For any bathroom remodel, a big concern for many homeowners is how certain bath components can handle dirt. In bathtubs, for instance, the grime can get mixed with the material. This won’t be the case, however, if the surface is made of acrylic. This soft, non-porous polymer is known for being waterproof, durable and versatile, which is why it is one of the popular materials for bathroom applications.
That’s not to say acrylic bathtubs, showers, shower bases and wall surrounds are maintenance-free. Like any other material, it needs to be cleaned periodically to preserve its sheen and brightness. South Shore Dream Bath, one of the leading contractors for bath remodel, offers some cleaning tips you need to bear in mind.
Alternative Cleaning Materials Also Work
You can clean your acrylic bathtub or shower with a simple solution of water and dish soap or detergent. Use a soft washcloth to aid with the cleaning. However, you can also use kitchen items to remove stains or hard water buildup. Sprinkle baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for a minute or two before using a damp non-scrubbing sponge to remove grime from the surface. The same procedure applies when you use vinegar.
Avoid Certain Cleaners and Cleaning Materials
Shower and bathtub remodeling companies like ours recommend the use of appropriate professional cleaners and cleaning materials for acrylic surfaces. Don’t use brands that contain harsh chemicals like acetone—this will cause a dull surface or an easily recognizable chemical crack. Scouring sponges are not advised since they leave scratches and marks on the acrylic’s soft surface.
Consider Polishing the Acrylic Surfaces
Any surface needs polishing and rebuffing to restore its original appearance, and acrylic is no exemption to this. Regular use can cause the material to sustain minor scratches and dullness. After cleaning, make it a point to give acrylic surfaces a polish at least once a month or as needed. You can use a liquid polisher or a white car wax for this job. Apply the polish in small quantities on a soft cloth and rub the surface using circular motions. Rebuff with a clean cloth right after.
Trust South Shore Dream Bath for your bathroom remodeling needs. We only use the highest quality materials and rely on the more trusted brands in the industry while delivering exceptional service. Call us today at (781) 733-5405 or fill out our contact form for your bathroom remodel estimate.