How to Clean Marble Shower Stalls

You don't need to treat your marble shower stall with kid gloves, but daily upkeep will keep it looking shiny and stretch out the time between thorough cleanings.

Daily and Regular Cleaning

Think of a squeegee as one of your best lines of defense against streak and water spots.Think of a squeegee as one of your best lines of defense against streak and water spots.
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Step 1

Keep your bathroom well ventilated by turning on an exhaust fan while you're taking a shower. The fan will help remove the humidity and curb mildew buildup and hard water stains.

Step 2

Wipe down the shower stall with a squeegee after every use to keep mildew and soap scum at bay. Wipe any water lines left by the squeegee with a towel.

Step 3

Brighten the marble by wetting the shower stall with hot water. Wipe the stall with a soft sponge to restore its natural luster. Depending on how often you use your shower, you might have to clean it in this manner about once a week.

Deep Cleaning

Step 1

Consult your owner's manual and/or care instructions for your marble shower stall. It should suggest a soap scum remover. Otherwise ask at a home improvement store for a product designed for natural stone.

Step 2

Read the directions on the scum remover/cleanser. Test the cleanser on a small, inconspicuous spot in your shower stall.

Step 3

Spray the cleanser on your shower stall, being sure to keep it wet. Give the cleanser the recommended time to dissolve the buildup. Rinse the stall with hot water and a soft sponge.

Things You Will Need

  • Squeegee
  • Soft sponge
  • Owner's manual for shower, if available
  • Marble soap scum remover

Tip

  • If your marble shower is new, ensure that it has been sealed. The sealant will help repel moisture and stains.

Warning

  • Refrain from using ammonia or white vinegar on your marble shower. And don't use commercial bathroom, tub and tile cleaners. All are too harsh on marble.

About the Author

With education, health care and small business marketing as her core interests, M.T. Wroblewski has penned pieces for Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and many newspapers and magazines. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.