Do You Need An Extra Wide And Extra Long Shower Curtain?

Finding an extra wide as well as extra long shower curtain can be a problem. Fortunately there are a few shower curtains on the market that can solve the issue. We received an email from a woman who had a problem finding a shower curtain that is 78″ Wide as well as 78″ Long. Here is the solution to the dilemma.

The first option is to find a shower curtain this size which is extra long and extra wide. This is what we came across.

Shower Curtain 78" x 78"

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This particular shower curtain on the right, is both extra wide and extra long. 78″ x 78″. It is a beautiful shower curtain with Lilacs, white and grays. To purchase this shower curtain, just click on the picture and it will give you more details.

This shower curtain is also available in the extra wide, extra long size of 86″ x 74″

 

The Veronica Bathroom Shower Curtain shown below,is Polyester and has a decorative bath curtain design. It also is 78″ x 78″.

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We also have a more modern designed shower curtain that fits the description of an extra wide shower curtain as well as an extra long one.

(Note: The colors state that this shower curtain is Black/White and Grey/Gray but customers say it is actually Tan and not Grey)

This curtain also measures 78″ Wide and 78″ Long

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The biggest concern when choosing an extra wide and extra long Shower Curtain is finding one in a style and color that will go with your bathroom decor. This is why we are listing a variety of designs hoping you will find one that meets your style and budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Those of you how love the combination of brown and turquoise, here is another Polyester shower curtain with a Paisley print. 78″ x 78″

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Below are a few more styles which you may want to check out….Again these are the extra wide, extra long shower curtains in the 78″ x 78″ size.

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Advise Using a liner with this

Advise Using a liner with this

 

 

 

 

Nautical Theme Shower Curtain

Nautical Theme Shower Curtain

Paisley Shower Curtain Extra Wide & Extra Long 78" x 78"

Paisley Shower Curtain Extra Wide & Extra Long 78″ x 78″

Light Yellow Hotel Bathroom Curtain

Light Yellow Hotel Bathroom Curtain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Wide/Extra Long Shower Curtain Liners

 

You are probably aware that extra wide/extra long shower curtain liners are also hard to find. We have included a couple here to help you. Although these are marketed as shower curtains, they can easily be used a shower curtain liners to protect any fabric shower curtain you may be using.

PEVA shower curtain can be used as shower curtain liner 78" x 78"

PEVA shower curtain can be used as shower curtain liner 78″ x 78″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEVA Shower Curtain Liner White Geometry Design 78" x 78"

PEVA Shower Curtain Liner White Geometry Design 78″ x 78″

 

This particular Geometric Designed Shower Curtain Liner On The Left, May Also Be Purchased in the 84″ x 78″ Size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shower Curtain Tip

Shower Curtain Tip

 

TIPS:

If you can’t find an extra wide shower curtain at 78”, purchasing one at 84” will be wider by 6 inches. This is not a huge problem because you can usually adjust the fullness between the hooks to make it fit, but more fully ( a more drape like effect)

With an extra wide shower curtain, you may need extra shower curtain hooks. Due to the extra width, there may be more shower curtain holes.

Remember our advise to always use a shower curtain liner even if they say that their fabric is waterproof…See our article Which Bathroom Shower Curtain is the Best?

Some people like to use tablecloth weights to try and avoid their shower curtains from billowing…You may find it helps

 

Shown Here Are A Few Extra Wide Shower Curtains That You Might Like. These are 84″ Wide x 78″ Long.

 

Light Brown Coffee Leaves Pattern

Light Brown Coffee Leaves Pattern

 

 

 

 

Abstract Leaves Brown/Beige/Turquoise

Abstract Leaves Brown/Beige/Turquoise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for an extra wide shower curtain and extra long shower curtain you might want to consider this fabric shower curtain of Flowers and Stripes. This is great for a child’s bathroom theme or for yourself….Why not bring out the hippie in you 🙂

Red/Yellow/Blue Design Fabric Shower Curtain 84 x 78

Red/Yellow/Blue Design Fabric Shower Curtain 84 x 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope this article is helpful to you. Please remember to tell your friends about us

The Shower Curtains Plus Team

The Shower Curtains Plus Team

 

 

 

 

Which Bathroom Shower Curtain Material is The Best? Part I

When it comes to choosing a new bathroom shower curtain, finding the right one can often become a challenge. Not only do you have to consider the bathroom theme ideas that you want to create, you must further decide which shower curtain material will suit your needs and budget. You will also have to consider whether you want to use a shower curtain liner, which we strongly suggest that you purchase.Fabric Shower Curtains

The Purpose of Your Shower Curtain

Shower Curtains are a basic necessity unless you choose to go with Shower Screens. The advantage of using a shower curtain is that it can define the theme of your bathroom decor especially if they are the focal point when entering your bathroom.

Shower curtains come in a variety of colors, sizes and styles which will make it easy to coordinate with other bathroom accessories, no matter what bathroom decor theme you are going for.

