What size shower curtain do I need?
I received an email recently from a visitor asking what size curtain she should buy for her clawfoot tub shower. I gave her a quick response but also thought I should put together a complete post on how you should measure your shower and bath area to know what sized shower curtain to buy.
Standard tub with shower measurements
You have a tub-shower system when your bath measures about 60 inches wide between your walls. To determine the length shower curtain required, measure from the bottom part of your shower curtain rod to the floor and subtract 2 inches. This will tell you the length you will need.
The following lengths are useful for the majority of showers: 72, 78, and 84 in ..
Shower stall measurement
A standard size for stall shower curtains is 54 inches. The actual width of your stall opening should be between 42 to 50 inches. If your measurement is a smaller amount or even more than this, your curtain might be sometimes too full or not full enough while closed.
To discover the length you’ll need, measure from the base of your shower area curtain rod towards the flooring and take away 2 inches. You should be able to find shower curtains anywhere up to 78 in . tall. You could possibly be able to move the shower curtain rod up or lower to allow for this length.
Clawfoot tub shower curtain measurements
To determine the width you’ll need, measure the circumference of your rod from where your curtain will hang. Add an additional fifteen to twenty inches for fullness. It’s appropriate to have added width since this enables some fullness once the curtain is shut.
Please bear in mind that most clawfoot tub liners measure somewhere between 70 and 72 in . long. Should you put the rod way too high, the liner will not reach far enough into the bath tub to shed water adequately.
If you have any questions after reading this please leave your question in the comments so that I can respond.