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It is common for a bathroom to have a shower curtain instead of a glass enclosure. However, a glass enclosure may be a better option for you. Learn more about using a fixed glass shower panel instead of a shower curtain below.


There are some good things about a shower curtain, but there are also some disadvantages that may outweigh the pros. For example, a shower curtain is good because it has a lower upfront cost than a glass shower door or a fixed glass shower panel. However, shower curtains don’t last as long, so there is an ongoing cost to replace the shower curtain and its liner. Shower curtains can also be good because they can add a unique style or pop of color to your bathroom, but does that outweigh some of the negatives of shower curtains. Learn more about some of the disadvantages of using shower curtains below and decide for yourself.

  • Cleanliness – One major disadvantage of using a shower curtain is they are hard to keep clean. Shower curtains collect mold and mildew very easily. The mold and mildew on the bottom of the shower curtain can be hard to get rid of, so you may have to replace your shower curtain frequently. Another thing to keep in mind is the material your shower curtain liner is made of. The plastic in these liners can contain toxins that may be bad for your health, another factor that makes shower curtains something that may not be the cleanest and healthiest option for you.
  • Cheaper Look – Shower curtains can add a cool pattern or color to your bathroom, but they do not look as high-end as a frameless glass shower exterior. A shower curtain can give your bathroom a cheap look, while a frameless glass shower panel can give your bathroom a luxurious look.
  • Inconvenient – Shower curtains can also be inconvenient. Shower curtains often drip water all over your bathroom floor, or fly inward and stick to you when you’re in the shower. These factors are not a huge problem, but they can be inconvenient and unpleasant.

As you can see, shower curtains offer some benefits, but they also offer some serious disadvantages. That is why using a glass shower shield or fixed glass shower panel could be a better option for you in your bathroom. Learn more about some of the advantages of using a glass shower panel below.


Fixed glass shower panels or glass shower shields can be an excellent option for the shower in your home. They protect your bathroom from water splashing out of your bathtub or shower in place of a shower curtain, and they can be more affordable than a frameless glass shower door. Check out some of the advantages of shower shields below.

  • Modern Style – One advantage of glass shower shields is the style they offer. Glass shower panels offer a high-end look for your bathroom. They also give you a modern look that is very in style. Adding a glass shower panel to your bathroom can actually increase the value of your home compared to a shower curtain. Additionally, it can make your bathroom feel larger because of the reflective and transparent nature of glass.
  • Easy to Clean – Another advantage of a fixed glass shower panel is the fact that it is easy to clean. As discussed above, shower curtains can be a pain to clean because they collect mold and mildew. Frameless glass shower shields do not collect mold and mildew, and they are very easy to get clean quickly. All you have to do is wipe them down.
  • Customizable – Glass shower shields or panels are also great for your bathroom because they are entirely customizable to your needs. You can get the exact size panel you need, and you can even customize your shower panel for a unique space.

Glass shower panels offer you a lot of advantages over shower curtains. Adding a fixed glass shower panel to your bathroom could be a great decision. If you would like to learn more about getting a custom glass shower shield for your bathroom, you can check out

Giant Glass & Mirror specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of frameless glass shower shields and glass bathtub enclosures. We can help you upgrade your bathroom today with a customized glass shower shield for your shower or bathtub. Click here to learn more about the types of shower enclosures we can create for you, and let us know what your favorite options are.