6 reasons why you should select a frameless shower screen over a bathtub
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When remodelling, building or upgrading your home, one of the most common predicaments that homeowners find themselves in is whether to install a frameless glass shower screen or a bathtub. The frameless glass shower versus bathtub debate is a very old and common one that just about anyone who has had to construct a home has had to deal with. Unsurprisingly, we believe that a frameless glass shower screen is a much better option than a bathtub. In this article, we’ll discuss the outstanding benefits of a frameless shower screen as well as why bathtubs aren’t suited for Australian homes.

6 reasons why a frameless shower screen is better than a bathtub

Sydney is very warm

It’s no surprise to anyone that Sydney is warm for the majority of the year. While we may have two to three cool months during the winter, by and large, we live in a warm city. When temperatures can reach as high as 40°C, the last thing you want to do is wade in warm water in your bathroom.

Our frameless glass shower screen allows you to enjoy a cool and refreshing shower without having to sit in a tub of water. You can fill the tub up with cool water, however, it’s not nearly as refreshing as a shower.

Requires much less space 

You can easily see that a bathtub takes up much more space than our frameless shower screen. In Sydney, bathrooms are notoriously small, and a tub will take up almost half of your bathroom! However, even if you have a large bathroom, consider the fact that a frameless glass shower screen can make your bathroom appear even larger!

Bathtubs are large and can ruin the fluidity of a room. A frameless glass shower screen is almost invisible and maintains the airy open feeling of a large or small bathroom.


No one wants a dirty bathroom. No one also likes cleaning bathrooms. As frameless shower screens do not have frames, only their glass screens need to be periodically wiped down and cleaned. However, a bathtub requires a lot of maintenance in order to appear clean. As your method of cleaning yourself involves filling the tub with soap and water, scum can very easily be left all over the tub, making it tiresome to clean.

More versatile 

Showers are investments and often stay with a homeowner for decades. It can accommodate the homeowners and their guests or other residents in different ways such as:

  • Being easy for the elderly to get into and out of with little help
  • Having enough room to accommodate a chair for the elderly to shower or to fit another person to aid the elderly or a small child with showering

As a tub has curved edges, it can present a slipping hazard and be inconvenient for a variety of residents in the household.

Better for the environment

If you are eco-conscious, you’ll likely want to opt for a shower. Showers use much less water than tubs. With a bathtub, you have to fill it to capacity in order to enjoy it. This takes up a lot of water – much more than it would for your shower.

As our shower is low-maintenance, you also use less water cleaning it than you would a tub. Together, both of these factors make a shower the more environmentally-friendly option.

Consistent temperature

With a bathtub, you sit in the tub with (usually) warm water. For chilly nights, this is enjoyable, however, the temperature of the water quickly drops, limiting your comfort. With a shower, The temperature is regulated by the pump, allowing you to benefit from a consistent warm or cool shower.

We can customise your frameless glass shower screen

We know how important the aesthetic of your bathroom is which is why our frameless shower screens are versatile in design and customisable. We offer an extensive range of frameless shower screen hardware, meaning your bathroom is given the freedom to match any style or design. We also have a variety of configurations, glass styles and colour options for you to choose from.

Call our Panorama Shower Screens team today!

Investing in a quality frameless shower screen is vital for any home. If you have any more questions about a frameless shower screen or how to maintain it, contact our team. Our shower screen frame installation team will ensure that the process is as seamless as possible so that you can start using your new Panorama Shower Screens product.