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Shower Curtain Liner

Shower Curtain Liner
Want to buy a shower curtain liner? Read on to know everything about curtain liners, from the varieties they come in and their types.
Neha Joshi
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
For most of us, buying a shower curtain is one of the most important tasks while working on the interior of our bathroom. Some people splurge and make sure they get the best and do justice to their bathroom decor. But when they see their shower curtain wearing out, it troubles them. Someone tells them about curtain liners and they decide to get one soon.
Are you among these people? Decided to get a curtain liner rather than seeing your lovely shower curtain slowly losing its charm? Today, the liners with pockets too are available, though these should be bought only if necessary. Well, this piece will tell you everything about the liner so that you can go and buy one tomorrow itself. Read on.
What is a Shower Curtain Liner Exactly?
Shower and Curtain
Well, most of us know it as a liner to prevent water from damaging the curtain. But let's be more precise here. A curtain liner is a layer of another curtain that acts as a shield and saves the curtain from damages due to water and mold.
This liner is mostly always vinyl or some type of plastic. It has become a must buy given its use and its price. Installation of this liner will make sure that your shower curtain doesn't ever come in contact with water and soap. The best part about these liners is their price.
They come as cheap as $10 and save you from replacing your entire shower curtain. The reason for this low price is that these curtains are made from thin plastic and don't undergo the process of printing, which is the most expensive in the entire making of a curtain.
What is a Fabric Shower Curtain Liner?
Blue color Shower Curtain
Most of the time, a normal curtain liner will be made of thin transparent plastic. This thin transparent plastic in a way, might reduce the look of your shower curtain from the inside.
Keeping this in mind, came the fabric shower curtains which are usually made of 100% polyester. These act like your normal shower curtains in the sense that you don't need a shower curtain once you have one of these fabric liners.
They come in a huge variety of colors and are mostly always machine washable. These too, are water repellent and mildew resistant. The fabric liners are a better choice than the normal ones.
What Sizes Can One Find?
Nice bathroom interior with modern cabinet and floral shower curtain
Most of the time, these liners are available in all sizes. If you want a specific area to be covered, you can always go for some unique curtain liners that are custom made. However, there comes a specific category called the extra long curtain liners.
The extra long is usually the size -70" W x 84" L. Apart from this, there are no specific sizes in these liners than our usual medium, large and extra long. If you happen to buy a unnecessarily long liners, there are ways in which you can trim them, so even that is not a worry.
How to Clean a Shower Curtain Liner
Shower With Curtain
If you own a plastic liner, it is the easiest thing to clean. Four simple steps. Put it in the washing machine, put some detergent, put it on a slow cycle and once done, hang it back up again.
Yes, it really is that simple. If you are however using a fabric one, you would like to use vinegar or bleach. There is one thing you must keep in mind. Ask the shopkeeper how it needs to be washed before buying it. Some fabrics react differently to different ingredients. You don't want to buy another one so soon.
Now that you know everything about these curtain liners, it's time you go buy one. It is always good to save your money and cut your costs well in time. Replacing an entire bathroom shower curtain can be very expensive and the best option to avoid it is by buying a liner that will keep the water, soap and mold away from it.
Liners are indeed one of the best ways to protect the lovely shower curtains that are an important part of our bathroom decor.