The first step is to mount the wall channel into the wall, this part is crucial and must not be rushed. Take due care to get the channel flush with the wall and use a spirit level to check both vertical and horizontal levels. Apply some silicone sealant behind the channel to create a seal, do not use too much sealant as it will splay out and become unsightly. If some does push out of the joint, wipe it off with a damp cloth. Screw the channel to the wall using the correct size of screw and plug. Once firmly fixed to the wall offer up the door and then affix securely into the channel. If you correctly leveled the channel in the previous step then your door should now pivot correctly and form a seal along the edge of the bath. Most bath screens come with adjustment screws to allow for any small anomalies.
However, there has always been the option of having a shower unit installed over a bath. This was achieved by using a shower curtain and rail system to deflect water back into the bath. Whilst this option is still used, the shower curtain was a messy affair, stuck your body when wet and did nothing for the look or style of your bathroom.
Most bathing areas will be tiled and grouted to provide a permanent seal so the water does not ingress into your plasterboard or brickwork. This also provides a decorative to the entire bathroom and will play a big part in setting the overall mood and style in your bathing area. Some people prefer to use a combination of two shower curtains in there over bath showering system, one is purely for functionality (that is preventing any water from running outside the bath and onto the floor) and the other to add to the decorative style of the bathroom. It also means that only the internal curtain ever needs to be replaced as the other one does not come in contact with dirt and grime.
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.
There are several different types of bath screens, and it’s important that you choose the right one. The first type is a full bath enclosure. This is similar to a typical sliding shower door; except it goes around your entire bathtub. They are easily cleaned and block water from escaping better than a shower curtain. You should get this type of screen if you have flooring that can’t get wet or a bathtub that is no enclosed by walls on three sides.