Once you have decided on which shower curtain material to use, and your bathroom decor theme, then it is only necessary to make sure that your shower curtain will fulfill its purpose:

  1. You Want Your Shower Curtain to Provide You With Some Privacy
  2. You Want Your Shower Curtain To Keep Water Off Of The Floor
  3. You Want Your Shower Curtain To Be Easy To Care For

Shower Curtain Material

There are many different types of material that can be used for shower curtains. Your choice will be dependent on your budget and the kind of shower curtain arrangement that you want.

The majority of people prefer to have a two part system with the shower curtain on the outside of the tub and a shower curtain liner on the inside.

Using this type of system allows you to have many more choices in your shower curtain material. However, many materials will not keep the water off of your floor and that will definitely require you to use a shower curtain liner to take care of the problem. There are many fabric shower curtains that have their pros and cons that might deter you from purchasing them, but remember that a shower curtain liner will probably be able to take care of many of those issues.

We are now going to look at the various materials that can be used for shower curtains.

We will be looking at fabric, also known as Textiles, which include fabric or cloth etc. Shower curtain fabric can include man-made, synthetic fabrics as well as natural organic options.

Fabric Shower Curtains can include:  hemp shower curtains organic

Later, in Part II, we will also look at Vinyl Shower Curtains such as Vinyl, PEVA and EVA.  So let’s get started!

Fabric Shower Curtains

Satin Shower Curtain Material

Make Your Own Satin Shower Curtain by Purchasing Material Yourself For A Custom Made, One of A Kind Shower Curtain.

A fabric shower curtain can be made from such a vast array of textiles. When buying fabric shower curtains, there are many varieties to choose from. With a little imagination, you can probably think up more fabric types to use. For instance, Fabric Shower Curtains can be:

Your preferences will probably be dependent on how easily they can be cleaned and the price range 🙂 For example, a Silk Shower Curtain would look luxurious in a bathroom, but when you consider that it is more expensive, it’s dry clean only and tends to get water spots easily, you may reconsider this as a choice for you.

In order to determine which fabric shower curtain is best for you, you just have to consider the Pros and Cons and base your final decision on those.

The Fabric Shower Curtain Options we want to look at in part 1.

  • Polyester Shower Curtains
  • Cotton Shower Curtains
  • Linen Shower Curtains
  • Hemp Shower Curtains

Synthetic Shower Curtains

Synthetics are probably the most affordable when it comes to fabric shower curtain material. Some people may complain because they are man made, but they are extremely low in maintenance and stand up better than most of the natural alternatives.

Synthetics are well noted for their water repellent properties which helps in avoiding mildew. (Mildew can cause health problems such as asthma and allergies)

The majority of shower curtains on the market are made up of these man-made materials such as polyester and nylon, or a polyester/cotton mix.

Polyester Shower CurtainsButterfly Curtains

The Pros

  • Very Easy to Find and Purchase
  • Polyester Shower Curtains Have a Vast Array of Colors, Patterns and Styles to Suit Your Taste
  • They Are Reasonably Priced (Inexpensive)
  • They Are Generally Waterproof
  • They Have Aesthetic Appeal
  • They Are Resistant to Mildew
  • They Resist Creasing
  • They Resist Shrinking
  • They Are Easily Recyclable
  • They Are Not Flammable and Polyester Doesn’t Ignite Easily Like Many of the Natural, Untreated Fabrics Do.
  • They Can be Dried in the Dryer.
  • Polyester Shower Curtains Dry in a Flash Because it Doesn’t Absorb Moisture.

The Cons

  • Polyester Doesn’t Feel as Luxurious as Natural Fabrics
  • It is Man Made, Synthetic
  • Not Considered as Eco-Friendly Products

Natural Fabrics: Cotton & Linen Shower CurtainsNautical Shower Curtain, Cotton

The Pros

  • Cotton Shower Curtains and Linen Showers Curtain are Natural Fabrics
  • Natural Fabrics, Such as Cotton and Linen, Come in a Vast Array of Colors, Prints, Weaves and Thicknesses
  • They Look More Luxurious
  • They Feel Softer Than Synthetics
  • They Often Come With Matching Towels
  • Considered Eco-Friendly Products

The Cons

  • Cotton and Linen Shower Curtains are More Expensive Than Synthetics
  • They Are Not Water Repellant
  • They Absorb Water Very Quickly
  • They Don’t Dry Out Quickly
  • They Become Incubators For Mold and Mildew, (More So Than Hemp)
  • They Are Difficult To Care For
  • They Shrink Drastically If Not Washed and Dried Properly
  • They Must Be Hung To Dry, And They Take a Long Time To Dry
  • They Lack Any Defense Against Fungi, Bacteria and Unsightly Stains
  • Hard Water is a Big Problem Because it Leaves Brown Stains On The Curtain
  • You Will Need Good Ventilation in The Bathroom To Help Prevent Mildew (Mildew Causes Asthma and Allergies)
  • Cotton And Linen Crease Easily
  • Because These Absorb Water So Quickly, You Can Expect to Have A Lot Of Water On The Floor When You Get Out Of Your Shower. (A vinyl shower curtain liner will prevent this)
  • Natural Fabrics Are Much More Flammable Than Synthetic. Not Only Do They Ignite Readily, They Also Burn Much Faster Than Synthetic Curtains Do. (Not a Good Thing If You Like To Use Candles in the Bathroom)
  • Most Natural Fabrics are Coated With Waterproofing Of Some Kind So That They Won’t Soak Up So Much Water. If They Are Left Untreated They Would Be Useless, Unless You Had a Good Shower Curtain Liner To Stop The Water From Flooding Your Bathroom. (Note: Waterproofing Uses Chemicals)

Hemp Shower Curtains

Many people consider Hemp to be a much more Eco-friendly shower curtain than the other alternatives. Obviously, as you have already seen, there are pros and cons to every option that you need to take into consideration.

