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April 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 199

The designs and styles of bathrooms have been changing over time. This is because of the use of quad shower doors, better known as quadrant shower enclosures. In the lavatory market today, there are a wide variety of shower enclosures that can be used. Various reasons are given as to why people opt to use these enclosures. One of the main reasons is that they are known to save space when installed in the bathroom. They have been designed in a clever way to minimize on space in the bathroom yet provide adequate space when taking a shower. The common sizes that are used for these enclosures are 1000mm, 800mm and 900. Each size has its own configuration for the shower door.

Quadrant enclosures well-designed with wonderful curves to take advantage of small spaces that may be found in the bathroom. The doors used on them are unique and have a modern style. The doors can be made from aluminium and the colours available are chrome, white or silver. The doors can also be made from glass which can have patterns, can be clear or can be frosted.

Quadrant shower enclosures must be fitted with quadrant shower trays. There are mainly two types shower trays namely standard and slim-line trays. The slim-line tray has a height between 40mm and 45mm while the standard tray has a height between 100mm and 110mm. The tray is usually made of a stone-resin mix.

There are several orientations that can be used when installing quadrant shower enclosures. The orientation can be U-shaped, D-shaped or square-shaped. Depending on your requirements, you can have the shower enclosure installed in the way you want. This means you have to come up with a plan and design for the enclosure. Planning and having a pictorial design is very important when you want to install it. Although it utilizes space, planning and designing will help you know the exact place to locate it.

Before doing the actual installation, there are some checks and tests that should be done. One must ensure that the shape, size, width and height of the enclosure are according to specifications given. The positioning of the pipes in the bathroom is also a determining factor when choosing a place to install the shower enclosure. The metal fittings of the enclosure should undergo an anti-corrosion salt test. To prevent water from leaking, magnetic strips seals and the door rollers should be checked. If glass is used, a break test should be done on it. If metal is used, the aluminium framing must also be checked.

The above are a few pointers you should remember after you have decided that you want to use quadrant shower enclosures in your bathroom.

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