I need a glue that would work on ceramic tiles to attach a shower curtain rod. I have tried all types of rods and due to the humidity, they fall down.

Please leave names of glue that would work for this type of situation.


  • What type of rod are you using? How big is the opening?
    – WarLoki
    Aug 24, 2015 at 23:43
  • Can you describe the way the rod is positioned? Is it between two solid walls?
    – bib
    Aug 25, 2015 at 1:46
  • Sometimes if you think about the problem a little different you can the solution you need. In my case it was a longer shower curtain so the rod could between the walls above the tile.
    – diceless
    Aug 25, 2015 at 4:55
  • Another great adhesive you can try is a product labeled "Plumbing Goop". Very potent stuff. Heavy VOC's, short work time, but once it sets it is forever.
    – ojait
    Aug 25, 2015 at 15:57

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Before using any adhesive to secure a shower curtain rod, I think you'd have more success keeping it in place with an expanding or screw- type rod. It's the same idea as the chin-up bars that mount in a doorway. The rubber stops at each end of the rod prevent mars and wall damage. I've seen them turned so tight the tile cracked! But if you still need some adhesive types: '100 % silicone' (any brand as long as it is 100%) not only seals out liquids it has surprisingly good adhesive properties. If you have no intention of ever removing the rod then use a 'urethane' caulking. This is silicone on steroids! It is used in the construction sector to positively seal joints of differing materials (forever). Those are the only two I would use in a wet environment. 2 part epoxies might hold for awhile, but any flex in the shower rod will over time loosen from the epoxy. Good luck.

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