Types of Shower Curtain Holders

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Types of Shower Curtain Holders
Hang any shower curtain in style with functional curtain hooks. (Curtain. image by Victor Samoilovich from Fotolia.com)

Shower curtain holders known as shower curtain hooks or rings come in several styles. While the styles vary, the function of the hooks is still the same---they allow for easy movement of a shower curtain along a solid rod. Decorative hooks enhance the look of your bath while sleek metal, hardware-inspired rings styles add modern form and function to a standard task.

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Decorative Shower Curtain Hooks

The most popular and easily available style of shower curtain hook is a decorative style. These hooks feature a decorative piece attached to a simple U shaped hook. The decorative piece hangs on the front of the shower curtain and the hook weaves through the shower curtain holes and over the shower rod allowing the curtain to slide along the curtain rod. Decorative shower curtain hooks can be found to match virtually any bathroom or decorative taste. The price will depend on the quality and brand of the hooks, which are typically sold in sets of 12 at discount, big box, department and home good stores.

Shower Curtain Roller Rings

One of the newer styles of shower curtain hook on the market is the metal roller ball ring. Sold under different names this ring is also called a power glide ring. This is a pear shaped metal ring that weaves through the holes on the curtain, slips over the rod and then closes with an overlapping hardware feature on the back of the ring. The top of these rings feature a series of free rolling metal balls that allow the curtain to move effortlessly across any curtain rod. Roller ball rings are available in silver, stainless, nickel, brass and gold tone metal finishes. Sold in sets of 12, these items can be found where bath accessories or hardware are sold. The price will vary based on the materials, finish and brand.

Split Shower Curtain Hook

A split shower curtain hook is a uniquely designed hook that allows you to hang your shower curtain liner on one part of the hook and the shower curtain on the other, allowing for a slight separation between the two. The hook technology is still the same as it slips over the top of the rod allowing you to move the curtain along the rod. The unusual design of this hook allows you to easily remove or replace the liner without having to take the hooks or curtain off the rod. The split design hooks, sold in sets of 12, are available from bath speciality and department stores.

Shower Curtain Rings

Shower curtain rings are a circular shower curtain holder that loops through the shower curtain, liner and then over the shower rod completing the ring shape by snapping closed at the bottom of the ring. This style is typically made of flexible materials, such as plastic, allowing it to snap open and closed. Shower rings are solid coloured, inexpensive and sold in sets of 12 anywhere bath supplies are sold.

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