To connect a bathroom with a shower cabin an ordinary curtain for a bathroom will help. This simple object serves immediately in two forms: as a protection of the room from water splashes, and as a decor element that adorns the bathroom. There are two types of curtains for the bathroom - hard and soft.
Types of soft curtains:
- Blinds made of polyethylene. This is the most inexpensive form. Pros - many different colors, easy to attach and operate. Cons - an unpresentable appearance, it is difficult to wash and wash, mold quickly appears on them. True, such curtains can be constantly changed without problems.
- Polyester curtains. They look better than polyethylene, have water-repellent properties, and have an extensive selection of patterns. But their cost is also higher - about two times.
- Vinyl. It looks attractive, have great strength, repel dirt. Caring for them is a little more difficult - for example, you shouldn’t wash in a typewriter, otherwise the appearance will deteriorate, only hand wash. And you can’t wash your clothes with an iron. Long service life - about 3 years.
- Fabric. In the bathroom, you can hang only a cloth soaked in special water-repellent agents. These types of blinds look more attractive, are machine washable. Long service life - about 12 years. But the price for them is quite high.
For fixing the above curtains, round, string and rail cornices are used.
There are also hard curtains - glass and plastic. Plastic curtains are made of lightweight and pliable material, which makes the cost of fasteners and frame low. Plastic bends easily, so there is the opportunity to create different shapes.
Cons - over time, the plastic becomes cloudy, and it is impossible to use abrasive substances when cleaning - there may be scratches, cracking of the material, the surface will be decorated with stains.
Glass curtains are perhaps the most stylish and modern material. Glass curtains are much more durable than others, look very impressive, and are reliable protection against splashes.
If such blinds are accidentally hit (very hard) and broken, then no one will suffer, because the production uses tempered glass, which breaks up into small particles of a round shape. They are also coated with a special coating that repels water and dirt, which greatly facilitates maintenance. Glass curtains retain their original appearance and do not cloud.
There are few drawbacks - rather reliable fastenings are needed, therefore - expensive, because the curtain has a rather big weight. The second minus - the glass cannot be bent, so the shape of the curtain will be unchanged. You can, of course, order the desired shape based on the size of the bathroom, but the cost will be decent.
There are four curtain designs: folding, corner, sliding and swing.