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How to fit a shower curtain rail

Shower curtains add privacy and function as a decorative piece in most bathrooms. These are installed by either using a fixed curtain rail or flexible curtain rail. This article will focus on how to install a flexible curtain rail. The main advantage of this type of shower curtain rail is that it will easily bend, allowing to fit shower curtains in any sized bathroom.

At Ironmongery Experts, we supply a range of bendable shower rails for sale, which come complete with all the equipment necessary for installation, including wall brackets, nylon hooks and gliders. To complete the look, browse through our selection of shower curtains available.

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  • Curtain rail
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Level


Step 1. Measure up from the floor the height you want to install the curtain rail. Mark the location for your curtain rail on each side of the shower wall with a pencil.

Note: Remember that you want to ensure the shower curtain will hang properly. It is recommended to have 2 inches of space between the floor and shower curtain, but you may need to adjust your measurements to meet your requirements.

Step 2. Ensure that there are no electrical wires on the wall before drilling. Drill holes on your wall marks and insert wall anchors.

Step 3. Secure the mounting brackets with screws into the wall anchors.

Step 4. Slide your curtain rings onto the curtain rail.

Step 5. Mount the shower rail into the brackets and hang your curtain.

And that’s it! If you require any advice regarding our products or simply have a question, don’t hesitate to contact our team via email at or call us on 01376 557 561.



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