Advantages Inexpensive and functional
Disadvantages Looks cheap and thin
|Value for Money|
--Why I Buy This---
Well basically because I need a cheap shower curtain!
We have an over bath shower which gets used quite often as two youngsters are back and fore to university. It was out of action for a while but way too much hot water was getting used for baths so we bought a new set of mixer taps and shower fitting (expensive) - and then I bought the cheapest shower curtain I could find. As I was ordering the taps from Argos anyway I just added the shower curtain to my basket.
Unlike my sister, who buys expensive washable shower curtains, I have tended to go for the cheap plastic ones and then just replace them when they get to look a bit sad and sorry for themselves.
However as I am stuck at home I bought this online when I ordered other items from Argos - in days past when I was 'out and about' I would pick up colourful and cheap shower curtains from what are basically £1 shops or when I found them on sale.
Argos Value Brand - basic items - but this is just as you would expect - cheap.
The basic shower curtain comes in a plastic bag.
Only available in white.
Has holes punched to accommodate curtain rings.
Comes with 12 white plastic hooks - about 2 inch ovals.
180 x 180 cms.
Can be hand washed at 30 degrees (as stated in packaging) - though the Argos website states it can be machine washed.
You are advised to soak it in warm water to remove creases.
No weighting to the base.
Other shower curtains at Argos range from £4.99 up to £14.99.
Well you get what you pay for.
I would prefer a colourful or patterned shower curtain (I have had lime green previously) but trying to watch the cash mean that I buy the most basic items I can.
The shower curtain I have just bought from Argos is to replace the one I bought last year. The first one is now getting a bit mouldy around the edges, and not being too well I would rather buy another curtain every year than have to scrub and wash the dirty one - sounds bad perhaps but it saves my energy - so for £1.99 I think it is worth it.
All shower curtains get mouldy and messy after a while - no matter how much they cost - so I see no reason to waste money on them.
This curtain is made from a sheet of thin, cheap white plastic - with no hem or weight. The top has pre-punched holes to take the 12 shower rings - these slip into their holes easily and I get my son to put up the curtain on our rail. The bad thing is hubby then takes the old one to use in the garden somewhere - what is it with men finding 'uses' for stuff that should be thrown away?
Anyhow this curtain does the job of keeping the water from going all over the floor - which is really all you need it for - it can be clingy when wet - so try and keep it away from you when showering.
I never bothered soaking either curtain before putting them up - any fold creases eventually fall out with the heat from the bath and shower anyway.
Perhaps if I was out shopping I would search for a better shower curtain - but it would not be high on my list of priorities.
If you have a fancy bathroom obviously this is not for you - but I have a lot more I would rather spend money on than a pretty shower curtain - through a Union Jack one would be nice!
These curtains do the job and when ordered with other items from Argos do not cost any more postage.
* People on tight budgets
* Holiday lets
* rental accommodation
* Plastic dust sheets.
---Would I Recommend?---
Its OK if you just need 'something' to use with your shower. Thin and cheap looking but works ok.
Summary: Does the job but not very aesthetically pleasing.
(Also posted on Dooyoo under the name Rolandrat)
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