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When I replaced the flooring in my home recently, I was surprised to find out that one of the options available to me was a cork floor. I’d always thought of cork as nothing more than the way to top off a bottle of wine. However, it turns out that cork is a great flooring option. It has many of the benefits of hardwood, but the texture and give of the material also adds some of the benefits of carpeting. I decided to start a blog about flooring so that I could share some of the benefits of interesting and lesser-known flooring options. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you only have a few choices. There are lots of great directions you can take with your home flooring that will perfectly suit your home and your needs.

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How To Make Your Shower Experience Less Messy

Tripping over bath toys and kicking shampoo bottles around in the tub; that is pretty typical when an adult tries to shower while there is bath stuff everywhere. Worst of all, some of these bottles that have fallen into the tub may be open and losing their contents down the drain or making the tub floor dangerously slippery. If this pretty much describes your shower experience almost all the time, there are things you can do to fix it and make it less messy. 

Take Out the Tile, Put in a Fiberglass Tub Surround

If your tub and shower walls are all tile at the moment, you might want to consider removing all of the tiles and installing a fiberglass tub surround (three continuous walls going around the tub and shower). You will need to hire a bathroom contractor or remodeling contractor that does bathrooms to complete this project. It will get messy because of all of the porcelain tile coming out, but the tub surround going in will have corner shelves where you can store all of your bottles of bath and shower product. On top of that, each corner shelf has a bar to prevent everything from falling into the tub again. 

Shampoo/Soap Shower Niche

If you would rather, your contractor can keep the shower tile and just construct shower niches. These are inset openings in the tile walls where you can put your bath products. The contractor will tile in the spaces once the niches are in so that the niches look like they are a very natural part of the shower walls. As an added extra, you can install plastic glass windows that open and close to prevent soap and shampoo from falling into the tub. 

Inverted Bottle Dispensers and Liquid Soap Dispensers

Finally, this is an option you can try if your tub/shower is really cramped, or you just want to put all of the soap and shampoo way out of the kids' reach. Mount a liquid soap dispenser for body wash to the tub wall. Then find and install an inverted bottle dispenser rack. These racks usually hold two to four standard bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the inverted position so that you can easily dispense product into your hand and then close up the bottles again. Just remember to close the bottles so the product does not empty into the tub, or spring for deluxe models that have spring-release tops to dispense just enough product.

For more information, contact a company like M P T Enterprises.