Yes, a shower curtain is a just a little thing, but don’t let it be an afterthought, otherwise you’re going to end up with a piece of plastic from some pharmacy store, that is going to ruin the whole concept of your bathroom. The right shower curtain, on the other hand, can be the difference between a moldy piece that you have to throw out and a nice shower curtain that makes a great accessory to your decor, taking your shower experience on a higher level.
So how do you pick the best shower curtain for shower stall?
Shower curtains come in many different sizes. The best way is to measure your shower stall and get precisely the right size for your shower stall. Even an inch too short or an inch too long can cause discomfort in the long run. For example, shower curtains that are too short in width lead to moisture problems such as mildew and damage to plaster, walls or flooring.
TIP: For an oversized shower stall you may just purchase two standard shower curtains of the same design.
The most popular material for shower curtains is vinyl. But don’t be so quick to buy this classic option. It actually looks cheaper than its fabric counterparts — nylon or polyester. But it has its benefits, though, too. Vinyl is the easiest to clean — just by wiping it down. Fabric shower curtains are usually machine wash only. Even with this downside… they definitely win in the beauty department. So sadly you’ll have to pick either conveniency or beauty. In any case look for the markers on a package of a shower curtain saying that it is bacteria and mildew resistant.
TIP: There are also shower curtains with weights on the bottom. It gives them a better chance of staying in place, so they won’t move and your bathroom floor remains dry.
Shower curtain needs a rod. And you need to determine exactly where the shower curtain will be placed. Make sure placement allows for complete coverage with no room for water to leak out onto the floor.
TIP: If you have a corner shower stall, you’ll need a curved shower rod. Expect the measured width to be approximately 6 inches more than a standard curtain rod.