How to Clean a Marble Shower
The unique grains and colors of natural marble can create a stunning shower area or bathroom floor.
Architects and designers can choose large slabs or tiles to create an elegant bathroom for any style of home. Since marble is durable and waterproof, it is perfect for bathrooms.
However, you must be careful when selecting a marble that is sealed to increase stain resistance.
For bathroom or shower floors, consider choosing polished, polished, or polished marble, as this will reduce the chance of slipping on a smooth surface.
How often to clean a marble shower
A marble shower stall should be cleaned after each use to remove excess water, body dirt, and bath product residue.
A more thorough cleaning, at least every two weeks, will help remove any traces of mold growth or stains and make the marble look better.
Just as important as regular cleaning is using the correct type of cleaners. Marble is an alkaline limestone that has a chemical reaction with any type of acid that can cause permanent discoloration.
Acid-based cleaners, even those recommended for granite, or homemade mixes containing distilled white vinegar or lemon juice, should be completely avoided.
Rough cleaning tools, such as brushes and cleaners that look rough or promise to "remove" dirt, should never be used because they can permanently scratch the marble surface.
what are you going to need
- Microfiber cloths
- Spray bottle
- Hand shower accessory or bucket
- Mild pH-neutral soap (pH 7) or stone soap formulated for marble
- Mildew and mildew remover made specifically for marble
- Hydrogen peroxide
- No. 0000 superfine quality steel wool
Instructions for daily cleaning of a marble shower
Get rid of water droplets
After each use, use microfiber cloths or a squeegee to clean the shower walls. Start at the top and work your way down.
The water droplets on the walls, the body dirt, and the residues of the bath products that they retain are what cause the soap suds to accumulate on the surface.
Daily drying will also help prevent mold and mildew growth that can cause permanent staining.
Instructions for weekly cleaning of a marble shower
Create a cleaning solution
Fill a spray bottle with very hot water. Add a teaspoon of a mild detergent. Shake well to mix. Choose a neutral pH dishwasher detergent that does not contain dyes or acidic ingredients (lemon, vinegar).
You can also use a commercial marble cleaner. Follow the directions on the product label for dilution and use.
Don't use popular spray cleaners that contain acidic ingredients or chlorine bleach.
spray and clean
Working from the top of the shower to the bottom, spray the solution on the walls and floor. Use a microfiber cloth to clean surfaces in circular motions.
Pay attention to areas around fixtures and drains that can become stained with mold.
Use the hand shower or bucket to rinse the walls. Again, start at the top and work your way down to the ground.
All soap residue must be rinsed off to obtain a shiny marble surface.
Dry and polished
Use a squeegee or soft microfiber cloth to remove all water from the shower walls and floor.
Finish by using a dry microfiber cloth to polish the marble. Work in large circles to shine on all surfaces.
Tackling tough spots
If general cleaning hasn't removed all of the stains, there are several things you can try. Remember, no harsh chemicals!
Hard water build-up: If you haven't cleaned your shower regularly and you have mineral deposits around fixtures or drains, use No. 0000 superfine steel wool to gently buff off the deposits.
Use a light touch and work slowly to avoid scratching the marble.
Bath product discoloration: Saturate a white microfiber cloth or paper towel with 12% hydrogen peroxide. Place the cloth on the stained area and let it sit for 10 minutes.
(You can stick the towel to vertical surfaces.) Check for stains. If it's gone, rinse well, pat dry, and buff until shiny. If the stain remains, repeat the soak in hydrogen peroxide.
To make sure the hydrogen peroxide is fresh and active, you should see some bubbles when you apply it to the surface.
Note: Use only a product approved for marble. do not bleach
We hope you enjoy watching this video about how to clean a marble shower:
Source: Abbotts At Home - DIY
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