How To Clean A Wet Room Floor For A Spotless Bathroom

Have you taken that big step of upgrading your conventional bathroom to a beautiful wet room? And why wouldn’t you? Wet rooms are aesthetically pleasing and relatively safer than most traditional bathrooms. There is only one question on everyone’s mind; How to clean a wet room floor? The good news is that it is easier than you may think, and we have gathered all the essential bits for you in this article!

modern wet room with shower and sink

Wet rooms take a minimalist, cool approach to bathrooms, but they’re not so great when they’re covered in grime and mould. Fortunately, they are easy to clean! After installing them, you can maximise their longevity with the proper care and maintenance. Do you want to know how to clean a non-slip floor to keep it looking clean and fresh? Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

How to clean a wet room floor the right way 

What is the signature feature of a wet room? You probably answered that it is the floor, and you are right! Cleaning it provides you with efficient drainage, safety and preserving its beauty and quality for many years to come. Keep on reading to find all you need to know if your bathroom flooring needs cleaning! 

1. Shower drain cleaning

Who isn’t familiar with the combination of hair and a clogged drain? That’s why it is essential to brush your hair before showering to avoid too much of it falling out in the shower. Also, pick up any hair you notice fall during your shower and set them aside to throw them away when you’re done. But even when you are careful, general drain maintenance is important. And we will show you how to make it!

  1. Remove the drain trap and cover.
  2. Use a cloth and a wet room cleanser spray to clean the drain cover and drain system and remove grease. You can also use boiling water to soften any soap residue and baking soda and white vinegar for stains. These products also work great when cleaning hard water residue on your bathtub or shower tray.
  3. Clean the drain strainer of any trapped hair. You can either use a hook or a drain snake.
  4. Flush your drain with fresh warm water to ensure it’s clear of any leftover debris.
  5. Use polish to treat your stainless steel or tile drain and get a perfect finish.

water drops on metal gutter in the evening sunshine

2. Tile cleaning

It is common to get dirt and watermarks on your non-slip floor. To clean your tiles, grab your mop and some warm water. Alternatively, using steam cleaners will get rid of the toughest of stains and will leave your tiles clean and nice. Here’s how to mop your floor:

  1. Get handy a mop, warm water, bucket, and a non-abrasive bathroom cleaner.
  2. Fill your bucket with water and add in the recommended amount of cleaner. You can find this on your bathroom cleaner’s label.
  3. Submerge your mop in the solution and wring out some excess moisture.
  4. Scrub your floor gently and in small circles to lift any dirt and soap residue.
  5. Submerge your mop and use it to rinse the dirt into the drain.
  6. Keep on scrubbing and rinsing with the mop until your floor is visibly clean.
  7. Rinse the floor cleaner away using your shower head.
  8. Use a squeegee mop to sweep any excess water towards the drain. This mop is like a rubber-bladed window wiper, just for the floor. You can also wipe with a towel or cloth
  9. Leave the floor to dry, and you’re done! To help it dry faster, keep the room ventilated.

 3. Grouting cleaning

Dirt and mould love to hide in bathroom tile grouting. Do you have dirty grout and want to make it look new again? You can make it with just a bit of elbow grease! Here’s all you need to know:

  1. You can use a stiff brush, a regular toothbrush or a special cleaning scrubber.
  2. If your cement is already looking fairly clean, scrub it gently using the brush and warm water. Clean the lines between your tiles, the room’s corners, and around any sealant around fixtures, like the toilet and sink.
  3. If it is still looking a bit murky, use water and a paste of baking soda. Cover the lines with the solution and scrub.
  4. You can also clean it using a commercial cleaner, bleach and other bathroom cleaning products, like an antibacterial bathroom spray.

cleaning grout with a brush blade and foamy soap on a gray tiled bathroom floor

Tips for maintaining your floor clean

You can make your non-slip floors easier to maintain by using different tools and cleaning solutions. Here’s all you need to know to keep your floors for many more decades!

1. Rinse your floor after showering

If you let any dirt and soap suds sit on the floor after showering, it will just lead to more cleaning for you in the future! Use your moveable shower head to rinse the floor after you’ve showered to ensure that all dirt and suds go down the drain. You may also use a scrubbing brush or sponge to wipe the floor quickly if some dirt isn’t budging.

2. Keep your floor dry when not in use

After you’ve rinsed your floor, you should ensure it’s mostly dry. Keeping your floor dry when it’s not in use will fight mould and limescale that tend to form in damp conditions. This will also make your shower area slip-resistant and safer.

3. Keep the wet room ventilated

To reduce the chance of limescale and mould gathering on the floor, make sure to use your wet room’s extractor fan for 20-30 minutes after each shower. Also, if there is a window in your wet room, let some fresh air circulate in it to keep it dry while you’re not using it.

4. Tidy up regularly

You shouldn’t clutter up your wet room. This will just take up extra space on your floor, making it easier for dirt residue to build up and harder for you to clean properly. You can prevent clutter by getting rid of items you no longer need, like shower gels, and by putting all shower bottles back in their right place after using them. Keep in mind that shower screens also matter! They can also get dirty quickly. For a sparkling shower screen, keep a glass cleaner and handheld squeegee nearby!

small wet room with shower

5. Clean the shower drains periodically

Pulling hair out of the drain is some homeowners’ least favourite pastime, but it’s a crucial part of maintaining your wet room. Wet room systemsfunctionality is centred around their drainage system; that’s why it is important to keep the drains unblocked.

Are wet rooms easier to clean than standard bathrooms?

Wet rooms have a drain in the floor, meaning you can be liberal with the mop water. They also eliminate all the clutter that can gather in other normal bathrooms. They don’t have a tray or shower screen to worry about and are generally easier to clean! Of course, you’ll still need to maintain them to avoid dirt and mould building up regularly. Here are some more advantages of wet rooms:

  1. They are super-stylish and perfect for making a contemporary look.
  2. You can use them to increase the value of your home, especially as second bathrooms.
  3. They are great for small bathrooms since removing the bath creates much more space.
  4. If the installation is done properly, the bit under the tiles (the non-slip flooring) is better protected than that of a standard bathroom. 
  5. The tile flooring is not only waterproofing, but you can also have an underfloor heating system and take it to the next level!

wet room with sink and big, round mirror
Cleaning your non-slip floor is just like cleaning any other bathroom floor, only much easier! Regularly cleaning and maintaining your flooring will help it restore its shine and last for many decades to come. All you need to do is follow our detailed step-by-step guide on how to properly clean and maintain your non-slip floor! Then, the only words you will think of when entering your wet room will be fresh and clean!

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