Marble floors are a gorgeous feature in your home. They go with many of the latest interior design trends, but if marble floors aren’t properly maintained, they’ll lose their luster over time. But how do you clean marble floors?
Let’s give your floors a little TLC with these five essential marble restoration tips for a beautiful finish.
1.Do a little prep
Before doing anything to bring back your floor’s shine, remove dust and dirt by sweeping and mopping.
Next, you’ll wash it. Here’s how to wash a marble floor:
Mop with a simple, non-abrasive cleaning solution like a mix of baking soda, dishwashing liquid, and water.
In a quart of warm water, mix about three tablespoons of baking soda and a squirt or two of mild dishwashing detergent.
Be sure and rinse the floor after mopping with the home-made cleaning solution. Then let the floor dry.
After you clean, you’ll see if any stains remain on your marble floor.
One of the best ways of removing stains while cleaning marble floors is with a poultice.
Find a powder, like a talc, plaster of Paris, baby powder, or even flour. Mix it with water until it has the consistency of sour cream, then apply it on top of the stain.
Cover it with plastic and tape down the edges. Wait until the poultice is hard over the next day or two. Then remove with water.
Don’t worry if the stain isn’t completely gone the first time. Tough stains might need more than one application.
3.Don’t Be Too Hard On It
It might be tempting to scrub tougher stains. But avoid that temptation.
Using harsh chemicals or abrasive sponges and scrubbers can damage your beautiful floors.
Acidic chemicals can leave an etched spot on your tile. Check the pH balance of chemicals before applying to your marble.
4.If You Have Etch
Don’t scratch an etch. If you’re already dealing with an etch in your floor, treat it carefully.
Use a light fine-grit sandpaper. Start with 800-1000 grit and sand gently. Once the etched spot matches the finish of the surrounding tile, finish with 1500 and 2000 grit paper.
Be patient. This is a slow process when done correctly.
Once your floor is clean, stain-free, and the etches are smooth, it’s time to add some shine.
Knowing how to shine marble floors isn’t hard. Try a mix of baking soda and water combined into a paste. Use a microfiber cloth to apply the paste, then allow it to dry.
Rinse it with water. Then buff to a shine with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
Show Off Your Home With Marble Restoration
Most marble floors need a little TLC to bring back their shine. With a little time and effort, these simple home marble restoration tips return floors back to life.
But some marble floors next more love.
If your floors need heavy duty care, we’re here to help. From scratch repair to sealing, no job is too big or small for our team.
Contact us for a free consultation on cleaning and polishing your home’s marble!