When you have children or pets in the bath you generally have to be kneeling beside the tub so that you can assist them with their bath. You will e able to do this and able to keep them from splashing water out of the other portion of the tub. When you have pets the portion of the screen that remains closed will keep them from escaping while you are trying to give them a bath. You can get folding versions that offer an extended amount of coverage when it is needed. You can get versions of this item that are stabilized and fixed in one place. Because of their flexibility the folding versions are very useful in aiding in mobility when the elderly are getting in and out of the shower unit.
Bath screens come in a very wide variety of styles, materials and colours but the most popular design has always been the sail bath screen. Introduced as far back as the sixties, this style has managed to consistently out sell all other types of bath water reppellors. It has to be said, however that not everyone has the room to fit a luxurious sail bath screen above or along the edge of their bath tub and so they opt for a different style, usually either a four fold or a two fold bath deflector which simply folds back after use, prior to cleaning or as in most cases all the time to allow for space. These types are also beneficial if you have young children as they fold back easily and safely away from the flailing arms and bath toys of your children.
If a big bulky frame isn’t your thing, you should look at frameless over-bath screens. These screens are for baths that are surrounded on three sides. They cover the half of open side that the shower is on. They’re more visually appealing than traditional bath screens because they don’t have big metal frames. The problem I with these screens is that water can splash around the outside or through spaces between the screen and the tub. These screens are best for bathrooms with tile or flooring that won’t get water damaged. Frameless screens are available fixed, or with a hinge so they can open and close.
Sail bath water deflectors are named as such because they resemble the sail of a ship or tall boat, that said it is not the triangle shape you may be thinking of but more a gentle rectangle with one corner rounded. Think gently billowing in the breeze. Sail bath deflectors can either be hinged of fixed each having its own benefits. A hinged screen can easily be swung away from the bath to allow for easy cleaning along the out edge of the bath tub. They do however lend the opportunity for young children to swing on the door itself and potentially slam it, thus smashing the screen itself. Whilst all deflectors are made of safety glass which shatters much like a car windscreen it is still highly undesirable.
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.