If you have ever seen marble that has a yellowish tint to it, then you might have wondered what causes this and what can be done about it. The best answer is to contact professionals for marble cleaning and restoration. You can also keep reading to learn what causes this and what you might be able to do about it.
Marble Might Turn Yellow Due to Improper Maintenance
One of the reasons that marble yellows is because its highly polished surface becomes worn. This can cause the surface to become rough, which then helps it attach dirt. If you use the wrong cleaner, that dirt can accumulate within the pores of the stone, which can then turn it yellow. Even using a dirty mop can turn a marble floor yellow over time.
If you suspect this is the issue, then you should have the marble professionally cleaned. Once that is done, you should consider polishing your marble, and then sealing it. Then getting regular maintenance once per year can keep it in great shape.
Waxes Can Build-Up and Cause Marble to Yellow
Unfortunately, people often coat their marble floors with wax, acrylic, urethane, and other coating types that are not specifically designed to be used on marble. The result can be a yellowing of the flooring. If this is the issue for you, the first step is to strip the build-up. Then clean it, polish it, and seal it. Finally, make sure you continue to have maintenance at least yearly.
Iron Staining Can Be an Issue
It is common for a white marble to have a naturally occurring deposit of iron. Iron is a natural mineral found in stone, and it can be randomly occurring in the stone. If this is the case, then the iron will oxidize as it becomes exposed to water. The best solution for this is to avoid putting marble in an area that gets a lot of water. If it is too late for that, then we suggest having your marble cleaned and restored.
We Do Not Recommend Removing Yellowing on Your Own
While it might seem to save you a few dollars to clean the discoloring off yourself, the truth is that you could be doing more damage. Why? Because the right way to remove the yellowing and restore the marble will depend on the cause of the yellowing. It can be difficult or impossible to know what is causing the yellowing without talking to the professionals.
You can contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 now if you are interested in finding out how we can restore your marble flooring or counter space.