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Unread 03-19-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Bought a home w/ slate shower

I just purchased a home with a slate master bathroom. The shower is all slate, the surround around the jacuzzi tub is slate and the floors are slate. The house was built in 2005 and I obviously want to clean this bathroom prior to utilizing it. It is obvious that the prior owner did not clean it prior to moving out.

What are the first things I need to do? Please provide products, in the order I should apply them, that I can buy at chain stores such as Home Depot, etc...

I need to clean the bathroom this weekend.

Also, the entrance to the shower looks as if it is disintegrating in a couple of areas. When I touch it, it breaks apart and is very powdery. This is happening to the section below the glass doors. The place you might step on prior to entering the shower...

I appreciate any input you can give me. I have attached a couple of pictures in case someone can tell by looking at them what type of slate this is. I didn't take any pics of the disintegrating area yet.


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Unread 03-19-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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Hi Jenny, welcome to the forum.

Slate can be persnickety sometimes and we'll try to get you some help. Hang tight.
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Unread 03-19-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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Jenny - You can clean the shower with a good PH neutral tile and grout cleaner.

Can we see some pictures of the area that is crumbling?
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Unread 03-19-2008, 09:24 PM   #4
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If you can find it, HMK R-55 would work great for that little project and it's PH neutral. Stay away from acidic cleaners!
After the cleaning, you'll want to reseal it using a solvent based sealer. I always recommend Miracle- Porous plus for slate.
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