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How to Clean a Cultured Marble Shower

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Cultured marble showers are pretty appealing and durable at the same time. This is because cultured marble is a mixture of polyester resin and natural marble stone. Furthermore, this mixture adds strength to cultured marble, and the showers turn out to be long-lasting and attractive.

How to Clean Cultured Marble Shower

Cultured marble showers are not porous like other marbles. But, they hold up soap scum, stains, and dirt, which hampers the hygiene and overall appeal.

Therefore, even though they are non-porous, they still need appropriate cleaning. So, learn how to clean cultured marble shower through the methods and steps mentioned below.

Method 1: Cleaning With Mild Soap

It is better to do a regular clean-up for your cultured marble shower to maintain the look and cleanliness. Mild soap is a light cleaning agent that will serve regular cleaning without causing any wear & tear to the shower surface. Follow these steps to carry on with the approach:

Step 1: Wet the Cultured Marble Surface

  1. Use a clean & damp cloth for the purpose.
  2. Run it over the cultured marble surface to wet it slightly.

If you recently took a shower, and the cultured marble surface is already wet, then you can ignore this step!

A white toned cultured marble shower

Step 2: Apply a Mild Soap Solution Over the Surface

  1. Prepare the soap solution by mixing it with water.
  2. Get a spray bottle and fill it with the soap solution.
  3. Spray the soap solution directly onto the cultured marble surface.

You can also use a cloth dampened with soap solution to wipe clean the surface. (Optional)

Step 3: Wipe Off the Solution From the Showers Surface

  1. Use a soft rag to wipe off the cleaning solution. (Soft rags will prevent damage or scratch to the surface)
  2. Make circular movements with the rag on cultured marble shower surfaces.
  3. Continue this movement until you wipe away all of the soap solutions.
  4. If you find some stain or build-up remaining after this cleaning, then respray some soap solution.
  5. Now wipe it with the rag, and continue the process until the surface is clean & dry.
  6. Switch to a clean rag or cloth if the one you are using gets too wet.
A white toned cultured marble shower with a window and a mirror

Method 2: Cleaning With Vinegar Solution

Cultured marble showers can get mild build-ups because of hard water stains or soap scum. Therefore, at times the soap solution may not be sufficient to clean it all up. Hence, this method will be your go-to solution in this case. 

Step 1: Wipe Off the Spills Immediately

If you are using any particular herbal remedy (like turmeric or hibiscus paste) while bathing or spilled something by mistake over the cultured marble surface, consider wiping it off immediately. Otherwise, they can tend to stick. With correct methods of cleaning, you can increase its life.

  1. Keep a squeegee in your washroom.
  2. Use it to remove water from the wall sides. In addition, it will prevent the accumulation of hard water stains or soap scum.
  3. Use a sponge or cloth to remove stains such as hair color, paint or others, immediately.
  4. It will prevent the formation of difficult-to-remove stains.

Step 2: Spray Vinegar Onto the Affected Surfaces

  1. Buy vinegar solutions from the online or offline market.
  2. Fill it into a spray bottle. (Prefer a big spray bottle to avoid frequent refills)
  3. Start spraying over the area of build-up or tough stain.
  4. Let it settle down for a couple of hours.
  5. Use a soft cloth to wipe off the stain or build-up. (You can also use a sponge)
  6. In case you see more stain or build-up remnants over the surface, repeat the process.

If your stains are too tough for the vinegar to break down, you’ll need to move on to something more powerful. Either turpentine or paint thinner should do the trick. Start with paint thinner and work up to turpentine if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Things Should I Avoid While Cleaning a Cultured Marble Shower?

Avoid using abrasive cleaners and products such as Ajax, steel wools, and rough sponges when cleaning cultured marble showers.

How Frequently Should I Clean My Cultured Marble Shower?

Its best to wipe your cultured marble shower down after each use, and deep clean every few months.

Do I Need to Seal My Cultured Marble Shower Surfaces?

No, you don’t need to seal cultured marble showers surfaces, as the cultured marble is completely stain-resistant. Moreover, it is not permeable or porous like the natural stones, making it a great option for showers. You can seal your cultured marble to prevent water stains from developing.

How Is Cultured Marble Different From Engineered Marble?

Cultured and engineered marble are both manufactured materials. Cultured marble is made with roughly 75% crushed marble combined with synthetic materials. Engineered marble is roughly 95% crushed marble, with the remaining 5% being resin.

Conclusion

Cultured marble showers are trendy today. People love the appeal it has and the durability it reflects.

But, just like a tile shower or everything else, it needs optimal maintenance as well. That is, it is also susceptible to mildew and black molds. Therefore, make use of the appropriate cleaning methods and solutions to maintain your cultured marble shower look.

Allen Michael is the Founder and Editor of Home Viable, a website that he started to provide readers with tips on home efficiency and automation. He draws on his engineering background combined with his family-of-four experiences for his articles.