This article is for all of the people who have remodeled their bathrooms using cultured marble. I believe that one of the reasons you chose a cultured marble product is because of its elegant style and its ease of cleaning and maintenance. We thought we would share a few tips to help you keep that cultured marble always looking like new!
Low Maintenance vs. No Maintenance
Before we go into some of the tips to maintain your cultured marble, I wanted to clarify that there is no such thing as a NO maintenance option when it comes to bathrooms. Although cultured marble is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain, there is still some light maintenance that needs to be done to keep your bathroom looking amazing.
Squeegee daily & clean weekly
One of the simplest ways that you can keep your cultured marble looking like new is to squeegee daily & clean weekly. The process for cleaning cultured marble is quite simple:
- Wet down the cultured marble with a mild liquid cleaner (no gritty products like Comet)
- Rinse and squeegee or towel dry
It couldn’t be any more simple than that. However, we have come across many examples of what your shower may look like if you do not clean it regularly.
Keep drains clean
As you use your shower, hair and other debris can go down inside the drain and become lodged. If the water is not draining correctly from your shower, you will see build up forming on the cultured marble around the drain. Remove the drain cover and use a pipe snake to remove any debris that may be clogging the drain.
Inspect Caulk Regularly
It is important to note that the caulk used to seal the seams of your cultured marble needs to be inspected regularly and may need to be replaced. As caulk ages over time, it can crack or separate, allowing water to get in behind the cultured marble. This could lead to mold growing in your bathroom. To prevent this from happening, you should inspect the caulk around your cultured marble every year. If you do notice a crack in the caulk, use a caulk remover tool and then reapply a new bead of mildew-resistant caulk to seal the area. We have tubes of mildew-resistant caulk that we recommend using in our showroom.
That’s it! It really is that simple. If you follow the above tips of maintaining and cleaning your cultured marble, your bathroom will enjoy many years of looking like new.