Marble is a type of beautiful stone. It is commonly used in the production of kitchen counters, floors, and decorative furniture. However, marble is also very easy to tarnish, weather and darken. If you want to make your marble last, you must learn how to protect it. This article will show you how to carry out a basic cleaning of your marble, how to remove stains, and how to make it shine.
9 Tips for your marble floor cleaning
1. Eliminate scratches.
Do not put anything sharp on your marble. If your house has a marble floor, it is necessary for tables and chairs feet to have furniture pads. In order to prevent glassware and appliances from scratching your marble kitchen counter, they need pad mats as well.
2. Clean your marble regularly.
Marble is easily stained, especially when dropping a liquid that isn’t dried quickly. Therefore, once the orange juice, coffee and any other liquid drop on your marble, you must dry them immediately.
Also, marble is easy to be colored, so substances like cumin, curry powder, coffee grounds, and green leaves, should also be removed if they are stained on your surfaces.
3. Rub your marble with a damp cloth.
If your countertops are covered with dust, you can use a soft cloth dipped in a little warm water and then wipe them. However, do not rub too hard, otherwise, it may scratch your marble.
4. Dry your marble.
If there is water on your marble, do not just leave it there. The reason is that water will leave a mark on your marble. Therefore, do not only use a wet cloth to remove stains but also a dry cloth to soak up left over water.
5. Use a mild detergent or marble special cleaning agent to do a deep cleaning.
If your marble countertop or floor has accumulated a layer of stains, you can pour a little bit of mild detergent in warm water, and then use a soft cloth to dip and wipe your marble.
Do not use vinegar to clean your marble. Although vinegar is a good natural cleaning detergent, because it is acidic, it will erode your marble away if you attempt to use it.
6. Use a soft leather cloth to polish your marble.
The leather’s soft texture can be used both on dry and wet surfaces. Also, it can be used for polishing. Of course, wiping your surfaces with a soft leather cloth is still the best polishing method.
If you buy a polishing cloth from a store, make sure that the fabric is designed for marble surfaces, not granite or any other stone. Your marble may be subjected to specific chemicals due to its special properties.
7.Apply baking soda.
Mix baking soda and water into a paste. Place the paste on a stained area and use a plastic film to cover it for 24 hours.
8. You can also mix flour with a non-abrasive detergent and apply it to marble.
Place a little bit of hydrogen peroxide on a stained area and cover with a plastic film. After 24 hours, open the plastic film and use a damp cloth to remove the hydrogen peroxide. If there are any leftover stains, then repeat this process. If your marble is a dark color, use caution, as hydrogen peroxide may make the color lighter.
9. Remove oil stains with cornstarch.
Sprinkle a little cornstarch on oil stains and wait 20 minutes. Allow the fat starch be fully absorbed. After that, use a damp cloth to wipe the starch.