Shower Curtain Rods
We’ve compiled a list of the best shower curtain rods for home use, check it out.
The right shower curtain can make or break the look of your bathroom, but the wrong rod can send it tumbling to the floor in the midst of your warm water bliss.
To help you find the best shower curtain rod, we sized up hundreds of styles available on Amazon for looks, durability and ease of installation and pulled together this list of seven top choices.
If you’ve had bad experiences with wimpy tension rods, take a good look at the features on this model by JimmLoo.
The rod is made of stainless steel, so it won’t rust and the unique end caps use both texture and suction to help keep it securely in place without marring delicate finishes.
Installation requires no tools and the roughly 1 inch-diameter rod accommodates curtains hung by ring, grommet, or rod pocket.
Users give the smooth finish great reviews for not snagging fabric and rings glide back and forth with ease. If you want a lightweight, fuss-free style to buy today and hang tomorrow, this may be the best tension rod for your money.
• Tool-free installation • Simple designs lets your curtain shine
• Available only in stainless steel • Non-stainless end cap components
• Expands space in the shower • Refined features with a high-end look
• Installation requires tools • Small stalls get less benefit from the curved design
• Double rod holds both a liner and curtain • Fuss-free installation
• Low weight • Vague assembly instructions
If you need a no-nonsense rod that pops up in seconds, this model by AmazonBasics has you covered. It comes in a wide array of sizes and colors and it’s the best shower curtain rod we could find in its budget-friendly price range.
It’s simple, sleek styling fits any décor and for those who move often, it can serve as an all-purpose closet or window curtain rod if it’s not needed in the shower. Set-up is simple, just twist and hang. Its 7/8-inch diameter is a perfect fit for lightweight curtains and non-marring end caps hold steady on most common surfaces. Users say curtains glide effortlessly over the beveled edge where the two rods meet in the center.
• Wide color and size range • Best tension rod for the price
• End caps may not hold on textured surfaces • Some lengths available only in select colors
This steel tension rod is chrome plated with a shiny, neutral finish. It fits stalls up to 75 inches and installs without tools — just extend it to the desired length, twist and hang. What stands out about this model is the tight tension.
Users note that among economy-priced tension rods, this model seems to allow for firmer tension against walls with texture and doesn’t slip. It’s all aluminum, should never rust and will look great with any curtain.
• Tight-fitting • Neutral colors
• Not for heavy curtains • Limited color selection
This corner shower curtain rod by Zenna Home is simple, but effective for L-shaped corner shower stalls. Installation requires just a few basic household tools and is simple enough for anyone to hang.
It’s made of aluminum, so it’s rust-free and Zenna stands behind that with a comprehensive, no-rust warranty. For stalls less than average size, the rod can be cut. The one-inch diameter rod fits most curtains and users says curtain rings glide easily over its finished surface.
The best part is that for novice do-it-yourselfers, Zenna’s service department stands ready to help you with installation questions.
• Can be cut to size • Requires only simple tools to install
• For lightweight curtains only • Utilitarian look
For heavy shower curtains, Wholesale Plumbing offers this curved rod. It’s available in three popular colors and creates up to 20 percent more space in the shower than traditional rods. It takes tools to install, but patented snap-fit ends make it an easier job than most.
Users, in fact, rave about the ease of assembly and its rust-free construction is guaranteed to keep it looking great for years.
• Easy to install • Accommodates heavy curtains
• Makes holes in shower walls • Plastic fitting between rods detracts from look