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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 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.

Cleaning Slate Shower 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.

The slate tile sealer we recommend is a color enhancer penetrating sealer.

A color enhancer 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.



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We Recommend MB-1 Marble, Granite and More Cleaner

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For cleaning any natural stone, ceramic tile and porcelain shower we recommend MB-3.



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For daily cleaning of marble, granite and all engineered stones. Great for metal and glass too!

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