Shower curtains do not do a good job by themselves of keeping water from seeping out of the shower and on to your bathroom floor. Depending on the type of flooring in your bathroom, this standing water could harm the flooring. It also leaves you with a mess that must be cleaned up immediately following every shower. There are some steps you can take to stop the water from getting past your shower curtain and on to your bathroom floors.
Install a shower curtain liner on the rod that holds your shower curtain. The best liners have either suction cups or magnets on them. The shower curtain liner should face the inside of your shower, while the curtain faces out.
Note: If you already have a liner and don't want to replace it, attach suction cups to the liner with some rubber cement.
Pull the shower curtain and the liner all the way to the edge of the rod when you get in the shower. This provides maximum coverage while you are taking a shower.
Keep the shower curtain liner on the inside of the shower, and the shower curtain itself on the outside of the shower. Many shower curtains are used for fashion, and not for getting wet. Keeping them on the outside of the tub or shower will help them stay clean and last longer.
Press the suction cups in to sides and bottom of the shower to get them to stick so that the liner is held in place. If your shower curtain liner has magnets, they will automatically stick to the sides and bottom to keep your liner from opening and releasing water.
Install a shower splash guard on each side of the tub enclosure for added splash protection. The splash guard resembles an L shape and is placed against the outer shower wall to keep the water in the shower and inside the shower curtain liner. Clean the shower with mild soap and water before you install the shower splash guard. Dry thoroughly with a towel and then remove the paper strip covering the adhesive on the back of the splash guard. Press the splash guard in place with some pressure so that the adhesive sticks.
Keep your shower head facing downward and not out to the side. This will keep the water from spraying toward the outside of your shower.
- Shower splash guards come in different sizes, so make sure you measure your shower or bath stall before you purchase a set.