Why Buy A Quadrant Shower Enclosure from Banyo?
If you want a bathroom that is both stylish and practical, you should seriously consider a quadrant shower enclosure as these not only look great, but they are also very practical as there is very little maintenance.
Quadrant enclosures are also some of the most versatile products available as they suit just about every bathroom regardless of style or size. In this guide we'll explore just what these enclosures can offer, so you can make a more informed decision before buying.
Is A Quadrant Enclosure Suitable for my bathroom?
These corner shower enclosures are some of the most commonly found in bathrooms across the country, and it's not hard to see why. They feature straight forward, simplistic designs and will complement any bathroom. As they are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes, quadrant shower enclosures are suitable for any bathroom from large to small, compact rooms so you don't have to worry about not being able to find one that will fit.
They are also easy to clean and maintain due to their large glass panels, all you need to do is wipe them down after a shower and make sure the tray is cleaned regularly and that's pretty much it! The metal framework may need a bit of attention now and again but this shouldn't take more than a wet cloth to shift any dirt.
There are a few different types of quadrant shower enclosurer to choose from, such as framed, semi-framed and frameless. The final decision comes down to personal preference, and basically dictates how much metal frame will be visible. Frameless enclosures have a sleeker look but aren't as durable as framed quadrant enclosures.
Most popular sizes are 900mm x 900, and 1200mm x 800mm. The former is a ‘true’ quad, the latter is an offset quadrant. The full range of popular sizes in true quadrants are 800mm x 800mm, 900mm x 900mm, 1000mm x 1000mm; and offset are 1000mm x 800mm, 1200 x 760mm, 1200mm x 800mm and 1200 x 900mm,
It is also worth noting that most quadrants have two doors which slide together to shut, usually having 45 degree beveled magnetic strips do give a tight seal. There are also some quadrants which have just one door, where the door slides behind a fixed glass panel. Make sure you check the description as some of these are handed so you will have to specify this if you wish to opt for this type of quadrant
Are They easy to Install?
They are relatively straight forward to fit if you know what you're doing and have experience with this kind of installation, but we wouldn't recommend trying to fit one yourself if you're a complete novice. If you're having any doubts it's always best to contact a professional which we would strongly suggest.
DO I need to consider Glass thickness?
The overall thickness of the glass found in quadrant shower enclosures will usually vary from between 4mm to8mm. The thicker the glass is the more durable it will be. All enclosures feature toughened safety glass as an added safety measure. You will find the glass thickness of each enclosure displayed in the product description for the item on our website.
Which Shower Tray is best for may Quadrant?
Trays are available in various size options so finding one to fit your enclosure should be easy. They are available in different colours so you can coordinate this area with the rest of the room. While there are trays made using alternative materials, most will be made using a resin which is super strong and will withstand regular use.
Do I need a Raised Tray kit?
If you want to raise your enclosure, or avoid drilling into the floor, then you can raise the height of the tray with a leg set. A panel is then placed around the bottom of the tray to conceal any unsightly pipework which may be exposed due to lifting the enclosure.