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How to choose a suitable shower stall for the bathroom?

by Josie Zhou

You don't like bathtubs, but would like to enjoy more comfort in your daily shower? Then a shower enclosure can be the best option. It is a separation between the dry and wet areas. A shower enclosure surrounds the bathing area and is installed using curtain rods or railing rods attached to the walls or ceiling.

Below we talk about everything related to shower enclosures and explain how to choose them. Plus, we'll give you some tips on how to always keep them clean!

Why buy a shower cabin?

What are the best shower doors and shower stalls?

What are the different options for shower enclosures?

How to choose a suitable shower cabin for your bathroom?

Choose a shower and the best palette for it.

Why buy a shower cabin?

Today, the shower, a fundamental part of the bathroom, can be just as relaxing and enjoyable as a good, hot bath. The fact that showering is a daily hygiene measure does not have to limit this pleasant side. Simple shower enclosure or cabin, hydromassage shower cabin, sauna and hammam shower cabin...? There are so many options that it is sometimes difficult to choose. So here are some tips that may help you!

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What are the best shower doors and shower screens?

Classic integrated shower cabin:

Those who want to focus on the essentials and invest in a simple shower cubicle (with or without a corner) can use the classic integrated shower cubicle. Our integrated shower cubicles - classic and inexpensive - with shower heads, fittings and shower cubicle will delight the whole family.

Hydromassage shower cabin:

Our hydromassage shower cubicle has a wall with fixed or adjustable jets that direct the water to different areas of the body to transform your shower into a relaxing or invigorating moment.

It's easy to install, inexpensive and it's like having your own spa without leaving home - it's the trend of the moment!

Shower cabin with bathtub:

Do you wake up in the morning just in time for a quick shower, but want to take a long, relaxing bath every now and then? Look no further. The 2-in-1 bathtub shower cabin is the perfect solution to enjoy a warm and relaxing bath from time to time.

Hammam shower cabin:

Such a shower cabin is like a real relaxing bath in your own four walls. Enjoy all the comfort and benefits of such a shower cabin! Some models also have the features of a sauna-shower cabin.

These types of enclosures produce steam from 35° to 50° C with a humidity level of 90%. The rise in temperature helps open the pores, which favors skin rehydration, and perspiration helps you eliminate acids and toxins. The advantages of this case are multiple and undeniable.

What are the different options for shower enclosures?

Italian shower cabin:

Some of our showers are fitted with a fixed tropical rain shower head. These are the Italian shower cubicles. You no longer need to adjust the height or orientation of your shower. Everything is designed to give the feeling of standing under a pleasant shower with warm water.

Also, the design, which is more like a shower enclosure than an integrated shower, will add charm and design accents to your bathroom.

Thermostatic shower cabin:

A thermostatic mixer tap allows you to independently and with great precision adjust the flow and temperature of the water. This way the water always comes out at the desired temperature. Plus, you no longer have to waste the endless and excruciating seconds it takes to find the temperature you want with the mechanical mixer taps.

Shower cabin with LEDs:

The principle of chromotherapy is that color acts on human emotions and well-being. That's why the shower cabins with LEDs will help you wake up in a good mood every morning. In addition, these LED lights will give your bathroom a modern design and disco touch 100%.

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Shower cubicle with radio:

Start the day with your favorite songs in the shower or listen to the morning news thanks to our shower stalls with radio.

Shower cabin with departments:

Some of our cabins are fitted with shelves so you can keep all your toiletries organized and within reach.

Now let's move on to our main topic: how to choose a suitable shower stall for your bathroom?

How to choose a suitable shower cabin for your bathroom?

The modern market offers a wide range of shower stalls. And in order to determine which of them you will ultimately choose, you need to properly divide the space in which it will stand and pay attention to many other points that we will explain below.

Model of the shower:

Professional advice gives you the right answer. The first and fundamental: decide on the model of the shower. We choose exactly the model that suits your needs, that harmonises with the design of your bathroom and that has the right dimensions for the space.

Each of the models should not only fit into the interior of the bathroom, but also perform the desired functions. Shower enclosure models differ in the type of construction, they can be prefabricated or monobloc. The first type is assembled before installation, the second type comes in ready-made shops and can be installed immediately.

The shower cubicles are:

  • Open
  • Closed
  • Bound
  • Combined

The open models are mostly prefabricated. They are installed in the smallest bathrooms. The peculiarity of this model is the lack of a roof, therefore some functions are not possible. This model is only suitable for showering.

The closed model consists of walls, a lower platform and a roof base. This model is completely closed, it can be considered sealed. It is not necessary to install it in the bathroom, as it can be installed in a niche. It can be finished for any room design.

