Selecting & Fitting a Curved Shower Screen Seal
Bathrooms all over the world are starting to get face lifts. Once seen as functional rooms, now modern bathrooms are quickly becoming more like personal health spas, rooms that we can rest and recuperate in and lock ourselves away from the stresses of the world.
This has shown up most predominantly in the actual design of the bathroom itself – and probably nowhere more so than in the look, design, and feel of our showers. An absolutely essential component to the bathroom, the fact is that the shower has stopped being just a simple showerhead and cubicle that we would step into and is now a critical part of the design aesthetic of the space.
Curved shower spaces are in very high demand right now, with more and more people shying away from the more traditional bathtub and shower installation of yesteryear. But there is a bit of an issue – many of the high-end shower seal solutions were created specifically for uniform shaped bathrooms and shower installations, and it’s become increasingly difficult to find custom solutions built for your new curved shower.
The good news is that most rubber seals have adequate give to be able to follow the curve of your shower door. Although the installation method requires a little more care than normal and can be difficult to pull off perfectly – just because of the unique way that the material needs to bend and conform to the curvature of your shower. However do not let that put you off, replacing your curved shower seal is still simple to do for even the most inexperienced of DIYers, simply follow our guide here.
Because of the unique properties of installing a curved shower screen seal in your home – at least to the level where you are 100% guaranteed of keeping all of the water and moisture out of every nook and cranny – you’re going to want to take your time and make sure the job is done correctly the first time around. This will save you an endless amount of headaches in the future, the kind of frustration that can mount and mount as the extent of any shower leaks is revealed. There’s nothing worse than dealing with water damage that creeps in and destroys your home from the inside out – which is exactly what can happen if your curved shower screen seal is not doing its job.
If you’ve been looking to add a bit of style to your bathroom by removing a more traditional shower installation and putting in a curved one, then don’t let any concerns over seals put you off, as you can see from the videos above it really is almost as simple as installing a seal on a traditional straight glass door.