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Advice on How to Clean Marble Shower Wall Panels

Advice on How to Clean Marble Shower Wall Panels

Marble is a beautiful material that adds opulence to any bathroom. However, it is also very high maintenance and requires specific care to keep it looking stunning. In this blog we look at how you can keep your marble surfaces looking newer for longer.

Precautions and Best Practices for Cleaning Marble

You may think that as a stone marble would be hard and durable, but it is actually very soft. Because of this, there are a few precautions you should take when cleaning it.

  • Never use acidic cleaners or chemicals as these can permanently damage the surface of marble.

  • Mould is particularly attracted to natural stone and will cling on. This is why regular cleaning of marble is key to ensure a hygienic environment.

  • Do not use scrubbing brushes or harsh sponges as these can cause irreversible scratches to the surface of your marble.

Always follow the manufacturer’s care instructions when cleaning marble. Not only should they provide you with information on the best way to care for your marble, but it will also ensure you do not void the manufacturer’s warranty.

How Frequently Should I Clean Marble

This will depend on how often you use your shower. For example, if the shower is used regularly, you should be cleaning the walls a few times a week, whilst also wiping down after each use. Obviously, cleaning it as often as you can, will help to prevent the build up of hard water and soap deposits and help protect the surface of your marble for longer.

What Do I Need To Clean Marble

The most common items used when cleaning marble include:

  • Microfibre cloths

  • A spray bottle

  • Warm water

  • Gentle washing-up liquid or a specific marble cleaner

  • Handheld shower

  • Washing up bowl

Cleaning Marble Daily

After each shower, use a microfibre cloth or squeegee to wipe away any remaining water droplets and soap residue. Drying the wall with a clean, dry cloth will also help prevent the growth of mould which can cause stains on the marble’s surface.

Cleaning Marble Weekly

  1. Fill your spray bottle with warm water and one teaspoon of very mild washing up liquid and shake well to combine. You can also use a specialist marble cleaner but remember to read the instructions extremely carefully before use.

  2. Spray your solution all over your shower and anywhere else that features marble. Use a clean microfibre cloth to wipe the surface with vertical, horizontal, or circular motions, paying particular attention to fixtures and fittings, which can attract more mould and limescale.

  3. Use a handheld shower or a washing up bowl of warm clean water to rinse the marble of any cleaning fluid.

  4. Use a clean, dry squeegee or microfibre cloth to dry and buff your marble to a shine.

What To Know About Marble Sealing

Marble is a porous natural stone, so it allows water to infiltrate its surface. If allowed to do this on a regular basis, the water will cause irreversible damage to the stone. A way of preventing this is to seal your marble. This seal provides a protective layer for the surface of your marble and prevent water penetrating deeper into the stone. Sealing can easily be done at home and so is a cost- effective way of making your marble last longer.

It is recommended that you seal your marble every three to six months, but you can check by doing the water spot test. Simply sprinkle a few drops of water over your marble and if it doesn’t ‘bead’ and causes dark spots on the marble’s surface after 10 to 15 minutes, then it is time to reseal your marble.

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