A marble shower creates a beautiful, natural look in a bathroom – but to keep it as gorgeous as the day you installed it, you need the right care routine. Cleaning marble is easy if you know the basics, so read on for ways to keep your marble looking luxe for the long haul.

Marble is a porous stone, and if it is not sealed it may stain, so before you install marble tiles in your shower, make sure you’ve chosen a sealed version. Most marble comes that way, but double check with the dealer when you’re purchasing it – or else no amount of cleaning will keep your materials pristine. You’ll also need to reseal the marble once or twice a year; you can do this yourself with a pH sealer, available at most home stores or tile dealers, or you can call in a professional.

Daily maintenance can help keep your marble in good condition – especially if you take a few minutes after every shower or bath to wipe it down with a rag. Keeping your marble dry will give it a longer life. When you do need to clean it, look for a neutral pH cleanser – don’t just spray your usual bathroom cleaner. The neutral cleanser is formulated for stone and will keep your marble clean and beautiful. Spray the cleanser on the tile and scrub gently with a sponge once a week.

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