Fitting A New Bath Screen Or Shower Curtain

General Article

A shower bath is a popular option in the majority of smaller suites as fitting a full shower unit into this space can be a tight fit. A shower bath incorporates both bathroom necessities in an ideal space. The shower bath will include the bath itself, a mixer tap or shower unit such as an electric or mixer shower, and a bath screen or shower curtain. It is crucial to install a waterproof barrier between your shower to avoid damp and spray affecting the rest of your bathroom space. This purpose made splash proof barrier will come in various shapes and sizes to suit your shower bath.
If you are looking for an affordable solution, then a shower curtain is both a stylish and versatile option to choose. A curtain combined with a bath shower mixer tap a fantastic money saving solution, also giving you the freedom of having a shower in a confined space. To install your shower curtain, you will first of all need to have your shower installed, whether it is a mixer tap with an attached head or an independent shower unit. You will then need to install the shower curtain bracket by drilling into the tiling. Do this very gently so that you do not damage your tiles and surround area. Secure the brackets tightly using the screws that will be supplied with your brackets.
A more elegant option for a waterproof barrier is a bath screen. These are available in various shapes and sizes to suit your bathroom accordingly. A popular choice is a folding bath screen, as when you are not showering, you can simply fold it back to create a much more accessible, open plan space for bathing. Most bath screens will come ready to be attached to the wall, with any required sealing already fitted. It is important to have a water tight seal to prevent any leakage taking place. After slotting in your bath screen, the rubber sealing should sit comfortably at the top of your bath, preventing any water escaping out during showering.
Whether you choose to install a shower curtain or bath screen will really depend on the style that you are trying to achieve as well as your budget. Bath screens tend to be more expensive than the average curtain due to the materials used. Finding the right style and shapes is also important as your bath screen or shower curtain should be a relatively permanent fitting.