Cultured Marble Cleaning & Care Instructions
The beauty of your cultured marble can easily be maintained if you follow these instructions:
- Before use, give your marble a coat of automotive paste wax, using a clean applicator and buffing cloth.
- Later, if the luster seems to be fading, it is time for another coat. Products specifically designed for cultured marble are now available. One such item, Gel-Gloss, can be purchased at local hardware or home improvement stores.
- Waxing increases the luster, making cleaning easier and also making the surface more resistant to everyday scratches. Our service department should repair deeper scratches, chips and nicks. Please contact us in this case.
- Never use abrasive cleaners (i.e., Comet, Ajax, Soft Scrub, etc.) to clean your marble. The use of abrasives may cause scratching, discoloration, and dullness to the surface. Do not clean the surface with nail polish remover or any other chemical containing acetone.
- Use a non-abrasive cleaner such as Windex, Glass Plus, foaming cleansers, or even a wet wash cloth with soap on it, to remove any soap build-up, toothpaste, etc.
- On products with matte finishes, mild abrasives can be used occasionally to mask any minor wear and tear. Avoid using polishes on these surfaces.
- Shower floors can be cleaned with any non abrasive cleaners: spray and leave on for a few minutes, then scrub with a soft-bristled brush to remove soap residue.
- Hard water and mineral deposits caused by water supply in some areas may be removed using cleaners sold for removing iron, calcium, and other mineral deposits. Follow the label instructions. Do not leave these products in contact with the cultured marble product for an extended or prolonged period of time.
- Regulate the temperature of your hot water. Set the hot water heater at less than 140 degrees. You should always mix hot and cold water into your sink bowls, bath tubs, and shower pans. This will help avoid crazing/cracking due to hot and cold water thermal shock.