Curtain quality

Curtain qualityIf your curtain has to stand up to daily use be sure to choose a quality product. How do you tell with a shower curtain? Look for high quality (sometimes double) stitching so that the curtain won’t fray at the seams good quality grommets (used to reinforce the holes for the hooks usually made of plastic or metal) - they prevent the curtain tearing as it is pulled open and closed and are the place where the hooks are attached heavy gauge liners (10 gauge or higher) where curtains are in two parts - no point ...

How do I Avoid the Shower Curtain sticking to me?

How do I Avoid the Shower Curtain sticking to me?No one really knows exactly why this happens when you run a shower. Though there are a few theories knocking around no one has the exact answer (yet). Anyway to stop this you can buy shower curtains with magnets sewn into the hem of the curtain (or add your own). The magnets stick to the sides of the bath tub and stop the curtain being drawn in towards you. Or use a double curtain - one inside the bath and one outside to reduce the air flow and avoid the curtain being sucked inwards.

Do new shower curtains give off toxins?

Do new shower curtains give off toxins?No, new shower curtains are not toxic, no matter what material the are made of. There is quite a trend in buying natural cotton and hemp shower curtains lately - and they look great - but there’s no need to buy them for safety reasons. Not sure where this myth came from but it is a myth. The PVC and PEVA  (EVA) shower curtain have a slightly chemical smell but that soon wears off in use and that’s about as toxic as you’ll get. Of course plastic and vinyl fabrics and liners are not green - you can’t easily r...

What is the best material for shower curtains?

What is the best material for shower curtains?It depends what you have in mind for your bathroom and what price you want to pay. Normal shower curtains  are made from waterproof synthetic material like polyester and vinyl. They are generally cheap and cheerful and not such a big expense that you won’t be able to change them often if you get tired of the design. They tend to last a long time because the material holds up well to getting wet. The swankiest luxury shower curtains are not made of  water proof material but normal fabric - you keep them outs...

How Should I Care for Shower Curtains?

How Should I Care for Shower Curtains?Avoid mildew by airing off your shower curtain every time you take a shower. This involves nothing more than opening out the shower curtain fully to let it dry rather than leaving it all gathered together at one side of the bath. If shower curtains start to look a bit dirty and they are washable, take them down and pop them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with some mild detergent. (Don’t wash them alone or you will get a soaking after you pull them out from the spin cycle - put them in with somethi...