Bathrooms are supposed to be designed in a such a way that they can cope with moisture and splashing, but excessive wetness leads to problems. If your shower enclosure leaks or you have a bath that spills over from time to time, for instance, then your bathroom floor can really suffer and start to bow out. Equally, excessive moisture can lead to mildew that starts to make the grouting in between your tiles look unattractive. If left unchecked, such problems will lead to a musty odour which is hard to get rid of. What are the best ways of keeping the water in your bathroom where it should be without spending much?
1. Over-Bath Shower Curtains
One of the simplest solutions to a bathroom which is getting splashed too much is to install a shower rail along the edge of your bath. These are relatively inexpensive and can be adjusted easily to reach from one wall of your bathroom to the other. When you use a shower head in your bath to wash with, any spray that might go over the side is captured by the shower curtain you'll need to hand from the rail. Over time, shower curtains themselves ought to be replaced, but the associated shower rail will go on for years without any problems making it a very cost-effective purchase.
2. Shower Screens
Some people don't like shower screens because you need to wipe them down to prevent moisture from building up. However, modern frameless shower screens take little effort to wipe over and, therefore, have few onward costs to keep them maintained. In fact, frameless shower screen hardware is not very dear, either. You can fit a frameless system within a few minutes and keep your bathroom looking good as well as free from splashes.
3. Move Your Shower Head
One of the major causes of excessive splashing in a bathroom comes from the position of the shower head. If you are in the habit of keeping this in a high position above your head, then the likelihood is that you will create more unwanted splashing than if it was placed lower down. Most shower heads are attached to an adjustable wall fitting. By simply lowering this between 10 and 20 cm, you can dramatically reduce the amount of water that does not end up where it should – in your shower tray or bath.
4. Reseal Your Bathroom
Water that flows down to the floor from the side of a bath or a shower tray can make your floor musty. Usually, this happens when these fittings have shifted or settled over time, thereby compromising the waterproof sealant around them. You can easily remove sealant by hand and apply a new seal. The cost for doing this around a sink, bath and shower enclosure is only a few dollars if you carry out the work yourself.