Each piece of marble is completely unique, and the natural stone element adds a touch of luxury to every home. With so many different types available, you’re guaranteed to get the look you love.
When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, marble cleaning and maintenance can seem daunting to many homeowners. But not to worry, with our guide you’ll know everything you need to keep your marble in tip-top shape!
Because marble composition is so varied, there are many cleaning techniques. Certain marbles will react differently to cleaning products than others.
So the first step to marble cleaning is understanding what type of product you can use on your stone without damaging it.
DO: Use a specified “marble cleaners” occasionally. The best cleaning product for marble surfaces is hot water and a soft cloth.
DON’T: Use any cleaning products that contain lemon, orange, vinegar, ammonia, or any product designed to clean tubs, showers, or toilets. These products contain acids and abrasives that can etch away at your marble. The micro scratches they create can become breeding grounds for bacteria and other germs.
Professionals have access to commercial grade cleaners and equipment that can achieve better results than most DIY solutions. So if you have the resources to afford more regular cleaning, that’s best.
Professional maintenance will include stripping, cleaning, and resealing your stone. It’s recommended that a professional come to perform at least annual maintenance work on your stone.
Here are some important maintenances that should be done DIY style. They’ll protect and maintain the integrity of your stone in between professional visits:
- Clean up spills immediately.
- Use sponges or soft cloths to clean marble.
- Avoid abrasive cleaning materials and products that could scratch the seal or the stone.
- Use cutting boards, trivets (hot pads), and coasters. Your marble is strong but your seal will perform better for longer if you use protection.
- Always keep a tray under soap, lotion, or other product dispensers. Over time they can leak through the seal and stain your marble.
- Don’t leave any rustable materials on your marble surface for long periods of time. They can leave rust marks that can bleed into the stone.
These are all can’t-miss points.
Marble is an investment and it should be treated that way. But marble cleaning and maintenance doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, with these simple tips and tricks, you’ll have picture perfect floors in no time.
Just put these tips into regular practice, and when you need a professional, contact us for your stone maintenance and cleaning needs! We’re happy to help make your floors look incredible.