How do you clean a marble shower? Well, in a word: carefully. And we can’t stress that enough…
Is it Hard to Clean a Marble Shower?
Marble is a beautiful stone. It is fossilized limestone, and it comes in almost every color of the rainbow. It is elegant, but it is also susceptible to damage if you don’t know what you’re doing. Another problem that you can encounter when you try to clean a marble shower is that if you don’t apply some sort of coating on the marble, the grout between the tile will likely become stained quickly. In addition, marble that hasn’t been coated can be extremely slippery and be a potential household accident.
That’s where a commercial stone restoration service in Torrance can be of a great deal of use. They can apply a penetrating sealer that will not only seep into the pores of the stone as well as the grout, but it may help to prevent slipping as a result. Another reason you want to get stone sealing is that it can help to repel stains as well as moisture.
Stone Cleaning Is Best Left to The Pros
It’s almost spring. And you probably want to do some spring cleaning, including your marble shower. So you reach for the ammonia and the bleach, and prepare to clean, right? Wrong. If you use bleach and/or ammonia on marble, you will soon have stone that is crumbled and eroded. As we covered in a previous article, anything acidic can have a detrimental effect on marble or any calcium-based stone.
You might not know it, but a shower is actually quite an extreme environment. It has wide differences in temperature as well as moisture. As a result, when combined with soaps, shampoos, and cleaning agents, soon your stone will look dingy, or worse, look like it’s starting to crumble. And that is probably because it is starting to crumble. Yet another reason for professional marble cleaning.
Good marble is expensive. With that in mind, why would you risk your investment in your marble shower by trying to do it yourself? Want another reason? Some of the advice you get online is terrible. A prominent home improvement blogger recommends a good scrub with vinegar and water. Slight problem. Vinegar is highly acidic, so any cleaning benefits it may have are pretty much negated by the damage it will do to your stone.
So don’t regret the way you chose to clean your marble shower. Hire a stone cleaning and restoration service in Torrance instead.
Morris Cleaning & Restoration
1007 N.Sepulveda Blvd. #1204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267