Months ago we clipped a post we’d seen about a Tyvek shower curtain sold by Grain design. We filed it away as a possibility for our soon-to-be-renovated bathroom, since it was touted as being completely waterproof, mildew-resistent and fabric-like (you can even draw on it) with no off-gassing like regular plastic shower curtain liners. The photos on their site showed a pristine, creaseless shower curtain that looks as though it had been ironed.
In our quest for a good-looking shower curtain (stay-tuned for our linerless, ultra-sheer linen shower curtain tests) we ordered one. We immediately squnched it up; it wrinkled and softened in such an oddly beautiful way, we wondered why the folks at Grain hadn’t shown pictures of it’s REAL self (which is what it would turn into if you drew on it…a factor to figure critical to design).
Although we’re still contemplating shower curtain possibilities, we like Grain’s Tyvek one because it IS like a light silky fabric, yet needs no liner, and has a really minimal footprint, without a lot of bunched up fabric. And it’s slightly translucent, so when you’re IN the shower, you don’t feel hemmed in.
We’re also mulling what other applications Tyvek could be used for.
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