Care and Maintenance
Our cultured marble is made to be low maintenance compared to tile grout or porous stone products that need consistent sealing.
Our hard gel-coat surface is non porous therefore resists staining & does not require future sealing however, regular cleaning is needed to prevent mildew & build-up.
The main thing to remember when cleaning the surface is to never use abrasive cleaners or rough cloths. The surface is very similar to what is on the outside of a boat; you can clean and care for it the same way.
When using regular household cleaners, use soft cloths and cleaners such as:
- Water & Vinegar Mix
- Mr. Clean
- Scrubbing Bubbles
- Pine sol
- Basin, Tub & Tile Cleaner
- Clean Shower
- Clorox Cleanup
- Soft Scrub’s green gel
There are many cleaners that can be used. If you’re not sure it’s safe rub the cleaner between your fingers; if you feel any grit don’t use it. However, if your product has a matte finish, a mild abrasive cleaner can be used occasionally. If you are unsure of a cleaner read the label on the cleaner container.
Avoid using sharp objects or toys on the surface that could scratch it. One thing you can do to keep the surface easy to clean is use a turtle wax about once a year. You can wax the surface with an automotive turtle wax or Gel Gloss (Gel Gloss is a wax made especially for gel coated finishes. It comes in a pink can and can be found at most hardware stores). If you use a regular car wax that is blue, stay away from the caulk lines because they can turn the blue color.
Regular cleaning is recommended to keep your marble looking its best. If you have not cleaned it on a regular basis and soap scum and hard water spots have collected, you can use a squeegee or a Formica sample chip to scrape the walls of your tub surround or shower. You can also mix equal amounts of water and white vinegar, which is a good cleaning solution to take off water spots.
Very difficult stains can be treated with a cleaner such as CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust) or Lime-a-way Be sure to follow the label instructions and rinse well after use. Do not let these harsh cleaners soak, wipe off quickly.