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Bath Shower Screens vs Shower Curtains

When it comes to updating your bathroom, one quick and easy way to change the look of your décor is to replace your shower curtain. If you have a shower bath installed in your home, you need an effective way to stop water from splashing out onto the bathroom floor. Your two main options are a choice between the traditional shower curtain and the more contemporary bath shower screen.

Shower curtains

a classic staple of bathroom interior design. Your choice of shower curtain can tell guests a lot about your personality, and can sometimes even provoke a chuckle or become a conversation piece. If you're the kind of person who likes to express themselves through their choice of furnishings, you may be reluctant to say goodbye to the trusty old shower curtain.

shower curtain

That said, there are a few drawbacks (no pun intended) to sticking with curtains. They can harbour mildew and mould, are easily damaged and can look scruffy after a while. Not to mention the mess that occurs when someone forgets to keep the bottom of the curtain inside the bath during their shower. Ugh, flooding everywhere. Rubbish.

Bath shower screens

Area slightly more expensive option, that must be said, however, they will last invariably longer than curtains and look infinitely classier. Screens are much more effective at keeping water within the area it's supposed to be and avoiding creating that frustrating puddle on the floor or soaking your bath mat.

water droplets

With various types of glass available, including frosted and clear options, as well as different styles which can curve, fold or slide depending on your needs, the range of shower screens on the market is diverse enough to suit any bathroom installation.

sliding over bath shower screen

Another advantage of installing a bath shower screen is that they will not rip, get damp or grow mould. This makes them especially beneficial in hotels, B&Bs or houses that have a lot of visitors, saving your guests the embarrassment of trying to rethread the curtain back through the hooks on your shower rail if they've accidentally tripped and grabbed it as a means of support.

shower curtain rail

Also, bath shower screens can incorporate multifunctional aspects into their design which shower curtains can't – for instance, there are models available which feature integrated mirrors or towel rails, making them a more practical and efficient option.

person in a bath shower screen with a mirror

And lastly, bath shower screens don't cast creepy shadows.