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Things to Consider Before Installing a Shower Pod

If the installation of one of the many modern shower pods available is something that you have set in stone to be a part of your home, there are some points that you should look into before buying one.

Things to Consider Before Installing a Shower Pod

Below is a checklist that you can consider when you’re trying to look for a shower pod that is safe and durable.

1. Quality of glass

The quality of glass is of utmost importance because it acts as the wall of the shower pod. Therefore, check the manufacturer of the glass to see if the glass is safe. The ideal glass thickness is said to be around 10mm, though in some cases the glass can also be thicker than 10mm. Remember, that the thicker the glass is, the more support your glass will need.

2. Consider a frame only when necessary

Some people advise using as fewer frame pieces as possible because it adds to the maintenance cost in future once it gets rusty or broken through time. Frameless shower pods are popular for their efficiency and style. However, there are certain instances that an additional installation of a frame is needed. If the glass that you bought is quite thick in size, you might need to consider a frame to give it the extra support it needs.

3. Measurements are key

One of the prominent factors to consider is the size. The size of the area determines how big of a shower pod it can accommodate or if it can fit one at all. Do remember that the standard size is 80×80 inches and it can be wider according to the area’s space and your preference. If not measured properly it can make even a big bathroom look cramped while a well-measured shower pod gives the illusion of a larger space. Make sure that your ceiling is no lower than 2-metres, as it is the usual minimum height requirement.

4. A factor that goes together with size is the positioning of the unit.

If it’s going to be installed in an unfinished house then, you’ll have more freedom in choosing the layout. However, for those who will be installing one in a finished home with the plumbing all done, it is advisable to put it in the same position as where your taps are located, to lessen the labour costs.

5. Consult with a professional for an estimate of the overall installation cost.

This way they can help you choose a shower pod that will suit your preferences and at the same time give you an idea of how much you need to be able to get one.

6. Consider your lifestyle and the other occupants of the house;

if you have kids and elders residing at home, it is best to consider a shower pod as it’s safer and easier for them to use.

These are the factors that you should consider when buying a shower pod to ensure that it will be worth your money and effort.

 

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