Mount Types For Shower Squeegees
When reviewing all the top shower squeegees that we have outlined below, many of them come in a variety of mount types.
Among the most popular are the following:
Suction – By and far the most popular option used by manufacturers will be the suction cup variety. Suction cups are great for their portability, especially if you are currently living in an apartment and plan on taking your squeegee with you when your lease is up. However, by and far one of the main downfalls of the suction cup mount type will undoubtedly be the lifespan.
For most shower squeegees, those that rely on a suction cup will often last on average about 12 to 18 months. After that time, the plastic of the suction cup will start to dry out and deteriorate leading to degraded performance. At this time, many folks with either just simply order a new suction cup for a replacement or start to set their squeegee on the ledge.
Suction cups will perform best on glass – which can be an annoyance for those who want to have a fully unobstructed glass pane.
Tape – Tape can be incredibly effective at keeping your squeegee in place for a few years – even in the direct spray of a high pressure shower head. Typically fastened with a high quality adhesive, while tape backings are terrific for their longevity, they often fall short on their portability.
Therefore, if you are renting, there is a high likelihood that the tape backing will remain on the tile or glass long after you remove the hook. This could, in some cases, lead to fines upon the final inspection at the end of your lease (depending on how strict your landlord is).
However, another large downfall to tape backings is their permanent placement. Should you accidentally affix your hook slightly crooked, you have very little in the way of wiggle room, so be sure to measure appropriately otherwise your squeegee will always be hanging in a awkward manner.
Hanging – The hanging variety of shower squeegees provide the best of both worlds when it comes to their tape and suction counterparts. A simple loop at the end of the squeegee handle like that found on the Blomus Shower Squeegee will allow you to easily hang the shower squeegee from your favorite shower head or shower caddy.
Blade Size Of Your Shower Squeegee
When it comes to deciding the blade size of your shower squeegee, you will want to make measurements within your bathroom.
If you have any narrow panes of glass, measure to see what their total width is.
Should you purchase a squeegee that is too wide, you may have difficulties getting the glass pane completely clean as you will need to squeegee at an angle.
We would recommend at least .25″ of wiggle room to ensure a clean and frustration-free finish.
Plastic vs. Metal? It Is Really A Question About Weight
As you can see within this article, shower squeegees either come in a plastic or stainless steel finish.
If you like to have a little bit of heft when you pick up a squeegee, then you will want to go with the stainless steel handle.
However, should that heavier squeegee ever fall from your hands, there is a very real chance that it may cause a crack in any tiles you have installed on the shower stall floor.
In addition, should the squeegee ever slip and hit your toes, this too could be incredibly painful!
Therefore, we like to recommend that those looking for a shower squeegee go with a plastic handle instead.
While plastic may feel cheap, the blade on the end of the squeegee is no different than one that is on a stainless steel squeegee. Therefore, there will not be compromising on the performance.