PRACTICAL TIPS FOR A TOP SHOWER!
One of the problems after buying a shower enclosure is how to install it.
We advise you to ask the person in charge of laying and installation, but if you are a “do-it-yourself” maniac, we give you a few tips on how best to install your shower enclosure.
How to seal the shower enclosure?
Silicone is a material that is used extensively in the building industry due to its bonding and sealing properties and for this reason, it can be used for various purposes.
The first thing to do before applying silicone is to clean, degrease, and dry all surfaces thoroughly to ensure total adhesion.
Silicone should be applied with care and attention to the outside of the shower enclosure and not to the inside; once the silicone has been applied, the width of the seal between the shower enclosure and the walls or sanitary ware or floor should be such as to meet the sealing requirement and be aesthetically acceptable; it is also advisable to respect the drying time of the sealing product, following the instructions of the shower enclosure manufacturer.
Which silicone for shower enclosure should be used?
There are different types of silicone on the market, but the most suitable for domestic work is neutral silicone or acetic silicone, which has greater resistance to atmospheric agents and this characteristic makes it more suitable for use in areas in close contact with water.
What should be used to clean the shower enclosure from limescale?
The second tip we 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 enclosure 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.