The level of residents’ decency anywhere in the world is always measured by how their toilets, bathrooms, and shower floors look like. Your dream home could be more like a living hell if your shower floor won’t look bright and elegant and the visitors would be right in their assumption about how naïve you are.
I hate ruining my whole weekend doing nothing but cleaning, cleaning, and cleaning but we have no option left if we want to maintain our decency, prevent ourselves from an unhealthy environment, and preserve our investment. So, hang out for a bit moonwalk whether you like it or not, but rest assured, you’d be fascinated and all your frazzle would vanish once your grungy shower floors are transformed into a gem.
Shower Floor, Blessing or A Curse?
After all daily grinds, the serenity of hot shower in the comfort of our home flings all the exhaustion down and gives our bodies and souls a feeling of tranquility and respite. What will happen if we find a whole world of soap scum, suds, mold and mildew, and grunge saying hello and trying to fondle us when we step in for a quick shower? Definitely, we’ll be taken aback and all our heavenly feelings would turn into hellish remorse.
Going into a scummy shower is just like heading China to visit the Temple of Heaven and getting back with Coronavirus. To keep ourselves away from this curse, we need to take precautionary measures and cleaning and cleansing both could save our souls. Never let mild, mildew, and other grime to take advantage of your lethargy and make your shower floor their next home.
Can Any Cleaning Solution Spruce Up Any Shower Floor?
No! it’s not sane to try taking any pain away with the same pill. Different types of shower floors need different course of actions when we proceed with the cleaning task. A perfect cleaning solution for one type of shower floor couldn’t necessarily leave another floor scum-free and glittering. One cleaning method could transform one type of shower floor into a sparkling space but can ruin the other type of material on that floor. So, don’t overlook the need for using the right solution to your floor type if you really want to preserve its original color and texture.
Below, we’ll discuss the nature of various types of shower floors and what methods should be applied to their cleaning.
Marble Shower Floor:
The most appreciated floor type that gives a royalty look to your shower floor comes with two common finishes. The polished marble is known as classic gloss and the hones referred to matte finish and both ranked as highly classic flooring types.
However, marble shower floor could easily fall victim to scores, scratches, and stains and the soap scum and suds leave a remarkable diaphanous because of its porous nature. If your premium shower floor hosts all these scums for an ample amount of time or an inapt cleaning solution is used on the surface, be prepared for a bizarre shower floor.
To keep always your shower floor perky, you need to;
- Clean and dry your shower floor with a cotton cloth at least once a day.
- Add one tablespoon of mild and nonabrasive dish soap (no sand, stone, vinegar, citrus, or lemon) into a spray bottle of warm water. Spray and clean the clutter with a damp cloth and rinse the area. Don’t forget to dry the space before leaving.
- If the stains are deep seated and aren’t ready to go away with dish soap, proceed with the next solution. Grab some baking soda and keep mixing it in warm water until it shapes into a paste not rock hard, not watery, just a gentle paste. Apply the paste where tough taints or build up mildew are present. Place a plastic wrap over the surface you applied the paste and let it stay there for a few hours to eat up all the stains and other smudges.
- Remove the wrap and you’ll see the paste is dried up. Remove the desiccated paste along with the grabbed filth through rinsing with the warm water and dry the surface. Enjoy the ultra-new and glittering shower floor.
Tile Shower Floor:
There’s two types of tile flooring, glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles or unglazed limestone, concrete, or brick tile flooring and each one demands a different way to deal with when it comes to cleaning them.
To clean and cleanse the unglazed tile shower floor, we’ll have to do the same process of marble shower, however, to deal with the glazed tile shower, a different strategy would be adopted.
- To set the grime free of tile pores, we need to run hot water over the floor for several minutes and most of the unwanted dirt and greasy particles would be exterminated.
- Fill a spray bottle half with water and half vinegar and shake it well so both of them get mingled and spray the fluid onto the surface especially the dirtiest one. Let the solution stay for a while to slacken the dirt and then scrub it with a stiff bristled cleaning brush. Rinse and dry the surface after that.
- For stubborn stains make the same recipe of baking soda as explained above along with hydrogen peroxide and repeat the same process. Spray vinegar solution where the paste was applied and let the chemical action begin its work. Scrub off the grime and rinse the floor with clean water.
Stone Shower Floor:
Natural stone is more absorbent then the tile or marble surfaces and the soap leather and hard water minerals penetrate deeper making it an ideal place for mildew to reside.
- Vinegar couldn’t be capable of removing scum from a stone shower and you need to use special pH-neutral cleaning products if you don’t want to call a pro for the job.
- Mix rubbing alcohol in warm water and prepare a homemade nontoxic and gentle solution to apply on the surface and let it sit for a while to loosen the smut. If you can’t stand the odor, mix a bit of lemon juice and weed out the dross.
Fiberglass Shower Floor:
Contrived with polyester mastic and woven glass fibers and finished with a thin layered gel coating, fiberglass is more likely to receive scratches if abrasive and harsh cleaners are used to clean off the stains and grime.
- To pick every bit of dirt particle and stains, there is no better solution than vinegar and in combination with baking soda, it becomes a more effective yet safe tool to combat challenging smudges.
- If you still find some persisting stains on your fiberglass shower floor, add a few drops of dishwashing soap or hydrogen peroxide. This technique would transform an aged, dingy floor into a totally refinished one.
Dreaming of a sleek and elegant home especially a shower floor and keeping it up to date, are two different kinds of things. You devoted a truckload of money to meet your dreams but can’t spare time on its cleaning or apply any handy cleaner or chemical to make it shine would ruin your investment for sure.
Understanding the true nature of the material used in your shower floor and choosing the righteous cleaning option would not only keep your shower vibrant but also prolong its life and provide a healthy environment with no stray and harmful microbes and unpleasant odors.