Shower Remodel--Mold? Poor Ventilation?
I know that no one will definitively know this answer, but I am kind of stuck. We have a tiled shower that is very prone to mold and mildew. The floor itself was tiled with 6x6 wall tiles, which we were told was not standard (the shower was like that when we bought the house). It's a long, narrow shower and sort of recessed into the wall. My husband has recaulked the edges of the tile the floor numerous times, but it always gets moldy very quickly. I am a pretty clean person, but I just can't keep up with in anymore.
We definitely need to do something, but I'm worried that just retiling will allow the same problems to occur. Could this happen because of poor ventilation?
I am wondering if we get a smooth shower pan rather than tile floor if that will help the problem or if we need to get something like venetian marble so the entire wall is smooth.
Has anyone had problems like this? If so, how did you solve it?