How to Properly Clean Grout and Remove Stains

How to Properly Clean Grout and Remove Stains

Dirty tiles and grout is something no homeowner wants to struggle with. We all want our floors to look squeaky clean, especially when the guests arrive.Most tiles are resistant to stains and dirt but the grout in-between tiles are porous. This means it will absorb whatever dirt, spills, and grime it comes into contact with.Fortunately, there are various gentle methods you can use to deep clean grout and remove tough stains, ensuring that it looks as good as it did on day one.Avoid messy, stained looking floors in your bathroom or kitchen, by following the tried and tested methods below. Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide and Dish Soap We’re starting off with this method as it doesn’t contain any bleach or vinegar (like the other methods mentioned later) which will prevent your grout from corroding and potentially destroying tiles. Sometimes all you need is hot water and a coarse brush.Ensure you have a brush with stiff bristles, a sponge, gloves, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap. Most of these you’ll likely to have handy already, but if not, luckily they’re not expensive. How to use Prep the area by spraying the grout with hot water and gently scrubbing the grout with your brush. Follow the grout line while scrubbing in a circular motion.Mix two parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide. If the tiles are in an area where it’s exposed to grease at times, add a few drops of dish soap to your solution.Start adding the solution onto the grout lines and leave it on to soak for 10 to 15 minutes.Start scrubbing to help lift the...
Bathroom Inspiration for Your Black-Framed Shower [Photos]

Bathroom Inspiration for Your Black-Framed Shower [Photos]

Have you recently installed your black-framed shower enclosure in your bathroom but the rest of your bathroom’s accessories seem to clash with it? Matching your new shower with the rest of your bathroom can seem like a tedious task but luckily, it’s not impossible! Shower enclosures with black metal frames have been becoming more popular by the day and it’s easy to see why. With its industrial aesthetic and contrasting features, it offers a chic alternative to your standard frameless or chrome enclosures. Here are seven ideas of bathrooms with black-framed showers to help inspire modern aesthetic in your home or office bathroom. 1. Match Your Mirror and Other Hardware Image: Google Images Rather than trying to match your new black-framed shower with your bathroom, try matching the rest of your bathroom with your shower. Think of adding a black framed mirror to the bathroom, black faucets, and black towel rails. This way, you can add elements of black without taking the spotlight from your gorgeous shower enclosure. 2. Industrial Touch Among Natural Elements Image: Showerline If your bathroom has a more natural ambience consisting of a lot of green, woodsy elements, a black-framed shower will provide an industrial touch amongst it. It would provide a magnificent contrast between the elements. Make sure your shower stands out by making your bathroom mostly contain wood and greener elements. Plants are a great addition to this bathroom style. 3. Black Frame with Frosted Glass Image: David Straight To create a simple, sophisticated look, add frosted glass to your black framed shower.Think the black frames with the blurred glass will look dull?Add some flowers! Bright coloured...
How to Choose the Right Tiles for Your Bathroom

How to Choose the Right Tiles for Your Bathroom

Tiles occupy more than half the space of your bathroom so it’s a crucial element to put focus on during your journey to designing your perfect bathroom.Tiles aren’t just used on the bathroom floors anymore, it’s popularly used on walls as well. Tiles can give you a pop of colour or a subtle texture to completely transform your bathroom’s look.Follow our five tips below to ensure you don’t just pick any tiles for your bathroom but the right ones. 1. Choose Your Must-have Tile First Before you start renovating your bathroom with new features, ensure you know which tile you love the most and want included in your final design. After you’ve picked the must-have tile, you can decide which other tiles to add to complement it.It’s great to have a starting point which you can work from to build your dream bathroom. 2. Don’t Overdo It Sometimes we can get a bit carried away, especially since there are so many beautiful shapes, colours and patterns to choose from!After choosing your must-have tile, it’s time to focus on the rest of the tiles to help compliment it. If your must-have tile is a unique colour or pattern, add tiles which have subtle colours to allow the main tile to stand out.However, if your focus tile is plain, feel free to add tiles with some colour or patterns to create a unique design.When choosing your tiles, try to limit yourself to no more than three different tiles. If you add too many different tiles, it will start to look overwhelming. 3. Size Matters The next item on the list: Room...
7 Reasons Why You Need Glass Room Dividers In Your Home

