Bath Shower Screen
If you have installed an over bath shower you will need to fit some form of barrier to keep the shower spray from escaping onto the floor.
The most common methods are using a shower curtain or a bath shower screen.
Bath shower screens come in a variety of different designs but all perform the same function - to keep shower water inside the bath.
Frameless Shower Screen
The frameless shower screen is attached to the wall via a hinged bracket. This enables the shower screen to pivot outward for access to the taps and for cleaning. It is possible to pivot them inside the bath but they will only lie flat against the wall if there are no taps in the way, and the bath is wider than the shower screen.
Arched bath shower screens are cheap and relatively unobtrusive but are not really suitable for use with a power shower as they only shield one third of the bath length from splashing. If you have a typical small UK bathroom choose a frameless, clear design or maybe look into using an Outasight instead.
Folding Shower Screen
Double shower screens are quite wide and usually shield the bath for over half its length. They are slightly more expensive than a single glass screen and have the same shortcomings.
Many bath shower screens open out into the bathroom so it is vital that there are no protrusions, such as wash hand basins, that could cause damage or prevent it from opening fully.
Corner Bath Shower Screen
If you have a corner bath you will need a special shower screen. Folding shower screens, as described above, can sometimes be used on corner baths but not always. Some models have hinge systems that allow the screen to follow the curve of the bath but many will not allow the segments to open past 180 degrees and so can only be used on straight baths. Always check before buying the bath shower screen that it is suitable for this kind of installation.