Fiberglass Shower Stalls

Fiberglass Shower Stalls

Fiberglass shower stalls enhance not only bathroom interiors but also the overall showering experience. More and more people are looking to fiberglass as their material of choice for shower stalls because fiberglass is fairly scratch-resistant and it has a smooth-to-the-touch feel. Since fiberglass resists damage so well, water is prevented from leaking out and splashing on mirrors and walls. And like shower stalls made of other materials, most fiberglass stalls come equipped with built-in cabinets, shelves and towel bars.

Types of Fiberglass Shower Stalls

Shower stalls made from fiberglass come in a wide array of styles and designs to meet your needs. The fiberglass used is of high quality, which means the colours do not fade easily. And they are available for cheaper prices than shower stalls made from other materials. Even better, fiberglass shower stalls do not require a lot of maintenance to appear elegant and shiny. When shopping for fiberglass stalls, you have two finish options – acrylic or gel-coated.

Acrylic fiberglass shower stalls are attractive yet difficult to repair. And they necessitate tight temperature controls in order to create because acrylic stalls are first heated in sheets and the sheets are then stretched over a particular mold, causing the finish to be thin. This means if the acrylic finish was not done properly, you will have a lot of problems on your hands as the material begins to wear.

Most people choose gel-coated fiberglass shower stalls because these stalls are affordable and durable. Just like their acrylic counterparts, gel-coated stalls must be created at exact temperatures. However, in the event gel-coated stalls need to be repaired, scratches will appear nonexistent if fixed correctly.

Choosing a Fiberglass Shower Stall

After you have figured out which material you want, you need to measure the space for the shower stall in order to pick the right unit. It is important that your shower stall fit perfectly into the space you have chosen and the less space with which you have to work, the more difficult it will be. So before you step foot into a home improvement store, measure not once but twice.

Besides determining the particular size of fiberglass shower stall, you will also have to think about what kind of shower stall door you want to use. If you have a small bathroom, you may want to buy a neo-angle shower door. Neo-angle doors have hinges to ensure that they can easily be attached to fiberglass. Now, if your bathroom is relatively large and you have more space to put a shower stall, you will have more options from which to choose.

Once you have purchased all the necessary materials, you will need to install your shower unit. In comparison to other bathroom remodelling projects, the installation of fiberglass shower stalls is not difficult. If you are removing an old door, do not forget to buy a straight razor to cut the old door out of the frame and your new shower tray and enclosures should perfectly fit into the new stall.

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