The installation of shower screens in any bathroom space will not only give it a stylish appearance but provide a lot of functionality as well. They are the perfect alternative to conventional shower curtains not just because they are attractive, but also because they eliminate the hassle and messiness of cleaning a pool of water in the bathroom. In addition, unlike with shower curtains, you do not have to replace them as often. In fact, with proper maintenance, shower bath screens can last for a long time.
You can find a wide range of shower and bath screen styles and designs, which means you can find a model that will suit your needs and look good at the same time. You have the option to make your screen blend in with the rest of the bathroom design or you can make it an attractive feature in the area.
There are several types of shower bath screens that you can conveniently choose from. One is the fixed panel which is fully framed and attached permanently on the bath edge or onto a floor base. Fixed-and-swing types come as fully framed glass panels with a smaller swinging panel. A corner unit is basically a square base with one side removed and generally comes with a pivoting door.
Shower barriers are available in three main designs – fully framed, semi-framed and frameless. Fully framed screens are ideal for bath and shower combinations as they can be set on top of the tub and fixed on the two adjacent walls. There are also fully framed units available for wet rooms.
Frameless screens are made of safety glass with no frames except for the side which connects to the wall. Double frameless screens can be hinged to function as frameless shower doors in certain models.
The glass panel used can be frosted, tinted or clear. Tinted glass is a feature and can alter the appearance of the tiles. As soap scum show up more visibly on tinted glass, a better choice for a screen would be clear glass. They are not only easier to clean; they also provide an illusion of roominess because of their transparency and frameless feature.
When you are out to shop for a shower bath screen, be sure to first get the measurement of the area where you wish to place the fixture. Doing so will give you the assurance that the screen that you will be purchasing will perfectly fit in the available space in your bathroom. Aside from that, you also have to pay careful attention to the quality and durability of the screen to ensure that you will be able to fully maximize its use.