This is a question that nags many people, but there is no definitive answer. It really depends on personal preference and the type of shower curtain you have.
The issue is that when you take a shower, the curtain covers both the outside and inside of the bathtub or shower enclosure. But which side goes outside?
Usually, the shower curtains hang outside the tub then the shower curtain liner is supposed to go inside the tub. But there are also many people who prefer doing the opposite. This is something you could try out and see which side of the tub feels more comfortable or looks better.
Do you put the shower curtain in the tub?
Some people like to have the curtain hanging out of the tub and the liner hanging in, while others prefer them both on the inside of the tub.
Some people put it in, some keep it outside, its usually personal preference but ideally they should go inside to prevent water from getting out the tub into the floors.
What is important to know is the best way to do this. If you are using a vinyl shower curtain, then once you are done with the shower, just take it out of the tub and hang it somewhere else.
If you want to keep it in the tub then use a liner or a liner with an industrial-strength hold. The material shouldn’t be too slippery and should be able to support itself up while still being flexible enough for movement and hanging on hooks without slipping off of them.
Does the shower curtain liner go inside or outside of the tub?
There is no set answer to this question. You will need to experiment with what you have available. The best way to find out is by trial and error until you get the hang of it.
There are many models of liner that will work with your shower curtain, so just experiment until you find what works for you and then stick with it.
One thing to consider when using a liner as a shower curtain is if there are any areas where water can be oozing out from. By not having the liner go out into the tub, you make it easier for the water to escape, so make sure there are no areas in your tub where water can come out.
Which side of the shower curtain goes inside?
The rugged side of the curtain liner must face the inside of the bathtub. This will help prevent leakage and keep the tub dry.
The cute side of the shower curtain must face the outside; this can be a fun, feminine option for your bathroom.
If you are going to have two liners, you may want to consider having a different design on each side.
You can also try out shower curtains that have clear vinyl on one side where you can hang items such as shampoo bottles or other bathroom essentials.
How far should a liner hang from the top of the tub?
6 inches. This will ensure that water does not leak into your bathroom or under your floorboards. In extreme cases, you may want to extend this even further to 10 inches.
This will help prevent water from leaking under your floorboards which could lead to expensive repairs, damage to your home, and potentially even mold and mildew growth in some cases.
How to measure for Length
Measure from the inside of the tub lip, up and over the top of the curtain rod. By measuring from the inside of the tub, you will eliminate any false measurements since most tubs are not perfectly lined up with a wall on one side or another.
A tub will sit about a half-inch to an inch lower than the top of the wall in which it sits, so your tub should hang at least 1½ inches lower than your wall surface. On most shower curtains, you may find that they hang even lower than this.
When measuring for length, you do not want to measure past the top of the curtain rod or nozzle where it meets another support system since this is the point where water could enter the shower curtain and drip down into your tub.
Tips om hanging shower curtain and liner
- First, decide what size you want the finished product to be, then measure the exact length on the inside of your tub that you are going to hang the shower curtain.
- for a perfect fit, clean and thoroughly dry fabric
- Add an inch to your measurement to allow for incorrect installation allow extra space so that your curtain will hang about an -1½” from the wall top, plus 2″ for extra headroom.
- start with the first hole on both sides.
- Once your curtain is hung, the opening should fit perfectly over the “T” intersection of the shower
As the resident shower expert at ShowerJournal.com, Wayne Lee loves to share the helpful tips and tricks he’s picked up over the years during his job as a handyman.