Oval shower curtain rings, rectangular shower enclosures, as well as assorted shower curtain rods. Solve problem shower curtain ring installations with shower ring supports and braces for tall ceilings and vaulted ceilings.
The terms shower curtain ring and shower curtain rod are often used synonymously. Ring or rod, both serve the same purpose of supporting a shower curtain. There are differences between a shower curtain ring and a shower curtain rod however. Shower curtain rings surround all four sides of a bathtub or shower, looping 360 degrees around the tub or shower. Shower curtain rods are open on at least one side. They may enclose one, two or even three sides of a tub but not four. Shower curtain rods are normally used with built-in bathtubs and showers where one or more sides are enclosed by a wall. Shower curtain rings are usually used with clawfoot tubs, freestanding drop-in bathtubs, or shower pans where there is no enclosing wall. Shower curtain rings are supported by braces that clamp on to the ring or thread into tees along the perimeter of the ring. Support for shower curtains rods is provided by wall brackets at each end of the rod; although braces may also be used for additional support.