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DIY advice - suction pads

Hey guys,

This is completely unrelated to Basel but here goes..

I've not long been in Basel and this is my first 'proper' flat. Queue lots of DIY almost disasters...but it's a lot of fun and I think I'm almost getting there!

I recently bought a shower corner shelf with the little suction pads. Little did I know that my tiles were not actually a smooth surface and it doesn't actually stay up - fail! I wondered if anyone had any advice/ alternative ideas? Like maybe you can buy sticky pads or something?

Cheers in advance,
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Old 21.01.2012, 19:29
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Old 21.01.2012, 19:29
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Hey guys,

This is completely unrelated to Basel but here goes..

I've not long been in Basel and this is my first 'proper' flat. Queue lots of DIY almost disasters...but it's a lot of fun and I think I'm almost getting there!

I recently bought a shower corner shelf with the little suction pads. Little did I know that my tiles were not actually a smooth surface and it doesn't actually stay up - fail! I wondered if anyone had any advice/ alternative ideas? Like maybe you can buy sticky pads or something?

Cheers in advance,
I would advise you to abandon the suction holders and go with either a shower rack that hangs from the shower head, or more exactly from the pipe that comes out of the wall and attaches to the flexible hose that has the shower head on the end. If that is not the way your shower is set up, you also might be able to hang the rack on the clip which is mounted on the wall and holds the shower head itself. These racks can be found in Ikea or other home improvement stores.

Alternatively, you might try a tension-mounted set of shelves, which is sort of like a spring tensioned shower curtain rod which runs from the floor of the shower to the ceiling and holds several shelves.

If you are dead-set upon the suction shelves, I believe 3M has a water-resistant type of their Command adhesive strips available.

Good luck!
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Old 21.01.2012, 19:32
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forget suction cups. they are useless. once you get them to stick, you'll find they collapse at 4am and wake you up with a heart attack.
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