Plastic or vinyl are the most common and usually the cheapest options. You can buy them complete with shower curtain rings or separately, depending on your taste.
You can buy solid color shower curtains in clear, red, blue, white, yellow, etc. If you prefer something more fun or stylish, there are plastic and vinyl shower curtains with a variety of patterns. Some feature landscapes, animals, or cityscapes. Children’s shower curtains often feature cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants or Transformers.
As for curtain cleaning, you can either clean them by hand or in a washing machine. Some people recommend using bleach or vinegar in a cleaning solution. Any mild dishwashing detergent or washing powder will do. If you wash vinyl or plastic curtains by hand, spread them out on a flat surface. If you live in an apartment or do not have a large enough flat surface, you can wash them in the bathtub or in the washing machine. When washing in the washing machine, it is best to use a gentle cycle. Add detergent – and bleach or vinegar to disinfect and deodorize if necessary – put the shower curtain in the washing machine and run it through the normal wash cycle.
Some recommend adding bath towels to make it easier to clean. When it’s done, remove it from the washing machine and hang it to dry. If you hate wrinkles and have a steamer, you can remove them with steam, otherwise, the steam from the next shower will get rid of them.
Fabric curtains are easy to clean. Follow the instructions on the care labels, just as you would with clothing. Some people use liners for fabric curtains – and vinyl curtains, too – because the curtains are just a decorative element and they don’t want soap scum to build upon them. If you use an insert for a fabric shower curtain, you will need to wash both the curtain and the insert. If you are not using a fabric shower curtain, you should remove and wash it at least once a month.
If mold or fungus has formed on your plastic or vinyl shower curtain, you can clean it by spraying bleach on the affected areas while it hangs in the bathroom and then rinsing it with hot water.
A shower curtain in the bathroom can become a permanent part of your bathroom decor. When properly cleaned and dried, the shower curtain can be a lasting addition to your bathroom.
Environmentally friendly shower curtains
If you care about the environment, install eco-friendly shower curtains. They are available in a variety of materials such as cotton, hemp, fabric, and many others. They are also available in styles to match any modern bathroom.
These “green” curtains can be made from recycled or repurposed materials to reduce waste. You can use the curtain along with other eco-friendly bathroom accessories, such as low-flow showerheads, VOC-free or low-VOC paints, and high-efficiency toilets. Take a look at some of the products on the market today.
This curtain has a modern design with silver swirls on a white matte background. It is made of lightweight, vinyl-free, chlorine-free, eco-friendly PEVA plastic. You don’t need to use any lining for this curtain, which has 12 reinforced eyelets. To clean, you can hand wash this curtain in warm water with a mild detergent. Hang it up to dry. The dimensions of this shower curtain are 180 cm x 200 cm.
Plaisir Shower Curtain:
This azure blue shower curtain intrigues some people as they see hints of purple in the flowers and stems in a medium shade of green on a white background. This curtain does not need to be lined. It is PVC-free, waterproof, vinyl-free, and non-toxic, making it an ideal replacement for an old shower curtain in your cabin, bathroom, or spa. Size 180cm x 200cm.
The shower curtain “Lines”:
This shower curtain with vertical lines on a matte background is perfect for any modern bathroom. Fun and interesting design is available in white and pale pink or orange and mimosa. This water-repellent curtain is very easy to clean. It features 12 reinforced grommets and is made of lightweight PEVA plastic. Available sizes are 70.9″ x 78.7″.
Rigoletto Shower Curtain:
This eco-friendly, non-toxic curtain is designed with curved vertical stripes on a matte white background. It comes in a buttercream color and requires no padding when in use. Its dimensions are 70. 9 inches by 78.7 inches.
Bardo Shower Curtain:
This shower curtain has an attractive block pattern on a matte white background with red and cranberry red. The curtain is made of waterproof and eco-friendly PEVA plastic that is non-toxic, lightweight, and vinyl-free. No lining is required for this shower curtain. Cleaning this shower curtain is easy: wash it by hand in warm water with a mild detergent. This curtain is available in red and silver. It measures 70.9″ by 78.7″.
Romanian Organic Hemp Shower Curtain:
Made from 100 percent organic hemp, this shower curtain is durable and mildew resistant. It is easy to clean and durable. Simply machine dries this shower curtain and hangs it to dry. Prices for this curtain vary depending on options and sizes.