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Shower Curtain Rod Sizes

In this shower curtain rod sizes guide you’ll find the standard, stall size, & curved shower curtain rod measurements, and how to choose the best shower curtain sizes.
Shower curtain with stainless rod grey tilesA homeowner might be surprised to find that there are many kinds and sizes of curtain rods for them to choose from. This seems like an overwhelming feat for such a simple thing, but if you know what length of curtain rod you will need, the type of it will come in second to your decision. 

There are five major types of curtain rods, depending on their shape. The most common of them is the straight rods, then there are the curved, L-shaped, double, and rectangular curtain rods. Aside from having a distinct shape, they will either be adjustable or fixed.

Standard Shower Rod Sizes

Standard shower rod sizesThe most common type of shower curtain rod utilized by most households is the adjustable shower curtain rod.

Most of the adjustable ones are also easy to install and apartment-friendly since most of them won’t need drilling and screwing. These types of rods are quick, easy and gentle on your walls, so the deposit is secured as soon as or if you ever move out.

The standard shower rods will range in size and are adjustable. Most shower curtain rod sizes are 41 inches or 104 centimeters, 60 inches or 152 centimeters, and 72 inches or 183 centimeters. 

There are other models that extend from 54 inches to 90 inches or 229 centimeters. And even longer ones that extend from 78 inches or 198 centimeters to 108 inches or 274 centimeters in length. 

Standard Shower Tension Rod Size

Standard Shower tension rod sizeIn order to stop water spilling in your bathroom, especially if your shower or tub is connected to a toilet area with no partition, is by using a shower curtain, and a shower curtain will call for a tension rod.

The shower tension rod will be sturdy enough that it will support the total weight of the curtain and be complementary to the complete interior of the room. 

Tension rods or spring-loaded rods will require two walls. It is unique because of the spring in the rod that brings pressure on two points so that it can hold the rod and the curtain in place. The two ends of a tension rod will usually have a non-slip element to help the rod stay in place without effort. 

Shower tension rods will come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they will usually range from 42 to 72 inches or about 107 to 183 centimeters. 

Stall Size Shower Rod

Stall size shower rodShower stall sizes will vary from one home to the other. The measurements will depend on if they only have a shower or a whole tub included in the stall. The best way to ensure that you have the right size shower stall rod is to measure. 

Measuring is accessible just as long as you have a tape measure. All you need to do is to measure the width from one wall to the other, and you are good to go. Read more about bathtub dimensions here.

Shower stall rods will come in many sizes, and it will depend on whether you are getting an adjustable tension rod or a fixed tension rod that you would have to screw in. If you have a single shower stall, it will usually need a rod about 24 to 48 inches or 61 to 122 centimeters. 

Curved Shower Curtain Rod Size 

Curved shower rod sizeIf you choose to use a curved shower curtain rod for your bathroom, these shower rods will bend outwards at the ends of the tub. Use this type of shower rod if you have a tub or don’t want your shower to feel as cramped as using a straight shower curtain rod. 

You won’t have the uncomfortable feeling of a wet curtain touching your arms with a curved shower curtain rod, and this is also the better option if you are looking to install a shower curtain for a curved or even an oval tub.

Such shower rods are made for more oversized stalls in mind, so the sizes will usually range from 50 to 72 inches or 127 to 183 centimeters. Curved shower rods can come fixed or adjustable. 

What Size Shower Curtain Rod Do I Need? 

There are many points of consideration when deciding what size of shower curtain rod you need. If you have a more oversized tub, then opt for a curved shower rod to give you the space you need inside the tub without the curtain feeling too restrictive to your movements. 

If you only have a shower stall, then a straight tension shower stall is a good choice. Just remember that you are measuring from one of the walls to the other side so that you have a rough sketch of what length you need when going out to purchase one for your home or apartment.

To get the correct dimensions you will measure the total width of the shower opening. Standard shower curtains generally measure 70 or 72 inches in width.

What Size Shower Curtain For Standard Rod?

Standard shower curtain sizesOne of the most effortless ways to revamp your bathroom look is by changing your shower curtains. Shower curtains will come in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs, but what size of shower curtain is appropriate for a standard shower rod? 

There are three standard shower curtain sizes that you will find designed for any conventional shower stall. There are 70 by 70 inches or 178 by 178 centimeters shower curtains.

70 by 72 inches or 178 by 183 centimeters shower curtains will also fit a standard curtain rod. 

There are 72 by 72 inches or 183 by 183 centimeters shower curtains for the last standard size. 

What Size Shower Curtain For Curved Rod?

Shower curtain size for curved shower rod stallChoosing the right size of shower curtains for your bathroom is essential because you do not want the nuance of buying something too short but too long can also cause accidents inside the shower stall. So what is the appropriate size of shower curtain for a standard curved rod? 

The shower curtain with a measurement of 72 inches or 183 centimeters for the width and a length of 72 inches or about 183 centimeters is the recommended size for a curved rod. This will provide the length for the shower curtain to work efficiently. 

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