A second and different style of bath screen is the sliding option. This is a variation of the traditional fixed glass screen, but actually has a second glass screen that slides further along the bath and clicks into place magnetically. This sliding screen allows you to almost double the length of a normal screen of say 800mm to over a meter along the bath. This sliding bath screen is ideal where power showers or body jets are being used as it extends the protective area further along the bath and stops spray from escaping the shower area.
If you’re like me, you probably think shower curtains are a hassle. They are a pain to move around; they easily get dirty and full of mildew; and if you don’t use them right, you end up with water everywhere. If you’re thinking there has to be a better way; you’re right. A bath screen is a glass or plastic piece that fits onto the side of your shower and blocks the water just like a curtain would. The benefit is that they’re much easier to use and keep clean. They also work better if you have a really strong shower spray.
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.
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.
Shower enclosures and bath screens now come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes, no longer are you left with a choice of two or three styles and just the one colour. The act of showering has now evolved into not just personal hygiene but into something can be considered stress relieving, sensual and invigorating. This drive has forced the showering market to evolve with consumer needs and requirements driving this change.