Should I Go Frameless? (Shower Screen Advice)

April 11, 2017

The shower will most often be the biggest part of your room, now that’s not me saying we are all putting on too much weight (insert laughing) its more to do with the need of having adequate falls for drainage and comfort ability. So with that in mind its important to pick the right shower screen to suit the look and effect your going for. For this article we are covering the pros and cons of frameless shower screens both one panel and complete. Please keep in mind this is covering shower screens in Perth WA. So if its different in your region i do apologies




Feeling of A Bigger Room


One of the most popular tricks to visually enlarge the size of the bathroom is the use of absolutely transparent walls of the shower. They often can create a clean, modern and sexy look in your bathroom. Depending on the design the screen maybe the first thing that hits your eyes so its important to see through not closing the room in.


 Looks Modern


Frameless showers look modern, sleek and add a light look to the bathroom. People who opt for the design point out the elegant appearance and modern design.



Allows You To Show Off


Without anything impeding your view into the shower you can see the beautiful tiling or feature you have spent months agonising over.


 Easy Cleaning


The relatively easy maintenance is another of the advantages for choosing frameless shower screens. They do not have any tracks which means that there is no channel for mold to grow. The lack of metal frame also means that there is no risk of corrosion or rust. Frameless glass showers are made of thick 10mm toughen glass which makes them very durable. For More Bathroom Cleaning Tips Click Here







One of the biggest cons is the possibility of leakage through the gap around the door. If the frameless shower screens are not custom made or installed properly small dribs and drabs may come through the screen door joins. In case that the glass for the frameless door is not precisely cut and installed, the door may not close perfectly.




A major drawback of frameless glass screens is the cost. The glass is often 10mm to 12mm thick meaning it is almost twice as thick as a semi frameless shower screen. Most frameless shower doors are custom made and there is additional labor to craft and install them. The extra labor costs also add to the price.

If you are comfortable with a little bit of water some times go with the fixed panel frameless screen as they really do have a wow factor without the wow cost. These bathroom renovations in Kelmscott, Roleystone and Maylands all incorporate the fixed panel open shower set up.




It's important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at


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