DIY Ceiling Mount Shower Curtain Rod

A mounted shower curtain is not only a necessary item hanging in the bathroom; it also carries decorative value. That’s why it needs to be perfect while hanging. If you are thinking about DIY for the ceiling mounted shower curtain rod or pipe, don’t panic. That’s because we are going to share some awesome DIY ideas here.

Basically, if your bath tub shape is rectangular, the rod should be hung from the wall straight from one end to the other. But what would you do with the round bathtub? Well, we have ideas for that too.

Don’t worry.  Setting shower curtain is really an easy process after mounting the track.

We are going to share the ins and outs of the installation process. Following them, you can complete your shower curtain rod installation process easily.

So read the article till the end.

How do you hang a shower curtain rod from the ceiling(step by step):

There are so many creative ways to hang shower curtains. However, you need to know that when you intend to set the curtains from the ceiling, you don’t need plastic or metal pipe. In fact, you need some more equipment except rods. These are:

  1. Swivel flange
  2. 90-degree elbow
  3. Drill machine
  4. Pipe
  5. Mounting screws
  6. Anchors
  7. Hang truck
  8. Miter saw or hacksaw
  9. Two-wheel carrier (88102)
  10. Hooks
DIY Ceiling Mount Shower Curtain Rod

Now collect all the necessary things and let’s get into the process.

Step 1: First of all, cut the track through a miter saw or hacksaw.  Cut it according to the measurement of the starting point and the ending point of the ceiling.

Step 2: drill the point where you want to mount the track. Then set the track with the screw. Mount the track in the way so that the track slot will be faced to the floor.

Step 3: Mark the slots where the carrier bodies will be set.

Step 4: now drill that marked point

Step 5: set the carrier. (Select the carrier which has a ball chain and two wheels attached.

You can apply the same shower rod holders for tile as well as apply the same procedure in case of mounting metal pipes on tile.

Point to be noted:

Attach the screw in the slot perfectly so that the screw will not interfere in the path of the Carrier. You can set shower curtain rod on tile or wall by following the same procedure.

How can you put shower curtain rod on drywall?(step by step)

Drilling deeply into drywall causes cracks in the wall. It weakens the wall. All these facts may make you think, can you put a shower curtain rod on drywall? The answer is “Yes”.

Nevertheless, you need to be careful so that the wall will not be so deeply drilled. It seems difficult, but following the steps below can help you to make this tough job easier.

 You will need some tools for the fixed shower curtain rod. These are;

  • Shower curtain rod holders
  • Brackets
  • Adjustable Rod Connector
  • Screws
  • Drill machine
  • Hooks
  • Rail support

Now, take a look at the procedure.

Step 1: Take the bracket and place it on the wall where you want to hang the curtain.

Step 2: Take a pencil and mark the holes through the bracket.

Step 3: Drill the marked point and finally secure the bracket with the screw.

Step 4: Do the same thing on the other side.

Step 5: Set the rod into the bracket.

Step 6: Install hooks as much as needed, then hang the curtain through the hooks.

Install a shower curtain rod in a round bathtub

When you have a circular tub, free-standing tub or want to set up an outdoor shower tub, you need to surround it with a round shower curtain rod.

First of all, you have to go through the same process as given in above. The difference is that you just need to set at least one-foot rod perpendicularly to the ceiling. That means the rods will be facing the floor.

Now set the available round pipes to these perpendicular rods with an adjustable connector and the rest of the process to hand curtain is the same.

Is a curved shower rod better than a straight one?

DIY Ceiling Mount Shower Curtain Rod

It’s a most common debate regarding the fact of which shower pipe is better- Straight or curved? Basically, it depends on the shape of the bathtub. However, it also depends on the size of the bathroom.

Apart from these, people also choose any one of them for decorative purposes. Hence before choosing which one is better, let’s learn some basic differences between them.


How many inches is a 9-foot ceiling?

108 inches is a 9-foot ceiling.

How long should a shower curtain be for a walk in shower?

The shower curtain should be 54*72 inches or 54*78 inches in size. 78″ is a good fit to save the outer floor from splashing.

Where do you hang curtains on a 9-foot ceiling?

96″ long curtains are required for the 9-foot ceiling. In that case, the distance between the rod and the ceiling should be afoot. That means curtains should be hung one foot below the ceiling. In that case, shower curtain rod ceiling support is required.

 How far down the tub should a shower curtain hang?

At least 6″ from the tub, a shower curtain should hang.

How do you hang curtains on a 10 ft. ceiling?

A flange and an elbow are used as shower curtain rod holders. Typically, using these tools, the rods are set into the wall. While setting the distance between the rod and the ceiling, at least one foot is considered a standard measurement.


After reading the whole article, I hope now you know how the DIY ceiling mount shower curtain rod has to be installed. Collecting all the necessary equipment matters a lot for a successful installation job.

More of that, no matter how small the job is, you need patience, focus, and dedication. These three things will be seen through your work.

The same goes for the curtain pipe installation process. So be focused, follow the procedure as we have mentioned, and get a great result.

Also read Can You Use Shower Curtains For Windows?

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