The Pros and Cons of Splash Panel Shower Enclosure

The first time you saw a splash panel shower enclosure (a panel of glass that only covers part of the shower area) at a hotel or a friend’s house you probably were a little skeptical. These trendy shower doors are, in fact, fully functional and offer a great way to add a touch of style to a bathroom. However, there are some pros and cons you’ll want to weigh before taking the leap and upgrading your bathroom to a splash panel shower enclosure.


  • Elegant: One of the first things that draw people to consider a splash panel shower enclosure is their unique look. If you’re looking to create a minimalist bathroom with style, a splash panel shower enclosure is a great option.
  • Open and airy feel: With only half of a shower door, more natural light will be able to permeate your bathroom. Splash panel shower enclosures make a bathroom seem more open and airier and are ideal for bathrooms that are on the smaller side.
  • Easy to clean: With only half of the wall, of course this type of shower door will be easier to clean! Since the wall is a fixed structure that doesn’t move, there are no tracks or hinges to clean either.
  • Versatile: Splash panel shower enclosures can be used in place of regular shower doors or installed on top of an existing tub.
  • Cost-effective: Compared to installing a sliding or pivoting glass shower door, splash panel shower enclosures are more economical.


  • Less privacy: Like with all glass shower doors, a splash panel shower enclosure allows a clear view into the shower. While frosted or patterned panels are available, they may take away from the modern aesthetic of the shower.
  • Steam escapes more easily: With only one panel, steam that builds up from a hot shower will not do so with a splash panel shower enclosure. If you love to settle into a nice steamy shower, a splash panel shower enclosure may not be right for you.
  • Potential for leaks: While splash panel shower enclosures do keep the water in the shower, there’s always the possibility some may leak out, especially when guests use the shower. By making sure your bathroom floor is waterproof you can prevent accidental damage.

Want to learn more about the possibilities for a splash panel shower enclosure in your bathroom? Contact True View today to speak with one of our glass professionals about how you can upgrade your bathroom with a splash panel shower enclosure.

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