Then came the option of a fixed glass bath screen. The screen was fitted to the wall and ran about 800mm along the top edge of the bath tub. This avoided the need for a curtain and the problems mentioned above. However, having a fixed glass screen permanently in place running half the length of your bath made getting in and out difficult. Bathing children was also made difficult, not to mention the hassle of cleaning! Today, there are a couple of great solutions for bathrooms can only have a bath rather than a shower enclosure.
Another innovation in bath screens are the sliding units, sliding bath screens is another mode for both protection and convenience. Two or more panels are installed on runners, or with a mechanism that allows them to be slid in position, or out of the way for easy entrance or exit. Additional features can allow them to be locked in position, for a tighter seal to prevent water leakage.
Everyone likes to save a bit of cash, especially in this economic climate, so why call out a tradesman to fit your brand new bath screen. Exactly – why spend money on something you can do yourself, plus you might actually enjoy it and get a great sense of satisfaction once you have completed it (perhaps wishful thinking). Bath screens more often than not do not fill the entire run of the bath, instead they shield off just the part where the shower is, allowing a little extra to stop the spray going all over the floor. Most doors come with a hinge to allow for a pivot operation to help with cleaning and also for added safety if your children use the bath for example.
Standard sizes for bath screens are either 12 or 24 inches wide, and 50 to 60 inches high. If you do your own design, be sure to take accurate measurements to determine exactly what size will be most suitable. After determining the screen requirements, there are the other parts needed, such as the hinges, door handles, and panel attachments. Shower curtains, although still very popular are being replaced by screens when bathrooms are re-modelled. It is easy to see why, as the screens are more versatile, and offer more styling opportunities.
Looking for a new and exciting way to spice up the bathroom? Why not have a stylish bath screen installed? Unlike shower curtains, bath screens transform the everyday ho-hum bath and shower into an high-tech and open-spaced experience. Anyone who owns shower curtains can certainly attest to their inconvenience. In fact, there’s almost nothing more awkward. Sure, they do their job in keeping water inside the shower, but they have the uncanny ability to gravitate toward the pour soul who’s taking a shower, and literally stick to the very skin that’s being washed! It’s strange but true. Shower curtains – especially the thinner ones – can be attracted to the heat source generated within the bath and seemingly attack whoever is inside. As funny as that may seem – it’s no joke when the shower curtain isn’t as clean as it should be. No one wants to fight with a dirty shower curtain while trying to get clean.