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Why a World Map Shower Curtain?

World shower maps are a great way to get educated while getting clean! Made in a variety of styles and colors, shower maps may be the perfect gift for cartography buffs or decorators looking for a unique and eye catching piece of bathroom decor.

Shower Curtain Material

The material of your shower curtain can determine the feel and color vibrancy of your world shower map. A high – gloss shower curtain will look sleek, however the color depth is accentuated with fabric, which is not highly reflective like plastic shower curtains.

PEVA
PEVA, or polyethylene vinyl acetate is considered the ecologically sound alternative to PVC shower curtains. PEVA are a non-chlorinated vinyl with high gloss and durability. These shower curtains are low-cost and easily maintained.

Fabric
Fabric shower curtains are becoming the popular choice for their low environmental impact, and aesthetic beauty. Possessing an antique charm, fabric shower curtains give an intimate touch to any bathroom. However, you’ll also want to choose a fabric that is durable, easy to wash, and able to withstand damp and wet condition. Fabrics that perfect shower curtain material are linen, hemp, and organic cotton. These shower curtains come with magnets attached to the bottom of the curtain, to makeup for their higher porosity.

PVC
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. These shower curtains, like their PEVA counterparts, have a high-gloss and durability. PVC shower curtains are known to contain low amounts of toxic material that may affect the air quality in your home. Do not attempt to clean this material in your washing machine. Some advocates of green lifestyles advocate a PEVA liner over PVC.

Polyester
Polyester is a hybrid fabric known for it’s popularity in the disco era, but it’s useful something besides bad fashion. Shower curtains made from polyester need machine washes like fabric shower curtains. Polyester shower curtains have the durability vinyl while being easily cleaned like fabric shower curtains.

Vinyl
Vinyl is known for it’s extreme durability. It is also been known to outlast the other shower curtain alternatives. Any sign of film can be removed with a quick wipe down. Do not put this shower curtain in a washing machine using high temperatures. Vinyl has low porosity, and keeps draft out.

Size Matters

When going to but your shower curtain, size considerations can save you a hectic round of returns and re-purchases. Knowing your shower dimensions will allow you to make the correct curtain purchase the first time. The standard size of a shower curtain is 72 x 72. Claw-foot, garden, and other uniquely shaped tubs should be measured prior to purchase.

Additional Tips

Make sure the grommets are rust proof. This is really important for the longevity of your shower curtain. While soap scum can be easy to remove, rust can stain indefinitely. To reduce the possibility of mold, remember to stretch out the shower curtain after showering. This will reduce mold that often forms within folds of shower curtains that have been left folded for long periods of time.

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