A glass shower room is more and more commonly used in modern homes, and people pay more and more attention to the details of house decoration.

The shower room, as a very important facility in the bathroom, is often overlooked. Many people say they want to choose a good shower room but they don’t know where to start. So, in this article, I will give you a detailed introduction below, what are the shower room classifications, how to choose a suitable shower room?

Shower Rooms Introduction

At present, shower rooms are divided into two types: Integrated Shower Rooms and Simple Shower Rooms.

Integrated Shower Rooms

The integrated shower rooms have more functions. Generally, it consists of a spray device, a shower enclosure, a shower screen, a top cover, a basin or a bathtub. With foot massage, steam exhaust FM radio and other functions. It has good airtightness and good thermal insulation performance, but it is more expensive and has gradually become a popular trend in the current market.

An Integrated Shower Room

Simple Shower Rooms

The basic structure of shower rooms is a shower tray with glass, which is traditional, but the style is more diverse.

simple shower room

Glass materials

When it comes to materials, safety is the most important issue.

3C certification

First of all, you can look at the material of the glass, whether there is a national 3C certification mark on the glass, and then look at the glass to see if there are bubbles or noise in the glass.

Listen to the sound of the glass

When you choose the glass doors, you should use the knuckles to knock the glass and listen to the sound made by the glass.
If the sound is crisper, it is tempered glass.
If the sound is dull, it is ordinary glass.

Look at the glass pattern

You can even look at the glass pattern. If you look closely at the authentic tempered glass, there will be a faint pattern, but ordinary glass does not have such an appearance.

Explosion protection

Explosion protection for the glass is critical. Although the glass is fully tempered, still it can explode. It is hard to say whether the self-explosion will happen with a self-explosion rate of 0.3% of tempered glass in the industry.

Nowadays, there are mainly 2 types of explosion-proof glass:

  1. Glass covered with explosion-proof films
  2. Laminated glass

The two are to prevent the glass from splashing when the glass is broken. In comparison, it is much more economic to apply an explosion-proof film.

Even if the laminated glass is completely broken, the glass remains the whole thing as it is, giving time to the user for replacement.

For tempered glass, it is not always the thicker the better. For the tempered glass, the most important thing is the degree of tempering rather than the thickness. The thickness of the glass is mainly determined by the design and shape of the shower room. Usually the higher degree the glass is tempered, the harder it gets.

There is a way more user-friendly for the shower rooms glass. You can apply an explosion-proof film outside of the shower room glass and add a layer of nano-cleanable coating inside, which saves your time and labor in cleaning, safe and easy!

Hardware details

In addition to the largest proportion of glass material, the hardware details of the overall shower room are also critical. The hardware accessories may seem inconspicuous, but the role cannot be ignored.

It is the key to the overall stability of the shower room. The hardware accessories are mainly copper, aluminum and stainless steel.

Among them, 304 stainless steel is the best choice, followed by copper.

If the quality of the door hinge is poor and the glass door is opened and closed more times, it is easy to sag or even detach. This is a frequent occurrence that can cost you a lot of money.

Seals

Additionally, pay attention to the connection. For example, the connections between the shower room and the wall, the joints between the doors, etc.

Once there is a problem in the design of a certain place,
it will have an impact on the water-tightness, especially the seals of the
shower room. The seal is the most critical part of the independent shower. It
must be able to effectively prevent the water from overflowing the shower room.

Apart from the seals between the glass, it is also important to check the seals between the glass and the wall, and between the glass and the floor.

Accessories

Accessories such as handles and rollers are also critical. If a small corner of the tempered glass is damaged, the entire glass will burst automatically.

Therefore, it is necessary to check and make sure the bearings of the wheels run smoothly. Since the wheels of the sliding door of the shower room are of importance, the wheels must be smooth and agile, and the screws of which must be made of stainless steel. If it makes noise or becomes astringent, it will affect the lifespan of your shower room.

The material of the shower tray

Regarding the material of the shower stray, the ones with low quality are made of ABS plastic and composite board, the medium ones are made of acrylic, and the high-ends are made of artificial stone.

The technology of acrylic is relatively more delicate and with better hardness, which is economical and practical. The choice of materials mainly depends on the buyers’ preferences.

Big brands

With the continuous expansion of the sanitary ware
market, the design of sanitary ware products has gradually diversified and competition among the brands has become increasingly severe.

Many businesses failed to meet design standards. To reduce costs, some small manufacturers even use semi-tempered glass or hot-bent glass. Shower rooms made of this glass are susceptible to external factors and are likely to burst. The broken glass may have sharp edges and can easily cause security problems and injury.

Therefore, when choosing a shower room, especially an overall shower room that requires more sophisticated technology, you must choose a big brand that is guaranteed. The protection of big brands lies in the strength of the company, the perfect service system, and the reputation in the shower room market. The explanation is tested by the market. At the same time, the production process and product design technology of big brands are more mature. More importantly, the perfect pre-sales and after-sales service system can fully guarantee your rights as a consumer.

Size and space

You also need to consider the size of the bathroom when choosing a suitable shower room. Therefore, reserve some bathroom space for the shower room before renovation.

If the bathroom is 4-5 square meters, you can choose a shower room location of about 1 square meter. (1 m x 1 m).
And if the toilet is 8-10 square meters, choose a place of 1.5 m by 1.5 m.
The height of the room must not be lower than 2.2 meters.

Other than the sizes of the shower room itself, consumers also pay attention to the measurement and planning before the basic decoration, and reserve for the drainage, water supply, and wiring locations. Otherwise, there are chances of re-decoration or inconvenience for future use.

Patterns and colors

The shower rooms in the past were dull in color and the
patterns were small. The shower rooms today are more colorful, and there are
many more patterns to choose from.

Now, you can choose your shower room pattern pretty much according to your preferences. Bathing in a comfortable and beautiful shower room is a delightful experience. Most people choose shower rooms with translucent patterns today. Shower rooms like that usually come with nice decoration and fit the bathrooms on various occasions.

Installation and after-sales service

With enough safety guarantee, it is a good idea to choose a suitable shower room according to your taste. There is no need to pursue unnecessary functions and luxury brands though.

Meanwhile, you want your shower room easier to install and use with strong after-sales service. When product quality is the prerequisite, installation is another important factor for the safety of the shower room.

Don’t forget your safety before various options that might be cheaper from one to another.

A safe shower room needs a professional installation team for support. It is recommended to choose a branded shower room with professional after-sales service.

After all, professional installation and after-sales service can save you a lot of time in maintenance when problems happen.

Conclusion

With the improvement of the quality of people’s life, shower rooms have gradually entered more and more families today.

There are many shower room manufacturers. But due to the gap between technology and production levels, the quality of shower rooms on the market also varies from one to another.

The above content introduces how to properly choose a good shower room and the factors to consider. We hope it helps you when you are thinking of getting a proper shower room for your home decoration.