Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

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To keep your shower smelling fresh continuously, you can keep an open cup of white vinegar within the shower area whilst it is not in use.

The vinegar will absorb any mould, mildew and drain odours that might build up otherwise.

FAQ Header Image (How thick should shower glass be?)

Shower glass must be no less than 4mm thick.

The ideal amount of glass thickness for shower doors or enclosures is 6mm.

Realistically, a shower door should be no smaller than 550mm in width, which would be a suitable option in an especially compact bathroom space.

The typical shower glass thickness for smaller single frameless shower doors such as this will be around 8mm. As such, it keeps the cost of the product and the weight as low as possible.

FAQ Header Image (My shower is quite noisy, is there anything I should check?)

Usually, when a clicking or buzzing sound emerges from a power shower, it is a telltale sign of a blockage within the shower pump.

To combat this, you should inspect the inside of the shower system for unwanted junk and debris that could be jamming the pump or blocking a filter.

Cleaning out this unwanted grime and dirt will help to alleviate the pressure on the shower, in turn eliminating a clicking or buzzing noise when it is in operation.

FAQ Header Image (How long does shower sealant take to dry?)

It might seem that certain shower sealants or caulks are dry to the touch quickly after application, but they actually take around 24 hours to properly cure fully.

The curing process can be sped up or slowed down in accordance with the level of humidity within the shower enclosure, and the home in general.

It is recommended to wait an absolute minimum of three hours, and up to 12 in some cases, before allowing water to come into contact with fresh shower sealant or caulk.

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FAQ Header Image (What is the difference between brushed gold and brushed brass?)

Although brushed gold and brushed brass finishes are very similar, there are some subtle differences between the pair. Put simply, brushed gold fixtures and fittings feature a slightly warmer, brighter underlying shade.

Both brushed gold and brushed brass finishes are especially well suited to classic bathroom interiors that lean on authentic, timeless Victorian design elements.

To find out more, explore our dedicated blog, Bathroom Brassware: The Complete Care Guide.

FAQ Header Image (What is brushed brassware?)

Brushed brassware refers to a PVD (physical vapor deposition) or thin-film coating, to deliver a smooth, even texture and a classy overall finish.

Milano brushed brass fittings and fixtures are manufactured from durable, solid brass that is resistant from corrosion. Furthermore, they incorporate a lovely subtle gold brush stroke finish, which masks fingerprints to a great extent.

For a deeper insight, explore our dedicated blog, Bathroom Brassware: The Complete Care Guide.

FAQ Header Image (What are the different types of bathroom brassware?)

There’s several different types of bathroom brassware in a wide array of beautiful finishes. These are inclusive of matt black, chrome, oil rubbed bronze and polished gold.

Furthermore, there’s a variety of stunning brushed finishes like brass, copper, gold and nickel.

For a more detailed insight into the multitude of brassware options and how to successfully maintain them, take a look at our dedicated blog, Bathroom Brassware: The Complete Care Guide.

FAQ Header Image (What types of bathroom brassware are there?)

There is a wide variety of different types of bathroom brassware in a choice of stylish finishes. These include oil rubbed bronze, matt black, chrome and polished gold.

In addition to this, there’s also a range of beautiful brushed finishes such as nickel, brass, copper and gold.

To find out more regarding the different brassware styles and how to best maintain them, explore our dedicated blog, Bathroom Brassware: The Complete Care Guide.

FAQ Header Image (How do you clean tarnished brass taps?)

Tarnished brass taps can be cleaned with the application of a lemon juice and baking soda solution. To create the mixture, use half a lemon’s worth of juice combined with a teaspoon of baking soda to form a paste. Then, use a soft cloth to apply the paste to your brass fixtures and fittings.

Another option, meanwhile, is to soak tarnished brass taps in a vinegar-based solution, one that features two parts water and one part vinegar.

For further help and information surrounding how to treat and maintain tarnished brass taps and other fixtures and fittings, consult our dedicated blog – Bathroom Brassware: The Complete Care Guide.