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Shower Curtains

A simple and economic barrier for enclosing the shower area is the shower curtain. Shower curtains come is a variety of materials coated cotton, nylon and PVC and can be colour coordinated to fit with your colour scheme. Shower curtains are waterproof and are machine washable.

Curtains are obviously not as sturdy as shower screens and must be correctly positioned to ensure that they offer full protection from water spray. The advantage of the curtain is that it is easier to fit and costs less. Shower Curtains are suitable for use with electric and low-powered mixer showers but not recommended to be used with power showers. A heavier material is more likely to provide a more effective barrier and it is worth considering getting a curtain treated with a fungicide to prevent mould growth. A curtain with a weighted hem is more likely to hold its position.

Tracks and Rods

If you opt for a shower curtain then you will need to install a rod or track from which the curtain can be suspended. They come in all shapes and flexible ones can be purchased to be individually adapted to fit into difficult areas. Curtain tracks can be attached to the ceiling and this is often a popular choice.

If you have a tight budget you may wish to install a temporary shower curtain and consider getting a shower screen at a later date. If the shower curtain is only a temporary measure then you will not wish to drill through bathroom tiles and leave permanent holes. The perfect solution would be a telescopic shower curtain rod, which is spring loaded and can be secured between two walls. The curtain can then be simply attached with inexpensive curtain rings.

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