Shower Curtain Buying Guide
Types of Shower Curtains
When you’re ready to shop for a new shower curtain, you’ll want one that keeps your floor dry, is easy to clean, provides privacy, and adds the perfect accent to your bathroom’s decor.
Most shower curtains are made from nylon, polyester, and vinyl to help them resist and repel moisture, which makes them easy to maintain because they accrue less mold and mildew. The standard size is 72x72 inches; if your shower is configured differently, you can have a shower curtain custom-made.
Shower curtains are also available in cotton, linen, silk, and satin. These fabrics, while providing a more upscale look, are not as water- and stain-resistant, so it’s best to pair them with a shower liner made of a repellant material.
Also available are shower curtains made of hemp. Hemp fibers resist the bacteria that lead to mold and mildew, making a hemp shower curtain an environmentally-friendly and easy-maintenance choice.
Buying a new shower curtain is fun, but keep these factors in mind before you purchase one.
Whatever material you choose for your shower curtain, purchase the highest quality your budget will allow. A shower curtain needs to be cleaned or laundered frequently, and you want it to stay looking fresh and new through many launderings. Also be aware that if you consistently push your shower curtain to one side, the folds will tend to retain moisture; stretching the curtain out allows it to dry more quickly and easily -- and also lets the curtain act as a stronger decorative element in the bath.
Look for shower curtains with high-quality stitching and rust-resistant grommets that reinforce the holes where rings hang from the shower rod. Stitching is particularly important at the edges of the shower curtain where it is grabbed and pulled to the side, and grommets prevent the curtain from fraying and tearing. Some shower curtains have fabric loops and buttons rather than grommets; these are attractive but not as sturdy or durable.
Most shower curtain liners are made of vinyl -- not a good choice for the environment. However, there are few alternatives as easy to maintain. Some manufacturers offer liners with antibacterial coatings. And choosing a liner that is clear or light in color allows more light into the shower. Another feature to look for is weights or magnets at the bottom of the liner to help keep it in place.
Rings are generally metal or plastic; metal is the more upscale choice and allows you to match the rings with other hardware elements in your bathroom. Plastic, on the other hand, allows more color choices if you are using them as an accent in your color scheme. Make sure the rings are compatible with your shower curtain’s grommets or holes.
You can choose from myriad colors and patterns when shopping for a shower curtain. Patterns work well in a bath with painted walls; solids may work better if your bathroom is wallpapered.
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Subtle blue and brown pinstripes bring a contemporary look to your bathroom with this shower curtain from Thomas O'Brien. 100% eas...y-care cotton. Number of Pieces: 1 : Rust-resistant Grommets Material: Cotton ( 100 %) Grommet Material: Metal Heading Style: Grommet Top Dimensions: 72.0 " H x 72.0 " W see shipping and returns review this item read more
100% Polyester. Machine Wash Warm Gentle Cycle. Wash Separately. Do not Bleach. Do not Dry Clean. Tumble Dry low. Iron Warm. Use o...f Vinyl Liner is Required for All Fabric Curtain. This product is: Available for Gift Wrap Added on May 13, 2010 read more
70in X72in. 100% polyester .Lovely floral print on a painterly aqua background easy care machine wash and dry. MACHINE WASH COLD, ...GENTLE CYCLE, WITH LIKE COLORS. USE ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED. TUMBLE DRY LOW. REMOVE PROMPTLY. PRESS WITH WARM IRON AS NEEDED. DO NOT IRON PEVA HEADER. USE OF A PROTECTIVE LINER IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL FABRIC CURTAINS. This product is: Available for Gift Wrap Added on October 21, 2010 read more
Made durable from 100-percent polyester Dry clean recommended Beautifully accented with handmade flowers Part of the astounding Lu...cia collection Dimensions: 72L x 72H inches Whats Included Shower curtainWhats Not Included Curtain ringsDescription A field of handcrafted flowers in your master bath. The Triangle Home Fashions Lucia Ivory Shower Curtain is a beauty. This ivory shower curtain is made to last from 100% polyester and should be dry-cleaned for best results. read more
Made of durable 100-percent polyester Dry clean recommended Attractive shower curtain is easy to hang Part of the alluring Croc co...llection Dimensions: 72L x 72H inches Whats Included Shower curtainWhats Not Included Curtain ringsDescription youll have a smile like a crocodile with the Triangle Home Fashions Croc Shower Curtain hanging around. This chic shower curtain is 100% polyester and should be dry cleaned only. It hangs easily, comes in your choice of color, and has that fantastic crocodile-leather finish that youll love. read more
Made of 100-percent polyester Dry clean recommended Chic embroidered threads in black embroidery on white sheer Part of the stunni...ng Romana collection Dimensions: 72L x 72H inches Whats Included Shower curtainWhats Not Included Curtain ringsDescription Spice up your bathing experience with the Triangle Home Fashions Romana White Shower Curtain hanging around. This shower curtain is made from 100% polyester and is part of the striking Romana collection. It features a dramatic black embroidery design on a stark white curtain. Dry clean only. read more
Made to last from 100-percent polyester Dry clean recommended Available in a variety of eye-catching colors Part of the Flower Dro...ps collection Dimensions: 72L x 72H inches Whats Included Shower curtainWhats Not Included Curtain ringsDescription With butterflies practically fluttering off the fabric, the Triangle Home Fashions Flower Drops Shower Curtain brings a touch of life into your bathroom. This fun shower curtain comes in your choice of colors and is made from 100% polyester. Dry clean for best results. read more
Eco-friendly, made of 100% natural cotton Dry clean only Vegetable-dyed fabric in your choice of color Dimensions: 72L x 72W in. W...hats Included Shower curtainWhats Not Included Rod, RingsDescription Give Mother Nature a big hug every day with the Park B Smith Bamboo Pique Vegetable Dyed Shower Curtain. Made of vegetable-dyed fabric in your choice of colors, this shower curtain is eco-friendly and sure to liven up any bathroom of your home. Dry clean only. read more
Made to last from 100-percent polyester Dry clean recommended Easy-to-hang curtain with embroidery details Part of the fun Butterf...ly Dreams collection Dimensions: 72L x 72H inches Whats Included Shower curtainWhats Not Included Curtain ringsDescription youll be all aflutter with the Triangle Home Fashions Butterfly Dreams Beige/Taupe Shower Curtain. This beauty adds feminine charm to your bathroom. Its made to last from 100% polyester and installs in a snap. It has a floral and butterfly motif sure to brighten your space. For best results, this curtain should be dry cleaned. read more