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In modern-day living, bathrooms have transcended from mere utilitarian spaces to sanctuaries of wellness and personal care. As the trend of contemporary bathroom design continues to evolve, homeowners are perpetually looking for innovative ways to make this intimate space beautiful and highly functional. One element that can revolutionise how we perceive and use our bathrooms is the sliding glass shower, especially when it is endowed with easy-clean features.

What are the main benefits of using a sliding glass shower rather than a fixed or hinged one?

One of the most captivating advantages of installing a sliding glass shower in your new bathroom is its unparalleled space-saving quality. Traditional swinging doors require a clearance area to open and close, essentially claiming precious square footage. Sliding glass doors, however, glide smoothly parallel to the wall, requiring zero additional space. This makes them an excellent choice for smaller bathrooms or for those who want to allocate more room for amenities like a freestanding bath or a larger vanity area.

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Will adding a sliding glass shower add value to my home?

The allure of a well-designed, modern bathroom cannot be underestimated when it comes to increasing the resale value of your home. Investing in a sliding glass shower is a short-term pleasure and a long-term asset. Potential homebuyers are often swayed by updated bathrooms offering aesthetic and functional advantages. With clean lines and minimalist hardware, a sliding glass shower easily merges with a wide array of design sensibilities—from the ultra-modern to the tastefully traditional—making your home appealing to a broader market.

Will my sliding glass shower have easy clean glass?

One of the perennial concerns with glass showers is the issue of maintenance. Water spots, soap scum, and general dirt accumulation can mar the visual appeal of even the most exquisite glass panels. This is where the groundbreaking technology of Ritec Clearshield comes into play. This specially designed glass treatment makes cleaning a breeze by resisting limescale buildup and facilitating water runoff. The result? Your sliding glass shower doors remain sparkling clean for longer periods, reducing the need for frequent, rigorous cleaning and extending the life of your glass.

Do sliding glass showers help create a calm showering environment?

In today’s fast-paced world, the bathroom has become more than just a place to freshen up; it’s an oasis for relaxation and personal well-being. The transparency of glass shower doors allows natural light to flood the room, creating an atmosphere of spaciousness and tranquillity. The reflective properties of glass also amplify the effect of interior lighting fixtures, generating a calming ambience perfect for a long shower or soak.

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What types of sliding glass shower are available?

The most straightforward sliding glass shower system features a single sliding door that moves horizontally along a track. It’s a practical choice for smaller bathrooms where space is limited.

These systems, also known as bypass doors, feature two sliding doors that move along parallel tracks. Either door can slide to the left or right, providing flexible access to the shower. These are often used in corner shower installations.

Frameless sliding doors offer minimalistic design features with unobstructed views for a sleek and modern look. They’re often made with thicker, tempered glass for added safety and durability. However, they can be more expensive than framed options.

Custom sliding glass shower systems offer the ultimate flexibility for those with specific needs or unconventional bathroom layouts. You can customize the size, shape, type of glass (including Ritec Clearshield for easy cleaning), and the type of metal hardware to use.

Each type of sliding glass shower system offers its own benefits, so the best choice for your bathroom will depend on your specific needs, aesthetic preferences, and budget constraints. Regardless of the type you choose, adding a layer of Ritec Clearshield can offer the ultimate in low-maintenance luxury, ensuring your new shower remains a highlight of your bathroom for years to come.

Are sliding glass showers a good idea for future-proofing or accessibility?

Absolutely, the additional space and custom bespoke availability, means that you can design your bathroom to give maximum room.

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Go Glass worker creating a sandblast design for a glass door.

Go Glass, based in Cambridge are specialists in sliding glass shower systems and have a range of solutions for all bathrooms. Call on 01223 211041 or see the website goglass.co.uk for further information