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Old 09-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Shower floor very slippery

Had my first shower in our new Zinger and darn near went through the enclosure as I slipped and nearly fell. When DW had hers I put a mat down but it was not much better. Any ideas would be appreciated but would not like a bath mat as they are not sanitary and after time do stain and mark the floor. It is either fiberglass or acrylic but not sure and dealer does not know.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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We had the same problem. DW came up with the solution: make a paste of baking soda and lemon juice and scrub the shower base with it. Soap scum (which causes the slips) comes right off. The other thing we do is use plenty of weater at the end of the shower to wash all the suds down the drain.
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They sell stick on decorative anti-slip thingies in the bath departments of most stores. I've seen things like flowers and fish. They have an adhesive back to stick to the floor of the shower stall.
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They sell stick on decorative anti-slip thingies in the bath departments of most stores. I've seen things like flowers and fish. They have an adhesive back to stick to the floor of the shower stall.
We've bought a bazillion of them and have never got them to stick successfully.
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Was first use so no soap film that is why we are confused,
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Its not just soap film that makes the floor slippery; the fibreglas gelcoat is slippery by itself, no matter how much texture they try to cast into the shape.

Do what millions do: use a shower mat and spray the shower (including mat) with Clean Shower when you're done. Then hang the mat to dry on a stick-on plastic hook, and spray the floor again. We've been doing that for over a year in the DS, and for 33 years before that in houses. No slippery shower floor, no mold growing anywhere, and no fungi rotting anyone's toes off.
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Its not just soap film that makes the floor slippery; the fibreglas gelcoat is slippery by itself, no matter how much texture they try to cast into the shape.

Do what millions do: use a shower mat and spray the shower (including mat) with Clean Shower when you're done. Then hang the mat to dry on a stick-on plastic hook, and spray the floor again. We've been doing that for over a year in the DS, and for 33 years before that in houses. No slippery shower floor, no mold growing anywhere, and no fungi rotting anyone's toes off.


Keep the mat clean and you won't have issues. We've done it for years.
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Once you have the shower floor cleaned, and I mean CLEANED.

you can add those shower safety strips., daisys, designs, whatever to help reduce slipperiness. Any home improvement store/department should have 'em.
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If you are having that many slippages I would use a fine sandpaper to take the slippery surface down to something that is safe to stand on. I am never in favor of sanding something like this but it beats having a cast on a broken bone.
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New gel coat has a release wax on it. That is how it is "popped" out of the mold. Old fiberglass boat guy here, clean the area with denatured alcohol that will cut the wax and prep for non slip strips. I would not use the big box store gadgets as their adhesive holding power is inferior. Look at West Marine's web site, They handle non slip strips in different lengths and widths and can be trimmed to fit. The adhesive absolutely will bond. Used them on our boats showers and stairways.
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Clean the floor good then wipe it with 91% alcohol if you dont like the daisies Lowed or HD sells anti slip strips for showers once down they wont come up
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