Sealing a shower floor made from ceramic or other similar kind of tile is so important. Tile flooring has many issues that need to be addressed to keep the tile shower area clean, healthy and sealed. Grout around the edges of the tiles can get stained and even crumbled, so the damage won’t be just aesthetic but functional as well.
6 There are different kinds of silicone caulk, so pick the best one for your bathroom and your shower floor. The best products are latex-based because they are flexible and adjustable. Wear disposable latex gloves when working on sealing your shower floor, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Clean your shower floor thoroughly, using a mixture of warm water and liquid cleaner. Use a scrub brush for tough marks and dirt and a soft sponge for fine cleaning. Rinse with warm water until you remove all detergent or soap residue and leave your shower floor to dry completely. This can take up to five days, but you can use a hair dryer to help the drying process. It is essential for your shower floor to be dry before the sealing.
Remove the excess silicone caulk with a putty knife or your fingers. You can also wipe the excess silicone with a slightly damp sponge. Shape the corner silicone strip into a seamless shape. Leave the shower floor to dry for at least 12 hours.