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How to Clean Your Bathroom the Right Way

Cleaning can sometimes feel like such a chore, especially when you’ve tried everything and still cant get rid of that limescale or make that shower screen spotless! Our April blog post has compiled all the ways our expert team advise cleaning your bathroom. From getting rid of those tough stains and marks, caring for different types of brassware, and how to prolong the longevity of your bathroom. Scroll down to read in order: How to Clean Your Bathroom Tub & Shower Tray; How to Clean Your Bathroom Taps; How to Clean Your Shower; How to Clean Your Shower Head and Shower Glass; How to Clean Bathroom Grout.

How to Clean Your Bathroom Tub & Shower Tray

When it comes to cleaning your bathtub or shower tray, as a general rule of thumb it will always be a safe bet to clean it with warm soapy water (warm water + washing up liquid) and a microfibre cloth. This will thoroughly clean your tub or shower tray without causing harm to the surface.

If you own or are looking to buy a steel bathtub or steel shower tray – these can typically be cleaned with any products as they are resistant to all scratches and materials other than a select few, such as diamonds. We’re all for bathing in luxury but we don’t think you’ll need a diamond to clean your bathtub or shower tray!


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How to Clean Bathroom Taps: Live Finish

Some finishes such as brass and copper can be live finishes. This means that they will oxidise (permanently changes colour due to exposure to oxygen). These finishes are available for most bathroom products such as bathtubs, taps, showers, and accessories.

Clean your live finish products with:

  • Washing-up Liquid
  • Warm Water
  • Microfibre Cloth

It is important you clean your live finishes with these products to allow for water marks and limescale build up to be removed and a thorough clean, drying with a clean microfibre cloth afterward.

Note: It is IMPORTANT YOU DO NOT clean live finishes with products such as bleach, antibacterial spray and any abrasive products like Cif. This can remove the top layer of the product, creating unsightly marks and permanently damaging the finish.



St James Brushed Copper Taps | From £109.14

Cleaning Bathroom Showers

Bathroom showers should be cleaned in the same way you clean your bathroom taps (regardless of finish) as described above. Make sure you use warm water mixed with washing-up liquid. All bathroom brassware should then be cleaned with this mixture and a microfibre cloth, using a clean microfibre cloth to dry the brassware afterward.

Why clean it this way? The combination of warm water and washing-up liquid means you can breakdown the buildup of limescale, creating a sparkling sheen with no marks, exactly the same way you would wash knives and forks after dinner!


Crosswater Belgravia Shower Collection | From £186.15

  How to Clean Shower Glass and Shower Head

Cleaning shower glass is as simple as using a microfibre cloth and glass cleaner. For deeper hard water marks you can use warm water and washing up liquid. 


After a long period of use, shower heads can get a large build-up of limescale due to prolonged water flow every day, particularly in busy households. There are 2 ways to deep clean your shower head, depending on how much limescale buildup there is.

    1. Lemon & Salt: sprinkle some salt on half a cut lemon, and rub this on the shower head clockwise and anti-clockwise. You can do this with your hand shower as well to remove limescale build up without damaging the shower finish.
    2. Vinegar: alternatively, removing the shower head and the hand shower and soaking in a bowl of vinegar is a great option. Although this offers a deeper clean, similarly to lemon and salt, vinegar does not damage the finish whilst also offering a deep clean.



    Using our easy-to-follow tips for cleaning your bathroom will put you well on your way to having a spotless bathroom. Our top tip is not to break the bank buying expensive cleaning products that are abrasive and usually do more harm than good. Using our simple combination of warm water and washing up liquid alongside window cleaner and a microfibre cloth for all glass will help prolong the longevity of your bathroom whilst making it look spotless.


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