Curtaining grandmother's ancient free standing bathtub requires twice the fabric and sometimes costs twice the price of curtaining just one side of the more conventional bathtub. But, no single item adds distinction to any bathroom more than a claw footed bathtub from a different generation. Whether installing a sleek plastic liner for that old claw foot tub situated in a contemporary design scheme or deciding on a custom made drape for a design scheme from grandmother's generation the bathroom where a free standing tub sits will always be considered a lovelier room due to its presence.
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A sleek plastic shower liner hung on a rod suspended from the ceiling over the tub is a good choice for a contemporary bathroom outfitted with lots of wood. A light weight plastic liner will do just fine for shielding the wood from both the water spray and humidity generated during a shower. The rods available for the two sided tub are very similar to the somewhat oval shape of the tub and allow the liner to be effectively suspended just below the ceiling. Plastic shower liners come in a variety of colours and finishes. It is the overall size that might be problematic. Use two separate liners outfitted with matching rings when the proper double size is not available. Liners with small rectangular lead weights in the bottom corners are most effective at keeping the liner in place while the water streams from the faucet at bath time.
Ready Made Decorative Shower Curtain
Most any retail store selling items for the shower will also carry a number of shower curtain choices that are suitable for a two sided tub. Many of the same stores will also sell the special shower rods needed for coverage on both sides of the tub. The key to using ready made shower curtains effectively for the antique bathtub is to buy more than one curtain. Generally the ready made shower curtains are made from polyester. In these instances an additional plastic liner is actually not necessary.
Custom Made Shower Drape
A custom made shower drape allows the owner to create a look in the bathroom that is unique. When deciding to invest the money in a custom made shower drape one of the first things to consider is whether the drape will be functional. If the curtain will be used simply to dress both sides of the tub then plan on using a plastic liner underneath the drape. A separate shower rod may be installed for the liner for it to function freely.