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Tip: Drilling holes into tiles

To install a shower curtain rod on a tile tub surround without cracking the tile put a few rows of masking tape over the two areas where you plan to drill the installation holes for the brackets. The masking tape will prevent the drill bit from slipping on the tile so it can pierce the surface of the tile. Use a masonry bit in your drill after carefully measuring.