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What's best 6mm or 8 mm shower door.

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Ynot, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Amp34

    Caporegime

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    Location: Canada

    As thick as you can get IMO. My shower is 10m and feels a lot sturdier than the thinner stuff. 6mm is really thin, so I’d go with the 8mm all things being equal.
     
  2. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    Yes, I think you right, thanks.
     
  3. Danm54

    Wise Guy

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    Forgot to tell you about the screen!

    It definitely feels sturdier than the thinner screens, the glass doesn't flex anywhere near as much.
    The door rollers are good quality as you'd expect and the doors run nice and smooth.

    I like the chrome magnetic door seals on the 8 series, looks so much better than the push on plastic seals you nrmally get.
     
  4. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for getting back, that's good to know and thanks for the feed back.
     
  5. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    When I was in the show room yesterday sales also showed me a 900mm quad Flair Verve enclosure (6mm glass)
    You know, it didn't look to bad either and the door open and closed very nice too, granted you would know it hadn't the weight of the 8mm glass.
    The Verve door and tray is almost £200 cheaper than the Merlyn bundle, door and tray.

    Any thoughts on the Flair Verve?

    Thanks guys for you advice so far.
     
  6. TripleT

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Yer go for the thickest you can. But to be honest take a look at frameless quadrants (if this isn't one already).

    Looks 10x better than framed enclisencl
     
  7. The Craig

    Soldato

    Joined: May 4, 2007

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    Location: Warwickshire

    Id make sure you get a proper solid shower tray (stone resin/similar) rather than worry about enclosures as much.

    I got a 10mm glass one (pics below) and it does look high quality. I dont think the cost increase was much?
    Pics
    https://imgur.com/a/An6MQSJ
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  8. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    Hi Thanks, yes I need a tray as well, You right, you cant ignore a good tray. I'm asking about one of these too.

    That's class, nice work, well done.
     
  9. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    Any brand your thinking off?

    Thanks on advance.
     
  10. Jokester

    Don

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    Nothing wrong with good quality 6mm tempered glass.
     
  11. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    That's what I have at the moment
     
  12. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    Can't decide what colour panels to use inside the shower, black with speckles or white with speckles :)
     
  13. novaenough

    Hitman

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  14. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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  15. LiE

    Capodecina

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  16. The Craig

    Soldato

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    Location: Warwickshire

    I got an "april" stone resin tray from shower trays uk.

    They were a good supplier and upgraded my 8mm glass to 10mm because it was out of stock, also sorted out damage to the panel.

    Im not sure if branding etc matrers on stone resin trays.
     
  17. Ynot

    Wise Guy

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    Thank you all for your advice.