Asked on Dec 22, 2012

I would like suggestions on cleaning those horrid fiberglass shower floors.

DianeShirley ShawAnn


The second bathroom in my condo off my son's bedroom is in need of a major clean up. The areas I need suggestions for is the floor of the shower, walls are tiled (I have a solution for that), also looking for suggestions on clening the caulked areas between the floor and tiled areas. No window, so ventilation is an issue. Also have major knee problems, so spending long periods of time on my knees is an issue. Appreciate any & all suggestions. Thanks!
12 answers
  • Becky (J) P
    on Dec 22, 2012

    I love The Works shower cleaner. I can get it at the local Dollar General for $1, it's more at Walmart. It's a little stinky, but it sure does the job. I just turn on the bathroom fan when I clean the tub. (I have the fiberglass tub/shower enclosure.)

  • 3po3
    on Dec 22, 2012

    A couple of people have asked about this in the past. Here are a couple of threads with some good answers that might help you: Also, somebody else suggested Mr Clean citrus multi-purpose cleaner and a little baking soda

  • Once the gel coating that is part of the surface of the shower stall or even the tub is worn from using abrasive cleaners, you may be able to clean it but it will begin to get harder and harder as time goes one. Sadly people do not get the right instructions on how to care for these fragile surfaces when they are new.

  • Linda W
    on Dec 23, 2012

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will see what I decide to try and report back on what works. Hope everyone has Merry Christmas!

  • Wet & Forget
    on Dec 26, 2012

    Wet & Forget Shower works on soap scum, grime, oils, and mold and mildew stains. Unlike daily shower sprays, Wet & Forget only needs to be used once a week. Might be what your looking for because there isn't any harsh chemical smell.

  • Z
    on Dec 26, 2012

    That sounds like a great product @Wet & Forget, but only the outdoor is available anywhere near me. Do you know when the shower version will be more readily available in Eastern NE? I have terrible allergies and can't use any chemicals for cleaning. I keep our shower clean my squeegeeing it after each shower. We have well water so if I were to leave it go for too long there's be orange build up from the tannins. They still stain the plastic seals around the glass though.

  • Wet & Forget
    on Dec 26, 2012

    Hey Becky, Wet & Forget Shower will be in more retail stores after the new year. You can still order online from our store, currently we're offering a flat rate on shipping. The scent is a very mild vanilla, miles away from a nose stinging bleach. If you end up trying it, we'd love to hear about your experience, especially how your allergies held up.

  • Debbie Zinser
    on Dec 26, 2012

    Barkeepers Friend and a stiff brush, can get it at the grocery store.

  • Z
    on Dec 27, 2012

    Thanks @Wet & Forget. If it doesn't get to my area soon, is there anyway I can get a sample before I order it online? Because of my allergies I'm a bit leery of buying anything I haven't smelled first. I'm what my allergist calls hyper sensitive in that I get instant severe facial pain when exposed to an allergen. I rarely sneeze. He said he'd personally never seen anyone as sensitive to chemicals as me before. Lucky me, huh?

  • Ann
    on May 3, 2013

    I have had good luck using a steam cleaner I borrowed from a neighbor. No smell at all associated with it.

  • Shirley Shaw
    on Aug 11, 2015

    Barkeepers Friend works on most anythng. Very little if any odor. I also like magic erasers. No odor there. I keep a kitchen sponge with a handle that you can fill with Dawn in the shower and use it once a week. I clean the shower before I shower and then both are squeaky clean!

  • Diane
    on Aug 16, 2015

    Dawn and Vinegar work well. I put it in a Dish Detergent holder with a scrubby on the end. Use it when I'm done taking a shower. Never have a major cleanup anymore.

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