Tub and shower doors serve a useful purpose. They keep the water inside the tub or shower area while you are taking a bath or shower. Without this door, water would get all over the floor of the bathroom. This could lead to an accident if you slip and fall on the wet floor. It could also lead to the floor becoming rotten beneath the tile or linoleum if it is exposed to water for too long of a period or if the water is not cleaned up promptly.
Tub and shower doors are an attractive alternative to shower curtains. Whereas shower curtains will often billow and move around while you are taking a shower or a bath, these types of doors do not. They are solidly built to provide a strong barrier that stays in one place.
While you would often need to remove a shower curtain in order to clean it by placing it in your washing machine, you do not need to do this with this type of door. They are easy to clean with a commercial cleaner that is available at your local store. In order to care for the door properly, it is best to use a cleaner that is specifically made to clean shower doors. This type of cleaner is also usually made to clean the shower and tub as well. Some types of cleaners are designed to be used daily. If you spray them on all of the shower and tub surfaces after you take a shower or a bath, the cleaning agents work to remove dirt and grime on a daily basis so that you do not need to scrub the surfaces in order to have a clean shower or tub.
You can find tub and shower doors in many different styles. You can find them in styles that swing into the shower and tub area. You can also find them that swing out into the bathroom. If you have a limited amount of space in your bathroom, having a shower door that swings in toward the shower or tub will take up less room.
There are a large variety of materials that tub and shower doors can be made of. You can find them in tempered glass, aluminum, clear glass or plexi glass. These types of doors can be either framed or frameless in order to suit your needs and the designs of the space where you want them to be installed.
You can find tub and shower doors in a wide variety of different finishes. These finishes can be designed to match the shower fixtures that you choose. You can choose frosted doors or clear doors. The wide variety of hardware and shower fixtures that you can choose from means that you can have the flexibility and convenience of making this type of door reflect your tastes and desires.
These types of doors can be found at many home improvement type stores. You will be able to look through a large selection of these doors. In many instances you will be able to order custom doors as well.