The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shower Curtains vs Shower Doors

So, you're wondering whether to go for a shower curtain or shower doors. Well, we thought we would have a look into the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Well, firstly it goes way beyond the actual appearance. They both have a function, albeit they go about the function in quite different ways. Budget, maintenance and even possibly long-term plans all play a factor in this decision.

In terms of making the bathroom neat and more presentable the shower curtain could be the way to go. The curtain can be closed to hide the bath or even pulled right open to reveal a clean sparkling bath and shiny porcelain. However, shower curtains need to be maintained regularly in order to avoid mildew and mould growing on the surface.

Remember, if they are left on the outside of the bath whilst the shower is in use you will end up with a flooded bathroom. Also, they are seen as more old fashioned than a state of the art shower door.

From a health point of view, some shower curtains can contain chemicals that can be detrimental to your health. They have been known to release organotins into the air. These toxins can cause nausea, headaches, respiratory problems and even damage to the liver, kidneys and CNS (Central Nervous System). Young children are especially sensitive to these chemicals.

Although Shower Doors do cost more there are distinct advantages, all shower doors are now manufactured with safety tempered or laminated glass allowing you peace of mind where safety is concerned combined with easy maintenance.

Shower doors can be kept in tip top condition for many years. We recommend that you use a squeegee on the doors after use, this helps keep the shower sparkling. There is a variety of shower enclosures to choose from, with lots of colours and sizes and many glass options.

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, it should be clean, fresh and relaxing...

A fabulous Shower Enclosure gives a superb finished to any bathroom and can set the tone for your style of decor.

Plumbing for Less can provide all the answers when it comes to showers and bathroom accessories of all types. For further information please call 0844 9800 156 or email us at