Shower Seal - An Important Bathroom Accessory
A shower seal is the main mechanism through which the shower seal accomplishes it functions of preventing the leakage of water out of the shower room while also checking the infiltration of air into the shower. The spaces that the shower seal is supposed to ‘seal’ are typically two: namely the thin space between the shower door and its frame, and the space between the shower door and the floor beneath it. Naturally, only a material of thinness and length that qualify it to be described as a ‘strip’ can seal that small – but conspicuous – space between the shower door and its frame, and the shower door and the floor underneath it, hence the term ‘shower seal strip.’
The shower seal strip is in the category of those small items that a builder who is not keen might not even remember to install, yet whose absence would be very hard to ignore for the people who would be using the shower. After all, without the shower seal strip, there would be no reason for the water used in the shower not to leak into the area surrounding the facility, potentially making the house look messy and awkward at best, and potentially destroying other things stored in the house, at worst. Besides checking water leakage, the lack of a shower seal strip would ‘leave’ the space between the shower door and the ‘outside world’ open, inviting a very uncomfortable entry of air into the shower and thereby making the use of the facility very uninspiring.
Different materials can be used in making the shower seal strip, but building design experts nowadays seem to almost universally endorse translucent PVC – wherever available – as the best possible material for making shower seal strips. It is noteworthy, though, that in spite of the translucent PVC shower seal strip probably being the best available such seal, it is actually not the most expensive, meaning that opting or not opting for it is really a question of having or lacking information on the best building material standards.
Different designs, too, can be used in making the shower seal strip. Now the design of the shower seal strip you opt for goes a long way in determining how easy the task of installing it turns out to be. For a long time, we had shower seal strips that required you to take measurements on your shower door, calibrate with various tools, adjust edges and do pretty much more if you were to get them to fit into your shower door. But shower seal strip designs have advanced with time, to a point where we nowadays have strips that you simply push onto the edges of the shower door – and pronto – you are good to start enjoying their benefits!
It helps, before going shopping for a shower seal strip – to be take note of the workings of your shower door, as there are different seals meant for doors based on different mechanisms (like for sliding doors, pivoting doors and so on). Of course, we are increasingly also seeing generic shower seal strips that can work for virtually all types of shower doors, obviating the need to go examining your shower door closely before starting to shop for a shower seal strip for it.