By . Shower Curtain. At Monday, August 06th 2018, 00:50:04 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.
You can also find the shower curtains in various versions of fabric, color, quality and size. You can find really cheap, not so great in quality for around $10 and all the way up to $100's and $100's for the more styled, branded curtains if you want to. Not only prices vary, but also the colors and the shapes. Well maybe not so much the shapes, but surely the colors do. You can get them in all possible colors from the whitest of white to the blackest of black and pretty much everything in between. And if you can't really decide on just a color for your new curtain, you can find one with a certain colored background with a nice pattern on it like stripes, dots or squares. But you can of course get other stuff on it too like characters from Disney pictures, animals, texts or anything you want to really.