GRANITE GOLD Presents Tips For Cleaning A Natural Stone Shower
About Natural Stone • Marble, granite, slate, travertine, limestone and onyx are natural stones. • They deliver character and beauty that looks fantastic ,especially in showers. • Their beauty cannot be matched by man-made materials.
Tips To Keep Natural Stone Clean and Fresh • Get in the Habit of Drying Off • Select the Proper Cleaning Tools • Clean With Care • Ensure the Stone is Properly Sealed
Get in the Habit of Drying Off • After showering, simply wipe away any extra moisture to the stone surfaces with a squeegee or clean towel. • To speed up the drying process run the ventilation fan. • It will take few minutes but it will pay off substantially and make the cleaning much easier.
Select the Proper Cleaning Tools • Selecting the appropriate cleaning products is vital. • Do not use acidic products. They will harm the stone causing pitting, streaking, hazing, and etching. • Scrubbing tools that are too abrasive can also cause damage.
Choose a product that is safe for cleaning the natural stone without harming it. • Use a gentle nylon brush or soft scrubbing sponge on hand for any necessary scrubbing.
Clean With Care • For cleaning assemble the necessary tools, proceed with caution, and identify problem areas • If mold or mildew is present spray it with a diluted bleach solution and let it sit for 15 minutes. • If soap scum stains or hard-water are present spray them with a cleanser that is safe for stone and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Scrub the spots with a nylon brush or scrubbing sponge and rinse with water. • Spray all shower surfaces with the cleaner that is safe for natural stone. • Finally, rinse the surfaces and clean with squeegee or towel.
Seal Out Trouble with Regular Maintenance • Maintaining a natural stones seal makes cleaning easy and extends its lifetime. • Vigilance is the primary requirement for regular maintenance. • If the water begins to seep into the stone then it is time to reseal the stone. • Regularly check the grout or caulking around the walls and floor of the shower.
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