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Bathroom Shower Rods – Simple Things to Know Before You Purchase Yours

Bathroom Shower Rods – Simple Things to Know Before You Purchase Yours

Almost everyone I talk to that is starting a bathroom remodeling project hasn’t given much thought to their shower curtain rods, but it should be something that is a primary concern. As an example on what you need to look at is how your shower rods match the rest of the bathroom. You need it to look good or your design will be far from what it could be. Before you go out and buy the first shower rods you can find you need to know a few things first.

You can’t deny that the shape and size of your shower is going to play a big part in what you’re going to get. The first thing you’ll need to figure out is the shape of your shower pan to figure out what type of rod will work best for your situation.

Knowing whether you are going for design or functionality will determine what rod you’re going to get. Many great looking shower curtain rods don’t always work great and may even be hard on your shower curtains. Some of them have a rough surface which makes the curtain hard to slide. This makes it tougher to install, as you’ll need to take extra precaution because of the extra force being applied to move the curtains you’ll need to have a sturdier place to mount it.

The shape of the rod itself is also in question. With a choice of either a round rod or square one I’m sure you can find one you like. The shape of the rod doesn’t seem to affect prices to much so all you need to do is decide which one you like best or which one would fit in your bathroom design. You may want to consider a round one over a square one due to the sharp edges and potential for wearing out your curtain quicker.

Installation is another factor that will play a role in what you would like to get. If you are just replacing your old shower rods with new ones it should be fairly straight forward if you find one that has the same mounting brackets. If it is a new install you’ll have a harder time because it requires some precise drilling that may or may not go through some tile. If you decide to do the install yourself you should be prepared to replace some tiles if you mess up, but if you’re careful it should work well.