If you’re considering replacing or upgrading your current bathtub or shower, there are many advantages to glass enclosures including: maintaining your family’s health, improving the look of your bathroom and saving money over time. Even if changing your shower enclosure is not something you have thought about before, please read on to learn more about the three reasons we recommend you choose a glass shower enclosure.

1. Health

A glass shower enclosure will benefit your family’s health in many ways. Firstly, glass doors, especially frameless styles, are much easier to clean than traditional shower curtains. Glass surfaces can easily be wiped clean in just a few minutes while plastic or fabric shower curtains collect soap scum that is difficult to get rid of and can even cause infection.

Frameless glass shower doors are not surrounded by metal and do not slide on tracks, but rather swing or pivot on hinges and clips meaning there is no mold or mildew being trapped in the cracks and crevices of a metal frame or track. There are also products available to coat your glass doors with an anti-bacterial seal, making them even easier to keep clean and germ-free.

For ideas on how to clean your glass shower doors using items you probably already have around your house, please take a look at our previous blog post, Three DIY Glass Cleaners.

2. Design

There is no doubt that glass shower enclosures are extremely pleasing to the eye. Our Shower Enclosures board on Pinterest is filled with beautiful examples of how glass shower doors can enhance the appearance of your bathroom.

Glass can help to make your bathroom seem larger because it acts as a transparent divider, creating a visually open space, whereas shower curtains divide the room.

There are many options for glass shower enclosures allowing you to customize them to match the decor of your space. The glass itself can be different thicknesses, tints and textures and the hardware is available in a variety of finishes such as brass, chrome, brushed nickel and more.

3. Value

While a new glass shower enclosure requires an initial investment, it will pay off long-term as it does not need to be replaced every few months as a plastic or fabric shower curtain would. Glass shower doors are very durable and, when properly taken care of, can last a very long time. There is also no need to worry about your glass shower doors going out of style because the design is so clean and simple. Finally, a glass shower enclosure can actually add to the resale value of your home should you choose to sell it.

If you’re interested in learning more about glass shower enclosures and the products and services we offer, you can watch the Shower Enclosures video on our website.