What to Look for When Buying a Shower Screen

When designing your bathroom, or planning a bathroom renovation, there are many things you need to organise. From the colour of your tiles to the placement of the mirror, there’s a lot to coordinate. One thing that should never be overlooked is your glass shower screen. The style, placement and installation of your shower screen are all integral factors that can ultimately make or break your bathroom’s design. For that reason it’s imperative that you know what to look for when buying a shower screen for your bathroom.

Frameless shower screen in tiled bathroom

Key Glass Shower Screen Considerations


When choosing which shower screen is right for you, you should always consider the style of your bathroom. While many shower screens can be used in a variety of different spaces, finding a screen that will seamlessly integrate into your design is essential. Frameless screens tend to have the ability to almost “disappear” into your bathroom design, making them a great choice no matter your type of style.


When looking for a shower screen for your newly designed or renovated bathroom, you should look for a high quality product. You should ensure the safety of your glass shower screen by confirming that the glass is toughened and tempered correctly, as to avoid potential breaks or issues. It is also important to ensure that the glass for your shower screen is manufactured by a reputable company that adheres to the Australian safety guidelines.


Before getting too far into bathroom planning you’ll need to consider the space you have available. If there’s space limitations in your bathroom design, it may be beneficial to opt for a customisable frameless shower screen that can be made to suit your unique room requirements.

When budgeting for a new shower screen, you should also factor the cost of professional installation by a trusted team. While the initial cost may be greater than some other cheaper alternatives, ensuring your shower screen is safely and securely installed, can help your shower screen last much longer, saving you valuable funds on repairs and replacements in years to come.


An often overlooked part of investing in a glass shower screen is the amount of maintenance required to keep the screen clean. For most framed shower screens, fixtures and frames will need to be regularly cleaned to prevent rust, bacteria and the build up of mould. For frameless shower screens, cleaning and maintenance can be easily managed with a quick squeegee of the screen after your shower, ideal for those who don’t have the time to spend cleaning.

What Type of Shower Screen do I Choose?

With so many different types of shower screens to choose from it can get confusing and sometimes overwhelming deciding which one. We’d recommend investing in frameless glass shower screens with their array of benefits that allow them to be a safe, durable and stylish design choice for any and all bathrooms. Along with this, there are a variety of customisable configurations which makes them an incredibly versatile solution.

An ever-present consideration when it comes to designing or renovating a bathroom is your budget. Before beginning your search for the perfect shower screen, be sure to set a budget on how much you’d be willing to or are able to spend. This will then guide you on the best shower screen for you and your bathroom.

Fixed Panel Frameless Shower Screens

The most simple and elegant version of the frameless shower screens is a fixed panel screen. This shower screen consists of a piece of toughened and tempered glass anchored to the wall, with no door present on the adjacent side. This eliminates the need for hinges or doors, creating a streamlined and simple look.

Fixed panel shower screen

Slider Frameless Shower Screens

A frameless slider shower screen not only enhances the appearance of any bathroom, but it also offers an array of practical advantages. These shower screens are made with a toughened glass sliding door that is anchored by fixed glass panels for a stunning modern design. Coming in inline and corner varieties, this shower screen solution will also be invaluable in helping you maximise the space in your bathroom.

Another obvious use case for a slider shower screen is if your shower head will be pointing towards the shower door, as the sliding panels are designed to help prevent water leakage. Slider frameless shower screens are also customisable, with the ability to cater for those in need of mobility aids with wider doors.

Slider shower screen

Hinged Panel Frameless Shower Screens

Hinged panel varieties of frameless shower screens are extremely versatile. Made up of fixed panels and a toughened glass door fit with hinges, these shower screens can be customised to suit a variety of applications including single showers, double showers, even shower & bathtub combinations. This customisation can go even further with panel doors broader than the standard 600mm available, helping you to design the perfect shower for your unique specifications.

Hinged shower screen

Euroglide Frameless Shower Screens

If you’re looking for a unique finish to your shower screen, look to euroglide frameless shower screens. This frameless shower screen system works with two rollers that glide on the glass itself, facilitating stunning aesthetics with minimal hardware. Made with toughened glass, this shower screen variation is also ideal if you’re looking for a unique touch to your bathroom or an alternative to traditional pivot door screens.

Eurogilde shower screen

Contact Us Today

Designing a new bathroom, or looking to renovate your current one? Update and elevate your bathroom with a frameless shower screen from Frameless Impressions. Our expert Melbourne team will handle the entire process from ordering to installation. The only thing left for you to do is sit back and enjoy your new modern looking bathroom!

Contact our friendly team today to learn more about how we can help with your next project.