Shower curtain rods are used to hang the curtain and prevent water from splashing outside the shower room. It will keep your bathroom dry and less messy and can mainly be found of three types ready-made or tension rods, customized and a fixed rod. You can easily install a tension rod in your bathroom by yourself, and in the case of customized and fixed rods you will probably require a professional or you can also choose to do it by yourself if you have the equipment is with you.
How to Install a Shower Curtain Rod in a Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tile surfaces are very slippery to make a shower curtain rod stay at a fixed position. So, for this surface, a fixed shower curtain rod is more appropriate.
First of all, measure the distance between the two walls or the points where you expect to install the rod. And then mark the two positions with a pencil.
Now using a stud finder slide it over the marked liner. The stud finder will beep or lighten up if studs are present. If no stud is present you probably require to put some drywall anchors in the are drill holes for better support of the rods.
After that, you have to screw the drywall anchors into the pre-drilled holes and mount the hardware into the hole. When you are done, insert the hooks of the curtain into the rod, and place the rod securely into the rod holes and tighten them.
How to Insert Shower Curtain Rods Without Screw
The rods which do not require any screws for installation are called tension rods. You will use this kind of rod when you don’t want a curtain in that place permanently or if you are living in a rental apartment.
If the first procedure is the same which is taking the measurements for both tension rods and fixed rods. For the tension rod, you will have to extend the rod 1-2 inches more than the measurements you took earlier. This is because if the measurements and the rods are of the same size, the rods won’t stick to the wall instead will fall to the ground. Extending it will make it stay tight up in the wall.
Before you get the rod; you have to insert the curtain hooks into the rod. Then place one end of the rod 1 inch above the mark and slowly push the other end to the other marked point. When the rod has tightly stuck to the wall, you can adjust it to appropriately. It is a very simple and easy process.
How to Extend Shower Curtain Rods
Tension rods are made with an interlocking shaft with a spring inside it. And the rod looks like two sections that are joined together. Now place one hand on one side and twist anti-clockwise, it will lengthen it. And to shorten it you will twist the rod clockwise.
How to Prevent Rods from Slipping off the Wall
The tension curtain rod may slip due to two reasons which are when the angle of the rods is not perfect and when there is a lack of friction between the wall and the rod.
If your rod doesn’t make 90 degrees or nearest to both walls, then it’s very common that it will fall down. And to fix that you have to reset it evenly.
Now if the reason behind the falling is lack of friction, then you can get furniture pads which are usually used under the chairs to prevent scratches, and place them at both ends of the rod. After that reinstall it like you did earlier. This chair does not mean the shower chairs to prevent falls, they are the furniture. However, using furniture pads is a great way to prevent shower curtain rods from slipping.
Shower curtain rods play a very important role in the cleanliness and the interior of your bathroom. Before you buy a curtain rod for your bathroom have sufficient knowledge about the materials it is made of and about how effective the rod is. Also, make sure that the rods match the hardware interior of your bathroom.
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