PRACTICAL TIPS FOR A TOP SHOWER!
The designer shower cubicle is nowadays becoming the main element of the bathroom and more attention is paid to the profiles, the thickness of the glass, and the increasingly minimalist lines.
The attention we pay to the choice of this component of the bathroom furniture must also be paid to the care of the shower cubicle itself in order to keep it in its optimal state to avoid the creation of unhygienic situations such as mold, impurities, and limescale.
How to clean the shower cubicle?
We don’t always feel like cleaning up after a nice, relaxing shower, but to keep your designer shower cubicle in tip-top condition, here are a few tips on how to remove stains and prevent limescale build-up.
Drops of water leave residues that make the glass entirely opaque, and over time it will become increasingly difficult to polish.
The first piece of advice we can give you to keep your shower cubicle clean is to dry it immediately after use so that any splashes of soap and shampoo are removed by the hot jet of water; therefore, use a well-dried microfibre cloth to wipe the surface or a squeegee brush that will prevent water stains from forming.
How to clean a glass or plastic shower enclosure?
In this case, we take the opportunity to give you a unique answer: in both cases, so whether you have glass walls (wrongly called crystal) or plastic walls, there is no difference in the cleaning method to be used.
Simply take a spray bottle and pour in two parts of white wine vinegar and one part of lukewarm water; once you have the liquid, spray it on the walls of the shower cubicle and rub it with a gentle sponge. Once the process is finished, rinse the walls with lukewarm water and wipe off any remaining water droplets with the squeegee.
What should I use to clean my shower cubicle from limescale?
The second tip we would like to give you is to defeat the main enemy of the transparency of your shower glass: limescale. The best way to reduce limescale build-up, as mentioned earlier, is to always dry the glass.
The simplest and most natural ingredients to clean the shower cubicle from limescale are:
vinegar, known for its descaling and sanitizing properties, is considered a true natural ally against limescale deposits, is useful on all surfaces, and is particularly effective in cleaning the shower; sodium bicarbonate, on the other hand, is used for its whitening effectiveness.
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How to clean encrusted shower cubicles?
In the case of stubborn limescale, we recommend a method on how to clean encrusted shower cubicles in a natural way.
All you need to do is make a paste of a few tablespoons of bicarbonate and vinegar, sprinkle the mixture into a soft, scratch-proof cloth and rub it onto the surface to be cleaned. Be careful, however, not to use too much force in rubbing, because the bicarbonate could be slightly abrasive; leave the mixture to act and rinse with lukewarm water.
Once you have finished the process, use a microfibre cloth to dry the glass to a high gloss.
Why does the shower cubicle develop mould?
Mould is one of the most common and annoying problems that can occur in the bathroom.
The main cause of mould forming in the corners, but also on the tiles and on some of the furniture is certainly moisture; to effectively combat mould and prevent it from appearing, it is, therefore, necessary to carry out thorough and frequent cleaning.
When entering the shower cubicle, it is advisable to close the door completely in order to avoid as much as possible the leakage of water on the floor and thus limiting the humidity in the room; once the shower is over, it is advisable to dry the shower cubicle and the bathroom, in case there is some water spillage. Cleaning the shower itself, therefore, is a very important operation in preventing mould.
How to eliminate mould from the shower cubicle without ruining it?
The most frequent places in the shower cubicle where mould can form are the shower gasket, the corners and the various cracks in the tiles, where fungi nest and are difficult to eliminate.
To successfully eliminate mould from the shower cubicle, it is useful to use a brush to remove all traces of mould, especially from the cracks between tiles. As far as the products to be used are concerned, there are two ways to go: one is to choose specific anti-mould products or simple household detergents diluted in water; the other way is to choose a “greener” solution using homemade remedies, such as bicarbonate dissolved in water which is dispersed directly on the sponge and then rubbed onto the surfaces affected by mould.