7 Reasons Why You Need Glass Room Dividers In Your Home

Do you have a small room you’d like to organise? Or do you simply need to break up a much larger room? A room divider might just be the solution you are looking for.  A simple room divider can completely transform your home or office space. Even better? There are numerous types of room dividers for you to pick and choose from! Let’s explore the many benefits of using room dividers in your home or office below. Benefits of Using Room Dividers in Your Home & Office 1. Flexibility There’s flexibility for both permanent and portable room dividers. A permanent, sliding room divider can give you the option to close off a section when you have a meeting and you need the privacy. It can also come in handy at home when you have a dinner party and don’t want guests to enter specific areas. Portable room dividers are great for a quick and easy fix. It’s also a great option for people who constantly want to change a room’s layout, so they can easily move the divider. 2. Affordability Want to create a private, separate space or break a room up into smaller sections without drawing up building plans and spending a fortune to rebuild?  Room dividers can range anywhere from R600 to R1 000. There’s a room divider available for every budget out there. 3. Functionality & Organisation Do you live in a one-room apartment? Or do you have an open-plan area in your home or office?  A room divider can help add functionality by breaking the space up into sections, each with its own purpose. Having...
Top 5 Reasons You Need Glass Splashbacks In Your Kitchen

Top 5 Reasons You Need Glass Splashbacks In Your Kitchen

Are you busy renovating your kitchen and thinking of adding glass splashbacks but not sure if they’re necessary? Because of its various colour options and ability to enhance your kitchen, it’s a popular fixture found in many modern kitchens today. But glass splashbacks aren’t just installed because of its stylishness, it has numerous other benefits such as being low maintenance, heat resistant, and cost-effective.  Continue below to understand the top six reasons you need glass splashbacks in your modern kitchen. #1 Hygienic & Low Maintenance Glass is one of the view materials naturally impenetrable by water and bacteria, allowing it to be the perfect hygienic element to add to your kitchen.  Because of its smooth surface, there aren’t many hard to reach places when you are cleaning a glass splashback, unlike tiled splashbacks which can collect grime and grease between the tiles. Grout can become high maintenance as it can wear down over time, making it harder to keep clean. There are no grout lines with glass splashbacks, as it’s installed as one piece. Marks and stains can easily be wiped away with a cloth. #2 Heat Resistant Toughened safety glass is the most suitable material to make use of in the kitchen where there is heat involved. This type of glass can be up to five times stronger than ordinary glass.  Tempered glass is also resistant to heat up to 220°C, so it’s safe to cook for hours without damaging your beautiful glass splashback in your kitchen! #3 Cost-Effective Another great reason to install glass splashbacks in your kitchen? Cost-effectiveness. With glass splashbacks, you’ll save money in the...
Get Your Bathroom Winter-Ready with these 7 Quick & Easy Steps

Get Your Bathroom Winter-Ready with these 7 Quick & Easy Steps

Wake up most nights to use the bathroom but dreading the thought of it because you might freeze to death? Going to take a shower but can’t handle the icy cold feel of the bathroom before getting into the shower? We get it. You shouldn’t suffer when you want to use your bathroom. It should be your warm space to wind down and take care of your business. With the list we created below you’ll be able to kick the cold to the curb in these winter months by helping you warm up your bathroom as much as possible! Follow these tips to prevent the cold from destroying your Winter Wonderland mood. #1. Enjoy a Welcoming Shower Had a long day at work? Feeling cold from the chilly winter day? A warm, welcoming shower might just be what you need.  Investing in a luxurious shower which has a warm and welcoming effect, is a great option to consider for the winter months ahead. According to studies, a warm shower will help ease stress which allows your muscles to relax and can contribute to more restful sleep. Our popular Vision Walk-In Shower Range would be the perfect choice to relax and wind down. #2. Invest in a Gas Geyser Have you ever considered replacing your electric geyser with a gas geyser?  Gas Geyser Why should you replace your electric geyser with a gas water heater?  A gas geyser has two major benefits.  They never run out of hot water.They are energy efficient. How does a Gas Geyser work? There are various types of gas geysers, namely tankless, instant, and continuous...
How to Choose the Right Shower for Your Bathroom

