The Best Way to Clean a Stone Shower

Stone showers will give any bathroom a luxurious look, but stone is a tricky substance to clean.

While you can use white vinegar to clean hard water and soap scum from most showers, you cannot use it to clean stone showers. This is because acid substances will cause small scratches in stone surfaces that can eventually etch the surface of the stone. This is especially true of smooth stone showers. Instead, use neutral or alkaline cleaning solutions, which will not damage the stone.

Fill a spray bottle with 1 qt. warm water.

Add 3 tbsp. baking soda.

Close the spray bottle and shake for several minutes until all of the baking soda has dissolved.

Spray the baking soda over the entire surface of the stone shower. Let the solution sit for at least two minutes.

Scrub the stone surface with the sponge side of a squeegee. Do not use a rough bristled brush as this could scratch the stone surface.

Rinse off the baking soda solution with water from the shower head.

Let the stone shower air-dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Baking soda
  • Spray bottle
  • Cloth

Tip

  • Clean the shower once every few days to keep mold, mildew and soap scum at bay.

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.