Several weeks ago I was taking a shower, and during the process I tried to clean the corner of the bath tub, and I didn’t realize until I got out of the shower and got dressed that there was a fair amount of water on my pants! I had to go back to my bedroom and get a new, dry pair of pants, and I vowed that would not happen to me again!
If you have splashed water onto your bathroom floor or area rugs, no matter if you were talking a shower or giving your kids a bath, there is a gadget that will solve this problem, and it is a simple solution to fix. Just pick up a set of Bath Tub Splash Guards!
Bath Tub Splash Guards can be purchased online, or at home improvement stores. They come in sets of two, and consist of plastic pieces that measure 7 inches in height, 5 1/2 inches wide, and they are about 3/4 of an inch deep. The frame makes a ninety degree angle, and there is a gentle curve connecting the two edges, forming a solid traingular shaped “wall” between the inside and outside of your bathtub.
Attaching the Bath Tub Splash Guards is easy, they simply stick to the tile or shower wall and your bathtub by adhesive strips. We are lucky and have a plumb bathroom, if yours is not square and the plastic guards don’t fit squarely into the space, then you could still have water leakage issues, and these won’t necessarily solve all of your problems. However, I would think that they can still protect your floors from some water splash, especially during a childs bath time.
The Bath Tub Splash Guards also have a plastic clip connected to the inside of the guards, which allows you to clip your shower liner to the guards. In my case, this wasn’t needed. My shower liners have strong magnets sewn into the corners, and they automatically stick to the inside of my bathtub. I guess you could use the plastic clips for extra protection if you so desired.
For anyone who has the problem of these not fitting tightly due to a tub and wall that don’t make a ninety degree angle, you could always apply white bath caulk to the bottoms, the sides, or both. This would not only keep the guards in tact, but it would form a water proof barrier.
These are a very simple gadget, but they serve a purpose and I wish I had known about them years ago when my daughter was small. When the shower curtains are closed you cannot even see them, so I am not concerned about their looking ugly in the least. The only thing I am concerned about is being able to clean them, as the adhesive backing might be forced off of the wall and then refuse to stick., The company does state that the plastic will not rust or become discolored. It would also be nice if these were available in colors, as our downstairs bathtub is colored bisque, not white.
Bath Tub Splash Guards can be found online at a store called “Organize-It.com”. They retail for $8.99 for a set of two guards.