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Choosing Shower Enclosures

Choosing Shower Enclosures

If you are remodeling a bathroom you will need to decide a few different things. You will need to pick out new flooring, new countertops, new fixtures and of course new shower enclosures. There are many different choices available to you and you will need to take some time to decide what will work best for you in your new bathroom.

When it comes to choosing your floor, you have carpet, wood, tile and vinyl as your options. While some people do choose to carpet their bathrooms, this not a very popular option due if nothing else to the moisture the floor will be exposed to. Most people don’t choose to go with wood in their bathrooms for the very same reason. For most bathrooms, people choose to use vinyl or tile. Vinyl is much less expensive than tile and some vinyl can even look like tile, so the choice is up to you there.

Countertop choices are much more straightforward. Most of the time countertops are made of Formica, granite or tile. There aren’t too many other choices available to you. If you are going to choose a tile floor though you should probably stick with a solid countertop surface like Formica or granite rather than choosing yet another tile for the top of the counter.

The fixtures you choose will also run the gamut. There are so many choices for fixtures it can really be a daunting task to pick something that you will be happy with. You can choose from all different types of finishes and colors. You need to decide what sort of material will look best in your finished bathroom and that should help you to narrow your search of fixtures. For instance, if you are going to go with a brushed nickel or another type of metal you won’t need to pay any attention to the wood fixtures.

As for your shower enclosures, there are lots of choices there as well. You need to decide if you want to use a shower door or if a shower curtain is going to be more your speed. Currently there is a trend for no enclosure at all and if you shower is deep enough this may be an option you choose as well. In most cases though people choose to go with the door or with a curtain as their enclosure. If you decide that you are going to get a door then you just need to decide on the type of door or if you are going with a current, then you need to decide on the type of curtain. Most people go with glass doors but even with in that there are choice and when it comes to curtains you can pick just about anything.