What is Cultured Marble?
Cultured marble is a product many homeowners choose for their luxury bathroom products such a sill, shower glass, bathroom trims, bathroom vanities, shower wall panels, and many more. Cultured marble is ideal for luxury bathroom products because they are more affordable and non-porous, mold, stain and mildew resistant, and damages can be easily repaired.
Cultured marble is a mixture of natural marble stone and polyester resin. This gives it an added strength and make it more stain-resistant than original stone. You should use appropriate cleaning materials and non-abrasive items to keep your cultured marble clean and scratch free.
Here are 2 ways to clean cultured marble:
- Removing Mild Buildup & Stains
To remove mild buildup and stains, you should dampen a clean rag with white vinegar. Make sure your rag is wet through with white vinegar, but should not drip or seep from the rag. Then, drape the wet rag on top of buildup and stains. Make sure the rag is flat against the buildup and stains and the wet parts of the rag touch it for several hours. Then, remove the vinegar dampened rag from the afflicted area and rinse the treated area with cold water. Finally, treat the remaining buildup and stains with a cleaning agent that’s intense for cultured marble.
- Eliminating Heavy Stains
To eliminate heavy stains, treat it with hydrogen peroxide. You should soak a clean, soft rag with hydrogen peroxide and position the rag so it directly touches and covers the stain. Make sure you keep the dampened rag on the stain for a couple of hours or even overnight.
Then, rinse the treated area with cold water and use a clean cloth to wipe up standing water. Then, mix a heavy-duty cleaning solution for the remaining stains. Take a medium sized bucket and combine 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of ammonia, and 8 cups of hot water. Mix the ingredients until it’s consistently blended. Then, apply the cleaning solution with a clean, soft rag. Finally, clean the area with cold water.
- Ensuring a Safe Cleaning
You can ensure safe cleaning of your cultured marble by avoiding harsh cleaners and anything abrasive. Some cleaners may strip your marble of its finish so check the label to ensure they are suitable for cultured marble. Then, even if the label says the cleaning product is suitable for cultured marble, you should test the cleaning product on an out of view part of the marble.