Some people might swear by their shower curtain, while others vouch for glass shower screens instead. So what are the positives and negatives of both options and why does the debate still rage on today?
TEAM SHOWER CURTAIN
In older style homes you will generally find a shower curtain rail hanging proudly as part of the shower, as glass shower screens didn’t appear on the market until the 1960s.
MIX IT UP
The biggest drawcard of having a shower curtain is that it is easily changeable – you can give your bathroom a mini-makeover whenever you would like.
With a shower curtain, you can try different colours and styles without committing to them for long periods of time.
ADD FUN COLOUR OR PATTERN & PERSONALITY
Most of us would have memories of some great – or not so great – patterned shower curtains from our childhood or even from our first home!
In the modern-day, even if you aim for a minimalist, stylish and chic look throughout your bathroom and the rest of your home, you can add a bold statement or add some cheeky personality with a shower curtain.
Plus with the internet at your fingertips, you can browse a range of patterns, colours and styles and have them delivered straight to your door.
TOP CHOICE FOR BATHS
Shower curtains are a better choice for you if you have a bath, as they allow almost unrestricted access to allow you to bathe your children or clean the bath out.
Shower curtains can also be used to hide your bath when guests are over.
ADD WARMTH AND SOFTNESS
In a room that can be glaringly white and sterile, a shower curtain can provide a little touch of warmth and softness.
SHOWER SCREEN FOR THE WIN
Glass shower screens offer a modern, sleek and stylish addition to bathrooms that will cut your cleaning time, show off your bathroom tiles and last you for years to come.
EASY TO CLEAN
While shower curtains are easy to use, they are also notorious for harbouring mould and mildew if they aren’t thoroughly maintained.
However, glass shower screens can be easily cleaned using regular detergent, a microfiber cloth and some elbow grease!
Frameless shower screens are even easier to clean, with no frames for mould or bacteria to hide in.
We’re all for incorporating colour into your bathroom with a glass shower screen!
Coloured or decorative glass can be used in your shower screen to match your décor, to darken the glass and provide a little more privacy or just add a bold statement to your bathroom.
MODERN AND SOPHISTICATED
Glass shower screens are sophisticated, there’s no doubt about it – they maximise light in your bathroom and create sleek lines, making the room seem more unified.
As shower curtains are only made of PVC or other porous materials, they are less water-resistant that shower screens and generally need a little more attention than glass shower screens.
Glass shower screens will keep the water in your shower while you shower and not leak through onto the floor.
Glass shower screens come in a variety of types, sizes, colours and designs, so there is no shortage of ways to incorporate a shower screen into your bathroom.
You can choose between standard and frameless shower screens, coloured, patterned, frosted or clear glass – designed and installed to suit your individual bathroom.
KEEP IT SIMPLE, SHOW-OFF BEAUTIFUL TILES
The beauty of the glass shower screen is in its simplicity, as it allows your other design features to stand out.
Why hide those herringbone tiles or mosaic masterpieces with a shower curtain when you can make them pop with a glass shower screen!
If you are strongly team shower curtain and we can’t swing you to the glass-side, why not chat to the JC Glass team to find out what other glass products we can design, create and install into your home?
Contact JC Glass today for your glass shower screens in Perth and for all your glass design, installation and repair needs!