If you notice your bathroom floor is wet after showering I have some news for you – you’re not the only one! That’s right, I was a victim of these dire circumstances myself when I moved into a new apartment.
I’ve done some research and found out many other people complaining about this. There are a couple of reasons why your floor can get wet and reasonable prevention tactics:
1. Use a shower curtain (properly)
If you shower in a bathtub or an open shower cabin a shower curtain is 100% necessary. Otherwise you will have to use very little water pressure and face the shower head towards the wall in order to avoid water splashing on the floor.
It’s also important to pull the shower curtain all the way from one side of the wall to the next. The shower curtain should be adjusted as high as possible, while also covering the lower portion of the bathtub or shower cabin.
2. Your shower curtain has holes in it
A shower curtain can get holes from improper handling and from washing it on a wrong setting. It could get damaged during shipping as well so make sure to check for holes before hanging it in the first place. If it has holes it will obviously leak water on your bathroom floor. There are two fixes: either patch up the hole with a piece of cloth or replace the shower curtain.
3. There’s a gap on your shower cabin door
I hate when this happens. My glass cabin door sometimes remains slightly open, so water overruns from the cabin unto the bathroom floor.
The solution is to make sure that you’ve closed the door properly before taking a shower. If you can’t do it, there might be an obstruction of some sort. Check for any small objects on the bottom of the door that might be preventing it from closing.
It could also be the case that you need to slightly raise the door or adjust it in other ways so that it connects with the glass panel on the other end. In case this doesn’t help, consider installing a waterproof door sealant to cover the gap.
4. Too much water in the shower cabin
Additionally, the water could be overflowing from the shower cabin if it’s not draining properly or you’re using high water pressure. Again, the problem is that the shower cabin is leaking somewhere. So the ultimate fix is finding the gap and covering it.
A temporary solution is to prevent too much water from accumulating in the shower cabin in the first place. Reduce pressure or allow the water to drain before raising the pressure again. Hope this helps!