• Extra Long Shower Curtains,  Shower Curtains

    Extra Long Shower Curtain and Special Sizes

    Finding an extra long shower curtain or special sizes can be a daunting task, if you don’t know what to look for. Long shower curtains can come in a variety of styles and sizes which generally run from 72 inches up to 96 inches. If you need an extra long shower curtain, or shower curtain liner, that is longer than 96 inches, you may need to look into custom shower curtains.

    Extra Long Shower Curtain

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    These grey and bling bling shower curtain hooks will add a little extra bling to your shower curtain.

    Silver Grey Shower Curtain Hooks Bling Bling

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Just click on image above for more Information

    Shower Curtain Sizes

    The average shower curtain is usually 70 x 70 inches, although 72 inches x 72 inches is also quite common. Sadly, there is not a one-size-fits-all standard when it comes to shower curtains so you will need to do a little bit of work to find the right one for you. We make that easier.

    What Size of Shower Curtain Do You Need?

    In order to determine the correct size, you will need to take two measurements.

    • Take out your measuring tape and measure horizontally across the sides of the tub from wall to wall.
    • Next measure the distance from the top of your shower curtain rod to the length where you would like your shower curtain to hang.

    People can have varied preferences on the length of their shower curtains. Some people may want them from ceiling to floor, but some people want them going from the top of the shower curtain rod or rail to a few inches below the ledge of the bathtub.

    Generally, people want them going from shower curtain rods or shower rails to a few inches above the floor. In either case, make sure that your shower curtain is at least 2-3 inches below the ledge of the bathtub. If this is not possible with a standard 72 x72 inch shower curtain, then you will definitely need to purchase an extra long shower curtain.

    Most Bathtubs are 60″ wide but you need the extra 12″ (making it 72″) to give it some fullness and to help to keep the water from escaping through the sides. There are some people who sell 60 inch shower curtains, especially if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, but keep in mind that they are no good for a regular bath because they are missing the extra on each side. These would be fine if you have a smaller shower area, but to make sure there are no problems, measure first.

    Shower Curtain Tips

    Keep in mind that your extra long shower curtain liner sizes should be determined in the same way as we suggested for your shower curtain. If you end up needing an extra long shower curtain then it stands to reason that you will also be needing an extra long shower curtain liner to go with it. Usually, you can find shower curtain liners sold in the same lengths as shower curtains.

    If you end up with measurements that are in between sizes, you might try using longer shower curtain hooks or rings to bring the height down a little or play with the placement of your shower curtain rod. They are especially easy to re-position if you are using tension shower curtain rods that we mentioned earlier in another post.

    These shower curtain hooks may allow the shower curtain to hang a little longer. You might want to give them a try.

    Shower Curtain Hooks to Lengthen Your Shower Curtain?

    Extra Wide Shower Curtain

    Perhaps you have noticed while taking your shower curtain measurements that the problem is not that you need a long shower curtain but rather an extra wide shower curtain.

    Extra Wide Shower Curtain

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Extra wide shower curtains will definitely be necessary if you have a large area to cover such as a claw foot tub. In that case you will need to purchase a wide shower curtain that is 108 inches wide to properly fit as a club foot tub shower curtain.

    Oversized shower curtains are not as hard to find as you may think. Throughout our website you will see many links to help you buy an extra wide shower curtain or any other shower curtain size for your particular needs.

    TIP:

    Some people find that over sized shower curtains are too heavy and burdensome. What they opt to do is to buy two regular sized ones and overlap them by two to three eyelet holes and you may find that easier to deal with. You will have a seam showing if you use this method so decide what is best for your situation.

    Stall Shower Curtain

    For a stall shower curtain you will probably need something a little different. Although a long shower curtain may work, it may be too wide. Shower stall curtains usually come in narrower widths to make them fit better.

    Stall Shower Curtain 36 x 72

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This particular stall shower curtain above, with the hummingbird and flowers is your typical 36″ x 72″ stall shower curtain.

