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How To Clean Shower Glass – Top Tips

Follow our top tips on how to clean shower glass for a sparkling bathroom. There is no better feeling than walking into a beautiful clean bath or shower room and keeping the glass clean and streak-free is key.

There’s no doubt that a glass shower screen or enclosure is easier to keep clean than an old-fashioned shower curtain.

“Forget the Toilet Seat – Shower Curtains Have The Most Germs in Your Bathroom”

ย According to Healthline after testing shower curtains and surveying more than 500 people they detected more than 60 times more microbial life on shower curtains than toilet seats. Meaning shower curtains are the dirtiest surfaces in the bathroom.

The Causes Of Bacteria In The Shower

Studies show that many of us are doing more in the shower than washing. Other ‘activities’ include; urinating (81% of men and 73% of women), having sex (61% of people), shaving (65% of people) and brushing teeth (33% of people).

After these germs collect on your shower curtain, they multiply in the hot and humid environment of your shower.

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Shower Screens & Enclosures

The transparent nature of shower glass will make your bathroom look bigger and brighter and show off your tiles and suite. You can also choose from a variety of finishes including frosted and etched patterns. All of our shower screens and enclosures are heat and impact-resistant and can be made precisely to order. Glass enclosures also prevent water from getting on the bathroom floor and can be made in any size or shape.

Whilst shower curtains are cheaper upfront, shower glass is easy to clean, stylish and more cost-effective in the long term.

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How To Clean Shower Glass

Shower glass very easy to clean if you know how. Your main tool is a squeegee which when used every day keeps the glass clean. Itโ€™s not time-consuming and if you do it once you’ve finished your shower it stops water from sitting on the glass and causing stains.

Start from one of the top corners and drag the squeegee down the glass using slight pressure. The water will run down the glass as you pull. Repeat this until youโ€™ve removed all the water droplets on your shower glass.

You might want to dry the rubber blade in between each pull if the squeegee is leaving streaks.

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Glass Cleaning Tips

Whilst using a squeegee daily will keep your shower streak free you will still need to clean it to eliminate any leftover germs. There are a few tips and tricks to do this, here are our favourites.

Natural Cleaners

They are inexpensive and environmentally-friendly ways to clean your shower Here’s how:

Vinegar and Water

  • Mix one part white vinegar with three parts distilled water
  • Put the mixture into a spray bottle
  • Spray the water and vinegar onto the glass and let it sit for up to five minutes
  • Spray more solution if it appears to be drying
  • Rinse the solution with warm, distilled water
  • Wipe it off with a lint-free towel, rag or paper towel.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

  • Mix about half a cup of baking soda with enough white vinegar to form a paste
  • Apply the paste onto the shower glass and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Rinse the solution with warm, distilled water
  • Wipe it off with a gentle cloth or lint-free paper towel

Chemical Cleaners

There are many chemically-based glass cleaners on the market that can clean tough stains. As with all chemical cleaners make sure the room is well ventilated and consider wearing gloves to protect your skin.

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Here are the best rated according to The Best Reviews Guide

Vistal 300g Long Lasting Eco Friendly

A multi-purpose natural, eco-friendly cleaner and restorer for your kitchen and bathroom and all-around your home. It removes grease, light limescale, soap scum, water spots and scuffs.

Astonish Daily Shower Shine

This is a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly versatile cleaner which quickly eliminate germs and bugs. Itโ€™s also great as a refreshing deodoriser in sinks and drains.

Mr Muscle Advanced Power Shower Shine Spray

This spray intended for daily use prevents limescale build-up in your shower and leaves the shower sparkling clean.

When using any of these cleaning sprays scrub lightly and avoid scouring pads or sharp instruments. Rinse using warm, distilled water and use a lint-free towel, rag or paper towel to dry and prevent streaks.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Why Does Shower Glass Get Dirty?

When water mixes with soap it leaves stains on glass called soap scum. This can be made worse in areas with hard water as it is high in minerals and can leave chalk deposits.

Soap scum looks unsightly and can also cause corrosion and water spots. Therefore, keeping it clean is the best way to keep your shower looking good.

Apart from soap scum mildew is another problem in bathrooms and grows in areas like the edge of your shower screen. Unlike soap scum, mildew can be harmful and it is best to get rid of it as soon as possible by cleaning regularly and ventilating the room.

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Leave The Door Open

To avoid excess moisture and the build-up of mildew it’s best to make sure that your shower is well ventilated. By leaving the bathroom door open after a shower you will allow the damp air to circulate. If your shower has a vent it’s best to turn it on before starting your shower. If not then keep your shower door open when it’s not in use.

