How do I prevent water from escaping the shower?

Hello Hometalkers!
We just built a new guest room, which has a private bathroom that includes a shower. Since the bathroom is quite small, we did not put a door on the shower. The shower has three walls, and a shower curtain on the fourth side. Although the floor is sloped in the shower, water still escapes and gets all over the bathroom floor.
What can we do to prevent water from escaping the shower area?
Please keep in mind that we don't want to build or add anything that someone might trip over when entering or exiting the shower.

  10 answers
  • Stephanie Murphy Stephanie Murphy on Mar 02, 2018
    If possible buy a longer than needed shower curtain. On the hem end add washers to weigh the curtain down and using a hot glue gun hem the washers inside. This should keep your shower curtain in place and keep water from escaping.
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Mar 02, 2018
    Another thought is to have a rain shower head instead of traditional.
    • Yair Spolter Yair Spolter on Mar 04, 2018
      Thanks Kelly. We do have a rain shower head, and that helps. But water is still escaping.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Mar 02, 2018
    Are you keeping the shower curtain inside the unit when using it?
    • Yair Spolter Yair Spolter on Mar 04, 2018
      Yes, we are. The shower curtain is held up by a pressure suspension rod, and we made sure to position it so that the curtain is inside the shower area.
  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Mar 02, 2018
    Are you using a shower curtain liner? I keep the decorative shower curtain longer on the outside and the liner inside the shower. I have the liner that has weights/magnets.
    • Yair Spolter Yair Spolter on Mar 04, 2018
      Thanks for your help, Ana! Currently we are not using a double curtain, since the room is quite small. Do you think having 2 would help? I like the idea of having a weighted liner/curtain - I think we will try that. It will probably also help with the curtain moving inwards towards your body when showering (yuck! ). If I understand correctly (and correct me if I'm wrong), the magnets are used for a bath/shower. Our shower does not have a bath.
  • Karla Karla on Mar 02, 2018
    A big hello back. Get some shower guards at your local home improvement store, I used this in my last house and they worked perfectly.
  • Karla Karla on Mar 02, 2018
    Follow up, it also helps keep the shower curtain inside.
  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Mar 04, 2018
    Yes, it should help. If it’s just a shower stall they add weight to the bottom. One of my bathrooms is a stall and water never escapes.
  • Yair Spolter Yair Spolter on Mar 10, 2018
    Thanks everyone for taking the time to answer my question. We decided to enclose the shower with a glass door in the end. It's a more expensive solution, but seems like the most reliable and since we will be renting out the space we want to do it right.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 10, 2018
    Enclosed makes the best long term sense, since renters might not buy the weighted, double curtain that might help. Best wishes ☺️
    • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 20, 2018

      Agree with Jewell, that this is a sensible preventative solution. This is a case where a few dollars spent now, is a lot more dollars saved in the future.

  • Katelyn Katelyn on Aug 27, 2018

    Use a vinyl shower curtain and make sure it is inside the shower during the shower and you can have a pretty fabric curtain that hangs on the outside

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