Tips & Cleaning

Tips for Shower Doors

Some of the most important things to know and remember so your shower enclosure will be safe, clean and avoid leaks are the following

  • Use granite, marble or corian as a saddle over curbs in place of tile.
  • Wood blocking in wall behind tile where door hinges or panels will mount.
  • Ensure saddles and bench seats are pitched inward towards the shower drain so water will run off, and avoid sitting water.
  • Best to keep glass tiles away from areas where hinges or clamps will be mounted into wall.
  • Steam units require glass from curb/saddle to ceiling, therefore an interior vent in the shower is best way to keep the area dry and not have moisture problems.
  • Body sprays and/or shower heads should not be positioned at seams. The water pressure may force water past the sweeps/seals.
  • If your glass shower enclosure not cleaned for weeks or months you may get water spots that will be hard to remove or not removable. This depends on your water chemistry (each town will be different). For best results cleaning should be done with a towel or squeegee after each use. To aid in cleaning glass sealants like ClearShield reduce maintenance and cleaning time to keep your shower looking its best.Never use the following to clean:
  • Abrasive or soft abrasive powders and liquids
  • Bleach or bleach based cleaners
  • Steel or Teflon pads

Never use the following to clean:

  • Abrasive or soft abrasive powders and liquids
  • Bleach or bleach based cleaners
  • Steel or Teflon pads

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