The cultured marble is made of marble dust and polyester resin with high resistance in a process with several steps. Usually, it is stronger than the smooth marble and are often used in bathroom surfaces and products such as shower trays, bathtubs, countertops, shower surrounds, and bases. Although it is tough and hard, it needs care and maintenance in recent years. Cleaning cultured marble is not very difficult, but you need to know about what should or should not use them to prevent damage. This is because the use of the wrong product can cause great damage, especially in the gel layer giving as bright enamel on these products.
Regular cleaning is the best way to manage your free cultured marble stains, soap scum and dirt. If possible, excess water from the shower floor and surrounding areas forced out after each shower to prevent water spots.
The use of abrasive cleaners such as scouring, scouring powder and steel wool should be avoided as they may scratch the surface. They can also damage the seal affixed to the surface of cultured marble. Instead, you can use a mild soap or detergent or all-purpose cleaner for daily cleaning of marble surfaces. Spray the cleaner on the surface and then wipe gently with a soft, damp cloth. The use of cleaning products containing strong chemicals such as an acid is not advisable. Use cleaning products water based or those that are neutral pH. Never start cleaning without wetting the surface.
For stubborn hard water stains, you can use vinegar to clean the marble surface. Vinegar can also be used to remove soap scum, without damaging the seal. Simply spray a little distilled white vinegar on the surface and allowed to remain for some time, about half an hour. Rinse the surface with water and dry with a soft, damp cloth. Never use hot water on the surface of cultured marble, even for cleaning purposes.
Baking Soda And Ammonia Cleaner
To remove stubborn stains cultured marble, it may require a tougher detergent. Mix 1/4 cup baking soda, vinegar and ammonia and dilute in eight cups of water. Wipe the stain with this solution and leave for 10 minutes. Then wash with cold water. Repeat if necessary. Alternatively, wash the area with a soft cloth that has been dipped in hydrogen peroxide and lets stand overnight. Clean the stain next morning and rinse with water.
Turpentine And Denatured Alcohol
Many prefer to use white spirit, denatured alcohol solvent or in a situation of this kind. But before using these products, which they should be tried in a small inconspicuous area to prevent further damage. You can also take the advice of a professional or the manufacturer of the product to clarify any questions on the use of such substances in their products cultured marble.
Care And Maintenance Cast Marble
Its cast marble can sometimes require waxing to restore its original enamel and clarify that has become boring. For polishing, you can use any wax or wax bank. Water and silica products are also suitable for polishing them. Remember, cultured marble is susceptible to scratches and dents. Therefore, take appropriate precautions and avoid dropping heavy objects on them. Do not expose them to harsh chemicals and even hot water. Small dents on their surfaces can be easily covered with wax, but for serious injuries, consider using a professional.