We hope you enjoyed our tips on how to clean shower glass and you enjoy a streak-free bathroom.

If you would like more information about shower doors and enclosures you can take a look at our range or call 01253 893355 and speak to our experienced team.

Victorian Style Bathroom Ideas – Get The Look

Victorian Style Bathroom Inspiration

The hottest trend in interiors is definitely the victorian style bathroom. Whether you have a period home or a sleek new build this trend will suit your smallest room.

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After staying indoors for most of 2020 we have become a nation obsessed with interior design.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled all of our favourite ways to get the victorian style bathroom look to suit your home.

Get The Look

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From gold or copper accents to freestanding baths and victorian style shower furniture there are lots to choose from. We’ve collected together our favourite trends to give your bathroom the wow factor

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A really fresh way to incorporate the victorian look in your bathroom is to use traditional style fittings with an updated colour scheme or sleeker look. Choosing black for your shower fittings, taps or bigger bathroom items will give it more of an industrial look. This fits particularly well in newer houses and looks amazing when teamed with fresh white brick style tiles. We love this shower fitting and sink from UK Bathrooms.

Using a classic tap fitting in chrome also looks great when paired with a simple but classic bath, wooden flooring and panelled walls. The simple and modern look really compliments the decorative design of the taps.

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Another great way to mix the old and new is to combine sleek lines with decorative pieces. For example, a glass shower screen and bath with very simple lines look fantastic when paired with a decorative shower fitting. White Victorian style pedestal sinks also look great against sleek white walls and black framed mirrors.

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Antique Mirror – Aged Glass

An emerging trend in bathrooms is the use of a distressed or antique mirror. Many bathrooms are small and lack natural light, therefore using mirrors on the walls really magnifies the light. By using an antique mirror you can amplify the light effect, whilst creating a stylish Victorian look.

We recently installed these bespoke antique mirrors along a full wall in a customers bathroom. Combined with their stunning free-standing bath and made to measure glass shower enclosure, the overall look is really effective.

We can create many different distressed effects on both glass and mirror, as well as etched designs in any size to suit perfectly finished with bevelled edges.

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You can find more inspiration about using mirrors in your home in our blog below.

Using Mirrors In Interior Design

Gold & Rose Gold

Gold is the perfect pop of colour for a victorian style bathroom, it’s both classic and luxurious and looks amazing paired with white porcelain. The beautiful gold freestanding filler tap looks fabulous above a classic freestanding bath, adding a splash of personality to an otherwise sleek bathroom. Another favourite is this stylish Vitra water jewels round bathroom basin with matching gold taps.

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Rose gold is everywhere in homeware and it also looks great in the bathroom. From decorative but modern shower fittings to ornate high-level toilets like this Chatsworth model available from Victorian Plumbing. Rose gold is a trend that looks like it’s here to stay.

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Copper

Another classic when it comes to metallics in bathrooms is copper. Slightly more traditional than rose gold, copper can also add a serious pop of luxury. Like the stunning Belle de Louvain copper and enamel bath from Victoria Plum which is a real statement piece for any bathroom. We also love the simplicity of the VitrA Origin copper shower fitting which looks beautiful against white tiles coupled with a glass shower screen. With any statement shower fitting, you want to show it off. That’s why a glass shower screen or enclosure is the perfect way to finish off your copper shower as it enhances rather than hides it.

Copper also looks fantastic when used for a modern or traditional radiator which combines usability and a focal point.

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High-level Toilets

When you think about victorian style bathrooms a classic high-level toilet always springs to mind. There are some beautiful pieces on the market with many different design features to suit any style. Whether you are going for a more modern look or you want a style which incorporates gold there are many to choose from.

We especially like the Silverdale which is decorated with a blue garden pattern on the cistern, available from Victorian Plumbing.

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Freestanding Baths

There is nothing more synonymous with a victorian style bathroom that a freestanding bath. With their curved lines and ornate feet, they are both beautiful and comfortable to use. There are some really beautiful coloured baths available and the two below which are available in blue really look the part. Teamed with matching tiles or paired with a sleek white bathroom, a traditional freestanding bath will really complete your bathroom.

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If you want to opt for a more modern look there are also some really sleek options available. These beautiful oval-shaped baths sit flush with the floor and don’t have the clawed feet. This means that they have a much more modern look but also look great teamed with traditional fittings. If you are wanting to future-proof your bathroom but want to use the victorian style fittings they are a great option.

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Plan Your Project

Hopefully, we’ve given you lots of ideas and inspiration to plan your bathroom renovation.

If you’re looking for made to measure mirrors, or a shower screen or enclosure to complete the look then get in touch with our friendly staff to chat about your ideas.

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