The bath screen is a structure that is made of various materials and is used to hide communications. From a constructive point of view, there are several options for such protective panels, which allows you to choose the most suitable product for a particular interior. The screens allow not only to protect the pipes from moisture, but also to decorate the room, to make it more functional and original.
Variety of panels under the bath
Today, bath screens are classified into two main groups:
Solid models are the most common and are characterized by simplicity. However, the simplicity of the design does not affect its effectiveness. Facing such a product, as a rule, is made of the same materials as the rest of the room (for example, tiles). Due to this, the panel fits well into the bathroom interior.
Sliding models, in turn, are more functional. The design of such screens allows you to organize under the bathroom shelves for the storage of household chemicals and other household items. You can buy a screen for a sliding-type bath at any building hypermarket or profile store. And also it is not difficult to choose and order the product you like, via the Internet.
Arranging a solid screen in the bathroom allows you to achieve harmony in the interior of the room. Facing for such a screen can be very different, but most often use a decorative tile or mosaic. The most aesthetically pleasing look products, lined with mosaics. Consider the merits of solid models in more detail:
- This design is characterized by a long operational life;
- solid screens under the bath of tiles are easy to clean. To clean the pollution is enough to use a damp cloth or sponge.
However, such panels have some drawbacks that should be noted:
- in some cases, the small size of the viewing window is not enough to carry out repairs under the bathroom;
- the inability to store household chemicals under the bathroom;
- in the presence of such a panel, replacing the bowl is accompanied by some difficulties, since the structure will have to be dismantled.
Note! For access to communications that are located under the bowl of the bath, it is necessary to equip a viewing hatch of sufficient size. In the case of such a hatch there are no problems with the repair of pipes, since the removal of shielding is excluded.
Thus, a solid screen is an excellent solution for the interior of a bathroom, but its use is associated with some inconveniences.
Protective panels differ not only in their design, but also in size. There are both standard and non-standard screen models. To date, the minimum length of these products is 105 cm, and the maximum can reach 190 cm.
Consider the dimensions of the most common screens:
- length – 150, 170 cm;
- width – from 50 to 56 cm;
- thickness – 3 mm.
160, 180, and 190 cm are considered to be less common sizes. Screening of non-standard baths is much more difficult to do, since it is not always possible to find a suitable product for sale. Bath screens of 150 cm are the most common and are easy to install.
Solid panels are equipped with legs, which are necessary for regulating or fitting the product. Bath screens of 170 cm are also standard and are used much more often than models that are 180 or 190 cm long.
The construction market offers many varieties of such panels for every taste. They differ in design and functionality. Many companies are engaged in the manufacture of custom-made bath screens, which allows us to say with confidence about the large selection of these products.
Consider the types of such protective panels, depending on the design features:
Standard models are the most common and are a plastic panel for which a frame of appropriate dimensions is chosen. The multifunctional version differs from the standard one in that it has the ability to control the size of the screen under the bath (due to the legs). End panels are used to conceal only a certain part of the bathroom.
Helpful advice! Today you can find products equipped with various auxiliary elements that are necessary for convenience. Such products include panels with shelves, handles for people with reduced mobility, as well as screens that include a hole for the legs.
Photos of screens under the bath can be easily found on the network, which greatly simplifies their selection.
- The first thing you need to do markup on the side and the screen. The markup must correspond to the fixation points.
- In the next step, you need to attach the shield to the bath at a certain angle of 30–40 ° and get its top between the side and the mount.
- Further, the previously noted place on the side and shield, drilled under the screws.
- At the end of the hole, which must match, are fixed with screws.
Screens for acrylic baths have good resistance to moisture, and also have a long shelf life. Experts recommend that you carefully study the instructions before installing such a protective panel. The manual describes all the necessary details of installation.