This rectangular shower rod looks great without the shower curtains (you need 2). The only problem is when you open one of the curtains, a lot of weight falls onto one area of the rod, causing it to dip. The curtain/rod will stay up, but it looks unsightly. The curtain has to be balanced all around to keep the rod level.
I have not mounted it yet, because I have this going in a bathroom with a sloping ceiling and I haven't had the time to cut and modify it to fit my space. It looks good. I have seen complaints on other similar products that say these can be flimsy. It looks like you would have to store the curtain evenly across the rod or it might lean unless you are using a heavy galvanized rod. This is brass plated in chrome though.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looks like its well finished chrome
This thing was unbelievably crappy. It's made in the US, but you would think it was something made in China for Walmart. First of all assembling it was a nightmare, it took two people and couple of hours. If you don't have something you can cut metal tubing with good luck on making it fit your shower. We had to cut the connectors to the correct length. I was scared to hang shower curtain on it because it was so flimsy I thought it might fall down. It's too small in length for our tub and it is very skinny. It's up now and it's OK, but we will be replacing it with something more sturdy.
In a small area this is great . Keep wayer in tub and the size allows another outside rod to give afinished look . Need help with installation and the setup allows flexibility with high ceiling or short ceiling. I'm happy with end result.
This was exactly what we needed. Unfortunately it is quite unstable even though it is attached to the wall and ceiling. When pulling the shower curtain open/closed great care must be taken, the shower rod is that unsecure. It does however serve it's purpose.