Marble Floor Cleaning Tips

Marble Tile Floor Cleaning

If your polished marble is protected with floor finishing sealant, the finish should be buffed or burnished in and reapplied periodically to keep the surface optimally protected and looking good.

Because marble is so sensitive and very porous, only clean it with a neutral pH cleaning solution. Wipe it dry to remove water spots.

Revive your scratched and dull marble surfaces with a neutral pH marble restorer.

How to Clean Marble

Marble is very delicate and it does require maintenance to look its best. Here are some basic care tips for cleaning marble.

Marble is a very soft stone and it is much softer than granite. It is also highly porous, so it is very easily etched by acids. (vinegar, tomato juice, orange juice, etc) It’s also prone to develop water stains or spots, such as marks left by drinking glasses, or water spots after mopping.

Clean your marble stone surface with a soft cloth or mop using pH neutral cleaning solution. Always wipe off any spills immediately as they happen. Never, ever clean this floor with vinegar, as you will destroy the finish. For stains, always seek professional help. Marble specific cleaning products are available for removing stains.

How to Clean Cultured Marble

Cultured marble is stronger than natural stone marble, but it does lose its shine eventually. To clean cultured marble, fill a spray bottle with neutral pH purpose cleaner, spray the surface with this cleaning solution and wipe it dry with a soft clean cloth to remove any water spots.

Staining and Etching

Because natural granite and marble tile are natural products, they luckily exhibit a very wide range of stain resistance. Marble is much more porous than granite.

Certain marble does stain can stain easily. Common household foods such as vinegar, lemon juice, orange juice, nail polish remover, and even water if it has a high mineral content can cause very serious stains and destroy the shiny surface with etching or pitting do to acids.

Both marble and granite requires the use of neutral pH sealers for protection and shine. These sealers need to be periodically reapplied perhaps every 6 to 12 months or so depending on the amount of foot traffic.

Beauty for a Lifetime

Stone floors can last you a lifetime. The natural material toughness along with the natural beauty of this stone make this the selection of choice where the quality and character of a floor are most important.

Though very hardy, the care and cleaning for all these products do vary quite widely depending on the materials used