How to clean Marble in the shower?

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Marble is so gorgeous, with luxurious beauty, that it is well worth the time it takes to learn and apply these few marble care tips.

Since marble is softer than other natural stones, such as granite, it is more susceptible to staining from cooking and spills. In addition, spots result from water splashing around the sink. If not wiped up immediately, water spots and hard water accumulations occur, leaving unsightly stains. With diligence, you can keep your marble countertops clean and sparkling

Using marble in the shower or powder room is usually a safe bet, because the stone won’t be exposed to the same type of treatment it would get in the kitchen. A little toothpaste isn’t a big issue.

To minimize soap scum in the shower we could use a squeegee after each use to wipe away the water and residue.

cleaning with a nonacidic residue remover or solution of ammonia and water (about ½ cup ammonia to 1-gallon water), but frequent use or overuse of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.

So, take it easy.

How to clean Marble in the shower?

One could carefully seal the marble in the shower area, especially in the pan of a shower. That’s really where the most wear and tear is going to happen in a bathroom. And don’t use bleach. If you bleach it, it will break the shine down. Stick to soap and water.”

How to clean Marble in the shower? And what to avoid?

Avoid exposure to acidic or harsh products, which does include most typical household cleaners and some normal bath products like toothpaste, shave cream, mouthwash, perfumes, etc.

Most personal products will not harm marble, however, some brands are acidic enough to corrode and mark the surface and you just never know which one will do it, so take precautions.

Soaps and shampoos in the shower are generally not a problem. Most hygiene products used when showering won’t etch marble shower tiles and all the water washes them away, so stains are also rare.

How to clean Marble in the shower? Incase of soap/scum build up.

Soap scum build-up is inevitable in all bathroom showers. For this use the hard water or scum remover. Also, many foods and drinks (cola, wine, coffee) are acidic enough to cause marble etching, but usually it’s not much an issue in a shower..

Such products can etch or dull the shiny polish. Dull spots occur on honed marble as well, but they aren’t as noticeable.

Store personal products on a stylish tray or keep in a drawer and use only product safe for marble cleaning.

How to clean Marble in the shower?


Materials Needed

  • Paper towels

  • Soft cloths

  • Mild dish soap

  • Distilled water

  • Baking soda

  • Plastic wrap

  • 0000 steel wool

Routine Maintenance

1.Wipe water spills from marble shower immediately, using a paper towel or soft dry cloth. If left to air dry, spots result.

2.Blot wine, soda, juices and other liquids from the surface with paper towels. Avoid wiping or rubbing these liquids to prevent spreading stains. Flush the area with a solution of mild dish soap and water. Rinse several times and dry with a soft towel.

3.Moisten a dry cloth with warm, distilled water and wipe the countertop for daily touchups. Always dry marble countertops with a soft cloth.

How to clean Marble in the shower for difficult stains

1.Remove more difficult stains and water spots with a thick paste of baking soda and water.

2.Rub the paste into the stain with a soft cloth. Cover the area with plastic wrap for 24 hours.

3.Rinse the paste away with clear water. Dry with a soft cloth.

4.Buff hard water accumulations using steel wool. Wipe the residue from the surface with a damp cloth.

Dry thoroughly.

How to clean Marble in the shower for urine stains?

An unfortunate consequence of having marble in your shower is that you typically have problems with urine stains on your marble floor around the toilet. If you are like us and do not want to cover your beautiful marble with a rug that wraps around your toilet then you may have urine stains around your toilet. Fortunately, these are easy removed, follow the steps below.

Urine can create either etch marks, stains, or both on your marble surface. The stain will look more like

a dark mark and an etch mark will look more like a light dull spot on your marble. To remove etch marks

on polished marble following our steps outlined in our guide to marble etch removal.

If the spots around your toilet are dark marks on your marble then you can use a Marble Poultice to

remove the stain.

How to clean Marble in the shower using a poultice?


1.Measure 1 cup of diatomaceous earth, (Mud from water bodies), plaster, powdered white chalk or talcum powder. Keep adding water to the powder with constant stirring, until the poultice paste is in the consistency of cake frosting (light and fluffy).

2.Wet the stained area with water, and spread a thick layer of poultice paste covering the stains.

3.Cover each stain with plastic wrap, and tape all the way around the edge with masking tape.

4.Leave the poultice on until dry, approximately 24 to 48 hours.

5.Remove the plastic wrap and wipe the poultice away with a wet cloth or sponge.

6.Apply a commercial stone sealant such as (Mseal white) for marble according to the package directions.


Never use vinegar or acidic cleaning products to clean Marble in the shower?

  • . The acid will etch and dull the finish.

  • To prevent marble tile floor stains, we recommend cleaning up spills on your floor as soon as possible. If given enough time spills can penetrate the pours in your marble and leave permanent stains.