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Tips for Keeping Your Glass Staircase Pristine

Glass staircases are a popular choice for many homes, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication. However, maintaining the pristine condition of these staircases requires some effort and regular care. We are frequently asked what tips and advice we have on cleaning and maintaining glass staircases, so let’s dive in.


Top 5 Maintenance Tips for Glass Staircases

Regular Cleaning Routine

You should firstly implement a regular cleaning routine that you stick to. Dust, fingerprints, and smudges can accumulate over time, diminishing the clarity of your glass. We recommend using a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth to wipe down the glass surfaces regularly. This simple task, done right, can prevent the buildup of dirt and grime, keeping your glass staircase looking clean and clear.

Use the Right Cleaning Products

Look toward a mild, non-abrasive glass cleaner or even a solution. Avoid using abrasive or ammonia-based cleaners, these can leave streaks or damage the glass over time. Manufacturer’s will typically recommend the most suitable cleaning products for your staircase.


Mind the Hardware

Whether your staircase comes with metal or stainless steel hardware, it’s essential to pay attention to these components when cleaning. Use an appropriate cleaner for the metal surface to prevent things such as corrosion or tarnishing. You should regularly inspect the hardware for any signs of wear or loosening and address this as soon as possible. In doing so, you will prolong the life of your glass staircase.


Prevent Scratches

We understand that this can be easier said than done, but you should take precautions to prevent scratches. Avoid dragging heavy or sharp objects across the glass surface. Maybe think about incorporating protective pads or mats into your staircase, thus minimising the risk of scratches. 


Dealing with Stubborn Stains

Should you encounter stains on your glass staircase (mineral deposits or hard water stains, for instance), a mixture of baking soda and water can do the trick. Create a paste, apply it to the stained areas, and gently rub with a soft cloth. Rinse thoroughly and dry to ensure no residue is left. Carry out this process gently, we don’t want to scratch or worsen the damaged areas.


By incorporating these practical tips into your maintenance routine, you can ensure that your glass staircase remains pristine and visually pleasing for years to come. A little effort goes a long way in preserving the elegance and functionality of this modern architectural element.

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