Shower curtain rods come in a variety of styles.

Shower curtain rods come in a wide variety of styles, much like showers themselves. With so many possibilities, deciding which one is right for you might be difficult. So, in this post, we’ll go over the many types of shower curtain rods so you can pick the one that’s right for you.

There are five different types of shower curtain rods. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including straight, curved, L-shaped, rectangle, and double. Shower curtain rods will be tension adjustable or fixed, in addition to their shape. Below, we’ll go through these two aspects in further depth.

The type of shower curtain rod you require is mostly determined by the type of shower or tub you have. Following that, we’ll go through the specifics of each type of shower curtain rod and when to utilize them. Let’s get started!

Shower Curtain Rods Come in a Variety of Styles

How to Put a Shower Curtain Rod in Place

Associated Issues

Shower Curtain Rods Come in a Variety of Styles

There are two types of shower curtain rods: tension/adjustable and fixed. Before we get into the forms, let’s figure out what that means.

Tension/adjustable simply signifies that the rod can be adjusted. This is normally accomplished with the use of a spring that allows you to compress it to accommodate different bathroom sizes. This makes it very adaptable, and these are the most frequent rods.

The term “fixed” refers to a shower curtain rod that is not adjustable. These are typically available in three sizes: 41in, 60in, and 72in. If you have a standard-sized shower, these shower curtain rods will work fine, but if you have an odd-shaped shower or tub, they may cause problems.

Let’s look at all the different shower curtain rod shapes now that we’ve covered the basics.

  1. Shower Curtain Rods that are Straight

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This shower curtain is rather ‘direct’ (see what I did there?).

When you think of a normal shower curtain rod, you probably image one that runs straight across from one end to the other.

Straight rods are available in two types: fixed and adjustable.

This is also the most prevalent type of shower curtain, making it quite inexpensive and easy to come by. This is what we are now using in our home.

  1. Slanted

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In the centre of the rod, the curved shower curtain rod bends outwards. If your shower or tub is confined, this sort of shower curtain rod is ideal.

It gives you extra area in the shower for your arms without the strange sensation of a wet shower curtain contacting your skin.

It’s also the greatest solution if you have a curved or oval tub, and it’s a cost-effective method to update the design and feel of your bathroom.

Curved shower curtain rods are available in both fixed and adjustable versions.

  1. L-Shaped (L-Shaped)

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Shower curtain rods in the shape of a L are specifically intended to accommodate a corner shower. A non-straight line from one wall to the other characterizes this type of shower.

The purpose of this shower curtain rod is extremely specific. It isn’t widely utilized, yet it is ideal for the purpose for which it was created (e.g. corner showers).

Keep in mind that this sort of shower curtain rod is longer than ordinary shower curtain rods if you need to use it. As a result, you’ll need a shower curtain that’s at least as long.

There appear to be some L-shaped curtain rods on the market that don’t require screws, but I think I’d go with the fixed one if I were installing one.

  1. Rectangular shape

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Rectangle shower curtain rods are even rarer than L-shaped rods.

It’s designed to support the shower curtain by hanging from the ceiling. You might be asking why a shower curtain rod must be hung from the ceiling.

This is utilized if you have a tub that is not attached to a wall and hence does not have a place to hang a shower curtain pole. It’s usually reserved for bathtubs with only a tub and no shower, which explains why it’s so uncommon.

But, if you have this kind of setup in your bathroom, that doesn’t make it any less functional.

This type of shower curtain rod is only available in fixed (non-tension/adjustable) varieties because it must be affixed to the wall and ceiling.

  1. Make a double

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A twin shower curtain rod is made up of two shower curtain rods that are placed next to each other. Straight and curved rod designs are available.

The advantage of this rod is that it allows you to hang towels and other items without having to install a new towel rack.

If you have a small bathroom with limited wall space for towel racks, this is a perfect solution.

This type of rod is available in both fixed and adjustable/tension versions.

How to Put a Shower Curtain Rod in Place

I’m not sure what size shower curtain I’ll need.

Now that you know the shower curtain rod you’ll need for your bathroom, you’ll need to figure out how to put it together.

So, here’s how it works in three simple steps.

  1. Determine the length of your shower curtain rod

We’ve just laid a solid foundation for you, and this is likely the most crucial phase. You must first determine the type of shower curtain rod you require before purchasing one.

