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How to clean marble yourself

How to clean marble yourself

Marble floors are elegant, but cleaning then can be a matter of concern if you are not sure how to do it properly. They are commercial grade marble cleaning detergents on the market that are highly recommended as they have the correct pH and will not “eat away” or dull the marble. If you are willing to clean the floor yourself  here is our advise.

The marble surfaces are beautiful and do require special attention. Regular floor and house hold cleaner can damage your floor leaving them dull and stained requiring professional attention. Which can be pricey in some cases.

Most common problems when cleaning marble yourself

Some of the most common problems with the cleaning marble floors are the product and the process. Bleach and some floor cleaners leave sticky residue which may cause to get your floor dirty quicker.

The typical wet moping (if not done correctly) is turning the floor dirt into mud and them smirking it into the floor joint/grout. Returning the mop into the dirty water bucket is making it only worst, as the water is really dirty and there is not clean solution anymore.

Additional common problems when cleaning marble your self usually are:

  • Using acidic or abrasive cleaners: Acidic cleaners can etch the surface of the marble, causing it to become dull and lifeless. Abrasive cleaners can scratch the surface of the marble.
  • Not wiping up spills immediately: If spills are not cleaned up immediately, they can stain the marble and be difficult to remove.
  • Using too much water: Using too much water when cleaning marble can cause the stone to become weakened or discolored.
  • Not dusting or sweeping regularly: If dust and debris are allowed to accumulate on the surface of the marble, they can scratch the surface.
  • Not protecting the marble from heat and acidic substances: Marble is prone to staining and etching if it comes into contact with heat or acidic substances. Using coasters, trivets, or placemats can help to protect the marble from these types of damage.

How to clean marble floor:

  1. Start with bucket of cool clean water.
  2. Then add proper detergent – please note that the marble detergent must be around 7pH, thus it will be neutral and gentle. Alternatively you can add stone soap liquid
  3. Use your normal floor mop. Make sure the mop is clean and you two rinse bucket, then the water will be as clean as possible. Use overlaping short strokes in a rhythmic fashion.
  4. Once done, mop the floor again thoroughly with clean water free of dirt
  5. Allow the floor to air dry.

How to clean marble stains, scuffs and marks

Follow our marble stain removal guide:

Make sure that you deal and treat the stains and marks individually. Use a felt pad and a gentle neutral powder cleanser or dollop of detergents. Please note that the its very important rub only along the grain of the marble in a straight line!

⚠️ Do not rub in a circular way as this will leave mark.

Marble is a beautiful and durable natural stone, but it can be easily scratched and stained if not properly cared for. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your marble surfaces:

  • Dust or sweep your marble surfaces regularly to remove dirt and debris.
  • Use a damp cloth or mop to clean the marble. Avoid using excess water, as this can seep into the stone and cause it to become weakened or discolored.
  • Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners on your marble surfaces. These can damage the surface or cause etching (a dulling of the surface). Instead, opt for a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for use on marble.
  • Wipe up spills immediately to prevent staining.
  • Consider using coasters, trivets, or placemats under beverages and hot dishes to protect your marble surfaces from heat and acidic substances.
  • If your marble surfaces become stained or etched, you may be able to remove the damage with a marble polishing compound. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use caution when using these products, as they can be abrasive.

Additional free tricks for marble stain removing:

Vinegar water – This is basically watered vinegar, this is highly effective method for cleaning yellowish stains on marble. However please note that you must be very careful if you add too much vinegar this may leave additional staining.

Lemon juice and water – This method is very effective against any rust stains on your beloved marble. Again you should be very careful, do not add much lemon. At the end of the procedure its very important to clean thoroughly with warm soapy water.

Sodium chloride – Or widely known as cocking salt can be used for additional stains. Or can combined together with lemon for some heavy stains.

Marble polishing

Unfortunately in some cases due to the type of damage or not proper cleaning and maintenance polishing marble service is required. You can rent polishing machine and try to clean it your self. However our Professional advise is leave this type of work to the professional marble polishers . In that case you will have the peace of mind that your floor will receive the best care.

If you are in a need of Professional Marble Restoration we will be happy to offer you our service. Do not hesitate to contact us our customer service representatives are super friendly even if you are looking for simple advise. We will be happy help!

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