Cleaning Slate Showers
Cleaning slate showers can be a challenge.
Slate tile showers have lots of pores and
textured areas where dirt, oils and soap scum can cling to.
Using slate for a shower is probably not the best material to use, because
of of the reasons I just stated, but you can't change what you already have.
To keep your slate tile shower maintained, you may need to use soap scum removers.
The stone cleaner we use to attack soap scum is
MB-3 Soap Scum Remover
Slate, like all natural stone, is porous and will absorb water and any staining agents.
Than staining agents that can potentially stain your slate shower is mold or mildew.
If you have mildew in your slate, marble, travertine or any tile shower area, try
MB-9 Mildew Stain Remover
to help kill and remove any mildew that has started to grow.
After thoroughly cleaning your slate shower, sealing slate tile is a very good idea
to protect from any potential staining.
How to Clean Slate Shower
Cleaning slate showers deeply with soap scum removers or other
strong cleaning solutions, can help maintain your slate tile shower for years to come.
The soap scum removers we use when cleaning all natural stone is
MB-3 Soap Scum Remover
If you're not sure if your cleaning solution is going to damage your slate tile
do a test first where no one but you will notice if something does go wrong.
We've never had a problem using any cleaning solutions that damaged slate,
but better to be safe than sorry.
Start by spraying or spreading your cleaning solution on the walls of the shower
starting from the top down.
You really want to soak the slate tiles and then let the cleaning solution
sit or dwell for about 10 to 15 minutes making sure it doesn't dry out.
After dwelling, use your grout brushes for the grout lines, and your deck brushes for cleaning slate tile.
Scrub rigorously, cleaning the slate the best you can.
Now rinse with warm water from the shower head (hopefully you have a shower nozzle
that can be removed and easily handled).
Dry with cotton or microfiber cloths.
Continue with this method until the entire shower has been cleaned and you are satisfied.
Allow the slate shower to dry completely before sealing. It's important to seal the slate, because
slate tile is porous and will stain.
slate tile sealer
we recommend is a color enhancer penetrating sealer.
will not only protect the slate, but darken the stone, bringing out the natural colors.
When it comes to cleaning slate showers or just maintaining natural stone and tile and grout, we strive to help educate our
customers on the best protection they can have, helping them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.
Bay Area Cities we Proudly Serve! >
We are located at:
341 S. 20th Street
San Jose, CA, 95116
Here is a partial list of some of the cities we serve:
Almaden Valley, Atherton, Belmont, Campbell,
Danville, Dublin, East Palo Alto, Evergreen,
Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Livermore,
Los Altos Hills,
Milpitas, Monet Sereno, Monte Vista, Morgan Hill,
San Martin, San Ramon,
Sunol, Union City, West Menlo Park, Willow Glen and
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We Recommend MB-3 Soap Scum Remover for Shower Cleaning
For cleaning any natural stone, ceramic tile and
porcelain shower we recommend MB-3.
Just want to let you know that I am very happy with the outcome of your hard work.
My bathroom looks like it was just remodeled. It looks great!
I am very glad that I chose Integrity Stone and Tile Cleaning to do the job.
I will definitely recommend Integrity Stone and Tile to my friends and neighbors.
I saved a lot of money by restoring rather then replacing.
Thanks again for the fine work!
From Sunnyvale, CA