Determine if you require an L-shaped or rectangle shower curtain rod first. If not, you’ll have to make a decision based on your own personal preferences.

If your current shower curtain rod is OK and you just need a replacement, you may simply buy a new one in the same design. Consider a curved and/or double shower curtain rod if you have a normal shower and want to upgrade.

You’ll need to measure the distance between the two spots where your rod will be fastened to make sure you obtain the proper size rod. The following are the three standard shower curtain sizes:

70 inches x 70 inches

70 inches x 72 inches

72 inches x 72 inches

Read our guide on choosing the right shower curtain size to learn everything you need to know about these parameters.

After you’ve gathered your materials, you may begin the installation process.

  1. Constructing

To assist you, most shower curtain rods should come with an instruction pamphlet. Here’s a quick summary in case they missed one.

A straight shower curtain rod can be fitted in two ways: mounted or tensioned.

You’ll need to screw the mount into the wall for a mounted rod. Make sure that the center of the mount (where the rod will go) will raise the shower curtain sufficiently. You’ll want your shower curtain to dangle 1-2 inches above the ground, with about an inch of extra height added to account for the shower curtain rings.

Install the rod when the mounts are in place. Before hanging your shower curtain, double-check that your mounts are secure and that your rod is level.

Place the end of the tension rod over the marks you established, then strain it out until it’s the right length. The most common method of tensioning a rod is to twist it.

Make sure it’s secure and level, just like the mounting rod. To ensure that a tension rod does not slip, gently draw it down. If that’s the case, tighten it up even more. If you reside in a rented or rented-to-own apartment, you’ll almost certainly need to use a tension rod to avoid damaging the walls.

Your shower curtain is now ready to be hung.

  1. Hang the drapes

The only thing left to do is hang your shower curtain now that your rod is in place.

To begin, attach all of your curtain hooks; there are many different designs, sizes, and shapes available; simply choose the one that best suits your bathroom.

Attach your liner to your shower curtain after that. Some click together, while others simply hang from the hooks; whichever method you use, make sure they’re all lined correctly.

Finally, use the hooks to secure your curtain and/or liner. After you’ve hooked your curtain, move it about to make sure it’s beautiful and pretty.

The only thing left to do is put your shower to the test, and by that I mean go take a shower, since after all that hard work, you’re probably stinking.

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Shower was written by Jon and Cindy.

Shower curtain rods come in a variety of styles.

Shower curtain rods come in a wide variety of styles, much like showers themselves. With so many possibilities, deciding which one is right for you might be difficult. So, in this post, we’ll go over the many types of shower curtain rods so you can pick the one that’s right for you.

There are five different types of shower curtain rods. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including straight, curved, L-shaped, rectangle, and double. Shower curtain rods will be tension adjustable or fixed, in addition to their shape. Below, we’ll go through these two aspects in further depth.

The type of shower curtain rod you require is mostly determined by the type of shower or tub you have. Following that, we’ll go through the specifics of each type of shower curtain rod and when to utilize them. Let’s get started!

Shower Curtain Rods Come in a Variety of Styles

How to Put a Shower Curtain Rod in Place

Associated Issues

Shower Curtain Rods Come in a Variety of Styles

There are two types of shower curtain rods: tension/adjustable and fixed. Before we get into the forms, let’s figure out what that means.

Tension/adjustable simply signifies that the rod can be adjusted. This is normally accomplished with the use of a spring that allows you to compress it to accommodate different bathroom sizes. This makes it very adaptable, and these are the most frequent rods.

The term “fixed” refers to a shower curtain rod that is not adjustable. These are typically available in three sizes: 41in, 60in, and 72in. If you have a standard-sized shower, these shower curtain rods will work fine, but if you have an odd-shaped shower or tub, they may cause problems.

Let’s look at all the different shower curtain rod shapes now that we’ve covered the basics.

  1. Shower Curtain Rods that are Straight

This shower curtain is rather ‘direct’ (see what I did there?).

When you think of a normal shower curtain rod, you probably image one that runs straight across from one end to the other.

Straight rods are available in two types: fixed and adjustable.

This is also the most prevalent type of shower curtain, making it quite inexpensive and easy to come by. This is what we are now using in our home.

  1. Slanted

In the centre of the rod, the curved shower curtain rod bends outwards. If your shower or tub is confined, this sort of shower curtain rod is ideal.

It gives you extra area in the shower for your arms without the strange sensation of a wet shower curtain contacting your skin.

