About six months ago, I tested out a product for StayDry Systems, called a Deluxe Shower Curtain Kit.
This is a solution for people that don't like water splashing out of their shower curtain and rotting their sub-floor and walls. While a standard shower door would accomplish this, some people (like my better half) are opposed to shower doors because they don't like the look of them.
It's a pretty simple system; it's a pair of rubber tubes that slip in to sleeves on a washable shower curtain, and wall channels for the tubes to push in to.
- Very easy to install. I installed this kit while my three-year-old son was in the tub. It took me about ten minutes to put this up, and the only tool I needed was a pair of scissors.
- Very effective. This product does exactly what it says it will do - it keeps water from getting out of the shower. You simply push the ends of the shower curtain in to the wall channels, and it forms a great seal at the wall. I tested this by taking a shower and pointing the shower head directly at the wall / curtain intersection for a while. Not a drop leaked out.
- The wall channels are a little unsightly, but if you use a decorative shower curtain over the waterproof curtain and you keep the curtain closed, it won't make any difference.
- It's more work to use than a shower door. My three-year-old would have no trouble opening and closing a shower door by himself, but there's no way he could seal up this system effectively. For adults, it works fine.
This is a great product. I've been using it in my house for about six months now, I love it, my wife loves it, and I've recommended it several times.
I wish I would have had this product for my last house. I had a shower that really could have used a shower door, but space constraints made a shower door impossible. This would have been a perfect solution. If you want to use your existing shower curtain and you don't need to have both ends of the shower curtain sealed, this company also offers a basic shower curtain sealer.
ps - no, this isn't a commercial or paid advertisement. I just thought this would be a perfect blog for Jay's new group here on AR.
pps - no, the walls in my son's bathroom aren't still yellow.
Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections