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How many inches is a shower curtain rod?

Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020

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With a standard shower curtain height at 70 or 72 inches, adding at least three inches will give you a good indication about the ideal shower curtain rod height. With a standard shower curtain of 72 inches long, the curtain rod should be installed around 75 to 77 inches from the floor.

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Keeping this in consideration, how do you measure a shower curtain rod?

Take the measurement tape and measure the distance between the mounting rod and 1-inch above the bathroom floor. If you want to use tie-backs for the curtains that help them sweep to the side, you should hang the rod one or two inches shorter than normal as the curtains will look shorter when you gather it.

Additionally, how far into the tub should a shower curtain hang? Standard tubs often have a depth of between 12 and 14 inches. Unless you have a custom-made home, showerheads usually sit at approximately 80 inches above the tub floor, or 6-feet, 8-inches up the wall. Shower curtains generally measure about 72 inches high.

Beside this, what are the dimensions of a shower curtain?

In theory, most shower stall curtains are about 54 inches wide, and they are around 72 inches wide for typical bathtubs. The standard shower curtain height is around 72 inches. However, like most theories, don't trust those figures blindly because designer curtains can be up to 86 inches wide and 108 inches long.

Do curved shower rods need special curtains?

A curved shower curtain rod will provide up to 33% more room in the shower. The design of it keeps water inside the shower instead of leaking out onto the bathroom floor. And despite what some people say, you do not need to buy a special shower curtain for a curved shower rod.

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Mahamed Beltrami

Professional

How high do you install a curved shower curtain rod?

The standard shower curtain is 72 inches (183 cm) long, and when it is linked to shower hooks, it usually gains another two inches (five cm). To prevent the curtain from dragging on the floor of the tub, hang the curved shower rod at a height of 74 inches or more.

Rubia Urisabel

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How long is an extra long shower curtain?

Extra Long (72" x 96") Shower Curtains.

Marica Mancini

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Is a shower curtain supposed to be in or outside of the bathtub?

Ideally, the shower curtain liner is designed to go inside the tub while the shower curtain goes outside. However, if you do not have a shower curtain liner, then you may have to use your shower curtain inside the tub.

Betsabe Riscart

Explainer

Should shower curtain and liner be the same size?

Your curtain and liner should be the same size. In this case, use a liner that is 72 inches long.

Quirina Bombek

Explainer

What is a stall shower?

1. shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom. shower bath. bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet. kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use.

Ifeanyi Debelts

Explainer

How far from floor should curtain hang?

The proper position is ½ inch above the floor for free hanging curtains. This distance allows for mopping and cleaning while creating the illusion that the curtain touches the floor.

Darnell Fonteneau

Pundit

What size shower curtain do I need for walk in shower?

To start with, you'll want to look for extra-long curtains as standard-size curtains are usually designed for tubs and, at around 72 inches in length, will be too short for most walk-in showers. You'll probably need to purchase curtains that are at least 78 inches in length, but don't just take my word for it.

Goretty

Pundit

What is the best material for a shower curtain liner?

The best shower curtain liner on a budget
Made of a soft non-chlorinated PEVA or polyethylene vinyl acetate, the liner is a good choice over PVC or polyvinyl chloride liners.

Anjum Ugartechea

Pundit

How do I choose a shower curtain?

Method 1 Deciding on Your Material
  1. Opt for cotton when possible. While it's more expensive, cotton is generally a solid choice for a shower curtain.
  2. Try vinyl for a cheap, low-maintenance option.
  3. Go for an organic option.
  4. Think about microfiber curtains.
  5. Select a solid liner material.

Dimitrina Formann

Pundit

Are all shower curtains the same length?

Shower curtain sizes and how to measure
A standard shower curtain runs 72-by-72-inches, but not all showers are the same.

Engracia Neiman

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What is the average shower size?

Typical Dimensions
The typical shower stall is 36 inches wide by 36 inches deep. Other common dimensions are 36 inches by 42 inches and 36 inches by 48 inches. For smaller bathrooms, a shower stall measuring 30 inches by 30 inches combines function with space-saving design.

Zorka Zumbroich

Teacher

How far apart are shower curtain holes?

About 1 1/2 inch from the top of the curtain, measure one inch in from each side, mark this places for grommets. There are 12 grommet holes needs. Measure so that they are evenly spaced apart, all 1 1/2 inch from the top.

Kenisha Dubuc

Teacher

How long is a standard shower?

Most bathtub and shower combos come standard and are 60 inches by 30 inches by 72 inches or 60 inches by 36 inches by 72 inches. This includes a 60-inch basin length, 30 or 36-inch basin width, and 60-inch wall width.

Alaksmi Nikl

Teacher

Do you need a shower liner with a polyester shower curtain?

Polyester shower curtains are a bit softer than vinyl and also don't require a liner. Many are washer and dryer safe, which makes them simple to clean.

Irine Ilyushin

Teacher

Should you leave a shower curtain open or closed?

The shower curtain and the entire bathroom looks prettier when the curtain is closed. Everyone who comes into the bathroom can tell if the shower is dirty if the curtain is open. If the curtain is closed, bacteria and mold will grow in the folds because it can't air out.

Clarivel Weinstein

Reviewer

Should the shower curtain touch the floor?

The average length of a shower curtain is 72 inches long and should be installed 75-77 inches from the floor, that way it isn't touching the floor. However, many people deviate from this for reasons such as aesthetic, preferring the look of the curtain touching the floor.

Dei Nowakowska

Reviewer

How high should shower curtain be from floor?

A standard shower curtain is typically 72 inches long, so the curtain rod should be installed around 75 to 77 inches from the floor. This height will keep the shower curtain from touching the floor.

Nasima Espido

Reviewer

Where should you place a curved shower curtain rod?

Depending upon tub model, mount rod between 6" and 8" from center line of the tub. The middle portion of the rod should curve just outside the contour of the tub. Review the Curved Shower Rod Mounting Instructions above to determine proper rod placement.

Yulia Kalishevsky

Reviewer

How far does a curved shower rod stick out?

A curved shower rod should be mounted approximately 3 inches closer to the opposite shower wall than brackets for a standard rod would be mounted. If you don't compensate for the rod's curve, you won't be able to tuck the ends of the liner into the tub.