Should You Use a Shower Curtain Liner?

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What You'll Need
Shower curtain liner
What You'll Need
Shower curtain liner

Hotel-style vinyl shower curtain liners are popular as alternatives or additions to traditional fabric shower curtains. Their low cost, ease of maintenance, and a wide variety of colors allow them to enliven bathroom decor quickly and inexpensively.

Advantages of Using a Shower Liner

If you want to save wear on your fabric shower curtain so that it lasts longer, consider using a liner. Soft vinyl liners are washable and durable. You may wash liners once a week if you like, but monthly machine washing in warm water with laundry detergent on a mild setting is all that is needed to keep your liner clean. When the washing and rinsing cycles are complete, simply shake-out the liner and rehang it to dry.

Unlike stiff plastic shower curtains, liners are made from a softer polyester. They are more flexible. Liners are mildew resistant and may be clear, translucent, or colored. Shower curtain liners are readily available in most home and bath supply stores.