If you are lucky enough to have beautiful marble surfaces in your home, over time you may notice that they have started to yellow. This can get frustrating and difficult to clean. Flooding is actually the top cause of marble yellowing but there are other potential causes. Keep reading to learn what they are and then contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for help fixing the problem.
- The Marble Has Not Been Properly Maintained
- They Have a Wax Build-Up or Coating on Them
- It May Be Stained with Iron
As marble continues to get wear and tear, the surface that was once highly polished will begin to be scratched and look worn. This can result in the surface becoming rough instead of smooth and that roughness will act similarly to a magnet for dirt. If you use the wrong cleaner, the dirt can get into the pores of the marble and begin to turn yellow.
If you believe that the issue with your marble is improper maintenance then our first time is to contact Fuller Stone Care for marble maintenance. If you want to clean the surface yourself, use only a cleaner that was made specifically for marble. Use only soft cloths – never stiff brushes. Cleaning and maintaining marble often requires several soft applications and cleanings instead of one hard one.
It is all too common for marble floors to be coated with waxes and other coatings. These are not designed for marble floors and are generally of poor quality. The waxes and coatings themselves are what begin to yellow. As the coating continues to build, it will become soft and will attract dirt. This requires frequent stripping and cleaning.
If your marble surface has a wax build-up or has been treated with other surface treatments that have left stains, we recommend using a commercial wax stripper to remove it entirely. We strongly recommend you let professional stone workers do this as it requires using abrasive pads that can do damage if not used correctly. We will then seal the marble to prevent further damage.
White marble may have deposits of iron that are naturally occurring. Remember that iron is a mineral that is found in stone and can be found throughout various stones. If there is iron in the stone it will begin to oxide once it is exposed to waters or other things that act as oxidizers, such as bleach or acid. This is why we do not recommend choosing white marble for a bathroom.
If you believe the issue is iron within your marble then you will absolutely need the help of professionals. You can contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 now to find out how we can help and to request a quote for your specific needs.