Natural marble’s unique veins and colors can create a stunning shower stall or bathroom floor. Designers can choose large slabs or tiles to create a nice bathroom for any kind of home. Because marble is durable and water-resistant, it is good for bathrooms. However, you should be careful to select marble that has been sealed to increase stain resistance, choosing between tumbled, honed or polished marble as this reduces the chance of slipping on a smooth surface.
How Often A Marble Shower Needs To Be Cleaned
A marble shower stall should be wiped down after each use to remove excess water, body dirt and bath item residue. A more thorough cleaning, at least per week, will help remove any traces of mold growth or stains and keep the marble looking its best. Just as important as cleaning is using the right kind of cleaning supplies. Marble is an alkaline stone that will chemically react with any kind of acid and can cause discoloration. Acid-based commercial cleaners, including those recommended for granite, or homemade combinations containing distilled white vinegar or lemon juice should be avoided entirely. Hard cleaning tools such as brushes and substances that are gritty to the touch or promise to scrub dirt should never be used as they can permanently scratch the marble’s surface.
Get Rid Of Water Droplets
After each use, use microfiber towels or a squeegee to wipe down the shower walls. Start at the top and work your way down. The water droplets on the walls and the residues of body soil and bath products they contain are what causes soap scum to accumulate on the surface. Daily drying also prevents the growth of mildew and mold that can lead to permanent stains.
Spray and Wipe
Spray the product on the walls and floor from the top of the shower to the bottom. Wipe the surfaces with a microfiber cloth in a circular direction. Be aware of areas around faucets and drains that mold can stain.
Use the handheld shower head or a bucket to rinse the walls. Again, start at the top and work your way down to the bottom. All soap residue must be rinsed off to obtain a shiny marble surface.
Hard Water Build-Up
If you haven’t cleaned the shower regularly and you have mineral build-up near drains, use fine steel wool to gently dislodge the build-up. Use a light touch and work slowly to avoid scratching the marble.
Discoloration From Bath Products
Saturate a white microfiber cloth or paper towel with 10% hydrogen. Place the cloth over the stained area and let sit for 10 min. You can stick the towel on surfaces. Check the stain. If it’s gone, rinse well, dry the area and buff to a shine. If the stain persists, repeat the hydrogen soak. To ensure your hydrogen is clean and works, you should see bubbles as you apply it to the surface.
Mold and Mildew
Only use a product approved for marble. Do not use another bleach.
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