A frameless, clear glass shower enclosure will give your bathroom a clean, modern appearance. Since the enclosure doesn't feature any metal framing and appears to be almost translucent, it's ideal for smaller bathrooms, as it will take up less visual space.
The only downside to an all-glass shower enclosure is that it looks best when it's pristine and free of unsightly water spots and stains. The glass is sleek rather than textured, so it will easily show any imperfections. When the enclosure is sparkling clean, it will greatly add to the aesthetics of the space.
The good news is that it's easy to keep a frameless shower enclosure crystal clear with a little daily maintenance and an occasional deep cleaning. It's also important to use the right products, most of which you most likely already own, when cleaning in the glass.
Following are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your shower enclosure:
1. Wipe the Glass Down After Each Shower
To keep the glass looking its best, you'll need to remove any excess water from the enclosure after each shower. Doing this simple step each day will prevent spots, especially if your home has hard water.
One way you can remove the water is with a rubber squeegee. Starting at the top of the enclosure and working your way down, slide the squeegee across the glass in an even motion. Work your way across the width of the glass, overlapping the squeegee path so you don't miss any spots.
As another option, wipe the glass dry with a clean, absorbent microfiber cloth.
2. Clean the Glass Weekly
On a weekly basis, clean the enclosure using a spray cleaner specifically designed for use on glass. Simply spray some of the product onto the glass, and wipe it away using a clean, dry, lint-free cloth. Pay special attention to fingerprints, water spots and any other marks. Be sure to clean both sides of the enclosure to create a sparkling, spot-free appearance.
3. Deep-Clean the Glass as Needed
If you haven't been able to keep up with the weekly cleaning schedule, or if the shower enclosure is especially dirty, treat the glass to a deep cleaning. Avoid using harsh products, such as steel wool or bleach, which can damage the glass.
To remove stubborn stains, such as mineral deposits, clean the glass with a mixture of one part distilled white vinegar to three parts water. Rub the solution onto the glass with a clean, soft sponge and rinse away with plain water. Dry the glass with a squeegee or microfiber cloth.
For more information, you will want to contact a company such as A-Plus Glass Services.