It’s also the greatest solution if you have a curved or oval tub, and it’s a cost-effective method to update the design and feel of your bathroom.

Curved shower curtain rods are available in both fixed and adjustable versions.

  1. L-Shaped (L-Shaped)

Shower curtain rods in the shape of a L are specifically intended to accommodate a corner shower. A non-straight line from one wall to the other characterizes this type of shower.

The purpose of this shower curtain rod is extremely specific. It isn’t widely utilized, yet it is ideal for the purpose for which it was created (e.g. corner showers).

Keep in mind that this sort of shower curtain rod is longer than ordinary shower curtain rods if you need to use it. As a result, you’ll need a shower curtain that’s at least as long.

There appear to be some L-shaped curtain rods on the market that don’t require screws, but I think I’d go with the fixed one if I were installing one.

  1. Rectangular shape

Rectangle shower curtain rods are even rarer than L-shaped rods.

It’s designed to support the shower curtain by hanging from the ceiling. You might be asking why a shower curtain rod must be hung from the ceiling.

This is utilized if you have a tub that is not attached to a wall and hence does not have a place to hang a shower curtain pole. It’s usually reserved for bathtubs with only a tub and no shower, which explains why it’s so uncommon.

But, if you have this kind of setup in your bathroom, that doesn’t make it any less functional.

This type of shower curtain rod is only available in fixed (non-tension/adjustable) varieties because it must be affixed to the wall and ceiling.

  1. Make a double

A twin shower curtain rod is made up of two shower curtain rods that are placed next to each other. Straight and curved rod designs are available.

The advantage of this rod is that it allows you to hang towels and other items without having to install a new towel rack.

If you have a small bathroom with limited wall space for towel racks, this is a perfect solution.

This type of rod is available in both fixed and adjustable/tension versions.

How to Put a Shower Curtain Rod in Place

I’m not sure what size shower curtain I’ll need.

Now that you know the shower curtain rod you’ll need for your bathroom, you’ll need to figure out how to put it together.

So, here’s how it works in three simple steps.

  1. Determine the length of your shower curtain rod

We’ve just laid a solid foundation for you, and this is likely the most crucial phase. You must first determine the type of shower curtain rod you require before purchasing one.

Determine if you require an L-shaped or rectangle shower curtain rod first. If not, you’ll have to make a decision based on your own personal preferences.

If your current shower curtain rod is OK and you just need a replacement, you may simply buy a new one in the same design. Consider a curved and/or double shower curtain rod if you have a normal shower and want to upgrade.

You’ll need to measure the distance between the two spots where your rod will be fastened to make sure you obtain the proper size rod. The following are the three standard shower curtain sizes:

70 inches x 70 inches

70 inches x 72 inches

72 inches x 72 inches

After you’ve gathered your materials, you may begin the installation process..

  1. Constructing

A straight shower curtain rod can be fitted in two ways: mounted or tensioned.

You’ll need to screw the mount into the wall for a mounted rod. Make sure that the center of the mount (where the rod will go) will raise the shower curtain sufficiently. You’ll want your shower curtain to dangle 1-2 inches above the ground, with about an inch of extra height added to account for the shower curtain rings.

Install the rod when the mounts are in place. Before hanging your shower curtain, double-check that your mounts are secure and that your rod is level.

Place the end of the tension rod over the marks you established, then strain it out until it’s the right length. The most common method of tensioning a rod is to twist it.

Make sure it’s secure and level, just like the mounting rod. To ensure that a tension rod does not slip, gently draw it down. If that’s the case, tighten it up even more. If you reside in a rented or rented-to-own apartment, you’ll almost certainly need to use a tension rod to avoid damaging the walls.

Your shower curtain is now ready to be hung.

  1. Hang the drapes

The only thing left to do is hang your shower curtain now that your rod is in place.

To begin, attach all of your curtain hooks; there are many different designs, sizes, and shapes available; simply choose the one that best suits your bathroom.

Attach your liner to your shower curtain after that. Some click together, while others simply hang from the hooks; whichever method you use, make sure they’re all lined correctly.

Finally, use the hooks to secure your curtain and/or liner. After you’ve hooked your curtain, move it about to make sure it’s beautiful and pretty.

The only thing left to do is put your shower to the test, and by that I mean go take a shower, since after all that hard work, you’re probably stinking.

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