Round Shower Curtain Rods

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Your typical shower curtain rod goes in a straight line from one end of a rectangular tub to the other. But when you have a circular tub or shower, a free-standing tub, or want to create an outdoor shower, you’ll need one of these round shower curtain rods. Options include ceiling-mounted rods, wall-mounted ones and even rods that include the showerhead conduits.

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Custom made 360° circular shower rod

Custom made 360° circular shower rod

With this handmade circular shower rod, you can choose from 13 sizes between 27.5” to 51”. Specify the exact length (in cm) you need for the three ceiling-mount support rods. With 25 finish colors to choose from, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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The design of this custom-made 360° circular shower rod gives you the ultimate flexibility of size when ordering. The stainless steel pipe is strong which makes the shower rod a very stable high quality product.

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Full length round shower rod

Full length round shower rod

Made of durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, this 60” long oval shower curtain rod is finished with a seamless matt black powder coat. The steel pipe size is 1.25 OD, and the metal thickness measures 0.08 mm, which is twice as strong as other rods.

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This shower rod comes in two U-shaped pieces that fit together with two rod connectors. Comes with three 20” ceiling-mounted support rods that can be cut to the desired length. The packaging also includes three flanges, six screws, six anchors and one wrench for tightening set screws. 

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U shaped shower rod

U shaped shower rod

This custom-made U-shaped shower rod is attached to the wall by two elegant curved wall supports which are threaded to ensure the construction is strong and stable. Handmade from stainless steel, the rod diameter is 16 mm. You can choose your size and color.

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The Italian style of the curved wall support gives the shower rod a distinctive look. Paired with floral curtains, the product will look great in country styled bathrooms.

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Half circle shower curtain rod

Half circle shower curtain rod

The design of this half-circle shower curtain rod has a unique and decorative 48” long swivel wall or ceiling support which may be shortened by cutting. The 0.8 mm stainless steel rod comes in a black, chrome or brushed nickel finish.

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When installed at full length, the swivel support can accommodate a glorious 108” long shower curtain. Oversized jumbo wall flanges provide extra strength and support, as does the 1” diameter heavy-duty stainless steel. All finishes are lead-free, rust-proof and eco-friendly. This unique shower rod can be used for an outdoor shower as well as in your bathroom.

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Round shower rail and faucet combination

Round shower rail and faucet combination

If you’re ready to give your clawfoot-style bathtub the perfect finishing touch, we’ve found it. This three-piece set includes a shower rod and curtain rings, a bathtub faucet, a shower head with riser, and all the bits and bobs you need to install them.

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The shower rod, 36” ceiling- and 10” wall-support rod plus flanges are all made from polished aluminum and measure 27” x 42”. To ensure your support rods fit seamlessly, the supports have been made to cut. Water conservation and water restriction compliance requirements in many U.S. states are met with the EPA WaterSense certified standards.

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Heavy duty circular shower rod

Heavy duty circular shower rod

At just 35” round, this low-carbon alloy steel round shower curtain rod is perfect for the smallest of over-bath shower spaces. Its three-layer chrome-plated finish works well in bathrooms with other chrome metallic finishes. An easy-to-install single wall mount supports the shower rod, rings and curtain.

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Luxury oval round shower rod
Luxury Oval Shower Curtain Rod Ceiling Mounted for Clawfoot Tub, Freestanding Heavy Duty Curtain Rail in Brass Finish - 45 x 25 Inch

Luxury oval round shower rod

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Available in a brass finish, this heavy-duty circular shower rod weighs only 11 lbs and measures 45” long. It is suspended from the ceiling by two strong mounting rods. A classic shower curtain rod for free-standing bathtubs, it can also work well as protection from water splashing outside a stand-up shower.

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Chrome round shower curtain rod

Chrome round shower curtain rod

With a minimum three-layer chrome plating process, this ceiling-mounted shower rod is guaranteed for five years against any wearing off of the alloy steel base material. A low carbon steel construction takes caring for the environment into account. Never rusts and is easy to install.

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Racetrack oval shower rod

Racetrack oval shower rod

This sturdy oval shower rod is made from high-quality polished low-carbon steel. The racetrack rod measures 45” by 25”. Both the rod and two supports are polished and plated in matte black. The wall supports are not adjustable and come in a fixed length.

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Custom shower curtain rod

Custom shower curtain rod

Three overmount wall brackets support the racetrack design of this custom-made shower rod. Made of mark 304 stainless steel, the rod diameter is 16 mm and very sturdy. Distance from the wall to the oval rod is just under the standard five inches. 

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Round Shower Curtain Rods

Buying Guide

The size shower curtain needed for a curved rod will not differ from that needed for a regular straight rod. Standard shower curtains measure 70” x 70” and work for curved rods as well.

Round shower curtain rods create more space, up to 33% more, for you as you shower, keeping your skin from touching the curtain. While this makes it feel more spacious, it doesn’t require more curtain to adequately cover the shower area. No special type of curtain is required to pair with a curved rod.

However, if you prefer additional slack in your shower curtain, go for an extra wide version of a shower curtain.

To determine the basic size for your shower curtain, first measure shower rod height from the tub floor to the top of the rod. Next, measure the length of the tub and add 12” to get the standard curtain length. Add an additional 2” - 3” in width to create the extra slack if desired.

If you have a round shower curtain rod and a regular shower curtain, you should be aware that you can use them together; however, your regularly-sized shower curtain may not be long enough (as your round shower curtain rod will, very simply, be longer than a straight one for the same space would be). To get the best coverage, purchase a longer shower curtain made for a round rod. However, in a pinch, you can use a regular size.

A round shower curtain rod works well around a freestanding bathtub. These shower curtains protect the floor and walls of your bathroom on all sides, allowing you to enjoy a shower in your freestanding tub. If your tub is a soaker tub, primarily intended for bathing, you can still enjoy the privacy that a round shower curtain provides.  

To mount round rods, center the rod by positioning the arc in alignment with the tub’s edge. Mount the rod 2” above the height of the shower curtain. For example, install a rod 74” from the floor to fit a standard 72” shower curtain.

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60" L Adjustable Fixed Shower Curtain Rod

60" L Adjustable Fixed Shower Curtain Rod

Create a luxurious traditional bathroom aesthetic with this large 60” adjustable shower curtain rod. The oval shape, selection of color choices, and adjustable width make this rod suitable for a classic clawfoot tub. You’ll get optimal support with the three included 36” ceiling supports and wall mounting equipment.

Naiture Brass 32" Round Shower Curtain Rod Chrome Finish

Naiture Brass 32" Round Shower Curtain Rod Chrome Finish

Perfect for a compact shower-over-bath in a retro style bathroom, you can match the rod to your decor with the choice of chrome or polished brass finishes. Measuring 32” in diameter and including three 36” heavy-duty ceiling supports, this item offers the pinnacle of style and safety for your bathroom.

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