When it comes to designing a bathroom, only a few of us have the luxury of having enough space to accommodate both a bath and a shower enclosure. That is why quite often having a bath with a shower mounted above is the best solution. And wherever there’s a shower, there’s the need to prevent getting all of the surrounding space wet. That being said, in the last few years, shower curtains have been replaced by bar screens and the reason is that they are more attractive, more practical, but most importantly, easier to clean.
These days bar screens come in all shapes and sizes, allowing you to choose the right one easily. It is important to mention that if you are in the process of installing (or you already have) a shower over the bath, you should opt for a shower screen. In case you have a separate shower, you should look for cubicles, enclosures and shower doors.
When it comes to the different types of shower screens, you can choose from a wide range like hinged, square, curved, folding, sliding or fixed panel glass shower screen. All of them are available in different sizes and heights in order to meet every customer’s needs. Whether placed above the bath or on the floor, the most popular type of fixed panel glass shower screen, especially in contemporary bathrooms, is the frameless one. Its simple, transparent and chic look can give the bathroom and airy and spacious appearance while making it look more neat and clean. Since they do not have a shower frame, the frameless shower enclosures are ideal for any type of bathroom even for the smaller ones. Whether you choose one with more curved lines or not, one thing is certain, the glass finish of these screens will definitely increase the value of your bathroom.
On the other hand, you can opt for sliding shower screen doors which are also space-saving or you can opt for pivot shower doors which can be left, right or center pivoted. They can be both semi or completely framed, however, when it comes to style and practicality, nothing can beat the seamless appearance and functionality of the frameless shower screens.
Last but not least, when it comes to glass, there is one important rule to follow – the thicker the glass the better. Whether you choose 6, 8, 10mm or more, make sure you always choose toughened safety glass. Although a little bit pricey, these types of glasses are classified as premium which makes them ideal for both residential and commercial use.