Shower Curtain Liners

Shower curtain liners come in a range of materials and prices. Naturally, the first thing to consider is the type and colour of the shower curtain you will be lining. Depending on this, you should make a decision about whether to opt for a clear lining or one in a complementary colour.

You should also think about how often you use your shower. If the answer is frequently, you would be advised to select a lining in vinyl. It is durable, easy to clean and especially good for larger families. However, make sure you buy a vinyl lining with a manufacturers guarantee that it is free of toxic materials. Look out for those in Ethyl Vinyl Acetate or Polyethylene Vinyl Acetate.

Your budget, of course, will also determine your selection, but be warned, the cheaper the lining, the more likely it is to fade and you could well end up paying out more buying replacements than investing in a more expensive one that will last longer.

Organic hemp shower curtain liners are becoming easier to find and represent good value for money, as well as being a ‘green’ option. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns and are easily waterproofed.

Cotton, too, is also proving a steady seller, but remember that repeated washings may result in fading. If you buy one with a ‘designer’ label, take care that the lining will be constantly in stock. However, one of cotton’s great advantages is that it is easy to match up with other soft fabrics in your bathroom, particularly curtains and mats.


Choosing a bath screen or shower curtain for your bathroom

Bath screens and shower curtains are an important addition to the bathroom, as they allow you to have privacy whilst you shower or bathe. Shower curtains come in a variety of styles and are ideal for making your bathroom look creative. Bath screens look more modern and are the best option if you are aiming to make your bathroom look as stylish as possible.

Bath screens may be a little more expensive than shower curtains. Plumbworld offers a selection of bath screens, from fixed bath screens to folding bath screens. Hinged bath screens look good, but may get in the way when it comes to cleaning the bath, whereas a folding screen can just be pushed back to easily access areas that need cleaning.

Shower curtains are less formal than bath screens and are available in lots of interesting styles and colours. Shower curtains can add more spark to the room and are perfect for fitting in with a particular theme. If you have an aquatic theme, then there are shower curtains with blue patterns or pictures of dolphins. There are even shower curtains to suit a wildlife theme.

If you have a family bathroom, then it may be better to opt for a shower curtain to make the bathroom more appealing for children. If you live alone or with a partner, then a bath screen is perfect for a modern or luxurious theme. Shower curtains are also ideal if you are looking for a more affordable option, as they are usually priced under £20.00. The prices of bath screens vary, but they are generally more expensive, most of them being priced over £100.00.


Shower curtains or panels

The choice of a shower curtain or panel is one on which many people are governed by price.  Shower curtains are much cheaper than a panel, with prices starting at less than £5.  This obviously makes them the least expensive option and, if money is tight, a shower curtain is the obvious choice.  One of the major drawbacks of buying a curtain is that they are somehow more awkward to clean and they can need replacing every couple of years, since they can look unsightly if they are kept for many years.  However, they are functional and are particularly affordable; recent innovations have resulted in shower curtains becoming available in a range of different colours, designs and materials some of which can be machine washable.

A shower panel does tend to look more stylish and is a good investment for your home, since it gives a very modern look to a bathroom and they are quite easy to keep clean, looking sparkling and fresh, with a good range of products on the market which you simply spray onto the panel and then leave, alleviating the need to spend ages polishing the panel.

Shower panels or enclosures are, also, not as expensive as you may think and are available for less than £100.  If space is very restricted and you have the shower and bath combined, then a screen is the obvious choice to enhance the appearance and give the bathroom a modern and sleek look.