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How to Clean a Shower Tray

Author: Darren

Date Published: 14/02/2024

What Is a Stone Resin Shower Tray?

As the name implies, a stone resin shower tray is manufactured with a combination of natural stone and resin. The result is a high-durability, low-maintenance  shower tray that offers a high-quality feel underfoot while simultaneously being resistant to stains and easy to clean. Stone resin trays can add that touch of sophistication and luxury to any bathroom, creating the perfect blend of style and practicality that homeowners seek.

What Stone Resin Trays Are Available at Westside Bathrooms?

At Westside Bathrooms, we offer a variety of stone resin shower trays, available in various designs and sizes, offering the perfect solution for any design requirement. For example, the  Merlyn Stone Resin Shower Tray range is especially popular, known for its high durability and ease of routine cleaning.

How Can You Maintain a Stone Resin Shower Tray?

Proper maintenance of your stone resin shower tray involves regular rinsing with water after use, coupled with ensuring adequate bathroom ventilation. For routine cleaning, soapy water, soft cloths, or non-absorbent sponges is advisable. Scourers or abrasive cloths should be avoided as they can damage the surface of the shower tray. Cleaning products classified as corrosive should also be avoided.

How Can You Clean a Regularly Used Stone Resin Shower Tray?

Cleaning a regularly used shower tray involves ensuring the shower tray grille is cleaned regularly to prevent the accumulation of soap or limescale. The grille should be removed and cleaned with soapy water. If any family member is using hair dye, it is advisable to clean the shower tray with soap and water promptly after showering to avoid stains.

Step By Step Shower Tray Cleaning

Keeping your shower tray clean and shiny is not only essential for hygiene but also enhances the overall look of your bathroom. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean a shower tray:

Ingredients Needed:

a. Baking Soda

b. Vinegar (White)

c. Dishwashing Liquid

d. Spray Bottle

e. Sponge or Soft Scrub Brush

f. Microfiber Cloth or Paper Towels

g. Rubber Gloves


1. Prepare Your Cleaning Solution: Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle well until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

2. Apply the Cleaning Solution: Remove any items from the shower tray. Put on your rubber gloves and spray the cleaning solution generously over the entire shower tray.

3. Let it Soak: Allow the cleaning solution to sit on the shower tray for about 15-20 minutes. This will give it time to penetrate and loosen up any soap scum, hard water stains, or mildew.

4. Scrub the Shower Tray: After allowing the cleaning solution to soak, use a sponge or a soft scrub brush to gently scrub the shower tray. Pay special attention to any stained or discoloured areas.

5. Rinse and Dry: Once you've finished scrubbing, rinse the shower tray thoroughly with warm water. Make sure all the cleaning solution is removed. Dry the shower tray using a microfiber cloth or paper towels to prevent water spots and streaks.

6. Regular Maintenance: To keep your shower tray looking its best, repeat this process once a week or as needed.

Remember, consistency is key to maintaining the cleanliness and shine of your shower tray.  Westside Bathrooms encourages all customers to follow these steps to ensure the longevity and cleanliness of their bathroom fixtures. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us. We're here to help!

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How Can You Remove Limescale from Your Shower Tray?

The best way to remove limescale from your stone resin shower tray is by using homemade solutions like white vinegar or lemon juice, applied with a cloth. For stubborn limescale stains, a mixture of vinegar or lemon juice with water, sprayed onto the shower tray and left to sit for up to an hour, will help to dissolve the stubborn deposits.

How Does One Deal with Mould Buildup on The Shower Tray?

Mould is a common problem in bathrooms. To address this, create a solution of warm water, white vinegar, and baking soda. Apply this onto the mould stains and wait for around 30 minutes before scrubbing with a soft sponge and rinsing with warm water. Regular airing out and ventilation of your bathroom can also prevent mould and bacterial growth by reducing dampness and condensation. See our  guide on How to get rid of mould and mildew in your bathroom.

How Can You Remove Rust Stains from Your Shower Tray?

Rust stains can be stubborn, but a solution of vinegar or lemon juice can help. Start by generously soaking the stains for a minimum of two hours. If this proves ineffective, a thick paste made from hot vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda can be applied and left to sit for a couple of hours. Regularly wiping down the shower tray is the best prevention for rust build-up.

Remember, regular maintenance and cleaning of your stone resin shower tray not only ensures its longevity but also maintains the clean and hygienic environment of your bathroom.

What Shower Trays are available from Westside Bathrooms?

At Westside Bathrooms, we offer a wide range of shower trays to cater to your specific needs and preferences. Our selection includes rectangular trays, quadrant trays, square trays, and offset quadrant trays, each designed to fit perfectly into different bathroom layouts. Whether you're looking for a slim, low-profile tray for a minimalist look or a deeper tray for added comfort, we've got you covered.

We are proud to stock shower trays from some of the leading brands in the industry. This includes Merlyn, renowned for their high-quality, durable trays; Britton Zamori for a light-weight option; and MX, a brand that combines functionality with affordability. We also carry trays from Roman, Lakes, Kartell, and many more, offering a variety of styles and finishes to suit any bathroom d├ęcor.

Each brand we stock has been chosen for its commitment to quality, durability, and design excellence. So when you choose a shower tray from Westside Bathrooms, you can be confident that you're getting a product that not only looks great but will stand the test of time. Explore our collection today and find the perfect shower tray for your bathroom.