Can you cut down a shower curtain?

If you want to cut down a shower curtain to fit a narrower shower stall, you may actually have to add fabric to it; shower stall sizes vary, with typical lengths measuring 84 or 96 inches. A simple way to customize a re-purposed curtain is to add a panel of contrasting fabric at the bottom.

How do you fix a shower curtain that is too long?

Since you do want to keep the bottom intact as it has the magnets, then another option is to fold the curtain up the amount of inches it is too long, folding it up in the middle. Pin in place first, then sew across with the stitching line holding the fold down in place.

Should shower liner be shorter than curtain?

Many people actually even prefer curtains that reach from ceiling to floor! However, it is recommended that your curtain be elevated at least 2-5 inches off the floor to maximize its usefulness in keeping the water in the shower as well as looking neat.

Why does my shower curtain attack me?

Even scientists don’t know why it happens. One theory is that temperature differences inside and outside the shower lowers the air pressure around the curtain, sucking it toward the water. Another is that the shower spray creates a vortex with lower air pressure at the center that draws the curtain to it.

How do you weigh down the bottom of a shower curtain?

The days of shower curtains blowing in during a shower are over. Switch to a weighted curtain—or DIY one of your own. You can use heavy-duty magnets (smaller ones will slide) to hold the bottom of the curtain to the side of your tub, or take a handful of binder clips and attach them, evenly spaced, along the edge.

Why does the shower curtain get pulled into the shower?

If air is moving across the inside surface of the shower curtain, Bernoulli’s principle says the air pressure there will drop. This would result in a pressure differential between the inside and outside, causing the curtain to move inward.

Can you use a shower curtain with a walk in shower?

To start with, you‘ll want to look for extra-long curtains as standard-size curtains are usually designed for tubs and, at around 72 inches in length, will be too short for most walk-in showers. Curtains that are made out of a heavier material and/or are weighted at the bottom are also ideal for walk-in showers.

Does a shower curtain go inside or outside the tub?

Ideally, the shower curtain liner is designed to go inside the tub while the shower curtain goes outside. However, if you do not have a shower curtain liner, then you may have to use your shower curtain inside the tub.

Can you use a regular shower curtain for a stall shower?

Being a slave to size

Of course you‘ll need to measure before you buy a shower curtain—buying one that’s too short or not wide enough means a daily flood on the floor. But most of these tub curtains fit a stall shower just fine—the fabric will be just a bit bunched on each end.

How do you stop water splashing in a walk in shower?

The splash guards are small, triangular-shaped rubber fins that are placed in the corners where the shower wall meets the floor. They’re typically glued in place or attached with self-adhesive strips and can stop water from leaking out the corners of the shower.

What is the best fabric for a shower curtain?

While they can be more expensive, cotton is generally a good choice for your shower curtain. Cotton curtains can be the most durable and are also the easiest to wash, but must be done each month. Due to their fabric and look, cotton shower curtains can a more luxurious feel to your bathroom.

Should shower curtain be higher than shower head?

The rule of thumb is to put the shower curtain rod three to five inches higher than the shower curtain’s length. At the least, you want the curtain to hang at least six inches past the rim of the tub.

How far off the ground should shower curtains be?

A standard shower curtain is typically 72 inches long, so the curtain rod should be installed around 75 to 77 inches from the floor.

How far into the tub should a shower curtain hang?

Standard shower curtains are 72 inches long by 72 inches wide. If your shower has a tub, it’s recommended that the shower curtain and liner, if you’re using one, hang below the lip of the tub at least 6 inches.

How far should a curtain hang from the floor?

The proper position is ½ inch above the floor for free hanging curtains. This distance allows for mopping and cleaning while creating the illusion that the curtain touches the floor.

Is it OK for curtains to touch the floor?

It is normal for curtains to touch the floor. Some styles even need more length to produce a certain look. Using any of the curtain length styles is fine as long as it enhances the beauty of your home.

Should blackout curtains touch the floor?

So should curtains touch the floor? The short answer is yes usually. But when making any decision about your window treatments, whether they’re drapes, blinds, or shades, it’s important to consider every aspect of style and function so you can choose the best option for your windows and your home.

Do bedroom curtains have to touch the floor?

In formal or dressy rooms, curtains should just touch the floor. A romantic room deserves elegant, extra-long curtains that pool or puddle on the floor. Curtains to the sill, or to the bottom of the window trim (called the apron), look great and are practical in a kitchen.