    A stall size shower curtain can be measured in almost the same way as measuring for an extra long shower curtain. You will need to measure from side wall to side wall but this time you will need to measure from the shower stall curtain rod to the bottom of the floor. If you shower stall curtain does not reach the floor, then you will have water getting through and causing a slippery mess. This is why the shower curtain length is so important.

    Stall Shower Curtain TIP:

    If you can only find stall size shower curtains that are too long there is still hope. Suppose you need a stall shower curtain 54″ x 72″, but you can’t find one. What if all you can find is a stall shower curtain that measures 54″ x 78″ such as the one below?

    Extra Long Stall Shower Curtain

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The solution to this problem is to find a stall shower curtain that doesn’t have too much detail at the bottom.

    Then, you may be able to just cut off the 6″ that you don’t need from the bottom of the curtain and voila! You have just made yourself a custom stall shower curtain.

     

    TIP: Use scissors to cut off bottom of stall shower curtain if needed

     

     

     Small Shower Curtain

    If you are looking for a small shower curtain they can usually be found for RV’s and and other small spaces. A short shower curtain is usually sold at 64 inches long, and are generally what people want when looking for a small shower curtain, or a short shower curtain. If you do not find any small shower curtains that you like, then perhaps a short shower curtain liner can be a good substitute for you.

    To measure for an RV Shower Curtain, take the measurements from the top of the RV shower curtain rod to the floor.

    small RV shower curtain 47 X 64

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RV SHOWER CURTAIN:

    This RV Shower Curtain above is 47″ x 64″. It is not as long or as wide as a regular shower curtain. For more info on this particular RV shower curtain, click the image above.

    • This RV Shower Curtain is made of 100% nylon with a light polyurethane backing to be mildew resistant
    • It’s Machine Washable
    • It’s Made in the USA!
    • You can purchase this RV shower curtain by clicking on the picture

    Other RV Shower Curtain Solutions

    If you are wanting an RV shower curtain in a color other than white, it can be hard to find. But, If you go for a PVC or PEVA shower curtain that is 47 inches wide but the length is too long, like 72 inches or 78 inches, you can simply cut the excess off of the bottom using scissors and voila, you get your custom made 47 inch x 64 inch RV Shower Curtain.

    If you prefer to purchase a fabric shower curtain, you will need to cut the bottom and allow for a 2-3 inch hem. Of course, this is more work, but may be worth it to have a nice shower curtain.

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    How Much To Cut for PEVA and Other Plastic Shower Curtains:

    • If you choose a 72 inch shower curtain then you will need to cut off 8 inches from the bottom to make it 64 Inches.
    • If you choose a 78 inch shower curtain then you will need to cut off 14 inches from the bottom to make it 64 Inches.

    How Much To Cut for Fabric or Polyester Shower Curtains:

    • If you choose a 72 inch shower curtain then you will need to cut off 5 inches from the bottom to allow for a 2-3″ hem.
    • If you choose a 78 inch shower curtain then you will need to cut off 11 inches from the bottom to allow for a 2-3″ hem.

    To see some PVC and PEVA Shower Curtains, that might do the trick we mentioned, check out these shower curtains

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    Some specialty shower curtains may be harder to find. In instances like this, you can always use a shower curtain liner instead. Shower curtains add a nice decorative flair to your bathroom decor, but it’s the shower curtain liner that is doing all the work for you.Without a proper shower curtain liner your bathroom will be a mess.

    Metric Sizing System Compared to the Imperial System:

    When shopping for shower curtains, you may find that sometimes, they are written in metric rather than imperial measurements. When changing from the Imperial system to the Metric system, you cannot get a perfect round number. Most manufacturers will round the metric number to make it easier for customers to figure out more approximately what the measurements are.

    Below is a handy size chart that will help you to figure out approximately which metric size you are getting if you purchase from someone in China, Canada, or other countries using the metric system.

