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Best Shower Bath Screens: The Buying Guide

Tips to help you choose the best bath screen for your bathroom

Monday 20th September 2021

If you’re planning on adding a shower over your bath, then you’ll want to install either a shower curtain or a bath shower screen to keep your bathroom dry. A glass shower screen is a clean and modern alternative to a curtain that will make your bathroom feel bigger and brighter.

The type and shape of bath screen you choose will depend on the type of bath you have and the amount of space you have to work with – in this guide we’ll talk you through the different types and sizes of shower screen, and how to choose the best shower screen for your home. 

What are bath shower screens?

A shower screen is a glass panel that acts as a protective barrier between your shower bath and the rest of your bathroom. It fits snugly between the wall and the edge of your bathtub, preventing water from splashing out on to your bathroom floor. 

What are the types of bath shower screens? 

There are several types of bath shower screen. The most common options are as follows: 

  • Static bath screens 

Static bath screens are fixed screens that don’t move. 

  • Hinged bath screens 

Hinged screens swing in and out on hinges to allow easy access to the bath. 

  • Folding bath screens 

Folding screens concertina so that you can fold them flat against the wall when not in use. 

Shower screen sizes 

Mira’s bath shower screens are available in three sizes:  

  • Mini shower bath screens 

Our mini screen is fixed. It’s a slimline and discreet option when you don’t have a lot of space to play with.  

  • Single shower bath screens 

Our single screens are hinged and available in square, sail or curved panels. Single screens tend to be the most common choice. 

  • Twin shower bath screens 

Our twin screen has one short fixed panel and a larger hinged panel. The extra length means that twin screens provide extra protection against spills and splashes in your bathroom.  

Things to consider when buying a bath shower screen 

Space and accessibility 

If your bathroom is on the small side, a fixed bath shower screen is ideal, as it takes up the least amount of space. That said, if your bath is long or your shower is extremely powerful, a longer twin screen would be beneficial for the best protection against splashes.  

If you have plenty of space in your bathroom, you might like to install a hinged shower screen to make getting in and out – as well as cleaning – that bit easier. Just ensure you have enough room for the screen to swing outwards. 

The shape of your bath 

If you have a P- or L-shaped bath, you’ll need to choose a corresponding shower screen. 


The purpose of a shower screen is to protect the rest of your bathroom from splashes, so it’s important to choose a good quality screen that does the job properly. The hinges and seals on Mira’s shower bath screens are designed to prevent water leakage for the best possible showering experience. 

Easy-to-clean options 

Our bath shower screens feature CleanCoat® invisible glass-coating technology, which makes cleaning easier and ensures your screen continues to look as good as the day you bought it. 

Installing a bath shower screen 

Fitting a shower screen properly is essential, as water will quickly find its way through any gaps, creating an unwanted water feature of your bathroom floor. 

Check out our guide on how to fit a shower screen to ensure you install yours in the best way possible. 

How to clean your bath shower screen 

Cleaning your bath screen after each use will help to prevent a build-up of limescale. To do so, simply use a squeegee to wipe it down when you’ve finished showering. Once a week, use a simple glass cleaner and a microfibre cloth to clean your shower glass and keep it glistening. 

Of course, choosing one of our shower screen, which feature CleanCoat® technology, will help to minimise limescale build-up and keep the glass cleaner for longer too. 

Explore our full range of bath shower screens to find the perfect one for your bathroom.