If you have a bathtub with a slip-resistant bottom that no matter what you use to clean it, still looks dingy, grungy, and downright disgusting, today I have really good news. This one sure-fire solution will bring even an older tub with anti-slip bottom back to clean, like new!
The Anti-Slip Story
Since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, all bathtubs must be manufactured with some version of an anti-slip bottom. Kohler porcelain tubs come with the patented Safeguard Slip-Resistant Surface, which has a very distinctive look and seems to be the most prone to this ugly problem.
The problem is not only with Kohler tubs but with any manufacturer who etches the tub’s bottom to provide the non-slip feature. That encourages the oil from your feet to start staining the tub’s bottom. Then it’s like these stains get embedded and locked in forever.
I’ve heard from many readers who have tried everything they can think of to remove these stains, without success. In fact, all of those efforts seem to do just the opposite, eventually making the problem even worse.
Some readers have reported using Magic Eraser, Bar Keepers Friend, Zud, and Comet, all with varying levels of success. But you need to know that the manufacturer of the Safeguard Slip-Resistant Surfaces warns against all of them because they can harm the anti-slip and porcelain finishes, possibly creating an even worse problem over time.
R.O.G.3 Bathtub and Shower Cleaner is the sure-fire product I have used and witnessed first-hand that it works (see before and after images above). It works on even the worst problem, and despite the manufacturer’s recommendations, I cannot say that for Clorox or Tilex. R.O.G.3 is the reliable product to clean those venerable, stubborn Safeguard Slip-Resistant Surfaces.
R.O.G.3 is miraculous and will bring your tub back to its shiny new self including the slip-resistant etching, without damaging the porcelain or the anti-slip surface. You must get this product (actually it comes in a kit) from the manufacturer’s website. ROG3 is not available in stores or through Amazon. This video confirms what I know to be true.
In the kit you will receive two bottles—ROG3 Blue Liquid and ROG1 White Cream plus a scrubbing pad and sprayer head, for about $55 plus shipping, which is quite a bargain as compared to having a tub refinished or replaced. Look for a discount and or free shipping option at the ROG3 site. Often the company will offer that at least for a first-time purchase.
While ROG3 Bathtub and Shower Cleaner is a Kohler recommended product to clean the slip-resistant bottom of its bathtubs, it is not limited to that. This product will clean all tubs and showers—porcelain, fiberglass, cultured (manmade) marble—tile, Formica, Corian, stainless steel, toilets, sinks, and grout of dirt, grime and build up—those challenging situations that require more than this miracle!