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OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 30, 2014 12:19PM
Somehow I see a lot of mold and fungus in the HLN show houses in the future. Or am I wrong ?
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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 30, 2014 12:34PM
Bleach and some scrubbing? No worse than a tile shower or anything else really.



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 30, 2014 12:40PM
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I've never had trouble with mildew on stone, ceramic, plastic or grout.
Just on a bead of silicone at the joint between a wall and tub.
Picked it all out, replaced it and the problem went away.
I have no idea what the goop was that grew black whatever-it-was.



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: October 30, 2014 12:56PM
I know, right? We’ve seen a handful in the last couple years as we’ve looked for a bigger house. It’s not at all like tile & grout; the rocks themselves often have all sorts of nooks and crannies. If we bought a house with a rock wall shower, yanking it out would be one of the first things we’d do.
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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 30, 2014 01:07PM
I was wondering that myself while watching Bath Crashers the other night.
The stone they used for the shower had a rough, very rough face to it and there were a lot of them.
I was thinking, how the heck do you clean those.
Our shower has solid surface walls, just four big slabs that form the walls and floor. It is the easiest surface to clean, and it still takes a lot of effort to get all the soap scum and stuff off. Those rough faced stones would never get clean.





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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 30, 2014 01:08PM
get it clean/mold free, then hit it w/ a few coats of sealant before resuming "active" duty...

really? a bathing suit in the shower?
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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 30, 2014 01:35PM
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really? a bathing suit in the shower?
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Well, let's be honest here... for a PHOTO SHOOT to put on ADVERTISING for a shower... sure!



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 30, 2014 01:43PM
I like the look, but wouldn't want the extra effort to clean.

I guess that's something for folks with paid help to maintain their homes. I don't NEED any more time wasters. I have enough as it is.

I'm still holding out for a robot to handle all my boring chores. C'mon genius inventors! Get busy! Roomba is cool, but you need to step up your game!



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 30, 2014 01:53PM
You think people with showers like that clean 'em themselves? smiley-laughing001



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 30, 2014 02:09PM
This does raise a question;
If you use natural stone for your shower, and moss, etc, grows in it... is it necessarily a bad thing? If you were going for the "natural" look - what looks more natural than actual moss growing on the rocks?



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: October 30, 2014 02:17PM


~$50 a Quart.
It goes on easily, and it does a pretty good job of filling in all those hospitable nooks and crannies.
(Note that it just as toxic to you as it is to the Slimes.)

There needs to be four conditions met in order to have a problem: Air, Heat/Light, Moisture, and Food.
You are providing the Food. Heat is part of the problem, but very cold showers have fallen out of favor. Moisture is just unavoidable. So that leaves Air.
One needs a lot of it, as in forced ventilation, to dry the little buggers out. UV lighting with a steady flow of Oxygen does a pretty good job of turning remaining Hydrocarbons and Carbohydrates into CO2, and the technique is known as "UV Scrubbing". A standard Clean Room Technique.
(Again, note that it just as toxic to you as it is to the Slimes.)

An extremely simple and cheap solution is Shower Curtains. When they get too grody, either wash them, or toss them out.
I buy the $8 ones.

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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 30, 2014 02:53PM
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Paul F.
This does raise a question;
If you use natural stone for your shower, and moss, etc, grows in it... is it necessarily a bad thing? If you were going for the "natural" look - what looks more natural than actual moss growing on the rocks?

I feel the same way about dust.
Likely a wonderful ant repellant too.
I'll never know.



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: davester
Date: October 30, 2014 03:33PM
Natural stone isn't any more difficult to keep clean than tile grout. Most stone used for showers, countertops, etc is less permeable and can be sealed more completely than grout. If you use soapstone which is completely impermeable then it's completely simple to clean.

Also, mold or fungus is easily killed with many cleaning agents. Typical mold or fungus problems in houses happen when there is a problem with moisture behind permeable walls, not in showers, which are built with impermeable membranes.



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 30, 2014 03:39PM
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Paul F.
This does raise a question;
If you use natural stone for your shower, and moss, etc, grows in it... is it necessarily a bad thing? If you were going for the "natural" look - what looks more natural than actual moss growing on the rocks?

Exactly. Same for the soap scum - just let it build, you will be the only one who knows it's there. Sheesh. Moss is unlikely to grow anyway. Nothing unusual will. Don't sweat it. She should not be wearing a bikini in the shower.



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: October 30, 2014 04:33PM
I figure when it's time to redo the tile shower, I'll switch over to epoxy grout...
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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 30, 2014 04:51PM
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Paul F.
This does raise a question;
If you use natural stone for your shower, and moss, etc, grows in it... is it necessarily a bad thing? If you were going for the "natural" look - what looks more natural than actual moss growing on the rocks?

Yeah, how many people wash the rocks in their streams or waterfalls outside?
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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 30, 2014 08:46PM
I'd use some bleach water in a spray bottle. Let it sit for a while and then rinse it off.

Let it dry for a couple of days and then seal it several times.



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Re: OT: Poser du jour... "Stone Wall Showers" are a thing. How do you clean them ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 31, 2014 07:18AM
that looks so.......dirty....!



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