Shower curtains are not designed to fit one size fits all. The only real rule to shower curtain installation is that the entire shower curtain should be covered by the tank at the end of the bathtub. This gives you an area to hang towels and a place to get out of the shower if you need to.
No matter how big or small the shower curtain is, it must be tied up when not in use. This will prevent the curtain from opening while not in use. This is extremely important to ensure the safety of the tub area and those using it.
When selecting a shower curtain for your shower, the first thing to consider is the size of the bathtub. Most modern tubs have a standard shower head with a weight limit for its use. Some manufacturers are making their own custom made lightweight shower curtains and these usually fit perfectly in most modern tubs.
Most manufacturers also make their own lightweight bathtub cover which attaches to the shower curtain. These shower curtains are so lightweight, they don’t even weigh a thing! These are often called stall-type curtains as they look like a stall door.
When choosing a shower curtain, you need to think about the total shower area and what features you want to see included. Look for a shower curtain that has a smooth sleek design and that covers the entire tub completely. You want your mirror to be clear, clean and unhidden.
Installing a shower curtain on your tub can be a challenging task. It is generally best to purchase a shower curtain that is already installed on your tub. The bathtub is usually less expensive to replace than the tub. This means you get more value for your money by purchasing the shower curtain as a ready to install kit than you would by installing the curtain yourself.
For installing, you need to measure the area where you want the curtain to go inside the shower. This includes the tub size, how much room you want for the curtain, and whether or not you want the curtain to match the exterior design of the tub. If you do not want the curtain to match the exterior of the tub, you should measure the tub first and then measure the area you plan to use the shower curtain for.
When you have found a shower curtain that will fit in the tub, you need to decide if you want to install it yourself or hire a professional to do the job. Most manufacturers have ready to install kits which include a bathroom shower curtain rod, mounting hardware, a bathtub and shower rod and installation instructions. The kits are easy to install, but it is still best to follow the instructions.
Installing a shower curtain on your tub will depend largely on how large of a shower opening you have. It is best to buy a curtain that will fit snugly around the edges of the tub, even if it doesn’t cover the entire tub completely. If you have a large opening in the tub that requires you to open the curtain and hang towels or showers at an angle, it is better to get a larger tub curtain that will cover more of the tub.
Many manufacturers offer shower curtains that come preinstalled on the tub. They are designed to fit flush with the tub walls and cover the entire opening. The styles and sizes are generally in the same range as the shower curtains you would buy for the rest of your bathroom, but usually they are cheaper due to the fact they are preinstalled.
Installing the curtain is not difficult if you follow the installation instructions. If you are handy with a screwdriver, it is not difficult to install the curtain. You may need to get help from the manufacturer for the final installation, but it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes and all you need to do is attach the hooks to the curtain rod, line the hook up with the rod and then slide the curtain in the hooks.