Shower curtains have long been considered a must-have for those who have to leave their apartment to shower or bath.
And for many people, they have become an essential element in their homes.
However, a new study has found that the need for curtain rods has increased over the past few years, and some people are beginning to realise that their curtains need to be replaced.
In the new study, researchers looked at more than 40,000 shower curtain rods and found that nearly one in five people had used them, while the average age of users was just 18.
Dr David Parnis, from the University of Warwick, who led the research, said: “We know that curtain rods are important to those with disabilities because we have shown that they are a very effective barrier against water and dust.”
We know they are good at preventing the spread of water-borne diseases, and they also keep dust and water from getting into the bathroom, which is important for people with dry skin.
“In fact, over the last decade, the number of people who had used a curtain has increased by more than 100 per cent.
The researchers used a computer modelling technique to look at what could be the effect of the different curtain types on the barrier between the curtain and the showerhead.
For those who use curtain rods for their own bathroom, the researchers found that one in six users had used their own curtain rods as a barrier.
For people who use a shower curtain rod for their family bathroom, one in three users had a curtain used for their bath or shower.
And while the researchers did not examine the effects of curtain rods on the effectiveness of other types of curtain, the research does suggest that curtain rod users are increasingly aware of the benefits of using them.
The study, published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, looked at data from the US National Household Survey and found the average number of curtain rod uses per household increased by 17 per cent between 2007 and 2015.
In terms of the age of those who had been using curtain rods, Dr Parnas said that those who were in their 20s were much more likely to have used a shower rod than those in their 50s.
He said:”We have now been able to put together a database of people’s use of curtain rings and find that the average use of a curtain ring is 18 years old, which makes sense because it’s been a long time since we had curtain rods in homes.”
The researchers also looked at how many people used curtain rods outside of the shower, and found a significant increase in the number using a curtain for their private shower or bathroom.
Dr Parns said:”[The research] shows that people are aware that they need to change their curtains and that their curtain rings are also being used by others in the home.”
However, there are many things you need to remember about curtains, including that they should not be used as a curtain, and that curtain rings can be made from any material and that they must be installed at the same time as the curtain.
You can read more about curtain rings in our article about curtain rods.