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.
When choosing a shower bath screen it is important to know how much room you have in your bathroom, and then how you want your bath screen to fit within. If there is limited space in your bathroom, then it may be a wise choice to opt for a folding shower screen. A bi or tri fold shower door allows you to benefit a shower bath, without sacrificing any space. Shower bath screens are seen as more advanced than the shower curtain. They offer the bathroom protection from water damage, are considered hygienic and provide a sleek style and design. There are many different types of shower bath screens on the market and include; fixed pivot bath screens, folding bath screens and sliding bath screens Fixed or pivot screens are made from toughened glass for safety reasons Sliding bath screens are a great way of providing extended your coverage. Folding bath screens also offer extended cover and due to their flexibility, facilitates moving out of the bath much easier.
The Folding Bath Screen does just that – it folds away against the bathroom wall concertina style when it is not in use. These screens are usually made up of 4 or 5 individual panels, connected with pivot hinges that ’click’ into place magnetically when opened along the edge of the bath. A small plastic seal at the bottom diverts water back into the bath. When the showering is complete, you simply fold each panel back against itself and store neatly against the supporting wall.
The previous types of screens generally work best in larger bathrooms because they can take up a lot of space and seem too big in a small area. For smaller bathrooms, you should consider a folding multi-panel screen. These can be pushed up and stored in a small area by your tub, or pulled out to cover the same space as a frameless screen. This way they only take up space when you’re using them.
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.