The moisture and humidity in your bathroom make it the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. That said, you do not have to throw in the towel and give up on a fresh and sparkling bathroom.
Here are a few tips for avoiding mold:
Choose an easier tile: Tile is attractive, versatile, and durable. When you choose it correctly, it is also easy to clean. Smooth tiles can be wiped down because they lack the grooves that things tend to get stuck in. If you want a bathroom that is fast to clean, consider large tiles with fewer grout lines.
Make sure to seal all grout:
After you have installed your tiles, the next step is to seal the tiles and grout. Consider using an enhanced grout that is designed to resist mold and mildew. Penetrating sealers are a great idea for shower tiles, but remember to use a membrane forming sealer on the floor tiles.
Check the ventilation in the space:
If you can create an environment that does not allow moisture to build up, it will be easier to avoid mold. This is accomplished by leaving the door or window open, and by using an exhaust fan, especially while showering.
If you are using a fan, consider leaving it on for at least 30-45 minutes after finishing your shower.
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