Low level entry systems, referred to as wet room or walk in showers are now very popular, making use of the latest in sealant technologies and manufacturer enhancements. Showers are being combined with baths to make the very popular shower bath which is a fixed head over the bath with the water being deflected back into the bath with either a fixed panel screen or a simple shower curtain (both have their distinct advantages and disadvantages).
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.
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.
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.
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.