How to Choose the Right Shower for Your Bathroom

Picking the right shower for your bathroom might seem like a tough task. The shower has to match the rest of the bathroom style yet be the focal point at the same time. Does it sound like it’s too much to handle? Don’t worry, our guide will help you choose the perfect shower which best fits your bathroom. Framed or Frameless Showers? Although there are many different styles to consider for showers, they generally fall into two categories: Framed or Frameless. But both shower types have their pros and cons you must consider before making your final decision. Framed Showers From trending rustic showers to showers with functional integrity, there are loads of framed shower options to choose from. Why should I consider a framed shower? Framed shower doors have many benefits which homeowners can enjoy. A framed shower provides a lot more stability for your glass panels than a frameless shower can. It also provides watertight sealing so when you’re showering the water won’t end up all over your bathroom floor.  Framed showers offer a variety of styles as well. For example, industrial black framed shower doors are trending at the moment as it provides a rustic look to any bathroom.  Frameless Showers A frameless shower can offer timeless elegance and style to any homeowners bathroom with its clean, minimalist appearance.  Why should I consider a frameless shower? Since it mostly consists of glass panels, a frameless shower can make your bathroom appear more spacious because you can see the area inside the shower as well. A frameless shower also allows light inside which will help you see...
How to Deep Clean your Shower the Right Way

How to Deep Clean your Shower the Right Way

The shower is a place of pampering and ridding yourself of dirt from a long, busy day. It makes sense to ensure it’s clean and germ-free, right? Cleaning your shower should go beyond giving it a weekly wipe down. You have to ensure you clean all the nooks and crannies to prevent mould and other build ups. Rid your shower of the pesky germs with the following tips to ensure your shower is squeaky clean. Tip #1: Showerhead When cleaning your shower, have you ever thought to clean your showerhead? If yes, kudos! If no, you need to stop overlooking this very important element. The showerhead is where the water (which you clean yourself with) comes out, so it makes sense to give it some TLC every few weeks. How to clean it: Simply remove the showerhead from its place in the shower, place it in a plastic bag filled with white vinegar, and let it soak overnight. Simple, right? Just ensure the white vinegar covers the whole showerhead, so it can be effectively soaked. The next day, remove the showerhead, put it back in its place, and let the water run through it to rinse the baking soda and vinegar out. Tip #2: Shower Doors or Shower Curtain Having shower doors that are as clear as the sky is a lovely sight to see. It feels as if your whole bathroom is shining. Cleaning your shower door or curtain is the next step of having a squeaky clean shower. Cleaning it prevents mould from gathering in the small spaces (the shower door) or from appearing on the curtain...
7 Easy Tips For Designing your Dream Custom Bathroom

