A frameless shower provides a true taste of indulgence. These minimalist designs make an elegant addition to contemporary and designer bathrooms. A frameless enclosure promotes clean lines and a sense of space, giving a modern, fuss-free design. For those serious about showering, there’s no better option than a spacious walk-through shower. If you’ve got a good sized bathroom with space to share, then a frameless walk-through shower is a stylish and luxurious addition that will stand the test of time for years to come.
A frameless shower offers a truly luxurious showering experience. Unlike many other design variants, a frameless shower promotes a light, spacious and open design, for a truly liberating shower experience.
To get the most out of a generously proportioned bathroom, you can combine the frameless design with a low profile shower tray to create a walk-through shower, without having to waterproof the full room, as you would with a wet room.
Similar to other shower enclosures, a frameless shower is fitted around a shower tray, but unlike a traditional shower enclosure, the glass is not surrounded by a thin metal frame to hold it in place.
Because the glass is not supported by metal frames, it needs to be strong enough to provide structural support. That’s why the glass for a frameless shower enclosure goes through a special heating process, which makes it much stronger than the glass that is normally used for shower enclosures.
The result is a gleaming and elegant shower enclosure which gives a real sense of light and space within the room. Additionally, frameless doors and panels are easier to clean, as dirt and grime aren’t able to build up along the edge of the frame.
Unlike shower enclosures, which generally slot easily into corners or recesses in the room, a frameless or walk-through shower essentially creates more of a wet-room than a bathroom. A single pane of thick, tempered glass stands alongside a wall, with the shower head mounted from the ceiling.
You can simply step into the shower and out again when you’re finished, giving you a spa-like experience every time you take a shower! The tempered glass is 8mm thick; much thicker than you’d expect in standard shower enclosures. By design, a frameless shower boasts clean lines for a contemporary and open plan appearance and, aside from looking ultra-slick, it’s durable, resistant, and easy to clean too!
Most shower enclosures are fitted with framed glass. As the glass for most shower enclosures is typically thinner than a frameless shower, the aluminium frame provides additional support, which reinforces the glass.
The frames then affix to other frames, either to the wall or ceiling, which creates the shower enclosure. Because frameless shower don’t sit in aluminium frames, the structural integrity needs to be much more significant. That’s why frameless showers are made from substantially thicker glass, specially constructed to create a luxurious frameless design.
Where would we be without showers? Showers are a modern convenience we’ve come to know, love and let’s face it, depend on to get us through the busy and stressful weeks.
There are lots of words and phrases used to describe showers and fittings, and we don’t expect everyone to be as fanatical about showers as we are.
Every bathroom is different and choosing the right shower enclosure to suit both your needs and the space can be complicated - particularly if you’ve got an awkwardly shaped room to work with.