What is a European Mid-Panel?
This type of glass shower door is becoming more and more popular. It isn’t a door at all but is a fixed glass panel that prevents water from exiting the shower and depending on the type of glass used can provide privacy. Many people think that water would be everywhere with a panel like this. But, not so, the water stays put for the most part.
These beautiful glass panels work amazingly well on tubs, especially if you don’t want to put a bypass door. They can cover as much of the shower or tub opening as you want. They can make a small bathroom look larger, since the whole side of the shower or tub is not covered. There is also less glass surface area to clean than a full glass shower or tub as a benefit. However, the shower user will be more exposed in this type of shower so may feel colder than in a regular shower. The fixed panel won’t completely keep water from getting out if you or your kids tend to throw water around more than the average amount. There is also less glass surface area to clean than a full glass shower or tub (as a benefit for those who don’t like cleaning).