When purchasing a shower room, most people mainly consider factors such as frame material, explosion-proof glass and price, and often ignore the choice of stainless steel glass clamps accessories.
The glass clamp fittings accessories of the shower room are inconspicuous compared to the large-area materials such as glass and frame. However, in the actual use of the shower room, glass clamp fittings accessories are a crucial factor affecting the life and experience of the shower room. No matter how well the glass and frame materials are selected, after a year of use, the hinges are rusted, loose, or the slide rails are stuck, not to mention how depressing it is. Therefore, in the choice of shower room glass clamp fittings accessories, be sure to polish your eyes.
Common glass clamp fittings accessories in mainstream shower rooms mainly include: shafts, hinges, pulleys, guide rails, handles, water barriers, etc.
1. Rotating shaft and stainless steel glass clamps
The shaft and hinge are used in the shower room with the swing door.
Regardless of the shaft or hinge, it is used to connect the opening and closing rotation of the solid glass (fixed glass) and the living glass (moving glass) in the shower room.
The rotating shaft is used for the shaft structure that bears the bending moment and torque in the rotating work. The appearance is similar to that of the hinge, and the structure is simpler than that of the hinge. The upper and lower shafts are often used in the shower room.
The hinge, also known as a stainless steel glass clamps, is a two-fold structure composed of metal sheets, which also rotates back and forth around the middle axis. Shower room is recommended to use stainless steel hinges, high strength and corrosion resistance.
In the swing door shower room, the hinge of the opening and closing glass clamp fittings is more durable; the hinge is more common, and the hinge configuration is higher, but it may be deformed after long-term use. It is configured according to the actual needs and the design of the shower room.
2. Guide rails and pulleys
The combination of pulleys and rails is used in sliding door shower enclosures.
The upper and lower double-layer guide rails are designed with V-shaped grooves. There are two main track materials: aluminum alloy and stainless steel clad aluminum alloy.
The track of pure aluminum alloy is mostly curved with a certain arc, because the arch is more resistant to pressure. You can squeeze or press the samples displayed in the store. If there is a feeling of depression, it proves that the strength is not enough, either the thickness is not enough, or the material itself is relatively poor.
The track of the push-pull shower room has an arc. Due to the high hardness of stainless steel, it is not easy to process. Generally, the track is not made of pure stainless steel but stainless steel clad with aluminum alloy. The stainless steel package can strengthen the overall strength of the track, the inner aluminum alloy can be processed into a radian, and the outer stainless steel can be made straight and neat.
The easiest way to judge whether the track is good or not is to push and pull it several times to feel the feel. No resistance or astringency, no noise, smooth and quiet, it is a better guide rail. I don't feel like trying a shower room, try a few more, try a few more, and there will be a comparison.
The upper and lower guide rails of an excellent sliding door shower room adopt double pulley structure, which has self-lubricating effect and smooth sliding.
Hiking fan-shaped shower room explores a more practical structure on the basis of the double pulley structure, and adopts a spring pressing structure on the configuration of the lower pulley. It only needs to be pressed lightly, which is convenient for installation and labor-saving, and at the same time, it is convenient for daily track cleaning.
Most of the pulleys are made of ABS plastic. It is judged that the quality of the pulley is the best to push and pull on the spot, and choose a smooth and quiet pulley block.
The high-quality sliding door shower room generally adopts the V-shaped track design + double pulley structure.
Appearance, the shower room handle has a variety of shapes, enough to meet the choice of different bathroom styles. In terms of material, the common household shower room handles are stainless steel and zinc alloy.
304 stainless steel handle is superior to zinc alloy material in terms of corrosion resistance and durability, but the shape is relatively simple and the price is higher.
Zinc alloy is easier to process, and can be processed into products with radians and curves. After zinc alloy is electroplated, the corrosion resistance is sufficient, and the price is cheaper than stainless steel handles.
The handle of the material to be configured can be selected according to the budget and the requirements for quality and design.
4. Water retaining strip
It is best to choose a style with a height of more than 5 cm for the height of the water retaining strip. At the same time, the water retaining strip of the shower room should be pre-buried in advance, so that not only the waterproof effect is better, but the water in the bathroom will not leak through the floor tiles to the dry area; The bottom of the room is leveled to reduce the difficulty of installation.
It is worth noting here that in order to achieve a good dry and wet separation effect, it is necessary to pre-embed the water retaining strips in the leveling stage before the waterproof treatment of the bathroom, and then carry out the waterproof construction, or after burying the water retaining strips. , Before laying tiles, the second waterproof construction is carried out in the shower room to ensure the dry and wet separation effect of the shower room.
This is because the shower room is a large and high-frequency water space. Although the base layer of the bathroom is waterproof, there is still a layer (or multiple layers) of cement material between the tiles and the waterproof layer. We all know that cement is not waterproof, and the tiles also have joints, which cannot achieve the effect of complete sealing. If the water retaining strip is not buried in the waterproof layer, the water in the shower room may penetrate down through the gaps in the tiles and escape from the water. The bottom bypasses the water retaining strip and seeps out to the outside of the shower room, which is more likely to cause water seepage, water stains, mildew, and even deformation and cracking of the tiles in the dry area.
This link is easy to be ignored in the bathroom construction, but it is a crucial link. This problem can hardly be repaired in the later stage of decoration, so it needs special attention!
Common materials for water retaining strips on the market include quartz stone, marble, artificial stone and PVC. The hardness and texture of quartz stone are excellent, the price is high, it is not easy to process, the shape is single, and the budget is enough to consider installing quartz stone. Marble has a natural texture, beautiful but brittle, and is not recommended.
Since the water retaining strip is not a load-bearing part of the shower room, the requirements for strength and hardness are not high, and artificial stone and PVC materials are more recommended for ordinary households. Artificial stone and PVC are easy to process, and can be made into shapes such as in-line and arc shapes according to the style of the shower room, and can also be made into various imitation stone colors, which are cost-effective.
The above are the core glass clamp fittings accessories of the shower room, and others such as anti-collision blocks, rubber strips, tie rods, wall clips, etc. Although the stainless steel glass clamps parts are not reflected in the text, they need to pay more attention and identify the quality when purchasing.