Ways to Maintain Alcove Bathtubs
Central to the practicality as well as the design of your bathroom is your bathtub. Investing in a new bathtub can dramatically improve the appearance of any space. One popular style of bathtubs is alcove bathtubs. If you are considering replacing your tub, take the time to browse our selection of alcove bathtubs.
Once you have chosen an alcove bathtub, focusing on ways to maintain the tub will ensure you enjoy the new fixture for many years to come. Check out the ways you can best maintain your new alcove bathtub below.
Adhere to a Consistent Cleaning Schedule
One of the best ways to ensure your new alcove bathtub is well maintained is to adhere to a consistent cleaning schedule. While cleaning your bathtub might not be your favorite chore, it is critical for keeping your alcove tub looking pristine.
Ideally, deep clean your bathtub at least once a week. This includes:
- Cleaning the interior walls of the tub
- Washing down the front wall of the tub
- Getting rid of any soap buildup
- Cleaning out any debris from the tub drain
- Polishing faucet spout and handles
Make sure that you are cleaning your alcove bathtub with the proper cleaning supplies, ensuring you do not damage the tub’s material or faucet’s finish.
Ensure Walls Are Protected
One key to maintaining an alcove bathtub is ensuring the walls surrounding the tub are properly protected. Alcove bathtubs are unique in that they rest against existing walls. In some cases, an alcove bathtub will be placed against as many as three walls. Whether you install a layer of tiling or you opt for a sealant paint to protect the space, it will help ensure your alcove bathtub stays in quality condition.
Replace Parts Early and Often
Over the years, parts wear down. As you continue to maintain your alcove bathtub, be sure you keep track of the condition of various parts. For example, washers and O-rings can wear out, leading to a leaking faucet. By replacing these parts early, you can ensure there is no damage to your alcove bathtub.
Alcove bathtubs are a beautiful addition to any home’s bathroom. With the proper care and maintenance, an alcove bathtub can provide years of use and beauty. If you are considering the installation of a new alcove bathtub, check out the charming options we offer at Kingston Brass.