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Framed, Semi-Framed, and Fully Frameless Bath Screen Systems: Know What’s Best for Your Bathroom

Blog | September 5th, 2019

Your bathroom is one of the most essential rooms in your home, and you want it be a room that is attractive and functional. The right bath screen system can make a difference in how your bathroom looks. There are several types of bath screen systems you can choose.

Framed

A framed bath screen system has a door that is a piece of glass entirely surrounded by a frame. The door will be a sliding door or swinging door that opens into your shower area.

Advantages: The shower will stay self-contained. If this type of bath screen system is installed correctly, it should last for more than 10 years.

Disadvantages: The glass in a framed bath screen needs to be thinner and weaker than it is in other types of bath screens.

Semi-Framed

A semi-framed bath screen system has a door that is not entirely framed by metal. The metal may only be on the bottom to stop drips from the shower.

Advantages: The framing for these systems is available in a number of colours. This means you may be able to find a colour that is a perfect match for the décor in your bathroom. The frame is smaller than it is in a fully framed bath screen system. This makes it easier to clean. More light comes into the system because there is more glass than there is in a fully framed system.

Disadvantages: The glass is not as strong as it is in a fully frameless bath screen system. The frame may hide some features of the system. These systems also require more parts for installation than other bath screen systems.

Fully Frameless

A fully frameless bath screen system is made with heavy glass. The structure is supported by pivot points.

Advantages: It comes in a number of designs and styles. You will easily be able to choose a style that matches your bathroom and suits your personal taste. It lasts for a long time. You will find that it easy to take care of and clean. A frameless bath screen system can make a small bathroom appear larger. This may be ideal for you if you have a small bathroom.

Disadvantages: It is more expensive than framed or semi-framed bath screens. If it is not installed, properly, it is likely to leak.

If you are trying to decide which type of bath screen system is the best for your bathroom, contact Quick Fit Glass. Domestic glass replacement is one of our areas of expertise.

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