You’re upgrading your bathroom, and you’ve come to the part where you need to choose a shower screen. The last thing you want is to purchase one that’s going to look awful after a couple of years or stop keeping water out of the rest of your bathroom. Here are all the things to know so that you can choose a shower screen that will last longer than you ever expected.

Shower screens might not be something you ever thought should take a good deal of, well… thought. But they are! There are so many choices: materials, the direction or way they open, the list goes on. After reading this you’ll feel confident in your choice.

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Why Choose a Screen over a Curtain

The first important consideration is why you’re choosing a shower screen over a traditional shower curtain. Long story short: they’re better. They’re more hygienic, easier to clean, and they are much more effective at keeping the rest of your bathroom clean and dry. They’re also a much more elegant choice.


How much are you willing to spend on your shower screen? The range of prices varies based on the materials and the design.

Available Space

How much space is there in your shower that needs to be screened in? Shower screens come in all sizes, from a tiny one-man stand-up shower, to a large, elegant space that’s the size of a walk-in closet.

Smaller showers are best matched with a frameless shower screen. Clear glass is also a good choice, as light can shine through and make your bathroom seem bigger.

Glass Quality

You want to ensure that when you’re putting a large sheet of glass in your bathroom, that it’s up to safety standards. Can you imagine slipping and landing on the shower door and having it shatter? All the screens sold at Bathroom International meet Australian safety standards so that you can enjoy your bathroom while knowing you and your family are safe and sound.


Shower screens require cleaning just like any other part of your bathroom, even though they’re of a much lower maintenance standard than shower curtains. Choose one that has easy access to all parts, so you don’t get mildew or grime stuck in any nooks or crannies. Clear glass is easier to clean than textured or frosted. Frameless is easier than a screen with a frame.