It is a good thing that there is finally a company now producing extra long shower rings of various lengths to help anyone who has an existing shower curtain that is too short to control the shower water within a shower stall.
Depending on the height that your shower rod was installed, a standard 70” or 72” inch long shower curtain may not be long enough to help control and keep the shower water inside the shower unit. You may be someone who has a similar problem.
You may ask “how do I know what size or length of extra long shower rings should I order?” There is a very simple way to figure this out.
First, take the inside diameter measurement of your current shower curtain rings; (For example – the inside diameter is two 2 inches), Then you take the measurement of the gap between the bottom of your shower curtain and the distance to the shower pan or base; (Let’s assume it is four 4 inches). So we now have a total of six 6 inches if you combine both measurements.
The proper length of a shower curtain bottom hem should be approximately ¼” to ½” inches up and off of the shower pan or base.
This small space will allow your shower curtain to proper drip dry between shower rather than remain wet allowing bacteria to grow.
So a person would subtract ½ inch from the total measurement which in the example above was six 6 inches, which will give you the measurement of the extra long shower ring you should order – 5 ½ inches.