The shower is usually the last installation in a bathroom renovation or build.
And thought to it has often been well behind the tiles, lighting, tap fittings and fixtures.
Yet home design trends are forcing a rethink, says Versalite Windows Terry Cox
Versalite, an Australian owned business creating doors and windows since 1977, custom makes all shower screens using Grade A toughened safety glass that’s resilient to temperature variations – and twice as strong as laminated glass.
Terry says the days of the shower over the bath arrangement with a laminated glass sliding screen are making way for stand-alone showers that can be beautiful in their simplicity.
Increasingly popular are the semi-frameless screens. The frames are barely there, unobtrusive, letting your choice of tile and fittings steal the attention.
And then there’s a move towards creating minimalist in-home spa experiences, entire wet rooms given over to the pleasure sensation of water jets. Such bathroom set-ups use freestanding 10mm thick glass panels, Terry says.
All Versalite shower screens aim to be made and installed within five working days of measurement.
Terry says whatever the shower look, it’s important to ensure the floor tiling is spot-on: “The only fall in the floor you want is for the water draining away in the right direction, going to the waste outlet and not puddling or creating a slip hazard.”
If the ‘barely there’ look is a bit much for your personal tastes, Versalite also works with an exciting just-released range of formed and textured glass suitable for privacy panels.
Check out Versalite’s range of shower screens and ask how they could solve your bathroom screen needs.