice to prevent water leaks.

Glass Type & Thickness For Shower Cabins:-

A shower's overall price can be determined by its glass thickness and safety rating. In general, all shower glass is safety glass. This means on profound impact; the glass would shatter into tiny pieces, much like a broken car windscreen. Three different thicknesses of glass are typically used in showers: 4mm (budget & affordable), 5 to 6mm (mid-rice range), and 8mm (top-end). Most self-contained shower cabins have 5mm safety glass fitted as standard. When determining the quality of a shower cabin, you should also think about the wheels, rollers, and hinges.

Protective Glass Coatings & Treatments

Some shower cabin brands seal the glass with a protective coating, making it easier to clean. This is applied during manufacturing and helps eliminate any residual build-up of grime, mildew, and dirt. Wipe the glass with a damp cloth and glass cleaner for a new shine. There are also glass protector products on the market that have a similar effect. These are applied to the glass after installation and help keep the glass clean and sparkling.

Installing The Shower Cabin - DIY or Pro?

It requires patience, a lot of tools, and DIY experience to install a shower cabin. Additionally, if you want to do it yourself, remember that mistakes can happen, which needs to be considered. Hence, hiring an experienced installer may help you save money and time in the long run. In general, the assembly of the shower cabin takes up the most time. Then there is the plumbing and, with some models, electrics. In particular, with electrical work in the home, by law, a PartP qualified electrician needs to carry this out.

About the Author

Author Will Tottle - I work and write for Smart Price Warehouse, mainly the blog "The Smart Approach" where we cover topics on health and product reviews mainly focused on Steam Showers, Shower Cabins and Whirlpool Baths