Shower curtain rod – a functional addition to your bathroom
A shower curtain rod is an essential accessory that keeps your shower curtain secure, preventing water from splashing onto the bathroom floor. Often an afterthought, a shower curtain rod is not only meant to serve a functional purpose but also add a decorative touch to your bathroom. It plays a crucial role in bathroom design, so choosing wisely is vital.
At vidaXL, we understand how important it is to get it right. That’s why we stock an extensive collection of shower curtain rods in different shapes, sizes, and materials. Whether you have a traditional or contemporary bathroom, we have the right shower rod to suit your bathroom style.
We store the exact size and style of shower rods you need to match the finish of your bathroom accessories. Choose from our range of top-class shower curtain rods today to give your bathroom a complete look.
Shower curtain rod types – designed for every bathroom style
When shopping for shower curtain rods, you’ll find a wide range of options of different shapes, sizes, and materials. Most rods come with installation kits that make it easy to attach them to the wall.
Straight and double-straight
These are the most common types of shower curtain rods. They have one or two rods that attach to the walls of the shower. You may want to match the escutcheon on either side of the rod to your bathroom accessories. The double-straight rod allows you to use a protective inner curtain and decorative outer curtain.
Curved and double-curved
Curved and double curved shower curtain rods give you more space, also known as elbow room. Don’t worry about the curtain. It will work correctly, preventing water from dripping or splashing on the bathroom floor. Curved rods are also a great choice for a curved bathroom, while the double-curved option allows you to use both protective and decorative curtains.
These shower curtain rods suspend curtains around or alongside a shower. They have an overhead shower curtain rail that holds the hookless curtains or the rod gliders attached to the curtains. Track shower rods can also suit other shower figurations, including D-shaped, L-shaped, U-Shapes, and others.
These rods are best suited for corner showers. Both ends of the shower rod attach to the walls, and the ‘bend’ section attaches to a rod secured to the ceiling to provide extra support. The L-shaped curtain rod is particularly useful for longer configurations.
Rectangle shower curtain rods are less common. They are a great solution for standalone tubs, where there is no place to attach a shower curtain rod. They have one or two ceiling rods attached to the ceiling. The rod is mostly rectangular, though it can also be oval.
Adjustable tension shower rods are easy to install. These rods have a spring suspension system that can twist, allowing you to comfortably fit them between the walls of the room. They are the best choice for people who don’t want to install a shower rod permanently.
What material should you choose when buying a shower curtain rod?
The material used to make a shower curtain rod is one of the most important points to consider. The primary purpose of these rods is to hold the curtain, so they must be strong enough to handle the weight of the curtain.
The most commonly used materials are metal and plastic. Let’s take a deeper look at the materials to help you make a better decision based on your bathroom style.
- Metal – Metal rods offer exceptional strength and durability. They often come treated with a water-resistant coating to prevent corrosion and rust. Aluminum and stainless steel rods are also popular as they do not rust. For a contemporary bathroom with metal lighting fixtures and/or gray accent, choose stainless steel or metal rods with high gloss finishes. As a rule of thumb (for those who are not sure), metal rods are a timeless, classic option.
- Plastic – Plastic rods are relatively inexpensive but may not be as long-lasting as their metal counterparts. They come in various colors and are a great choice for lightweight shower curtains. White and silver plastic rods will blend in nicely with white or neutral colors. For bright and contrasting accent colors, go for rods that compliment the rest of the bathroom accent pieces.
Here at vidaXL, we store a huge selection of shower curtain rods made of aluminum, plastic, and stainless steel. There are also different colors and brands to choose from.
How to choose the right shower curtain rod
Finding the right shower curtain rod is easy – you only need to know what suits your bathroom. Your bathroom size, shape, walls, and the look or style you intend to achieve will all play a vital role in the selection process. Consider these points when making your pick:
There are two mounting types you can choose depending on your bathroom wall. If your bathroom has tiles or fiberglass installed on the walls, you’ll need a spring-loaded rod. Both ends of this rod come with non-slip rubber. The other mounting type is the fixed rod. This comes with mounting hardware for attaching it to the wall.
If you want to create more room in the shower, consider curved shower curtain rods. Also, take accurate measurements of your bathroom space to ensure you buy the right size. Always remember that it’s easier to make a large rod smaller than a smaller rod larger.
Ideally, everyone wants a shower curtain rod that is not only practical but also decorative. Shower rods come in different materials, the most common being aluminum, plastic, and stainless steel. These materials have different durability levels and look that you should consider depending on the overall look and feel you want to give your bath area.