    Metric Conversion Inches to Centimeter

    Listed here are the most common ones

    Inches Centimeters (approx)
    52 x 72 130 x 180
    60 x 72 150 x 180
    72 x 72 180 x 180
    80 x 72 200 x 180
    88 x 72 220 x 180
    96 x 72 240 x 180
    112 x 72 280 x 180
    52 x 80 130 x 200
    60 x 80 150 x 200
    72 x 80 180 x 200
    80 x 80 200 x200
    88 x 80 220 x 200
    96 x 80 240 x 200
    112 x 80 280 x 200
    72 x 96 180 x 240

    For Other Sizes You Will Have to Guesstimate From Using the Figures Below

    Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters
    36 91.44 74 187.96
    38 96.52 76 193.04
    40 101.6 78 198.12
    42 106.68 80 203.2
    44 111.76 81 205.74
    46 116.84 83 210.82
    48 121.92 84 213.36
    50 127 86 218.44
    52 132.08 88 223.52
    54 137.16 90 228.6
    56 142.24 92 233.68
    58 147.325 94 238.76
    60 152.4 96 243.84
    62 157.48 98 248.92
    64 162.56 100 254
    66 167.64 102 259.08
    68 172.72 104 264.16
    70 177.8 106 269.24
    72 182.88 108 274.32
    73 185.42

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  • Shower Curtain Rods and Rails,  Shower Curtains

    Shower Curtain Rods and Rails

    When it comes to purchasing a bathroom shower curtain rod, (also known as a shower curtain rail in Europe), there are many types and sizes from which to choose.

    In reality, there is not really a standard measurement for all shower rods, which make finding the right fit a little more difficult for some people. You can find some longer shower curtain rods if you know where to look.

    Most people will do fine with a 72-inch shower curtain rod, but it is always necessary to measure your bath/shower from one wall to the other to determine the correct size that you will need for your particular bathroom. Fortunately, many shower curtain rod manufacturers have made more choices for customers, like you, that need a little more variety for their shower curtain rods and shower rails.

    Assorted Shower Curtain Rods and Shower Rails

    Shower Curtains Rods and Rails come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In choosing the right shower curtain rod, one of these listed below, will probably be just the ticket you need.

    If not, then there is always the possibility of getting someone who makes custom shower curtain rods to make one especially for you or to use this fully customizable one. Shown Below

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hopefully, you won’t need to do that, as it is more expensive.

    The Most Sought After Shower Curtain Rods:

    Below is the list (with Links to Amazon for purchase), of the most sought after shower curtain rods.

    We will Discuss each type individually in the text below

    Curved Shower Curtain Rod

    Curved Shower Curtain Rod

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Here is a Curved Shower Curtain Rod in a Satin Nickel Finish. (Click on the pic for more info)

    When it comes to buying a curved shower curtain rod, there are a few things that you should consider.

    • The Size of Your Bathroom
    • Who is Using the Shower

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    Many people love having a curved shower curtain rod, but they may not always be practical. If, you are fortunate enough to have a larger size bathroom, then a shower curtain rod curved to the outside of the shower will definitely give you extra room to move.

    This is especially handy if you are always being wrapped up in your shower curtain due to the “shower curtain blow in effect”.

    What is the Shower Curtain Blow-in Effect?

    This happens when the cold air from outside of the shower meets with the hot air inside of the shower and causes the shower curtain to come closer to your body and stick to you. It’s not a pleasant experience fighting off a shower curtain when you are all wet. A curved shower curtain rod helps to keep the curtain a little further away from your body, allowing you more room to move as seen in the example below:

     

     

     

     

    These curved shower curtain rods are great if you are having to shower in a small area, such as an RV. Many campers purchase them for this very reason.

    Cons of a Curved Shower Curtain Rod:

    Problems may arise, if you have a very small bathroom that has the toilet bowl right next to the shower.

