The curtain rod itself is nice. It's well made and it looks great once you finish; however, from out of the box to finished is a trial. First of all, read the instructions...and then throw them away because they will lead you to a bad place. I ended up having to patch a saucer-sized hole in my drywall because of their instructions. The template is wrong and will have you punch huge holes for toggle-mollies that you then can't use. The rod itself doesn't fit as far into the brackets as the manufacturer thinks it does so the bar is way too long for even a normal bathtub opening. My opening was 59 1/2" and they claim to fit 59" to 60" openings. Take my advice...measure where you're going to put it and then stuff the bar into both brackets as far as it will go. Measure the rod assembly across the brackets like it will sit when it is installed and compare the two. I had to saw 1 1/2" off the bar to make it fit...after I repaired my drywall. DO NOT FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS! It is a perfectly serviceable product, but I am irritated at the manufacturer for not fact-checking their instructions in any form or fashion.
I love the way this looks. It also functions well - slides smooth and easy. The installation was a pain. The directions weren't helpful. We didn't use the hardware it came with to install it. We didn't want to put huge holes in the wall especially since other reviewers said it didn't work anyway. It was about an inch too long and we were able to cut it down. Even though the install was tricky, I would recommend it because it looks great, no more ugly shower curtain rings.