7 Easy Tips For Designing your Dream Custom Bathroom

Choosing tiles, shower materials, sink options, decor…To customize your bathroom is a big task to take on. There are quite a few important factors to take into consideration. Luckily, we’ve created a list with seven tips to help make the process easier for you. 1. Lighting First things first, the lighting in the bathroom plays a crucial role. An essential area to focus on for good lighting is the mirror. It’s best to have to lights on either side of the mirror at eye level and another one right above the mirror. The light will illuminate your face from all angles and eliminate shadows so you can see clearly. Bonus light tip: Use ceiling-mounted fixtures for general bathroom lighting and if you want to create a mood or style, make use of pendant lights or even chandeliers. 2. Flooring Showerline Vision Frameless Range The floor covers a large area of the bathroom so it’s paramount to choose the correct style that fits with the rest of the bathroom elements. You must consider choosing a tile which cleans easily. You don’t want to struggle with the grout. Important factors when choosing tiles is if they are: slip-resistant (You don’t want to injure yourself after a relaxing shower or bath), waterproof and also if they’re attractive. Great choices would be ceramic, stone or marble tiles. But don’t use highly polished stone because it will get slippery when it comes into contact with water. Bonus tile tip: Consider using sealed hardwood floors to add natural warmth to your custom bathroom. View our beautiful Douglas Jones Mosaics and tile range. 3. Cabinets Showerline...
13 Elegant Glass Shower Ideas For Your Next Home Renovation

13 Elegant Glass Shower Ideas For Your Next Home Renovation

In recent years, homeowners have developed more of a taste for minimalism. They have moved from using every inch of space available and have changed to clean and aesthetically pleasing. Beautifully crafted framed and frameless showers can easily recreate a clean, minimalist look for your bathroom. We have compiled 13 glass shower ideas, which you might want to add to your home renovating bucket list. 1. Seamless Shower (Image Credit: Showerline Reflection Frameless Range) A seamless shower offers a polished and elegant look to any bathroom and could easily adapt to its surroundings because of its no-lines look. View our popular Reflection Frameless Range 2. Black Steel-Framed Showers (Image Credit: Showerline Shower Black Frame ) The industrial aesthetic has slowly been gaining traction in modern bathrooms. At Showerline we offer you shower doors with black hardware which would look chic in an all-white room. Its contrasting features will make your shower a beautiful centrepiece for any bathroom. View our Black Framed Range. 3. Shower Enclosure with Large Windows (Image Credit: Showerline Vision Walk-In Shower) A wide, open space with large windows would be a great addition to any bathroom. The large windows will give your bathroom a lot of natural light, which, in turn, gives it a natural, clean feel. 4. Rustic Charm (Image Credit: Showerline Rustic Framed Range ) Thanks to the new trend towards vintage styling, today’s homeowners are adding more rustic features into their dream homes. Rustic styling offers a charm which draws people in and makes them remember times when everything seemed a little bit simpler. When designing your dream home., a rustic bathroom will...
Showerline’s 2018 SASEMA CERTIFICATE

Showerline’s 2018 SASEMA CERTIFICATE

SASEMA_2018 Showerline is a proud Member of the South Africa Shower Enclosure Manufacturers Association. We want our valued clients to know that quality and industry standard adherence is of paramount importance.   Please feel free to ask us any questions regarding safety and guidelines.   Email:...
Showerline Cape Town Showroom Reopens…

Showerline Cape Town Showroom Reopens…

Showerline was happy to reopen our Cape Town showroom to the public and professional sector on 18th July 2018.   As Showerline boasts the largest range of framed and frameless shower enclosures in South Africa it was not possible to feature all product offerings. However a few top selling installations showcase the innovation and quality that Showerline offers the discerning consumer.   Further on show is our Glass splashback and balustrade ranges.   Top pick for 2018 is definately our Black Framed Showers with Cottage Pane effect which is in huge demand at the moment. We are very proud of Showerline’s 31 years of industry innovation and success.   Pop in and chat to us about your Dream Shower!...
Sneak Peak …

Sneak Peak …

Showerline loves to innovative to align our product range with contemporary trends. With that in mind, here is  sneak peak  of our new frameless product offering with black hardware coming soon…
Showerline Opens New Showroom – Cape Town

Showerline Opens New Showroom – Cape Town

Showerline Cape Town is excited about the opening of our new showroom at our Head Offices premises. Please VISIT us for our official opening on Wednesday 18th July – 7am to 7pm – Open Day to All 2 Venus Way, Wetton, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 797...