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For the price especially, this is a good, basic liner. We bought two, one for each of our bathtub/showers, and they're doing fine so far. The sludgy stuff from our water near the coast usually affects these things fast, and these aren't showing signs yet (they haven't been hanging up long at all, but it normally doesn't take more than a week for this stuff to make an appearance). My issue with these is that they just don't stay put too well. Part of that is our curved curtain rod is a bit high (the lower, straighter curtain rod tub doesn't have this problem as bad), but those "heavy duty" magnets aren't very heavy duty at all. There's only three, and they're about as strong as the ones holding my kid's drawings onto the side of my refrigerator. So that's annoying. Still, with the price being low and these actually working with our water so far, I'm not too upset about it. Maybe I can add some cheapie magnets we aren't using on the fridge to this thing somehow; problem solved?
Doesn’t suction to all surfaces - surface must be completely smooth and clean. This is not the fault of the manufacturer, it’s just how all suction cups work but it seems some people are not aware of this. Liner feels very substantial and durable. When you first hang it, it seems a bit stiff, like it doesn’t want to fold up neatly along with your decorative outer curtain as you open them. This remedies itself after a couple hot showers. I noticed absolutely no “plastic” smell when I first opened the package and hung it up. Seems like it will be quite simple to clean. Good idea to spray it off at the end of every shower or take a couple cups of water and pour onto any shampoo/soap suds/etc if you don’t have a detachable sprayer. Also do not leave the curtain open as mildew will form in the folds because they cannot dry when the curtain is open - this is true for any brand of liner. This also greatly extends the amount of time before it will need actual cleaning. I just throw mine in the washing machine with hot water, a little detergent and some vinegar. Only wash one liner at a time with no other items in the washer. Comes out looking brand new. Hang to dry.
I decided that my shower curtain and liner was no longer useable and recently purchased this Liba Mildew resistant antimicrobial 8 G Shower Curtain Liner clear for a bargain price on Amazon.
It arrived the next day after ordering them and fit perfectly in the shower. Needless to say, I am very happy with the quick service and how well it fit my shower. Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy Haiku).
Overall this product is good quality but when searching for a “heavy” shower curtain this one should probably not come up in the results. You know what I mean when I say heavy folks. When rinsing the bubbles out of your hair you don’t want your shower curtain tickling your leg like the ghost of Christmas past and scaring the heck out of you as it blows up because there is no weight to it. If your ever bought a heavy shower curtain at the store you know it’s solid in your hand when you pick it up. This one was way lighter and flimsy. It will do what a shower curtain is supposed to do and keep my husband from flooding our bathroom floor but it’s not exactly what I was looking for.
This shower curtain is great quality, very thick, and has stayed crystal clear for the 8 months that I've had it. Doesn't block out any light if you have a darker bathroom. Unlike many other curtains I've had in the past, this one did not have a strong plastic smell when I opened it and for the first week or two. That was refreshing! This curtain is so thick that it was a bit more difficult to get a good seal against the tiles to prevent water splashing all over the bathroom. I've worked that out by rolling the end of the curtain several times to train it to lay the way I wanted. I really think this curtain is going to be the first to stay mold and mildew free!! No pic because it's clear. LOL
Seems there were a lot of complaints about not holding in place and falling... I think mine would bend and break in half before they would slip... Unscrew the rod until it is longer than the actual space it is going to span... then you can pull back against the spring and slide/wedge it into place... if you aren't very strong, mentally and or physically, then you might not be able to make this secure enough... I haven't had any issues with either of mine... only complaint is I had hoped the creases (comes folded) would eventually fall out from the heat of shower water... it does in large part, but not as much as ideal... my desire hasn't overcome my laziness to try a hair dryer or fabric steamer on it but it seems like that would work based on appearance so far...
This shower liner is almost exactly what I wanted: thick enough to not rip, thin enough to be flexible; the frosting lets light in but can't be seen through; no odor even when new; after 6 months, still has no mildew and looks like new. But the 3 "weighted magnets" are small and lightweight, and do nothing to hold the liner down. (They don't stick to my tub because it doesn't contain any metal a magnet would stick to.) For five stars, the liner would need at least five magnets, each twice or more the size of these. But I like it better than my previous heavy-duty liner, which never became flexible and eventually ripped along a crease.
Best one I ever had! Wish I had it years ago. Less time in the shower now. I used to put shampoo and conditioner bottles on the tub edge to hod my old shower curtain from sucking in. I also used to wet and/tuck my old curtain before I even started to get wet. None of that anymore! The new curtain is weighted down so it stays put. No more tucking as it is 72 inch wide and my old one was 70 inches. The only problem I have with it right now is that it is a little stiff. It might not be after a short while though. I would recommend this shower curtain for all.
I don't buy these things often enough to remember what I need to know to be happy once I get my purchase. But as I was taking down my old shower liner, I realized that the old one was thicker and heavier. More substantial. Had some heft to it. Some character. And this new one that I just received was light in comparison. Thin. Unimpressive. Yeah, it'll be the job done... But it doesn't live up if you've ever owned a more heavy duty shower liner. You feel me?
The fact that this shower liner didn't have any odor at all was amazing! In the past the cheap PVC liners had VOC off-gassing that caused us headaches for a few days and we had to leave the bathroom window open and the fan running until it dissipated.
The liner unfolded and laid perfectly in the shower and after a few hot showers this week the fold lines are disappearing.
The magnets aren't too strong but are strong enough and hold the liner in place against our cast iron tub. I think that some of the complaints of the magnets not working may be due to the fact those people have fiberglass tubs.