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Old 10-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Doorless, Open Shower

Great forum btw. Just starting work so I will be busy here. I plan on doing a 60x72 shower, with full height walls in the corner, a 42" pony wall on the 60" side and leaving it completely open with a near curbless entry on the far end. The shower heads will be on rails in the farthest corner. My bathing experience shows that i will get little or no spray escaping at the far end, and maybe just a mist at the pony wall side. Question is "how successful does a near doorless open shower function to those who have experimented with them." Thx!
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:40 AM   #2
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we have both - frameless here but traditional showerhead,,, will have open in atl but using the newer rainforest ( idk, ask my bride, nagzilla ) type showerhead - 8" diam & flows straight down if i explain it correctly

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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Kinda depends on where you live. But personally I dislike open showers. You immediately lose any of the warmth typically retained with a space that can be closed. That and there's almost always overspray or splashing cast off from occupants, including soap products. Better to be cleaning that off tile, glass or a curtain than nearby drywall.

Frame vs frameless is a matter of personal preference AND practicality. We have frameless in the master shower (also 72x60). It has rubberized 'seals' around it and does a great job of enclosing the space (it's also a steam shower).

But in our child's bathroom we specifically chose NOT to go frameless. Mainly because framed doors can withstand a lot more abuse. Frameless glass is sensitive to edge-on impact, so a child doing something like leaving a hard toy in the gap and slamming the door poses a greater risk of the glass getting broken.
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