Clawfoot Tub Shower Curtain
Splish splash I was takin’ a bath… when all of the sudden I thought, man I’d really rather be taking a shower. This is what happens to a lot of clawfoot tub owners and when that time comes it’s pretty easy to find all of the information required to add the shower but the clawfoot tub shower curtain remains a stumbling block for a lot of people. So I’m going to attempt to lay it all out here, quick, easy and simple. When you finish reading this you should know everything you need to know about selecting a clawfoot tub shower curtain.
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There are 3 components to the clawfoot tub shower curtain.
- Clawfoot Tub Shower Liner
- Clawfoot Tub Shower Curtain
- Clawfoot Tub Curtain Rod
I will discuss the curtain and liner in this article. The clawfoot tub shower rod definitely deserves a post all it’s own and I will be writing that one next. I’ll put a link here when it’s finished.
How long is your rod?
Yes, how long is your shower curtain rod? If it’s a standard clawfoot tub shower enclosure rod then you’re going to need 180 inches of curtain to make it around the bathtub. Unlike standard showers, clawfoot tubs need to have a curtain and liner draped on all sides. Also, the standard height measurment is 70 inches. You will need to take this into consideration when you’re attaching the shower rod to the ceiling and walls.
While these 180 inch curtains can sometimes be a bit pricey, don’t try to skimp here and buy two less expensive 6ft shower curtains. You will forever be battling puddles on your bathroom floor and certainly enjoying your shower less. Take my word on this one.
Don’t be so touchy
One thing that clawfoot tub shower users who haven’t done their research often complain about is that their shower curtain liner can be a bit too affectionate. They complain about the curtain attacking their thighs, buttocks and shoulders. Well, I’m about to let you in on a secret that will help. Magnets. Along the bottoms of the better liners you will find a row of magnets that will cling to the wall of your cast iron clawfoot tub. I should also say, while I’m on the topic that you should make sure that you purchase a shower liner of at least .15mm thickness. That’s heavy vinyl which again will keep your curtain from getting frisky with you.
If your clawfoot tub is acrylic you’re not completely out of luck. Using a combination of a heavy vinyl curtain liner that is weighted at the bottom with either magnets or weights you can halt much of the shower curtain boogie that bothers so many others.
Rings and things
There are a number of options on the market today to hand your clawfoot tub shower curtain but far and above all others are the roller ball shower curtain rings. When you end up spending your hard earned money on a high quality shower curtain rod, the last thing that you want to have happen is the finish removed from the rings sliding over it day after day. This is where the roller ball shower curtain rings come in. The rings roll easily and smoothly along the top of the shower curtain rod, allowing the curtain to move more easily as well as maintaining the shower curtain rod’s finish.
One final note about rings is that most clawfoot tub shower curtains will have up to 36 gromets so make sure you have enough when you place your order!
Now you know – Here are a few recommendations
Now that you know everything that I know about what kind of clawfoot tub shower curtain to get for your tub, head on over to HERE and see what we have to offer. You can also learn a lot about clawfoot tub shower rods over here if you’re looking for this as well.