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How To Clean A Wet Room

Wet rooms have an open shower space with a slight incline that allows water to flow into the shower drain. They create a seamless look to your bathroom and add a touch of luxury.

Stylistically, wet rooms add to the overall aesthetic of your bathroom as they make the bathroom floors the focal point and create an open, airy feel.

But, how do you keep such a bathroom clean?

Without a shower grate to keep water contained, knowing how to clean a wet room floor is essential without a shower grate to keep water contained. You’ll also need to know how to keep the walls free from soap scum, particularly the glass shower screen.

Cleaning the drain is another essential task when you have a wet room - it is, after all, the part of your bathroom that keeps water from leaking out all over the rest of the room.

Here are the top tips on how to clean a wet room floor, complied by the experts here at PlumbNation!

How to Clean a Wet Room Floor

Wet room floor

Creating a cleaning regime for your wet room floor is an easy task. Knowing that you have a wet room made of quality materials should simplify the cleaning process as it will already be resistant to stains and marks.

If you’re wondering how to keep a wet room clean, first things first, start with the floor. Here’s how:

What you will need

All you will need is a bucket, a mop and a good but gentle floor cleaner.

Clean the floor in sections

Fill your bucket with warm soapy water. Make sure to use a gentle bathroom cleaner that contains no harsh chemicals.

Then, dampen the mop in the warm water and gently scrub the floor in small circles to loosen and lift the dirt. You are then going to wash the dirt away into the shower drain. Clean the wet room floor in sections so that you reach every part.

Dry your tiles after cleaning

After thoroughly cleaning your wet room floor, you will need to dry it so that you do not create a build-up of water. The easiest and most effective way to dry the wet room floor is to take a microfibre cloth and wipe off any excess water. This will not only dry the floor but also create a lovely shine!

You can also air-dry the wet room tiles by keeping ventilation going in the room. Opening windows or putting on the extraction fan will allow the tiles to dry naturally.

How to Clean a Wet Room Drain

Wet room drain

Hair is the most common cause of blockage or damage to a shower drain. To avoid any kind of blockage, make sure to brush your hair before getting into the shower or use a hair blocker or drain cover to catch your hair while showering.

If you do not have a hair blocker, you could just pick out the hair after your shower and dispose of it. Following these steps immediately will ensure that you do not have to deal with blockages in the long run.

What you will need

To clean the drain, you will need boiling water, drain cleaner, a drain snake or any kind of hook that can fit into the drain.

Cleaning the drain

You simply need to pour the boiling water into and around the drain to soften whatever is in there, throw in some drain cleaner and then rinse it out. This method should unclog the tougher blockages.

If it is just a matter of picking something out of the drain to clear the blockage, you can use the drain snake or hook to pull out any substance that is stuck.

How to Clean Wet Room Grouting

Cleaning wet room grout requires a bit of elbow grease, as getting into the grout lines may be a bit more difficult.

What you will need

You don’t need many special tools to keep your grout sparkling white - a brush, some baking soda, and water are all you need.

Keeping the grout clean

To get rid of the unwanted black mould, the easiest way to clean your wet room grout is to take a scrubbing brush, dampen it in warm water and gently scrub in circular motions to loosen the grime and dirt. Rinse it off with warm water and leave it to dry.

If you want extra clean grout, you can use a mixture of warm water and baking soda on the grout lines. Let it sit for a few minutes, then take your scrubbing brush and gently scrub over the baking soda mixture before rinsing it off.

You can do this regularly to keep your grout lines between the tiles in your wet room looking as good as new!

How to Clean Watermarks off Glass

Watermarks

Your wet room may feature glass partitioning to separate your shower area from the rest of the bathroom. This is also to avoid water from splashing everywhere while you are showering. Due to it constantly getting wet, the glass may have a build-up of watermarks.

This can look unsightly, but getting your glass back to its former sparkling glory is easy. Here’s how:

What you will need

Cleaning the glass in your wet room is a very simple process and requires a shammy cloth and a good glass cleaner.

Washing a wet room glass shower screen

All you need to do is simply apply the glass cleaner to the surface and wipe it with the cloth - easy!

Doing this regularly will eliminate watermarks from even building up. This should result in beautiful shiny glass partitioning!

How to Clean Soap Stains in The Shower

Soap residue becomes inevitable in wet rooms as it is an open space, and your soap marks are going to build on the wet room floor and walls. It’s not a very nice look for any beautifully designed wet room and should be cleaned thoroughly to avoid this from turning into permanent stains.

What you will need

To clean soap stains from your wet room floor and walls, you’ll need a sponge and warm water. You simply wet the stains with warm water; at this point, the soap will reactivate, and you just need to wipe it away. Leave it to dry after wiping it, or dry it off with a cloth to avoid streaks.

How to Keep Your Wet Room Clean

Tidy up as you go

Keeping a well-maintained wet room can be easy - if you are consistent with cleaning the space immediately, you will avoid any kind of dirt build-up.

The easiest way to avoid a building of dirt, grime and mould on your wet room floor and the rest of the room is to tidy up as you go. Wipe down the glass and tiles, or clean your hair from the shower drain after showering. You can even wipe surfaces with an everyday cleaning chemical once a week to slow down the process of dirt buildup.

Make sure the room is ventilated

Ventilation

Wet rooms are going to be filled with steam after using them, and this can lead to the buildup of mould as well as incubate damp smells. Make sure you keep the room ventilated throughout the day by opening the windows or putting on the extractor fan.

It is especially important you do so during your shower or straight after.

Rinse the floor after showering

To avoid dirt and soap accumulating on the wet room floor, you should rinse it after showering. If you have a detachable showerhead, you can use it to rinse off excess products into the drain.

Fix problems straight away

To maintain the quality of wet rooms, you will want to fix any problems that may occur straightaway. For example, if there is a blockage in the drainage system, get a plumber to fix it immediately. If you see dirt and mould starting to build up, take your bathroom cleaner to clean it up immediately before it spreads.

If it is something you can fix yourself, do so; if not, get a plumber out to fix it for you.

Clean the drains regularly

Cleaning your drains regularly will avoid unwanted blockages and damage in the long run. Using a good cleaner will help you keep it clean for a long time.

Ensure the floor is dry when not in use

The simplest and most effective way to keep any kind of mould or dirt building up on your floors is to ensure that they are dry when not in use. Simply take your mop and gently wipe the floor surface to soak up any moisture left on the bathroom floors.

Keeping ventilation going in the room will also ensure that the floors and any other surface air are dry.

Bathroom advice

If you’re looking for more tips and advice on how to look after your bathroom, check out our guides below: