This shower curtain rod is high-quality and looks terrific. We've received many positive comments about it. Mostly, though, it gives you a feeling of more space in the bathtub given it's arch, and when you slide the curtain open/closed, it does not screech as our former set-up did. Also, it is solid. Our previous retention-rod was constantly stripping off paint from the wall or coming down periodically if a child pulled the curtain or sat on the edge of the tub, accidentally pulling the curtain. This is a solid set up that stays in place. I highly recommend this product.