Keeping It Clean: Foolproof Tips and Tricks for a Gleaming Shower
We think of the ancient baths, those that originated in early Roman times, as exotic, masterfully built pieces of art that served as luxurious centers of self-care. Now, thousands of years later, we live a faster-paced, less communal life. We tend to retreat to our own personal baths for our daily toiletries. We don’t have to lose all sense of grandeur, though. With natural stone showers, we can have a small piece of that ancient sense of luxury in our own homes. Think about it: Your bathroom is an integral part of your daily routine. Your shower is where you think, where you rest and rejuvenate, and where you get clean yourself - so, clearly, you need it to be a happy and hygienic haven. Your current shower may feel like a far-flung cry from the regal Roman baths of yore. While it may be hard to time travel back to those baths, we can use some timeless tips and tricks to make the most of our showers today. Let’s talk about ways to make sure your shower is aerated, aesthetic and totally antiseptic for your everyday use.
Recognizing and Restoring Common Shower Problems:
A Handy GuideOur bathrooms can seem like they are magnets for grime. Part of this is due to the environment: Mold and mildew love to fester in warm, damp environments. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to combat these issues at every turn.
- Issue: Mold and Mildew.
- Issue: Water Spots.
- Issue: Dirty or Discolored Grout.
- Pro tip: Seal your shower.
Pay it Forward:
Making Ongoing Shower Maintenance a BreezeHere’s the good news: Once your shower is squeaky clean, your shower won’t be hard to take care of. That’s one of the benefits of natural stone: It’s been around for a long time. It’s been through a lot. It can take the rigors of your shower routine. You do have to commit to a cleaning routine, though, as well. Fortunately, it shouldn’t be that difficult. Here are the basic steps you’ll need to remember:
- Wipe it down after every shower. (Remember, bacteria love warm, damp places.) Leave your shower door or curtain open for ventilation. For bonus points, squeegee down your tile - it’ll help it dry much faster.
- Don’t use regular soap and water. Natural stone won’t take kindly to it. (We recommend checking out this powerful-yet-gentle Granite Gold Shower Cleaner®, instead.) Give your shower a thorough cleansing once a week.
- If you do notice a spot of concern, tackle it immediately. Mold, mildew, and scum are not going anywhere on their own.
- Rinse and repeat - literally! - week in, week out. It’ll become innate - and, trust us, the time you spend on your cleaning routine will pay off when you don’t have to spend time and money dealing with stubborn scum later on.
| Posted on January 28 2021