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.
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.
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.
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.
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.