Cleaning a travertine shower can sometimes be a challege if not done on a regular basis.
If you have a natural stone shower like travertine or slate that has some texture to it, you know what
I'm talking about.
Cleaning travertine or any natural stone shower and sealing them is something you should be doing at least once a year.
Cleaning your travertine should be done much more often of course, it's the sealing I'm saying should be done
once a year.
Because of the hot wet environment, you can't expect your stone sealer to last much more than a year.
All that water in an unventilated space is the perfect place for mildew and fungus to grow and of course
soap scum doesn't clean easily.
If you have mildew in your travertine shower or any tile shower area, try
MB-9 Mildew Stain Remover
to help kill and remove any mildew that has started to grow.
For us the biggest challenges with cleaning any shower, is the soap scum build-up. We use
MB-1 Soap Scum Remover
to clean all our travertine tiled showers, which is the best soap scum cleaner we have found.
Our recommendation for maintaining a travertine or marble shower is to use a squeegie to wipe down your marble surface after each use.
It's not hard to clean your travertine shower and if you keep it sealed properly, you shouldn't have to
worry about unwanted stains.
If you aren't sure if the cleaner is safe for your travertine tile, test in an inconspicuous
area before applying to the travertine surfaces.
How to Clean Travertine Tile Shower
Cleaning travertine tile is the same as cleaning any natural stone and isn't a hard task.
Don't be worried about damaging your stone.
Soap scum will be the hardest part to clean, as it's invisible to see and acutally will dull the polished finish on a
polished travertine tile.
What we use when cleaning any shower and dissolving soap scum is a product called
MB-1 Soap Scum Remover.
Stone scrub works aggressively and it's unique abrasive nature will remove soap scum more rapidly than other
soap scum removers.
For all other soap scum removers, spray on your cleaner from top to bottom. You're going to have to keep wetting the walls, as
you want to let the cleaner start to emulsify the soap scum, mildew and dirt.
Scrub the marble walls of the shower with bristle pads and rinse with hot water several times.
Even with a soap scum remover you will see that it won't dissolve or scub off very easily
One way we deal with this problem is by scraping the marble tiles with new 3 inch razor scrapers.
If you decide you want to do this, be very careful not to scratch the travertine tiles.
Once the soap scum is removed, you will see the polished finish on the travertine tiles return if they were polished to begin with.
When it comes to a travertine shower or just maintaining travertine tile or any other 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.