    Because the curved shower curtain rod curves outward, it will give you a little less space in front of the toilet. If you are one of the unfortunate people who’s toilet is really close to the bathtub,and you practically step into the toilet when getting out of the shower, this may not be your best choice for a shower curtain rod.

    Another thing to keep in mind, is the person who will be using the shower. Most people really do prefer a curved shower curtain rod due to that extra space that they get but, if they are elderly, or disabled, then it may cause a problem.

    Some elderly people have a problem with depth perception, and having the shower curtain further away from them may cause them to try to grab onto the shower rod for support when water or soap is in their eyes. The shower curtain rod, of course, will be further than they anticipate and this may cause a fall.

    Many seniors today enjoy the benefits of having a shower chair to sit on when they shower.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This will help ensure their safety while giving them that extra room to shower in because the shower curtain rod is curved. It is always advisable to have a shower grab rail installed along the shower wall for extra stability when seniors or those with disabilities are in the bath or shower.

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    Grab rail

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tension Shower Curtain Rods

     

    Tension Shower Curtain Rods

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    There are many people who like to use a tension shower curtain rod. The main reason is because this type of shower curtain rod are adjustable and easy to install.

    This is especially handy for people living in apartments. If you move often, it is easy to bring your tension shower curtain rods with you, knowing there is a good chance you can use it at the new destination.

    Shower curtain tensions rods come in a variety of styles and finishes and can match any decor quite easily. These are quick to assemble once you know how; simply follow the instructions that come with the product.

    The main thing is to make certain that you have these tension shower curtain rods on good and tight, especially if you have a heavy shower curtain.

    These types of rods can be found in a good array of sizes. The one shown above come in four distinct sizes:

    • 26-42″
    • 43-75″
    • 50-87″
    • 78-108″

    For More Information Regarding These Tensions Shower Curtain Rods, Click Here 

    Corner Shower Curtain Rods 

    L Shaped Shower Curtain Rods

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    Some people seem to have problems finding suitable shower curtain rods for more custom spaces such as corner baths. For corner baths, such as the one shown above, fitting a shower curtain on a rod for privacy purposes can be done, if you purchase a corner shower curtain rod.

    Some people call these L shaped shower curtain rods and these too can be found for a good price on Amazon . Some of these will need to be mounted from the ceiling so make sure that you use the proper screws and anchors as needed.

    L Shaped Bathroom Corner Rod

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    There are many sizes and variations on these corner bath shower curtain rods so be sure to check out your options.

    Ceiling Mounted Shower Curtain Rods

    Sometimes you just need a ceiling mounted shower curtain rod. This is especially true if you have a clawfoot tub.]

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    Ceiling mounted shower curtain rods are generally purchased as oval shower curtain rods, but some people may purchase circular shower curtain rods for this type of claw foot bath.

    Circular Shower Curtain Rods /

    Round Shower Curtain Rods

    These circular shower curtain rods are round and are ceiling mounted shower curtain rods. Some people do use these for claw foot tubs but many others use them to enclose a specific area for privacy during showering or dressing.

    (Sorry, But Circular Shower Curtain Rods are no longer available on Amazon)

    Double Shower Curtain Rods

    Double Shower Curtain Rod  Double Shower Curtain Rods

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Double Shower Curtain Rods come in a variety of finishes and are mostly used by those people who prefer to have their shower curtains and shower curtain liners on separate rods.

    Double Shower Curtain rods are necessary if you are wanting to install Double Swag Shower Curtains such as these:

     

    Double Swag Shower Curtains

     

     

    A Double shower curtain rod is necessary so that the swags on the outside are untouched as you pull your shower curtain liner across from the inside. The liner is on the second rod to make this process easier.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    If you don’t have Double Swag Curtains, it is also handy to have the Double Curtain Rods so that you can hang your Bath Towels when you’re not in the shower.

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