With space a premium in lots of bathrooms, a pivot door shower enclosure saves on the space required to open the door fully, as it opens part-way along the shower enclosure frame. This also saves on space inside the shower enclosure due to the door opening outwards.
Pivot door shower enclosures are very versatile in where they can be installed. They can be installed in a recess to create a shower area. The pivot door shower enclosure can be combined with a side panel so that it may be installed in any bathroom corner.
This type of shower door can be used in most bathroom situations and with other panels to create the perfect solution for your bathroom. For your safety, all our pivot shower doors are manufactured in 6mm toughened safety glass. The doors are fully reversible giving you extra flexibility on which way the door can be opened. The pivot shower doors come in a range of sizes and are all fully adjustable of up to 30mm.
More About Pivot Door Shower Enclosures
Trends and fashion dictate today’s world, and when it comes to home improvement, many people are opting for shower enclosures in place of baths. For one reason, baths take up much of the bathroom area leaving little space for a comfortable showering area. In the UK, houses are becoming more expensive, and it is only wise to save on bathroom space. Furthermore, shower enclosures provide enough space to unwind and relax, this also gives the elderly and disabled a chance to enjoy a good showering experience. There are many types of shower enclosures and depending on preference and style, one can always find a perfect match to their needs. If you are considering installing or changing your shower door, read on to find out more about pivot door shower enclosures.
What is a Pivot Shower Door?
Pivot door shower enclosures have doors that open outwards into the bathroom area and are hinged part way along the top and bottom of the door, rather than on the end as with a standard hinged door. There are many designs available, ranging from inexpensive framed designs to luxurious frameless designs which are also available in different glass types as well as sizes. Homeowners who have medium sized bathrooms are better suited to installing pivot shower doors, however a small bathroom will also benefit from the shorter opening area as long as care is taken to check the door is not obstructed when opened.
Advantages of Installing Pivot Shower Doors
Homeowners who install pivot shower doors are able to do so in areas where a fully extending hinged door, would make it impossible for the door to open. This allows entry through three quarters of the shower door making it suitable for medium sized and small bathrooms because the opening space for the door is reduced, making it easier to fit it in narrower spaces. As with all outwardly opening shower doors, sometimes water may drip onto the bathroom floor when the door is left open.
Glass pivot shower doors are common and usually come in different designs. The three main designs are framed, semi framed and frameless. These designs can also include obscure glass patterns, clear glass tiles designs or intricate stone designs. The thickness of glass ranges from 3mm to 6mm and made from safety glass to the latest standards.
Choosing the best shower enclosure for your bathroom would depend on a couple of factors such as the bathroom’s shape, the placement of the shower and other bathroom accessories and furniture. Plan your bathroom layout, including the door opening space and you will be delighted with your shower door installation.