This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series about showers. To access either of the lead posts please select the link below.
Your shower enclosure is that which you install around (or across) your shower to keep the shower water in.
The simplest form of shower enclosure is the shower curtain you find on some bathtubs. However that only works for showers in tubs.
For stand alone shower where the enclosure must be two or three walls, you get something more substantial.
Types and Styles
For more in depth information about the individual shower enclosure styles select one of the links below.
Framed: The glass panels are framed with metal trim.
Frameless: The glass panels are NOT framed (hence the name).
Glass block: There were popular in the 1970s and are glass blocks that are stacked like bricks to make a wall that is somewhat clear and somewhat opaque.
Advantages of different types
Framed: The metal trim adds to the accenting of your bathroom by matching your faucets, shower head and other fixtures.
Frameless: The lack of a frame gives the shower a much cleaner look.
Ice cubes: Beats me! Some people love them. If you’re one of those people please educate me.
What’s right for you and your bathroom is more a matter of choice than of function, except for ice cubes whose installation requires special setup (which I don’t fully understand).
The trade offs are: aesthetics, cost, and maintenance requirements.
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