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Old 05-14-2016, 08:37 PM   #21
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The IKEA site says:
Wood contains tannic acid which, after a time, can leak out and discolor the sub-floor. Never lay wooden decking on a surface where it would matter if this happened.
Only recommended for outdoor use.
Has anyone had a problem with discoloring of showers floor when using this product?
Just about any wood can stain the shower floor, particularly if it's been treated, like a teak mat that has been finished with teak oil. But, it's not that much of a problem. Boaters have been dealing with stains on their gelcoat from wood for a long time. First, put a good coat of Starbrite or Wax or the polish of your choice on the shower floor to protect the gelcoat. Second, if you find staining over time, it can be removed with a fiberglass deck cleaner like FSR, or by applying more of the polish or wax.

Over time, you'll also find that the staining eventually goes away, as the acids and oils in the wood dissipate.

Davis FSR Fiberglass Stain Remover - 16oz - Star Marine Depot
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:46 PM   #22
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Eek!, thanks for the heads up Ralph. I had no idea they were not safe for indoor use. Guess it's back to bamboo or teak. Scott

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Dri dek leaves no stains or marks . Been on floor of shower since 2013. Pat
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:19 AM   #23
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The problem with nothing on the bathroom floor for us in the Casita was that after a shower, the floor remained wet for a while and then using the bathroom later meant having wet feet. Isn't that a reason to use the Dri deck or some other product?
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:03 PM   #24
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The problem with nothing on the bathroom floor for us in the Casita was that after a shower, the floor remained wet for a while and then using the bathroom later meant having wet feet. Isn't that a reason to use the Dri deck or some other product?
I wipe down with a squeegee and chamois.
Bonus is that it cleans the bath at the same time.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:55 PM   #25
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I wipe down with a squeegee and chamois.
Bonus is that it cleans the bath at the same time.
Plus, If you use Tilex on your kibbles'n'bits, you'll reduce mold and mildew.....
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My floor usually dries in under three hours, often two is fine. Microfiber towel clean up, with ~10 minutes of dual fans venting out.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:03 PM   #27
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The problem with nothing on the bathroom floor for us in the Casita was that after a shower, the floor remained wet for a while and then using the bathroom later meant having wet feet. Isn't that a reason to use the Dri deck or some other product?
This is why we have DriDek; too lazy to wipe up the floor.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:36 PM   #28
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I belong to the Baglo sqeegee and chamois school, and wipe underneath the duragrid aka dri-dek, because I put a cut foam play mat piece over it and don't want vegetation to grow...
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:10 PM   #29
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Dri dek, something specifically engineered for our application and not complicated , so easy , no germs, no mold , non slip dry and safe . Has been in use for us since Nov 2013 , and we use our shower most of the time . Pat
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