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Glass Safety in the Bathroom: Understanding Shower Screen Standards

Glass Safety in the Bathroom: Understanding Shower Screen Standards

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Safety in the bathroom is a paramount concern, especially when it involves glass fixtures like shower screens. At Ezyglide, we understand the importance of adhering to stringent safety standards to ensure that every shower screen not only enhances the beauty of your bathroom but also upholds the highest safety measures. This post dives into the crucial aspects of glass safety in bathroom design, particularly focusing on shower screen standards.

Why Glass Safety is Crucial in Shower Screens

The bathroom environment, often wet and slippery, can pose risks, especially with glass installations. Using non-standard or poorly manufactured glass can lead to accidents, resulting in injuries. Therefore, understanding and using the right type of safety glass is not just a matter of compliance but a necessity for the well-being of users.

Understanding Glass Types and Safety Features

Shower screens are typically made from either tempered or laminated glass. Tempered glass, known for its strength, shatters into small, blunt pieces, reducing the risk of injury. Laminated glass, on the other hand, holds together when shattered, thanks to an interlayer, preventing the glass from breaking into sharp, dangerous shards. Both types offer distinct safety features suited for different bathroom designs.

National and International Standards for Shower Screen Glass

In Australia, the standard AS 1288 and AS/NZS 2208 sets the guidelines for safety glazing materials in buildings, which includes shower screens. This standard ensures that the glass used is robust and safe for bathroom use. Similar standards exist internationally, ensuring safety across the globe.

Compliance and Certification

Manufacturers like Ezyglide ensure that all products meet these safety standards. When choosing a shower screen, look for certifications that indicate compliance with these standards. This ensures that your shower screen is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also meets the highest safety criteria.

Installation and Its Impact on Safety

Proper installation is key to maintaining the safety integrity of shower screens. Professional installation ensures that the screen is securely fitted, minimising risks associated with improper installation, like glass dislodging or breaking.

Maintenance and Care for Safety

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your shower screen safe over time. This includes checking for any signs of damage or wear. Regular cleaning also helps maintain the integrity of the glass, ensuring its longevity and safety. For more information on our range of shower screens and maintenance tips, visit our Range page.

Innovations in Shower Screen Safety

The industry continually innovates, introducing new technologies and materials that further enhance the safety of shower screens. These innovations range from smart glass technologies that offer improved durability to advanced coatings that resist breakage and scratching.

Understanding and adhering to glass safety standards is crucial in ensuring that your bathroom is not only stylish but also a safe environment. When selecting and installing shower screens, prioritising these safety standards is essential.

For professional advice and installation of safe, compliant shower screens, contact Ezyglide today. Explore our extensive range of shower screens and bathroom mirrors to find the perfect fit for your bathroom. Let’s create a safe and beautiful bathroom space together!

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