A stone bath is a beautiful feature point for any bathroom, but without the proper care it could end up losing its appeal. Stone baths need regular care in order to keep them in good condition and maintaining your bath will keep it free from marks, scratches and other damage.
In order to keep your stone resin bath looking its best, we’ve put together a guide to caring for your stone bath with easy to follow tips to ensure it remains a statement piece in your bathroom.
How to clean a stone bath
A brand new stone bath doesn’t have to lose its shine after its first use, by following easy steps you can keep yours looking like new every time you get in for a soak. Each time you get out of the bath, take the time to rinse and dry the surface of the bath using a clean towel. Rinsing will prevent a film of soap scum from building up on the surface of the bath that can eventually discolour the surface.
If the bath needs a deeper clean, soapy water, ammonia-based cleaners and normal surface cleaners will help remove the majority of dirt from a stone composite bath.
The type of stone resin bath you have will also dictate the level of cleaning it needs, especially when it comes to colour. A darker shade of stone will show scratches more clearly so it will need more frequent cleaning to ensure the surface doesn’t show the damage. A lighter shade of stone will not need as much cleaning but we still recommend rinsing and drying after each use.
Help! My stone bath is blotchy
One of the most common queries we hear from stone bath users is why the surface of the bath has suddenly taken on a blotchy appearance. This is caused by hard water building up on the surface and being left to dry, leaving an unattractive film that will stand out from the rest of the smooth bath. Removing the film is easy, simply follow these steps.
- Take a clean, damp cloth and a mildly abrasive cream cleanser and pour the cleanser on to the cloth.
- Rub the cleanser over the blotchy area using small circular motions, start from the front and move towards the back before repeating the process from side to side. This will ensure that all of the surface is covered thanks to the overlapping circles.
- Once covered, take clean water and rinse the surface completely. If the blotchy marks are still there, repeat the above process with more pressure.
- Dry the surface once done and ensure you remember to rinse and dry the bath after each use going forward!
How to remove scratches from a stone bath
As your stone bath ages, so will the amount of wear and tear that it succumbs to. If your bath has scratches in the stone, there isn’t much cause for alarm as stone is a renewable surface but there is a way to get them out!
- The first thing to do is follow the steps above and give the damaged area a thorough clean. This gets rid of any film on the surface of the bath that could stop you reaching the scratches below.
- Instead of drying the surface, make sure it is still damp and use a sponge scourer to lightly rub the surface of the bath. Make sure you don’t press too hard! Pressure could cause more scratches to appear.
- Use a straight line motion to rub over the scratch, changing to a horizontal motion every now and then to cover the full area. Rinse the pad as you are doing this to remove any residue that has accumulated on the sponge.
- Check to see that the scratch has been removed before using clean water to rinse and dry the surface. Once dried, you will be able to see if the area you have treated has blended in with the rest of the bath surface. If it is highly noticeable, try repeating the steps with a larger area of the stone bath to help with blending.
How to prevent damage to your stone bath
Alongside scratches and surface discolouration, there are other things you need to protect your stone bath from. The nature of the stone composite bath surface means that it should always be protected from heat, this means keeping all heating products such as hair straighteners or tongs away from it at all times.
The same goes for strong chemicals; if you’re undertaking any bathroom DIY or decorating you need to ensure your bath is covered to avoid chemical damage. Paint remover or strong surface cleaners can cause permanent damage, however, if you do encounter a spill make sure you immediately wash the surface with clean water.
Remember, getting into a regular routine when you get out of the bath will ensure your stone bath looks its best for longer! A little really does go a long way.
To find out more about our stone baths, why not get in touch with the Lusso Stone team today? With a wide range of stone baths and stone basins to choose from, you can transform your bathroom into your perfect space.