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Why use a double shower rod?

Last Updated: 19th May, 2020

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Because the double rod separates thecurtain and liner, there is more space between the two, sodrying is more efficient, reducing mold and mildew." From a designpoint of view, the double rods can also help brighten thingsup by allowing you to leave the decorative curtain openwhile bathing to bring in more light.

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Similarly one may ask, why use a double curtain rod?

Double curtain rods are used to give your windowsa two-dimensional look; they allow you to combine two differentcolored curtains or fabric types. Two parallel rods,approximately 2-inches apart, are held in place by special mountingbrackets.

Similarly, do curved shower rods take up more space? Curved shower curtain rods will expandyour bathroom space even in small bathroom spaces anddon't take up too much more room. Just take alook at these sophisticated bathrooms from Moen and 12 Oaks Blogthat feature curved shower curtain rods.

Just so, what is the advantage of a curved shower rod?

A curved shower curtain rod will provideup to 33% more room in the shower. The design of it keepswater inside the shower instead of leaking out onto thebathroom floor. It also keeps the wet, sticky shower curtainfurther away from your body so it doesn't "attack" you like it doesin closer quarters!

How do I stop my shower curtain from blowing in?

Here's how to stop your shower curtain from blowing in onyou

  1. Buy a weighted curtain. Most department stores carry showercurtains that have weights on the bottom to prevent them fromblowing around.
  2. Upgrade your curtain liner.
  3. Install a curved shower curtain rod.
  4. Grab a suction cup and binder clip.
  5. Try magnets.

Related Question Answers

Fengzhu Heitzer

Professional

Do curtains have to touch the floor?

The fabric should just touch the floor or hoverhalf an inch above. This is also a great approach for cafécurtains (short panels that cover only the lower portion ofa window and hit the sill), which work well in spots like thekitchen and bathroom, where long drapes aren'tpractical.

Jimena Leygraf

Professional

Do you need sheers with curtains?

For sheers that hang behind a curtain,you will need a separate rod from the curtain.Sheers commonly have a backing strip with hooks that run ona track. For sheers that hang on their own consider aneyelet or tab top heading style to be more decorative.

Amelio Caicedo

Professional

Do I need a double curtain rod?

Double curtain rods use two poles, but only onebracket, which has two rod holders. The standard rule is toplace the brackets two to four inches above the window. If youhave very long drapes, the higher you placed the brackets,the taller the window will appear.

Oiane Ossenbuhn

Explainer

How do I convert a single curtain rod to a double?

How to Convert a Single Curtain Rod to a Double
  1. Purchase a curtain rod conversion kit.
  2. Remove the existing curtain and curtain rod from thebracket.
  3. Carefully remove the existing brackets and hardware.
  4. Attach the hardware and brackets from the curtain kit to thewall, using a level to ensure that the curtain rod will be evenwhen installed.

Sameh Divnov

Explainer

How do you hang curtains without a rod?

How to Hang Curtains Without Rods or Hooks
  1. Place a nail on each side of the window frame.
  2. Thread the wire through the opening of the curtain that istraditionally used for the curtain rod.
  3. Wrap the excess wire around each nail several times until thereis no more left.
  4. Position the curtains however you desire.

Genevie Makhrovsky

Explainer

Where should curtain rods be placed?

How Height Impacts Curtain Rod Placement
  1. For standard drapes that hang on either side of a window, thetypical height is halfway between the top of the window casing andthe ceiling.
  2. For cathedral ceilings, leave approximately four to six inchesabove the window trim as a guideline.

Angustia Lienhard

Pundit

What is the best curved shower curtain rod?

The Best Shower Curtain Rods on the Market Today
Shower Curtain Rod Type Rating
Bath Bliss Expandable 42 to 72-inch Curved Shower CurtainRod Screw Mount 9.6
Zenna Home NeverRust Aluminum Tension Curved Shower CurtainRod Tension 9.7
Moen Adjustable Curved Shower Rod Screw Mount 9.9

Mareike Bacharach

Pundit

How high should a curved shower curtain rod be?

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

Mariatou Booken

Pundit

How do you measure for a curved shower rod?

Mark down the measurement on a piece of paper.Lay out the shower curtain rod on the floor. Hook one end ofthe measuring tape onto one end of the rod and extendit straight across to the other end. The result will look somethinglike a bow, with the measuring tape as thebowstring.

Columbiano Tomashpolsky

Teacher

How high should a shower rod be?

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

LatvieŇ°u Laumeta

Teacher

What size shower curtain rod do I need?

With a standard shower curtain of 72 inches long,the curtain rod should be installed around 75 to 77 inchesfrom the floor.

Quino Bruse

Teacher

Where should grab bars be placed in shower?

Here are a few rules of thumb for where to place grab barsin your shower.
  1. Vertical entrance bar should go close to the shower doorjamb.
  2. Horizontal bar should go along the side wall, 34-36 inchesabove the floor.
  3. Vertical bar on the faucet end wall should go near the faucethandles.

Hajer Mayrata

Reviewer

How can I make my shower rod smaller?

Hold the rod in place with the curtainabout an inch off the floor, then twist the smaller rodcounterclockwise to lengthen it. Keep twisting after both endshave made contact with the walls until the rod hasenough tension to stay in place.

Lais Pecci

Reviewer

Should shower curtain be open or closed?

The shower curtain and the entire bathroom looksprettier when the curtain is closed. Everyone whocomes into the bathroom can tell if the shower is dirty ifthe curtain is open. If the curtain isclosed, bacteria and mold will grow in the folds because itcan't air out.

Jhoel Bohme

Reviewer

Why does my shower curtain liner blows in?

This is the most widely cited reason as to whyshower curtains blow inward when water is running.Quite simply, the Bernoulli Effect says that an increase invelocity will create a decrease in air pressure. Inthe case of a shower, the principle statesthat air will move in the same direction as runningwater.

Wenqiang Stottrop

Supporter

Why do shower curtains billow inward?

Hot air produced by a shower has a tendency torise. As it does, cold air from outside the tub moves in toreplace it, pushing against the base of the curtain. There'sone problem with this theory: A curtain can billow inwardduring a cold shower too.

Borislav Ormaetxea

Supporter

Do shower curtains go inside or outside of the tub?

When hung and used properly, a shower curtainliner can do a great job keeping water where it is supposedto be. Always make sure the liner is inside of thetub basin when showering, even though the curtain isoutside. One of the best things about a curtain lineris the price.

Mariagrazia Lutcke

Supporter

What is the best shower curtain liner?

List The Best Shower Curtain Liners in Reviews
  1. Heavy Duty Mildew Resistant Antibacterial Shower CurtainLiner.
  2. Fabric Shower Curtain Liner.
  3. Polyester Fabric Mildew Resistant Shower Curtain Liner.
  4. Anti-Mildew Long Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner.
  5. Maytex Fabric Shower Curtain Liner.
  6. Croscill Fabric Shower Curtain Liner.

Raphaela Larroulet

Beginner

Can you wash a shower curtain with magnets?

Shower Curtain Liner
If your liner has magnets, it's still okayto put it in the washer. This probably doesn't come as asurprise: it is not okay to put a shower liner in thedryer. It will melt onto the inside of your dryer. Hang this guy upinstead.