A shower screen can add style as well as privacy to your shower or bathing area. If you plan to renovate your bathroom soon, a shower screen is a good addition. Not only are shower screens easier to maintain than shower curtains, which can attract mould and bacteria, but they also provide a safer and sturdier barrier between your bathroom and shower or bathing area.
But which style do you choose? If you are struggling to choose between the available styles on offer, then a good place to start is with the particular needs of your household.
How much space do you have available in your bathroom? How much space are you willing to sacrifice to put a shower screen in place? If your bathroom is a little on the small side, then you'll need something that doesn't take up too much space, like a sliding door shower screen or a frameless shower screen
Sliding door shower screens are ideal for bathrooms that already have little space to move around in since they come with a sliding door that doesn't take up valuable space. And you'd like something a little more stylish that is also good in small bathrooms, then go fully frameless. Although these shower screens come with a pivoting door, their structure takes up less space.
If you have a spacious bathroom, then you could go for a fixe- panel shower screen, which consists of a large panel of glass with no door. These shower screens are stylish and sleek.
If your bathroom doesn't get much natural light during the day, then you'll want to conserve what natural light you do get. You can do that with a fully frameless glass shower screen, which won't cast any shadows or black light. Fixed-panel shower screens are also good in bathrooms that lack natural light.
Although framed shower screens are a sturdy option for busy bathrooms in households with children, they are more difficult to maintain than frameless glass shower screens. This is because the aluminium frames around the edges of the panels and door can gather soap and other scum. This makes cleaning them more difficult.
But frameless glass shower screens have very few attachments. And this isn't just a cleaning issue either. The frames around framed shower screens can corrode over time, especially if you don't clean them regularly.
If you are thinking of placing a shower screen in your shower area, use the above points to help you choose an appropriate screen for your bathroom.