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Unread 09-23-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Toweling Down the whole shower.......

Lookin' to see who (besides JB) towels down their whole shower.....and most important......*regularly*......(dare I say EVERY time?)

I love the idea, I just don't know about the "practice". I'm using RainX on the glass doors and squeegee them regularly but that's mostly habit from previous showers and I already waste a minute or two just doing that.

And would/do you use your own body towel?? Another towel?? How many wet towels (and how wet?) before towels become more of a hassle than the wet shower?

(Tryin' to decide early-on before the shower's too old to care anymore)
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Unread 09-24-2009, 08:51 AM   #2
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Hi Randy

I just squeegee mine. I have had clients that will either squeegee and/or towel down (or if you're making enough dough pay your house keeper to do it).

I did remodel a bath years ago that was a mastic install, Japanese mosaic with bright white grout, that was towel dried daily for 20 years, and looked like the day of install.

Yes maintenance does make a difference. You get out of it what you put into it.
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Unread 10-09-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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toweling down the whole shower...

We used a squeegee for years, until I tried those microfiber towels you can buy at discount stores, auto parts stores, probably Walgreens. So much faster than a squeegee for me, and they hold an amazing amount of water. I bought a 3-pack of towels for $4 or $5; it's hand-towel or kitchen towel size so you can cover a lot of territory fast, then wring it out and go some more. Does the glass as well as the tiles.

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Unread 10-09-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
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In my shower (before we moved) I'd towel it down every time. First I'd dry me, then with the same towel hit the walls and doors. It only takes about a minute and I only had to clean the shower twice in about 4 or 5 years.
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and I only had to clean the shower twice in about 4 or 5 years.
So you made Laura clean it all the other times?
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Unread 10-09-2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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Hi Joe

Zing!
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Unread 10-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #7
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What's really funny is that since I posted this, I started doing a little more & a little more each day 'til now I finally wipe down everything.......except the middle of the floor.

As best I can tell, JB's biggest functional concern (aside from keeping things clean in a 'like-new' way) is to keep the changes of plane dry. It's almost impossible to not drag a part of the towel on the floor anyway, so I just started doing that too.

Funnier still........I know the wife doesn't do all that, but since she takes her showers at night and I go to bed after her, after my evening dental routine, I get down on my knees and give the changes of plane a quick wipe with a hand towel.
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Hi Randy

You're the man!

I hope your collecting points for your good deeds!
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You're the man!

I hope your collecting points for your good deeds!

Well, no more so than all the other registered members (and CERTAINLY Tile Layers) here on this forum, right???

Right???

Riiiiiight???????

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Unread 10-11-2009, 04:27 PM   #10
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So you made Laura clean it all the other times?
Ha! She wouldn't even consider doing the wipe down, so my efforts had to be for the both of us.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 09:51 PM   #11
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I never wipe down my shower. Last thing I wanna do after I take a shower is have to wipe it down. Of course I spend all day regrouting and recaulking showers so I am not gonna have a tile shower. The one piece formica showers look great, come in hundreds of patterns, are cheaper then tile and not GROUT.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #12
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Blister'd be thy tongue!!!!!!!!!!


What manner of evil is this???
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Unread 10-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #13
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A really good squeegee takes less than 60 seconds and gets the majority of the water to the floor. Followed by microfiber on the walls/fixtures...two minutes max total to do both. But I admit I try to shower before Wiley...last one in gets to wipe down.
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Hi Marge

Yep, that's the rule!

I tell this to all my clients after tiling their shower or tub surround. Haven't heard any feedback if their life patterns have changed or not because of this.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 04:31 PM   #15
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Wiping down the shower

Hey guys,

After finishing my new master bath with glass framless doors in the shower I wanted to keep it looking nice. I tried using the squeegee but it just didn't do the job and I would still need to towel it afterwards. I then tried an oversized silcon squeegee made for a car. It worked OK, but still not great. I purchased a pack of 20 micrfiber towels at Sam's Club. They work fantastic! I do the glass first and the faucets and valve controls. then I go over the walls, and finish up the floor with the big silcon car squeegee dragging any excess water towards the drain. The microfiber towels are the size of an extra large wash cloth. One towel does the whole shower in less than a minute. Since they come in packages of twenty I and use a freshly washed one everyday and still place a few in the kitchen to use for spills. These things are great!!!!!!


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