Within the UK we are a nation of small bathrooms. They are often squeezed into a tiny space which simply won’t allow for a separate shower enclosure and bath. This is where bath screens have become a popular choice, giving you the best of both worlds. In fact 65% of the UK population shower over the bath. Here are our top tips on what you need to consider when choosing your bath screen…
First of all decide whether you will be installing a powerful showerhead. If you are looking for a refreshing showering experience over the bath, with a power shower, then you need to pick a power shower approved bath screen.
Roman’s Orbital Hinged Bath Screen, like many of our other bath screens, is power shower approved
If you really want good water integrity and would like to avoid water pooling around the bath edge, a good solution is a bath screen with integrated water delivery. This ensures the water is directed into the showering area and not onto the bath screen, giving better water integrity.
Think about the obstructions around the bath, where you are intending to install your bath screen. Do you have a basin positioned next to your bath? Are their prominent taps positioned at the end of the bath you are installing the bath screen onto? There are different bath screens available for different scenarios:
Our Orbital Outward Opening Folding Bath Screen opens outwards to allow for easy access, but stops at 90° to allow for your basin or other sanitryware.
Our Orbital Inward Opening Bath Screen folds inwards, to avoid furniture outside of your bath, but features one fixed panel, so it doesn’t clash with your taps in the bath.
Do you want a minimalist finish? A bath screen which folds away when not in use can help you achieve this.
For something a bit different, you could opt for a frosted glass finish on you bath screen, such as our Embrace Bath Screen with Frosted Glass.
If you have a specialist shower bath, then you will need to carefully look into compatible bath screens. Shower baths are a great way to give your family a more spacious showering area and are specifically created for showering in, as well as bathing.
We offer shower bath curved bath screens which are available in different radius shapes to accommodate different kidney and shower baths.
A Quick Update
If you don’t already have a shower over the bath and are looking for a quick and easy update, rather than a total renovation, then opt for a bath screen which features a shower head integrated into the wall profile. This will mean you don’t need to disrupt your existing tiles, for effortless installation.
Roman’s Embrace Bath Screen is power shower approved, but also features the shower head integrated into the profile. This allows for a quick and easy update.