Add the Finishing Touches with the Perfect Shower Rail

If you’re fitting a new bathroom, the shower rail might not be the first thing you consider – but with so many different options to choose from when it comes to looking for a new shower rail, you need to do your research to find out what the options are and which is the most suitable for your new bathroom. Our handy guide to shower rails will help you to figure it out.

Types of Rails

You would be forgiven for thinking that a shower rail is simply a straight rod on which to hang your shower curtain – but if you’re looking to add a bit of style to your new bathroom, why not consider something a bit different? Here are some of the types of shower rails which are available for you to choose from:

• L-shaped shower rail

• P-shaped shower rail

• Circular shower rail

• Straight shower rail

• C-shaped shower rail

• 4-way shower rail

• Bendy shower rail

Of course, the type of shower rail you choose will depend on the shape and positioning of your bath and shower – circular shower rails are all the rage at the moment and provide a retro look for your bathroom that is really cool! In addition, because the shower curtain hangs on a circular track, the bathroom is less likely to become a swimming pool after the family’s morning showers!

What are Shower Rails Made of?

You’ll usually find that shower rails are made from aluminium or stainless steel and may have chrome plating – these two materials are used as they are corrosion and rust resistant, so ideal for bathrooms and damp environments. The type of rail you choose depends on the colour of your existing fittings, and many modern bathrooms feature chrome fittings.

Fitting your Shower Rail

Whilst you could pay for a professional to fit your shower rail, if you are handy and good at DIY, the chances are you can probably fit your rail yourself, particularly if you’re just replacing the existing one. If you are having a new bathroom fitted then the company fitting your bathroom can advise on the best type of shower rail to fit.

If you don't want to use screws and bolts then there is an option even for you too. Tension shower rods give you the oppotunity to fix them above your shower door using the strength of tension to hold it in place. 

Choosing Shower Curtains

Shower curtains today don’t have to be bland and boring – spice things up a little with a really fun and funky shower curtain to enhance the look of your new shower rail. Periodic table or map shower curtains are a popular choice, and you can even find shower curtains with your favourite film and TV characters on them – Dr. Who shower curtain anyone?


Just Shower Rails give 5 year warranty on all their shower rails so if you buy from them, we're sure you will have peace of mind. They have a large variety of shapes. Their ongoing sale just makes their website even more tempting. 

BetterBathrooms are one of the largest bathroom suppliers. The choice is limitless and you can always count on a good 50% off offer from them.

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