A: Depending on whether you have chosen a clear plastic shower curtain or an opaque plastic shower curtain there are different methods of caring for your curtain.
Splash-Out! clear plastic designer shower curtains should be rinsed after each shower. Simply rinse the shower curtain using clean water, this removes any soap or shampoo residue.
Splash-Out! opaque plastic designer shower curtains are mould and soap resistant. They can be washed on a gentle wash cycle, using cold water in a front loader washing machine. Front loaders are better as there are no agitator fins to damage the curtains.
Q: Is it possible order a wider shower curtain?
Our designer shower curtains come in two widths – 1300mm (52 inches) and 1700mm (70 inches).
Should you require a wider shower curtain to suit your needs we can join two shower curtains by welding them together. A minimal welding fee is added to the cost of the shower curtains.
Q: But won’t you see the welded join?
The welded join is only approximately 2mm wide and falls naturally into the drape of the curtain so it is practically invisible.
Q: Why a designer shower curtain? Isn’t a glass screen more upmarket?
Designer shower curtains are an excellent option for most shower/wet area solutions. They reduce the need for constant cleaning using toxic and expensive cleaning liquids. It is also easy to change the look and ambiance of a bathroom by simply changing a curtain.
Splash-Out! designer shower curtains are designed by Catherine David. They are hand-printed in New Zealand. Purchasing a Splash-Out! designer shower curtain you can be assured that you are buying an original and exclusive shower curtain which has been thoughfully designed and hand made.
Q: Do your plastic designer curtains blow about in the shower?
Our designer shower curtains are heavier than most cheaper alternatives and thus do not move about as easily. Some movement is hard to avoid but this can be reduced by increasing the thickness of the curtain. There are many studies around the reason as to why shower curtains move towards the source of water – one of the main explanations has to do with Bernoulli’s principle which states that an increase in velocity results in a decrease in pressure. This theory presumes that the water flowing out of a shower head causes the air through which the water moves to start flowing in the same direction as the water. This movement would be parallel to the plane of the shower curtain. If air is moving across the inside surface of the shower curtain, Bernoulli’s principle says the air pressure there will drop. This would result in a pressure differential between the inside and outside, causing the curtain to move inward. It would be strongest when the gap between the bather and the curtain is smallest – resulting in the curtain trying to wrap you when you get close to it [source: Wikipedia].
Q: But what if I don’t want plastic?
We have an excellent alternative to our high quality plastic curtains. Our nylon curtains are available in a range of colours. They are all lead-weighted with metal eyelets. They can be manufactured to any width and at any drop. We are happy to supply a quote for your special size shower curtain.
Q: Why do most of your images show the opaque version of the printed designer shower curtain and not the glass clear designer shower?
We show the opaque shower curtain mainly in our product images because the design is more visible. Because the clear shower curtain and bath curtain are 'glass' clear they are highly reflective and thus very difficult to photograph and show the printed design and the shower curtain clearly.