By . Shower Curtain. At Sunday, July 29th 2018, 12:47:35 PM.
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.
Shower curtains need to be unique if they are to be used to define your bathroom space. They can be used to define your character because you spend a lot of your quality time in the bathroom. In the case kids, they are very imaginative. The curtains you choose for their bathrooms should have patterns that will keep their minds racing. A good example would be one with collage patterns, which are action based. Aliens, spaceships, mutants, planets and superheroes would be great for kids. This will ensure that every time the kids are in the bathroom they will discover something new. There are also educational curtains, which are great especially for those who are yet to join school. These can include the alphabet, animals, numbers or fruits and vegetables. These curtains can help you teach your kids while they are taking a shower. While searching for the right shower curtains, do not choose something that is too common such as the Barbie curtains for girls. Instead, you can have a whole kitchen picture or get a personalized curtain with the kid's name.
All bathroom shower curtains are the same length measuring 72" long. They also are all one width, generally 70" wide. Some shower rods will require two of the same curtain to cover the entire rod like with an oval curtain rod. Vinyl liners are also the same size and designed to be placed behind a fabric curtain so the fabric does not fade or mildew or allow water to soak the bathroom floor. If you find that your vinyl liners are too long and show beneath the fabric curtain, you can always cut the bottom of them off shorter than the fabric curtain. This will not affect its efficiency in keeping water from soaking the floor.