Bathtub and shower in one. What is a bathtub screen?

25 of January '24
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  1. The screen allows you to use the bathtub in two ways.
  2. You can choose from fixed, folding or sliding screens.
  3. Two-winged screens will work well in smaller bathrooms. On the other hand, three-wing ones, provide better protection against splashes.
  4. Clean the screen regularly to prevent stains.
  5. For more interesting information, visit the main page of the PdD portal.

Bathtub screens are not only a practical solution to protect the bathroom against water splashes, but also a decorative element. It is worth taking a closer look at this functional element of a modern bathroom.

Parawan pozwala korzystać z wanny na dwa sposoby

The screen allows you to use the bathtub in two ways

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What is a bathtub screen?

A bathtub screen is a type of cover used in bathrooms to protect against water splashes while bathing. It is usually a fixed or movable panel mounted on the edge of the bathtub or against the wall. It allows you to use the bathtub in two ways — taking a bath or a shower. Bathtub screens are popular for their functionality and aesthetics. They can come in a variety of designs and finishes to suit the style of the bathroom. They are often equipped with hinges or other mechanisms for easy opening and closing. With a bathtub screen, it is easier to maintain clean bathroom, as it reduces water splashing onto the floor.

Where to buy a bathtub screen?

Reliable manufacturers offer, safe and functional solutions. A bathtub screen purchased from a reliable company will be easy to use and adapted to different needs. One such brand is Radaway. Other manufacturers worth noting are Armatura Kraków and New Trendy. The full list of producers we recommend can be found in the search engine of the Products for Home portal under the keyword „bathtub screen”.

Parawan może być wykonany np. ze szkła lub tworzyw sztucznych

The screen can be made of, for example, glass or plastic

© Radaway

Types of bathtub screens

Fixed glass panels

One of the simplest types of bathtub screens are fixed glass panels. They can be simple and minimalist or decorated with different patterns.

Screens with doors

The doors have hinges that allow them to open and close to the outside or inside of the tub, depending on the design and user preference.

Screens with folding panels

Some bathtub screens have folding panels. Thanks to this, when not using the screen, it can be easily folded. This solution is practical for limited space in the bathroom.

Bathtub screens with sliding doors

In this case, the screen has a sliding door that moves on guides. This solution is useful for bathrooms that lack the space to open the door outward.

Plastic screens

In addition to glass, bath screens can be made of plastic, such as acrylic or PVC. They are lightweight, easy to clean and can be available in a variety of colors and designs.

Bathtub screens with anti-slip mats

Some bathtub screens come with anti-slip mats to help prevent slipping while bathing.

Parawan nawannowy chroni łazienkę przed rozpryskami wody

A bathtub screen protects the bathroom from water splashes

© Radaway

Bathtub screen – two or three-winged?

A double -winged screen consists of two panels, one of which is usually movable and the other fixed. The advantage of a two-winged screen is that it takes up less space when opening. This is a practical solution for bathrooms with limited space.

A three-winged screen has three panels, one of which is usually fixed, and the other two can be movable. A three-panel solution can be more effective in retaining water and minimizing splashing, especially for larger bathtubs. In some cases, in bathrooms with sufficient space, a three-wing screen can introduce interesting design and style.

How to install a bathtub screen?

Tools needed:

  • Screwdriver or drill

  • Wrench

  • Level

  • Hammer

  • Measuring tape

  • Pencil

Step by step:

1. Measurement and preparation:

- Carefully measure the dimensions of the bathtub and available space to make sure the screen will fit.
- Prepare the installation site. It should be clean and dry.

2. Mark the mounting locations:

- Using a pencil and measuring tape, mark the places where the screen components will be attached.

3. Installation of guides (optional):

- If you have a sliding screen, mount the guides on the walls according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use a level to make sure they are evenly placed.

4. Fix the elements on the wall and bathtub:

-Mount the screen elements on the wall, using a drill and screws. Make sure they are firmly attached so that the screen is stable.

-Fasten the screen elements to the bathtub. Use a level to check that the screen is placed straight.

5. Mount the wings or doors:

- If the screen has movable wings or doors, fix them according to the manufacturer's instructions, taking care to ensure proper alignment.

6. Adjustment and customization:

- Check that all parts of the screen are working properly. If necessary, adjust the hinges or other components to ensure smooth opening and closing.

7. Tighten all components:

- Tighten all screws and bolts to make the screen stable.

8. Check for leaks:

- Check if the screen closes tightly and effectively retains water during bathing or showering.

9. Final adjustments:

- If necessary, adjust the angle of the screen to ensure effective splash protection.

Do wyboru mamy m.in. parawany stałe, z drzwiczkami, składane lub przesuwne

Choices include fixed, folding or sliding screens

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What height should a bathtub screen be?

The height of a bathtub screen can vary and depends on the user's individual preferences, as well as the specific model. Standard heights of bathtub screens are between 140 -180 cm. When choosing a screen, the height of bathroom users should be taken into account. The screen should be large enough to effectively stop water splashes, but at the same time not too tall to allow easy opening and closing. The height of the screen also affects the overall appearance of the room. Lower screens can make the bathroom appear more open and spacious. At the same time, a tall screen can more effectively keep water inside the bathtub, which can be important when using a shower. However, the screen should be low enough to easily reach the faucet or shower switch.

How to wash a bathtub screen?

Washing a bathtub screen is relatively easy. It should be done regularly to keep it clean and protect it from scale, soap and stains. To clean the screen, you can use ready-made products or prepare your own. A mix of water and vinegar (in a ratio of 1:1) or water and dish liquid will work great. Spray the screen with the cleaning product, carefully covering all areas, both glass and metal or plastic ones. If the screen is heavily soiled, leave the product on the surface for a few minutes to dissolve deposits. Gently clean the surface of the screen with a soft sponge, brush or cloth. Avoid using hard brushes, which can scratch the surface. Carefully clean the guides, hinges, edges and other areas where dirt can accumulate. Then rinse the screen with clean water to remove any remaining cleaning agent. Dry the surface of the screen. To protect your screen from scale buildup, you can regularly use special products available on the market. Also, after each bath, it is a good idea to wipe the screen with a dry cloth.

Wybierając parawan weź pod uwagę wzrost mieszkańców

When choosing a screen, take into account the height of the occupants

© Radaway

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