How Do You Clean a Walk-In Shower Floor?
A shower pan—sometimes called a shower base or simply, a shower floor—is the part of the shower on which you stand when you’re in the shower. Traditionally, this part of a walk-in shower consisted of ceramic or porcelain tile and was built directly into the bathroom floor. Modern shower pans, however, are prefabricated units that are affixed to the bathroom floor when a new walk-in shower is being installed. While shower pans can be made of different materials—such as fiberglass, acrylic, tile, and composite—nowadays, acrylic is the most popular material because it’s incredibly durable and nonporous. These shower pans do need to be cleaned, though, in order to retain their luster. Below is a simple step-by-step guide to cleaning your acrylic walk-in shower floor.
Step One: Squirt about ½ teaspoon of non-alkaline liquid dish detergent into a bucket and then add about one gallon of warm water to create a soap solution.
Step Two: Fill a second bucket with clean warm water (no soap).
Step Three: Take a clean rag and dip it into the soap solution. Using the rag, wipe the shower floor to remove grime and discoloration.
Step Four: After each time you wipe the shower floor, rinse the rag in the clean water bucket, wring it out, and then dip it again in the soap solution.
Step Five: Continue to wipe the entire shower floor with the soap solution until the acrylic comes completely clean, rinsing the rag after each wipe.
Step Six: Wipe the shower floor thoroughly with a clean towel to dry it.
While acrylic shower pans are known for their durability and low-maintenance qualities, it’s still important to clean them regularly to prevent excess dirt and grime from building up. If the floor of your walk-in shower simply won’t come clean and you’d like to have a new shower pan installed, click here to locate a BathWraps dealer in your area.