What to Do When Your Shower Tiling Sucks

shower-datedLet’s face it, not all showers were created equal.

If you’re sick of looking at dated shower walls or tired tiles there is hope! Even if you’re not ready to completely remodel, small fixes can work wonders in tight spaces like bathrooms.

Precision Glass presents four ways you make your shower look and feel brand new:

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restore-tileRestore the Grout

If your shower doesn’t have any tile, you can skip this step. However, if your shower has tile, it has grout – and it could probably use a touch up.

The first step to sprucing up your grout lines is to get rid of any residual dirt. Give your tile and grout a good cleaning with a mild detergent and water.

Don’t be tempted to bleach your grout lines – grout doesn’t respond well to abrasive cleaners or chemicals and you may end up damaging your grout.

Once the grout is clean, if it’s still looking worn out, you can essentially “paint” on a new color.  Check out the tutorial from Live Love DIY.

De-Mold Your Shower

Even if it doesn’t change the way your shower looks, making sure your shower is totally mold free will change the way your entire bathroom feels (and, yes, probably the way it smells).

To banish mold from your shower and tub, start off with mild solutions like hot water, baking soda, and detergent. If that’s not enough to get the job done, consider options like white vinegar or even chlorine bleach.

blue-glass-doorDistract With A Colored Door

After a big remodel, homeowners generally want their glass shower door to be all but invisible. After all, why cover up all that hard work you paid for?

However, when you can’t quite swing the full remodel, shower doors are a great way to distract the eye from less-than-appealing shower walls. Adding a colored glass shower door is the perfect way to create a new focal point in the bathroom, without taking up your limited space.

Clean!

A good, deep clean can revive tiles and grout, and make the entire room feel more appealing. Now if only you could clean away that 70’s inspired pink…

Cleaning ceramic tiles – Because they’re so durable and available in a wide range of colors, ceramic tiles are widely used in bathrooms and showers. Professional advice on cleaning tiles and grout range far and wide, as demonstrated by Apartment Therapy’s Tess Wilson. Our advice, start out cleaning with mild products and methods. If gentle cleaning doesn’t get the job done, it might be worth checking out some of the more aggressive methods on the list.

Cleaning natural stone tiles – Different kinds of stone require different methods of care. To get the best clean, without damaging your stone surface, research that specific surface. Consider calling the manufacturer or looking at their website for tips.

Cleaning plastic tubs – If you’ve already tried your favorite bathtub cleaner and it doesn’t seem to be making a dent, it might be time to break out the bleach. Make sure the room is well ventilated, as bleach is known for it’s strong fumes and carefully rinse the tub before you finish the job.

You’d be amazed by the difference a truly clean shower can make in a bathroom’s overall appearance, even when you’d rather hide the shower altogether.

Don’t get discouraged if you’re not ready to remodel, there are so many ways to spruce up a space without tearing out walls.

If you’re ready for a new shower door in your space, give Precision Glass a call at (816) 781-0087.