Originally Posted by Vegas Girl
I'm getting my bathroom remodeled with a smooth acrylic unit that goes over the entire tub & shower and will not get moldy. Tile grout is a pain!
I'm trying to find out which most people prefer, shower doors or the curtain, even if you took the initial cost out of the equation. What's less trouble and easiest to keep clean? Thanks for the help.
I agree. Keeping up with tile grout is a pain in the you know what?
As for doors vs. curtain, I've had both and much prefer curtains. Cleaning the track of the shower doors was as much of a pain as cleaning grout.
We currently have a shower curtain and have had it for nearly 12 years. It's an anti-mildew curtain. When I bought it I thought it was a bit pricey at about $15, but it has been perfect. We live in a very hot, humid area of the country and our house isn't air-conditioned, so the conditions are ripe for mildew. I've never had the curtain mildew.
Just to be certain, I make it a point to wash it about once a month during the summer. I simply toss it in with a batch of towels and it comes out perfectly.
It hasn't cracked and it doesn't stick to me when I'm showering. It's white and I have put a decorative cloth curtain over it, on the room side, to match the decor of my bathroom.
We'll be remodeling our house in the future and will have to redo 2 bathrooms completely. No shower doors are in our plans.
Another thing to consider with the doors is that getting in and out of the shower is a little more difficult with the tub area somewhat obstructed along half its length. That's something to think about if you will have someone who has a physical problem. For me, my mother-in-law comes to mind.