Combination models consisting of a complete bathroom and a shower are very common. The size is no bigger than a normal bathroom.

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Type of opening:

Sliding, revolving and folding doors or a combination of fixed and movable wings. It is important that the opening is adapted to the spatial conditions of your bathroom and that it is easy to get in and out. The sliding doors are a good choice for small bathrooms and are also the most watertight. Even the fixed panels, which are attached to the wall with hinges, hardly take up any space.

- Tempered glass or acrylic glass?

The first option is more expensive than the second, which, however, replaced the acrylic panels. If you choose shower glass, make sure it is safety toughened: this glass is impact and shock resistant. However, if it breaks, it is in small pieces and without sharp edges. And the models with anti-limescale treatment are easier to clean because they repel water and prevent the accumulation of deposits.

- Transparent or translucent:

The transparent crystal offers a greater sense of clarity and spaciousness. They do not obstruct the passage of light, while the translucent ones promote privacy, as do the highly decorative screen-printed models.

- Partition walls with profiles:

You can choose between partitions with aluminum profiles, chromed steel, PVC or without profiles: a minimalist trend since the shower enclosure offers great aesthetic cleanliness.

- Partitions for the elderly:

For those with limited mobility, the most practical shower stall is one with a non-slip shelf at floor level and a double hinged door that opens outwards. This allows toilet assistance from outside the shower as the bottom door can remain fixed.


They can be made of acrylic, which is lightweight, inexpensive, and conforms to both round and irregular shower trays. Or glass, which is very safe, elegant and easy to clean since it usually has an anti-limescale treatment that repels water.

opening system:

The hinged ones take up more space as they open fully. The foldable ones are perfect for small bathrooms, the sliding ones are the most watertight and the fixed ones are the most practical.


It guarantees the stability and safety of the shield. Acrylic glass must have a minimum thickness of 2.2 mm. 6 mm is ideal for sliding doors made of shower glass, 8 mm and more for fixed glazing.


Quality is very important as it determines durability. There are PVC ones, which are the cheapest; made of stainless steel or aluminium, with different surface treatments, which are the most resistant to moisture.

Choose a shower and the best palette for it:

The pallets can have different shapes and designs. They can also be angled and wall mounted. Corner pallets come in various shapes: rectangular, square, circular and semi-circular. The walls also differ in shape: rectangular, square, oval, triangular.

We choose a shower cabin and at the same time pay the greatest attention to the shower tray. Since the base load is a simple load, it is important to know what material it is made of. It is important to choose a strong and reliable material so that the shower lasts a long time.

Pallets are made of different materials. Some are strong and solid, some keep you warm, some are of varying quality.

The pallets consist of the following materials:

  • Molten Iron
  • Steel
  • Acrylic
  • Artificial stone

Cast iron shower fixtures are very strong and can last a long time. However, they are very heavy. Steel is lighter than cast iron jigs, but they cool quickly. Made of earthenware it is very massive, they must be used with care because they are very fragile.

Made of stone, the panels are very stable, heat up quickly and retain heat for a long time. They are easy to repair while maintaining their original appearance for a long time. But they are very expensive and not everyone can afford them.

The most popular are acrylic pallets. They have a stylish look that allows the palette to blend into any decor. Whichever shower you choose, they are all good in their own way.

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Built-in showers: special features:

In some apartments, the size of the bathroom is not enough to install a full shower. The built-in cabin is just an angle or a niche, without the usual partitions, walls, roof and pallet. It takes up very little space, so it can be installed even in a small apartment.

The cabin of this type is very convenient. The built-in type shower stall is closed not only with doors, but also with a simple curtain. The shower can be separated with glass or mirror doors. The built-in shower cabin has special features and advantages. This is how it can be distinguished from other shower cubicles.

All the advantages of a built-in shower:

  • It takes up less space than other models.
  • Requires practically no maintenance
  • Has many functions
  • This can be done in different ways
  • Sturdy and wear-resistant

When installing a built-in shower, it is advisable to ensure forced ventilation so that there is no moisture and moisture. If you wish, you can turn the built-in shower into a Turkish bath or an original Finnish sauna.

So, are you interested in finding the most suitable shower enclosure for your bathroom? If so, then visit our website. We offer you the best prices so you can choose the shower enclosure that you like the most!

Our enclosures have the advantage that they usually do not require any major masonry or plumbing work. They come in a kit that is very easy to assemble.

It also has the advantage of being a complete solution for your shower room. If you want to design your own shower room from scratch, but don't have the budget or the time - go for a full-size shower stall! Contact us for more information.

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