Tips for Natural Stone Tile in the Shower
Avoiding Mold & MIldew
The issue with mold and mildew is not the surface of your shower, but the water. Water that does not drain can cause mold and mildew growth. If your surfaces are water repellent, drained properly and dried quickly, mold and mildew will not form.
stone Slab in the Shower
Maintain stone slab in the shower by ensuring it is sealed well once per year. This will help the stone repel water and keep mold and mildew at bay.
Polishing & Sealing
Grout & CAulk
Lock water out by ensuring caulk and grout are properly maintained. Inspect it regularly to identify when repairs need to be made before any water can get behind stone tiles in the shower.
Consider a grout and caulk with built-in mildewcide to stop mildew growth before it starts.
DRAINAGE & VENTILATION