By . Shower Curtain. At Friday, August 10th 2018, 07:06:04 AM.
Durability and the resistance to mold and mildew are often a deciding factor when choosing the right shower curtain. This is where the amount of use a bathroom shower gets is crucial. While the fabric curtains are beautiful to look at, they may not be practical for long term, every day use. It is difficult to let a full and luscious shower curtain to air out and dry properly between each use. This means that mold and mildew will grow and multiply easily and abundantly. Vinyl and plastic shower curtains are less likely to have mildew grow on them and, if it does, cleaning is a snap. Many homeowners get the best of both worlds by hanging a vinyl shower curtain behind their more decorative fabric curtain. A fairly new fabric on the market is hemp. Hemp is a good choice because the heavy fabric is made from plant fiber, like linen or cotton. Hemp however is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so it repels mold and mildew. For the environmentally conscious, hemp often grows organically and gets colored with natural dyes. These shower curtains remain durable after many cycles of wash and usually don't need a vinyl liner underneath. Of course a glass door is extremely durable and easy to keep clean.
The cost of your shower curtain is dependent on which type you choose. The vinyl or plastic curtains are the most inexpensive. The fabric curtains vary greatly. You can find many that are rather cheap or have one custom made by drapery seamstress. Hemp is a relative inexpensive alternative. Glass doors are usually the most expensive.
Maybe you have a fun streak in you and you are wanting something different and fun in you bathroom, why not try a novelty shower curtain? These could be made of unique fabrics and designs with funny hooks, such as a large polar bear on the curtain and icicles for the hooks. Or little ducks actually swimming inside the curtain with blue water like substance. This is made with two heavy duty shower curtains fussed together at the seams with enough air to allow the little ducks to move about. Kids love this one and so do adults! They make the same kind of bathroom curtains with penguins and snow and butterflies and grass. The themes are endless and fun to watch bob up and down.