Shower enclosures, types and sizes

House & Garden x88edde August 7, 2016 0 0
The shower was really popular until after World War II. This usually went even primitive, since hot water usually had to come from a small keukengeisertje. Nowadays, it has been combined boilers or hot water tanks and the amount of water is usually not a problem anymore. New trends include the walk-in showers in all shapes and sizes. More on this below.

Bathing before the war

The pre-war bathing consisted mainly of washing with a wash cloth in the kitchen. Children were often put in an iron or copper washtub and because of the large families were several children in the same bath water. This is because of the cost or time savings. The water was usually heated in a kettle on the stove or a gas stove on gemeentegas.

Bathing today

Today, every household has access to a shower or bath and there are many people who both have at their disposal. It also happens that there is only a bath because of the limited space and it has placed a shower wall that. A solution for limited space, although the shower nowadays for many people has become more important than a bathtub. A reason for this is that many people today have daily showers and not enough time or take to a daily bath.
Manufacturers of showers and baths have plenty here to respond to and offer a wide range of cabins, walls and accessories. For every taste.

The types of cabs

Shower cubicles are available in many shapes and sizes. The most common are:
  • quadrant
  • square
  • rectangle
  • pentagon

The quarter round baths are usually intended to be placed in a corner. On the front is then a rounded corner and the most used sizes are 90 x 90, 100 x 100 and 120 x 120 cm. The doors can consist of two small parts in these walls that turn away inside when boarding or a large door that usually open outwards. The latter is of course only if you have the space for it in your bathroom.
The rectangular model is perhaps the most popular model to date. It also fits in almost all bathrooms. The dimensions may vary in each case of 80 x 80 to 120 x 120 cm. The doors can half doors that slide away at the sides or doors that rotate outwards. Also you can see here sometimes two large doors all the way out can pivot. This gives a broader entry point, but also applies that you must have space for it.
The rectangular shape is starting to get more in. Modern bathrooms are getting bigger because people are increasingly in need of a luxurious bathroom and can therefore increasingly larger cabins are placed. The most commonly used dimensions are 80 x 120 to 90 x 120 cm. Because of the size usually feature a large outward opening.
The pentagon is usually supplied in the dimension 90 x 90 to 92 x 92 cm. These are provided with revolving doors from 90 to 100 cm. wide. The so-called fourth corner with these models flattened.

The walk in shower

The shower is actually the latest development in showering. In almost all modern bathrooms they represented. Large shower walls, or may not be placed directly on the floor, combined with a wide free walk.
It is prevented that the rest of the bathroom is Splashed by the longer walls. The course runs down to a floor drain and the walls are often treated with lime scale removal.
Even the shower walls are made of a variety of modern materials, so dry and cleaning takes less time than traditional booths or tub / shower combinations. Especially if you have a traditional shower curtain, you know the problem of the drying of the flexible curtain and the water that has seeped underneath. Unfortunately, even these modern type shower should be dried with a cloth or tractor, but lime adheres much less than the traditional materials.
Dive Safety also in terms of its modern glass walls of tempered glass much better than traditional glass walls. They are now 5x firmly than before.
The advantage of walk in showers is that they can be made to measure. Exactly to your specifications, all this of course you pay a bit more.


It is for this article too far to mention all the possible accessories. There is a wide choice of shower heads, sliding bars, soap dishes and pumps, tools and scrub brushes. Please look for further information at a store in your neighborhood or even surfing on the Internet. There is probably a world where the options open to you ...