Frameless glass or European shower doors are all the rage in northern Utah, and for good reason – they’re a sleek, modern and affordable way to brighten and open up any bathroom.
If you’re researching this type of home upgrade, don’t believe everything you read or hear. Many false facts are floating around, and much of the misinformation seems to be coming from manufacturers of traditional shower enclosure products. To ensure the truth gets out there, here we debunk four of the top myths about European glass shower doors.
Myth: European Shower Doors Shatter Easily
Many people say that frameless shower enclosures are dangerous – if you suffer a fall, the glass is likely to shatter.
The truth? Manufacturers design European glass enclosures to be incredibly strong and sturdy. Plus, tempered glass is used, which is quite difficult to break. On the off chance the panels or doors do break, they won’t splinter into sharp, jagged shards. So, the risk of injury is extremely low.
Myth: European Shower Enclosures Leak Water
Another falsehood about frameless glass showers is that they’re prone to leakage – the lack of a frame leaves plenty of room for water to escape.
The truth? Leaks only occur in poorly-designed or improperly installed European glass enclosures. Hire a highly-skilled artisan with extensive expertise in frameless glass showers, and you won’t have to worry about water leaks.
Myth: European Shower Doors are Difficult to Clean
A disadvantage of installing a frameless glass enclosure, many misinformed sources say, is the difficulty in cleaning – you’ll need a lot of elbow grease to get rid of the soap scum.
The truth? Use a squeegee after each shower and wipe them down with a microfiber towel and a natural cleaner on a weekly basis, and the glass enclosure will always look its best. Or, to get a sparkle with even less work, apply a protective coating designed to repel water spots and soap scum.
Myth: European Shower Enclosures are Too Expensive
Installing a frameless glass enclosure costs an arm and a leg – or so many sources would have you believe.
The truth? The project price depends upon the configuration and custom design options you choose. Many locally-owned businesses – including New Concepts Glass – have competitive pricing for glass shower design and installation. And, when you consider how a European glass shower enclosure increases your home value, installing one is a worthwhile investment.
Whether you decide to install European shower doors or a framed glass shower enclosure, working with a highly-skilled artisan is the best way to bring your bathroom dreams to life. If you live in northern Utah, call on the award-winning professionals at New Concepts Glass.
An industry leader throughout the greater Salt Lake City area for more than 30 years, New Concepts Glass offers superior handcrafted custom design – with us, you can have a one-of-a-kind shower enclosure that meets your needs and matches your style.
Contact our Sandy, Utah, office and schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss framed glass enclosures and European shower doors today.