By . Shower Curtain. At Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 09:31:08 AM.
Shower Curtains are either a necessary item for our bathrooms or just another added piece of decoration, but do we actually need them ? The answer simply put is Yes, shower curtains provide a no nonsense approach to keeping our bathrooms and other wet areas typically clean and dry. They can be used as a decorative piece or alternatively we can use them purely and simply as a functional curtain.
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.
Using fabric for your outside shower curtain allows you to complete the appearance of your bathroom. This curtain can match your window curtains and any other decorations that you have in your bathroom. A fabric curtain however does need some attention. This type of curtain gets dusty and can mold if not taken care of. At least once a month a fabric curtain should be taken down and hand washed to keep the mold down and the dust bunnies away. Fabric curtains are a great way to add elegance to your bathroom. There are countless choices of shower curtains at your local retail store or many online stores. Have fun shopping.