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
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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