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Old August 30th 11, 05:55 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.

I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?

I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.

thank, marc

[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group had such little use]
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Old August 30th 11, 06:59 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Aug 30, 10:55*am, marco wrote:
I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.

I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?

I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.

thank, marc

[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group had such little use]


Bleach and some scouring power will probably work, but the floors of
the shower will restain again quickly if you don't take some permanent
action to resurface it.I would go to a local hardware store - not a
big box - and see what they have in the paint dept in the nature of
epoxy floors. Is the floor COMPLETELY rigid, so you could tile it?
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Old August 30th 11, 10:15 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:55:42 -0700 (PDT), marco
wrote:

I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.

I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?


I'd try Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) in the red box, not the (Phosphate
Free -- -- green box).

Make a paste, cover the surface and allow the paste to work an hour or
two. Rinse clean. If a second try is needed go for it...

http://www.savogran.com/Retail_Products/Cleaning_Products/cleaning_products.html
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Old August 30th 11, 10:35 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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thanks, i will try the scouring bleach

i don't mind it getting stained again, if i just know how to clean it


the floor is like on of those low Tubs, so tile is out

painting doesn't sound like a good option to me

marc
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Old August 31st 11, 12:04 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On 8/30/2011 4:35 PM, marco wrote:
thanks, i will try the scouring bleach

i don't mind it getting stained again, if i just know how to clean it


the floor is like on of those low Tubs, so tile is out

painting doesn't sound like a good option to me

marc


Abrasive will remove plastic. It's probably a gel coat and if too much
is removed and you get down to the composite, it will probably stain
even worse. You need to talk to the manufacturer or someone that sells
a kit for this job.
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Old August 31st 11, 12:10 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"marco" wrote in message
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I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.

I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?

I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.

thank, marc

[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group
had such little use]


Epoxy like used on garage floors??? ww


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Old August 31st 11, 12:30 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Aug 30, 6:10*pm, "WW" wrote:
"marco" wrote in message

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I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.


I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?


I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.


thank, marc


[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group
had such little use]


Epoxy like used on garage floors??? *ww


clean with soap scum remover
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Old August 31st 11, 12:50 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:30:16 -0700 (PDT), bob haller
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On Aug 30, 6:10*pm, "WW" wrote:
"marco" wrote in message

...

I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.


I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?


I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.


thank, marc


[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group
had such little use]


Epoxy like used on garage floors??? *ww


clean with soap scum remover


Cover it with a mat. They sell shower floor mats.

--Vic
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Old August 31st 11, 01:27 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default hard to clean Plastic Shower Floors

On 8/30/2011 11:55 AM, marco wrote:
I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.

I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?

I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.

thank, marc

[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group had such little use]


I've had good luck with the Rust-X stuff, basically oxalic acid
crystals. But if the surface glaze is gone, it will stain again quickly.
You can either clear-coat it, or try to keep a good coat of auto wax on
it. (learned that trick years ago living in cheap apartments with
plastic shower stalls.) If you have the pebble-texture finish on floor,
it won't be too slippery, but you should probably be the first user to
test it, and maybe use a tub mat if it feels dangerous.

--
aem sends...
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Old August 31st 11, 02:50 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:27:08 -0400, aemeijers wrote:

On 8/30/2011 11:55 AM, marco wrote:
I have a 10 year old house, with 2 showers,
and I'm having a hard time cleaning the plastic floors.
It's some sort of space age plastic, that stains easily.

I think I've tried almost everything, including a little bleach.
Any ideas?

I do have some toilet cleaner that has acid [The Works],
but I'm afraid to try this stuff.

thank, marc

[i posted this over in alt.home.cleaning, but i didn't realize that group had such little use]


I've had good luck with the Rust-X stuff, basically oxalic acid
crystals. But if the surface glaze is gone, it will stain again quickly.
You can either clear-coat it, or try to keep a good coat of auto wax on
it. (learned that trick years ago living in cheap apartments with
plastic shower stalls.) If you have the pebble-texture finish on floor,
it won't be too slippery, but you should probably be the first user to
test it, and maybe use a tub mat if it feels dangerous.


Auto wax does wonders for fiberglass tubs, too. It's a great way to spiff
them up before a home sale.
 




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