Reglazed bathroom questions!

neatdesignOctober 26, 2013

Hi everybody,

I'm in the process of buying my first house. It has one full bathroom which the sellers reglazed -- the tub as well as all the wall tiles. It looks great, but I've never had a reglazed bathroom before.

I know that you have to be careful so as not to harm the finish, so no abrasive cleaners or brushes, and no suction cup bathmats, etc. I'm okay with that, but I have two questions:

1) I'm fairly certain that when the tub was reglazed, it wasn't treated to make the bottom skid-proof. This of course makes me worry about slipping and falling. If I can't use a suction bathmat, what do I use instead? The only thing that comes to mind is a cotton bathmat, but I'm not sure that would be much safer, to be honest.

2) I currently hold my shampoo, etc in a plastic bath caddy that sticks to the tile wall, similar to this one. Is THIS okay to stick on the reglazed tile wall?

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but when I was trying to find out about reglazed bathroom care, I found a site (by a company that does reglazing) that had a photo with this kind of caddy stuck to the tile wall -- on the same page where they were saying not to use suction cup bathmats! So I don't know what to believe.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and (hopefully) answer my questions!

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debrak2008

Can you ask the sellers who they hired? The company would be able to answer your questions.

I had my tub refinished about a year ago and it has held up great. I do have a non skid surface on the bottom that seems to work well. Are you sure you don't have this type of surface?

I have used a variety of bathroom cleaners on it with microfiber cloths and scrub brushes and there are no issues.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 5:09PM
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honeybaker

Hi neatdesign,

Sorry I did not see your question sooner....

I bought a distressed property 5 years ago, and had the tub and old tile surround reglazed. I thought it was very slippery, too, and ended up buying a peel-and-stick permanent bath mat that has worked perfectly! (I searched my email and unfortunately could not find the order info).
It gives really good traction, but is not too rough to sit on.
If you do a search for 'permanent bathtub mat' you'll find several.

It has not peeled up, and cleans beautifully with Dawn/vinegar.

Good Luck!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 6:14PM
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