How To Get Textured Shower Floor to Look as Clean as it Actually Is?

How To Get Textured Shower Floor to Look as Clean as it Actually Is?

Tess Wilson
Feb 8, 2016

Q: I've searched Apartment Therapy and can't find an answer to this. I have a plastic shower pan. It has a faux pebble look with lots of nooks and crannies. Before you look at the photo [below], you have to promise not to judge me. I do clean it, I swear! I can't keep it white and nice-looking. The discoloration seems permanent. I've tried bleach, Comet, Magic Eraser, degreaser, you name it. Nothing works! Is there any way to get this dingy shower pan looking good again? -Sent by Sharon

Editor: Never fear, Sharon! I think we've all lived in places with embarrassing features that thwarted us, mocking our best efforts and driving us crazy. I see nothing to judge in your photo, though I am a little terrified to hear that a Magic Eraser didn't work, because those things are spookily effective. Readers, what should Sharon try next? And let's assume that replacing the shower pan is not an option—thanks!

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