For decades, shower curtains with hooks have been the only choice when it came to furnishing your shower area. This always made an awkward experience when it came time to remove them for washing, as the process of unhooking them was slow and cumbersome. There was also the added annoyance of the hooks clipping over each other when pulling the curtain backwards or forwards, which was another drawback to these kinds of curtains.
Now however, you can get hookless shower curtains, which aim to solve these issues. With these new style curtains now being very affordable, are they a better choice than the traditional alternative? More on that below. We are also going to take a look at some of the most highly rated models for sale which you can skip to below.
What are hookless shower curtains?
These are shower curtains which have holes through the top of the curtain. You then thread the holes through the shower rod, instead of using clips. This makes them easier to remove, which is always a plus in our opinion. With some of the cheaper hookless style shower curtains now costing under $20, it only seems fair that these kinds of models deserve more consideration.
Are hookless curtains better?
While that is a popular debate issue, we would say yes. Mainly because they are easier to install and remove, which makes cleaning them much simpler. Plus there is no longer the need to worry about replacing broken shower clips with these types of curtains.
How do you install them?
The question on most peoples minds is how do you actually get the holes in the shower curtain to connect over the shower rod? From a distance, it looks like the rings on the shower curtain are completely sealed, so most peoples first impressions are that the shower rod must somehow be removed so you can slide it through the rings.
However, upon closer inspection, you will see that between every second set of rings the area is not completely sealed. This means you can simply push through every second set of rings straight through onto the shower rod. This is otherwise know as the Flex-On system. If you aren’t quite sure what we mean, have a look at the closeup photo below this.
Looking closely, you can see a slit which runs from the middle of each ring all the way through the curtain. Once the curtain has been pushed over the rod, this slit will close back up, which gives it a nice flush look. This makes it very quick and easy to remove for cleaning, and the other advantage is that you don’t need to worry about ever replacing broken shower hooks.
So what are the disadvantages? The only real downside we can see are that there aren’t as many designs available on the market of the hookless shower curtain liners, whereas there are hundreds of different traditional style shower curtain designs. This means you are a little limited for variety when choosing these kinds of curtains, but if you are looking for a simple or classic design then the odds are you will find a suitable hookless kind quite easily.
Now let’s move onto some of the better curtains you will currently find for sale.
Hookless PEVA Curtain
Hookless Shower Curtain With Snap Liner
So that is a look at why these hookless shower curtain liners are a good choice, and a worthy replacement for traditional shower curtains. We’ve also taken a look at two of the most popular models, to give you an idea what you can expect to get for your money. As usual, we recommend reading some user reviews first to make sure you are getting a quality product, though the two models we have linked to above both have very good user ratings. Hopefully this article has given you an idea what to look for, and will help you find the ideal hookless shower curtains for your bathroom!