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Choosing Wet Room Shower Doors That are Functional For Walk In Showers

wet room shower doorsThe best wet room shower doors will be frameless and will not run on a track. They are simply mounted with pivots onto a wall. The basic things you must choose is the glass thickness and the color of the accents, be they chrome or antique or some other color to match your décor. You may also want to consider a curved door like the Kohler Cyan series that come in left and right handed models. These cost about $2,000 so they may not be the most economical choice, but they do allow for a corner shower area that may make all the difference to having walk in showers that actually fit in unusual spaces without getting a complete custom door built to measure.

Basco Shower Doors

The best and cheapest wet room shower doors are the Basco swing style walk in showers doors that can be totally customized as to glass thickness and accent colors. The thinline frameless doors are also a very elegant choice for wet room shower doors in rustic stone or natural tile settings. The Preceria design is a clean design that is very functional and practical for walk in showers that have walls or pillars where the doors can be attached. The Ininity series of wet room shower doors is an affordable way to have glass added to an inexpensive modular backing or floor tray design that can be made to look like a complete enclosure without need of tile or stonework. This may be an cheaper solution to having a walk in shower with a bit of glass without recreating the entire bathroom or shower area. There is also a sliding door option which will necessitate a track, but comes with the door kit.

Where To Buy

Basco wet room shower doors and glass products for walk in showers can be purchased at retailers all across the USA and Canada. Although you can view their product line on their website, it is not possible to order directly from the manufacturer. Lowe’s is one of the main dealers for the Basco line of shower products and there are thousands of such retailers across North America.

Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Dirty Shower Doors

Shower doors can look so nice in your bathroom when they are shiny and clean, but a common struggle is how to get them to look clean and stay that way. Here are some tips and tricks on cleaning your shower doors that will keep them from getting those ugly water spots and keep the soap scum away.

The first trick is to just use a solution of white vinegar with a little bit of water. This is an easy and effective way to do your everyday cleaning.

For the tough water spots and grime you can use a steel wool pad with some dishwasher soap and water. Mix about a teaspoon of dishwasher soap with a cup of hot water. Using a pair of rubber gloves to keep the solution off your hands, dip the steel wool into the mixture. Start at the top and work your way down the door. Rinse the doors with clean water to remove all of the excess solution. This works because the dish soap breaks down the water spots, and the steel wool removes the grime. Don’t worry about the steel wool, it will not scratch your doors.

To keep your doors looking shiny all the time and to help keep those water spots away, you can use Rain-X. Rain-X is a product used to repel rain from the windshields of your car, and can be just as effective on your shower doors. After you have thoroughly cleaned your doors wipe them down to make sure they are completely dry. Apply the Rain-X as directed on the bottle. The water will bead up and repel right off of your doors.

With these tips you should no longer struggle with cleaning dirty shower doors. They will look shiny and clean for weeks at a time.