Everything You Need To Know About Bath Shower Screens
A good shower is essential, but what’s even more essential is a good shower screen, especially if you have a shower bath and would like to forego the shower curtain. Curtains are more difficult to keep clean, can often cause mould & mildew in your bathroom and can look unsightly & old fashioned.
Bath shower screens are a great way to ensure your bathroom stays splash-free whilst you shower. This handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about bath shower screens, along with a few of our favourites.
What Are The Different Types of Screen?
Single Panel Screens: These are generally made using one single pane of glass which can be moved via a hinge. These are the most common choice as they provide a clean and fuss-free design that doesn’t have lots of nooks and crannies for muck to build-up in. Many single panels also feature a frameless design for the ultimate minimalist style.
Double Panel Bifold Screens: These have a hinge in the centre of the screen meaning they can be opened in a few different ways which creates easy access into your bath. They can work in a similar way to shower doors which is great if you lack space or want that extra bit of splash protection. They're also great for smaller bathrooms where you don't want a fixed pane of glass intruding into your space. Double screens tend to measure up a bit longer which is handy if you have a longer bathtub.
How do they measure up?
The size of screen you should go for really depends on the size of your bathtub and the power of your shower kit. They are generally measured in millimetres, and come in a huge range of widths and heights, usually standing between 1400 - 1500mm. They’re also available in a range of different shapes to suit your bath if you’ve got something a little different!
The thickness of bath shower screens usually ranges from 6 - 10mm. The thicker, toughened shower screens feel more luxurious. The thinner ones can feel a little flimsier but certainly do the job, often for a fraction of the cost.
Do they need much after-care?
While they don’t need much in terms of maintenance, bath shower screens do need to be cleaned regularly to stop them from becoming stained. The best way to do this is to give your bath shower screen a quick wipe down after each use. More expensive bath shower screens have an easy-clean coating which will make the job even easier. Whilst it may seem excessive cleaning after every use, it’ll help keep your bathroom looking in tip-top condition and your shower screen will look brand-new for longer.
How much do they cost?
The price of your over bath shower screen will depend on the thickness and quality of the glass, size of the screen, and style. Our shower screens and enclosures range from £600 - £3000.
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