Many homeowners avoid natural stone in the bathroom. Although there is a bit more care involved, adding the luxury of natural stone tile or slab to your bathroom design is a beautiful and timeless addition to consider. In this regard, here we will cover the types of natural stone available, as well as tips for cleaning and sealing a natural stone shower.
Natural stone should be cleaned with non-acidic or pH neutral cleaners. Any such product can be applied to the walls and floor of the natural stone shower at night. You should rinse your shower surfaces the next morning to rinse dirt down the drain for a sparkling clean shower!
Although non-acidic or pH neutral cleaning products are ideal for natural stone, they are not ideal for natural marble, for example.
Some brands of no-scrub tile cleaner state that the shower should be sprayed daily for best cleaning. Most no-scrub daily shower sprays contain approximately 7 applications or a week of cleaning per bottle. Therefore, you should consider purchasing this product frequently to keep your shower clean all the time.
At the same time, you need to consider that natural stone is popular for its character and beauty. But if left untreated, water, oils, and other liquids can easily penetrate it and leave unwanted stains.
The stone sealer prevents water, oil and other liquids from penetrating the stone and causing staining. A porous stone, such as soapstone, must be routinely sealed to retain its resistance to water, soap, and stains.
You must seal the natural stone following the instructions provided by the stone manufacturer or supplier. A stone surface that is properly sealed will show water droplets on the surface, similar to a newly waxed car. When the moisture is no longer dripping onto the surface, it’s time to re-seal.
Natural stone is unique and often expensive. This means that a natural stone shower will enhance the resale value of your home. Real estate professionals will often highlight the presence of natural stone when selling a home, and potential buyers often see it as a positive feature.