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Shower Curtains – Bringing Elegance To A Bathroom

By Timothy E. Vera

Shower curtains have the practical functions of providing privacy to those taking showers and preventing water from splashing all over the bathroom. Nevertheless, as the largest single item in a bathroom, they also have important decorative functions and various types require special care. Consumers ought to think about all these points and be informed before purchasing them.

Shower curtains are suspended from the ceiling or from a railing installed about seven to eight feet from the floor of the bathroom. These curtains are usually set up to ensure that they fall inside of the bath tub or the shower enclosure. The reason for this is to have the water hit the curtain and drain off into the tub or shower area so that the bathroom doesn’t get wet.

Some curtains are made from fabrics such as cotton and other absorbent materials, but these shower curtains should be dried frequently. The much better option is to use curtains produced from water proof material such as vinyl, plastic or rubber.

No matter what material the curtains are produced of, they have to be occasionally dried out or else they develop molds which are adverse to great health.

These curtains come in many colors and styles so one never needs to worry about not getting capable to discover a perfect curtain. Everything from translucent to completely opaque curtains can be found depending on one’s tastes. With so many colors and designs to select from, there’s no have to worry about having to paint a bathroom to match a curtain. There’s no doubt of getting capable to find a curtain to match the bathroom dcor.

Normally shower curtains need special rails set up in order for them to become effortlessly removed and replaced. The rails offer a sliding mechanism for the curtains and a way to easily hook them up or take them down when they are getting dried or discarded for newer ones. The system is typically to string up new shower curtains using the hooks stitched into the curtains with the hoops permanently set up on the shower curtain rail.

The rail may be specially designed to take the shape of the bath tub in order for the curtains to much better fall within the bath tub or the shower room. Sometimes shower doors or shower screens are used in place of curtains, but these are permanent fixtures and not as versatile or attractive as curtains that may even be changed to match the seasons!

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Vera, Timothy E. "Shower Curtains – Bringing Elegance To A Bathroom." Shower Curtains – Bringing Elegance To A Bathroom. 27 Jun. 2010. 30 Sep 2016 <>.

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Vera, T (2010, June 27). Shower Curtains – Bringing Elegance To A Bathroom. Retrieved September 30, 2016, from

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Vera, Timothy E. "Shower Curtains – Bringing Elegance To A Bathroom"

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