Having a small debate here ... looking to take a bit of a poll to get an idea of what other people do ...
When taking a shower in a tiled shower stall or tub area, do you keep soap in a soapdish in the tub area? How about shampoo?
One party in this debate is saying that one should not keep soaps, shampoos or other products in a tiled space because it leads to grout problems. Further, that one should towel off all grouted areas after every shower.
The other party says that one should try to keep your soap dry, but bottles can be anywhere. Further, no toweling out the area after.
Each party is claiming that a vast majority of people do it their way (80% or more).
Please share what your experience have been with tiled spaces (non tiled spaces don't count).
we don't have tiles now, but growing up we did. there were always bottles of shampoo and bars of soap in, on, and around the tub. the soap was always in the built-in soap dish holder that had a plastic insert piece the soap actually rested on.
i only remember my father re-grouting once in the 25+ years i was there.
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Towelling off the tile would probably make it look nicer longer but what a job! I had a friend who sprayed the tile with some kind of furniture polish to make it shiney and keep moisture from building mold in the grout. Never tried it mice elf.
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Further, that one should towel off all grouted areas after every shower.
Two words: Grout sealant. We keep a squeegee in the shower to get the water off the glass doors after a shower, and I can see the logic in that; but toweling off the grout is not something I would ever agree to.
Liquid soap? I still think its a fad. Bars of soap for life!
I'm waaaayyyy to tired in the morning to remember to towel off tiles... I'm just lucky if I leave for work in the morning with my hair combed, my keys in my pocket, and the bottom of my pant legs not buried in my shoes. [ December 19, 2005: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]