A review of the steam shower door and the various types that are available. Remember that quality comes first!
What exactly is a steam shower door?
Well, it is exactly what it sounds like – a door to cover the entrance of your steam shower unit.
These doors serve two purposes which are design and functionality based. The functional purpose of the door is of course to close the perimeter of the unit and also to lock the steam inside of it.
This is the essential job of the door as the steam cannot be allowed to escape. Why? If steam escapes through the door, or anywhere for that matter, it will eventually condense into water.
You will have steam/water droplets covering the walls and surfaces of your entire bathroom which can cause mildew and rot. Having water on your walls opens up the possibility of mold growth and the walls of the entire house would become susceptible to rotting and water damage.
Therefore, it is very important to purchase quality doors for your shower and once you install them, ensure that they are completely sealed and water proofed.
The second purpose of doors is of course, design. The steam shower unit is the center of the bathroom and as a result a certain aesthetic is required.
Many doors are very beautifully crafted using metal and glass. This can add a very modern feel to your bath which in turn increases the value of your home.
There are so many types, shapes, sizes and design of steam shower doors, it can get downright confusing. Don’t worry, with this guide, you won’t get lost.
The first step to take is to decide on what type of door you’d like. The many options include:
Generally, steam shower doors can get pretty expensive. The usual price range starts from $700 and can get as expensive as $5,800.
So when you do decide on a door, make sure that it is of the highest quality as you don’t want to have to buy a new door in a hurry.
My view is to spend a little extra the first time around so that there won’t be a second time!
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