For the same veining and shine of real marble at a fraction of the price, homeowners are looking to modernize their countertops, sinks and vanities with cultured marble more and more frequently. This non-porous, resilient material is created with 75% marble dust and 25% resin, topped with a durable gel coating.
Cultured marble is a great countertop option for bathrooms, as the surface naturally resists mildew, so it's ideal in areas where moisture can be a problem. In showers, it's often preferred over tile because there are no grout lines to clean and keep sealed.
Knowing how to clean cultured marble countertops, sinks and other surfaces - and doing so regularly - is the best way to keep these areas free from stains, mineral deposits, soap scum and dirt. Harsh chemicals like bleach and abrasive cleaners can damage the coating on your cultured marble, making it appear dull and causing chemical scuffs. You should avoid cleaning with white vinegar, as the acid can cause it to pit and lose shine. Abrasive tools, like scouring pads, steel wool or stiff scrub brushes can also leave scratches and scuffs on your cultured marble surfaces.
Whether you're cleaning a cultured marble shower, sink, walls or countertops, Simple Green Stone Cleaner & Polish provides a soft, streak-free finish that makes engineered stone surfaces look new again. The orally non-toxic formula is safer for use in kitchens and bathrooms.
Cultured marble is vulnerable to scratches and dents, but if maintained properly, can last for years. Deep clean twice a year, and wipe away troublesome spots and spills as soon as they appear to prevent staining or surface damage. You can also dry the surface after each use to minimize water stains.
Directions for Cleaning Cultured Marble:
If you are unsure about a surface, test Simple Green Stone Cleaner & Polish on a hidden area of the surface before cleaning.
- Apply Simple Green. Spray Simple Green Stone Cleaner & Polish on the surface. Leave it sitting for a minute if you're cleaning heavy grime, grease, makeup, dried toothpaste or other stubborn spots.
- Scrub, if necessary. Use a sponge or non-abrasive cloth to agitate.
- Wipe clean. Thoroughly wipe with a damp cloth, sponge or paper towels to ensure there is no residue left behind. Give the surface a final wipe-down with a non-abrasive soft cloth or paper towels for a streak-free finish. Do not use Simple Green Stone Cleaner & Polish on floors.