The Pros

  • It is a Natural Shower Curtain
  • The Pesticides Used Are Lower Than With Cotton
  • The Fabric Is Made From The Plant Fibers
  • The Hemp Fabric is Stronger and Longer Lasting Than The Fabric Produced From CottonOrganic Hemp Shower Curtains
  • Its Weave is More Open Allowing For To Breath More Readily
  • It is Resistant To Both Mildew And Bacteria
  • Considered Eco-Friendly Products

The Cons

  • It Will Absorb Water
  • You Will Need to Wring It Out And Wash It Frequently
  • It Deteriorates Quickly If You Leave It Wet So You Will Need To Care For It More Rigorously (Some people suggest you wash it every couple of days to keep it from degrading)
  • It Is Much More Expensive Than Synthetics (so if you are looking for inexpensive shower curtains these will be way above your budget)
  • You Will Get Water On Your Floor Unless You Use a Shower Curtain Liner

A Word Regarding Eco-Friendly Products

Regarding Cotton Shower Curtains

When looking for an organic shower curtain, many feel that cotton shower curtains are one of the best choices because it is a natural product, as is Hemp, and uses less pesticides. If one considers the amount of water that is necessary to produce cotton, perhaps they might change their minds. According to the Environmental Justice Foundation in London, to produce only 1 kilogram of cotton (Enough for a T-shirt and pair of Jeans) it takes approximately 20,000 liters of water. This is causing a great ecological disaster in some cotton producing countries. For more info on this you can read: EJF (2012)The True Costs of Cotton: Cotton Production and Water Insecurity. Environmental Justice Foundation, London

Regarding Hemp Shower Curtains

Although hemp is an organic material that is Eco-friendly, there are many manufacturers appearing on the market who want to jump on the ecological bandwagon. This of course, is for profit to make themselves more money. These unscrupulous dealers will use chemicals to grow and produce their hemp fabrics so that they can get them to the market more quickly.

During the process of making the hemp similar in size and appearance, in a process known as water retting, the water runoff pollutes the body of water that they are using. This can cause environmental issues with the health of the neighboring areas.

With all of the chemicals and solvents used by these unscrupulous people, the outcome is probably worse than using man-made synthetics.

Natural Dyes

Natural dyes are not as Eco-friendly as people would have you believe. It is true that synthetic dyes use chemicals to bond the color the fabric, but natural dyes will not bond to fabric unless the fabric has been treated in mordants. Most of these mordants are highly toxic and some natural dyes, such as Hematein which are derived from logwood are hazardous. Hematein is classified with a rating of 2 (where 0 is harmless and 4 is the maximum).

Conclusion: Fabric Shower Curtains

Before we go on to look at Vinyl Shower Curtains such as PEVA shower curtains and EVA shower curtains in part 2, Let’s take a moment to consider the pros and cons of fabric shower curtains once more.

The Pros

  • Fabric Shower Curtains Look and Feel More Luxurious Than Plastics
  • They Can Give a More Formal Look To Your Bathroom
  • Come in Many Colors and Designs
  • They are Easy To Match With Your Decor
  • Many of the Fabric Shower Curtains are Washable in the Washing Machine (Especially polyester)

The Cons

  • Fabric is More Expensive Than Plastics, Vinyl etc.
  • Many Fabric Shower Curtains are Heavier and May Need More Secure Hardware to Keep Them Up. Spring Loaded Curtain Rods, Probably Won’t Do The Trick.
  • They Will Need Washing Much More Often (with the exception of synthetics such as polyester)
  • They Attract Mold and Mildew
  • Many of Them Absorb and Retain Moisture. (This makes them heavy and a breeding ground for fungi, mildew and mold)
  • Unless You Have a Very Gentle Shower Head, Water Will Definitely Leak Onto the Bathroom Floor. (This can be solved with a shower curtain liner)
  • Many Fabric Shower Curtains are Treated to Waterproof Them and Help Them Resist Mildew. (These treatments do include chemicals)
  • Hard Water Will Leave Unsightly Brown Stains on Your Fabric Shower Curtain Unless You Use a Shower Curtain Liner.

Please remember, many problems with fabric shower curtains can be solved with simply installing a proper shower curtain liner. This will protect your shower curtain and make the maintenance of Fabric Shower Curtains much less work.

As you can see, fabric shower curtains are available in many different materials. You are certain to find the exact one that you want to make your bathroom decor theme come to life.

Continue to Part II of our discussion on “Which Bathroom Shower Curtain is the Best?”