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Unread 09-04-2021, 05:26 PM   #1
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How to clean ForzaStone

We have ForzaStone in our showers and really like it. After several years we are starting to get a whitish coating on some areas that are closer to the floor. We have soft water so I don't know if this coating is due to minerals or soap residue. I would like to know what products we can use to clean it without damaging the finish. It's supposed to be comparable to other natural stone products. I tried using some stone cleaner that we have but it didn't seem to do much. My wife purchased some Wet and Forget shower cleaner which doesn't seem to contain anything that would be harmful to stone but I thought I would get opinions before using it. Thanks.
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Hi Andrew,

I'm not a stone ace by any means, but I do know that different types of stone can stand different treatments. Try to determine what stone you have, and until then stay away from any acids including vinegar. Neutral tile cleaners are safe.
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Can you scratch the coating with your fingernail and remove some of it?

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Can't really scratch it or remove it -- it's not that thick. It just makes the stone feel rough and look dull.
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Picture would be helpy
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Sounds like minerals. We wanna know what stone you have. Like mentioned, a picture would be good.

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I contacted the person who installed the ForzaStone and he said that it's marble. Good thing I didn't use the Wet and Forget because it says not to use it on marble. I found a good product called Aqua Mix Professional for marble, travertine, limestone and slate. Hopefully it will do the job.
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There is more than one possibility here. Let’s start simple and work from there. From your description, I’m basing the first step assuming you’ve got a mineral build-up rather than etching.

That AquaMix product is good, but it’s an ‘everyday’ cleaner. It’s too mild to clean a relatively heavy build-up of minerals. This is the kind of cleaner you will use to maintain the shower after you use something else to get it clean.

This is tricky. Most cleaners that get rid of minerals are too acidic and will damage/etch marble. You can consider this MB-3 cleaner that is both relatively strong, yet isn’t likely to harm your marble. But with any cleaning products you try, it’s imperative that you TEST it out on a small, inconspicuous area before committing to the whole project. Especially with stone, you don’t wanna throw chemical after chemical on the stone…more than a few folks have made their problems exponentially worse by doing so.

Be patient and follow the directions on the bottle. You may want to use a non-abrasive white non-woven scrubbie to help clean.

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Thanks for the info. I'll keep this in mind if the Aqua Mix doesn't work.
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