Marble is one of the most elegant flooring options on the market, but it needs to be taken care of to ensure it will look for years to come. At Fuller Stone Care, we provide a wide range of marble care services to help keep your marble in its best shape. You can also keep reading to learn some of our best tips to keep your floor in pristine condition.
Protection is Key
The most important thing you can do to keep your marble floor in great shape is to protect it from damage and staining. Reduce scratches and damage by laying down rugs in high-traffic areas, closets, front entrances, or hallways. Make sure there is a welcome mat outside your home that allows outsiders to clean off their shoes before they enter your house.
Be Careful How You Clean It
Marble is easier to clean than many surfaces, including carpet and wood. The process of cleaning marble is much different from the process of cleaning similar natural stones. For example, it is very different from granite or limestone care. You should clean your granite flooring with a dust mop at least once per week but do not use mopping pads that have been treated with chemicals.
Likewise, avoid using scrub brushes or any type of textured pad. They can scratch and damage the surface. Instead, you can use soft cloths to clean up spills and wipe away other debris.
Clean Up Spills Right Away
Marble is hard, but it is also porous. This means that liquid, dirt, and similar particles can get into the floors to cause stains and discoloration if they are not taken care of right away. If you do spill on your marble flooring, make sure you wipe it up right away. The longer it sits, the larger the chance that it will cause damage.
Use the Right Cleaning Products
It is essential that you only use non-acidic cleaners on your marble flooring – even if a cleaner claims to be good for marble. Anything with vinegar, lemon juice, or another acidic substance has the potential to scratch or etch the floor. Do not use anything that is abrasive or textured, such as scouring powder, grout cleaner, or tub cleaner.
You are looking for a cleaner that is free from soap, and that is PH7, aka neutral. Find a marble cleaning solution that does not include the damaging ingredients described above and follow the directions on it. Generally, this will involve wetting your floor, adding the clean solution, and then rinsing your floor. Of course, you will end by drying the floor to prevent staining or damage.
If you would rather have a professional stone care company perfectly clean and protect your marble flooring, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for help.