When it comes to adding a stand-alone shower you have a number of options in terms of screen and enclosures. You could decide on a pivot door, which works if your shower is actually built into walls to the right and left of it. Although this is a great option in terms of heating and can work really well for venting the steam created by the shower out, it tends to allow water to build up at the feet of the person using the shower and also requires a lot of expensive structural work to fit.
Another option is a shower cubicle, where doors can be opened and closed to allow entry to the shower enclosure and you are surrounded by glass on 2 sides and the walls of the room on the other. These tend to be symmetrical and placed in the corners of rooms. They require far less building work to actually fit than some pivot door options and tend to suit smaller rooms.
Wet room shower screens are fixed glass panels that are affixed to the wall either to the side of or opposite the shower and run along the floor, straight upwards, to a height in excess of six feet (1.8m). They come in various widths but are usually left with the end open into the room. They allow for quite an open showering experience and are really suited to larger rooms.
People have their own preferences for their shower, but more and more of them are choosing wet room shower screens. There are many reasons for this:
The greater space afford by installing them allows you to install a seat to make showering easier for those who have trouble standing for a long period. In addition, the open design makes them more accessible and there are no doors to fiddle with.
They allow for a brighter shower, as the steam dissipates throughout the entire room rather than building up in the shower enclosure and obscuring vision.
They look more attractive than shower enclosures and pivot doors as they don’t have a metal frame breaking up the visible surface and make the area appear larger and more appealing.
They require less maintenance, as they don’t have any moving parts that wear and need replacing and no seals to wear or tear.
They are more spacious, preventing your shower feeling claustrophobic.
Despite their name wet room shower screens are suitable for bathrooms as well as wet rooms and anyone fitting a shower should give them careful consideration.