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post #1 of Old 09-24-2009, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Marble cleaning

Find here some very useful house cleaning tips:

Sometimes, this type of cleaning is just not enough to

really clean the marble. If this is the case, follow these


Purchase a high quality commercial marble cleaning

Follow the directions provided by the manufacturer.
Purchase a commercial grade marble polish to help seal the

marble when needed.
Avoid purchasing harsh cleaning products that are sold by

some manufacturers.
Take care to provide this type of attention whenever there

is a need, but not as a regular cleaning.

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post #2 of Old 12-04-2009, 05:32 AM
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Cleaning marble properly is very important to maintain its shine, marble floors needs to be cleaned regularly with damp rag and lukewarm water. There are also lot of commercial marble cleaners and polishers that are available in the market that will bring the shine of your marbles back. Thanks,

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Marble is stone that is generally polished and used in fine building work, furniture, or decorative art. It may be white or colored. It is porous, and easily stained. Marble is etched by acids. Wipe off anything spilled on marble immediately, as you would on a wood surface. Avoid setting beverage glasses directly on marble as they leave rings.
Marble Furniture - Care and Cleaning

Marble may be stone, but it is porous and stains easily. Wipe off anything spilled on marble immediately, just as you would from a wood surface. Use coasters under beverage glasses to avoid moisture rings.
Regular Cleaning

Occasionally wash marble surfaces with lukewarm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Wiping surface with a damp chamois will not leave streaks. Once or twice a year, depending on soil, wash with a mild detergent solution (hand dish-washing detergent and warm water), rinse and wipe dry.
A light coat of wax will protect the surface of marble but is not considered essential. Use colorless wax. Don't wax white marble as it may tend to yellow it. A marble sealer can be applied to clean marble, which will protect from staining and allow soil to be wiped off with a damp cloth.
Special Cleaning

Marble which has become dull can be livened up by using a commercial marble cleaner and polish. Buy from a company that sells marble. Companies generally carry imported polish-cleaners, which are used on softer imported marbles and hence safe for the harder U.S. marble. They work faster and easier than the old "marble care kits" which used to be distributed by marble companies.
Putty powder (tin oxide) can be used to polish dulled or etched surfaces, rubbing on with a damp cloth, folding and refolding to clean damp areas, and preferably using an electric polisher for buffing. However it's very hard to find. Severely damaged surfaces, scratched or etched, can be polished by a business making and selling tombstones or other marble products.
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post #4 of Old 07-30-2012, 03:28 AM
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For the effective marble cleaning. You just need to take baking soda, water and a rug. Now Apply baking soda on the marble and rub it with a damp cloth. Then, rinse with water, towel dry and here you found a clean marble. Its a simple and very effective way of cleaning the marbles.

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Baking soda is not suggested for cleaning marble

Baking Soda is a 9 on the pH scale. This is a slightly alkaline chemical that can damage marble. You need to use pH neutral cleaners like professional grade HMK P24 stone soap. This will clean and condition marble and cannot damage the shine. With regular use it ads luster to the marble.
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Prepare a mixture of warm water, baking soda, white vinegar and lime juice and dip a mop in this solution. Wipe the marble floor with this dampen sponge. You will find that your floor has retained its original color back and is totally fee of dirt and impurities.
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Question Do not follow these directions unless you have a lot of cash

The solution listed is a recipe in disaster. If you with that solution on a polished marble floor you will burn the polish off. If you do this for a client, you will be paying thousands of dollars to repolish the floor.

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Marble is a very costly stone, and it is highly useful for making furniture and floors. That's why it is very necessary to maintain it in a proper condition. For this, you need to hire a professional cleaning service.
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Using of ammonia, vinegar, borax and alcohol for marble cleaning, are easily available. These products are eco friendly and helpful to kill the mold easily.
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You can use an alkaline cleaner on marble, as long as you rinse it thoroughly. Acids will do more damage but can be used, sparingly. Most marble floors I get called to look at usually have scratches in them. Just cleaning it will make it brighter but you need to hone the floor, with a weighted floor machine and honing powders.
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What ever you do with marble, you had better make sure that you absolutely know what you are doing. The wrong method is a bluebrint to disaster

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post #13 of Old 10-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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For both commercial and domestic use, I believe that cleaning supplies from Akro catering equipment company are the best. I am using them from last four years and have stain free floors which are as shiny as new ones.
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First of all thanks for giving me such nice ideas about how clean the marble but I think people avoid to use vinegar to clean marble and try to Wipe off anything spilled on marble immediately and it is most important thing in this issue.

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Marble looks nice and makes your house beautiful. You can get different kind of marbles as per your price. The things used for cleaning marbles are ordinary. If you found some kind of dirts, you just clean it with piece clothe and slightly hot water.
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Marble is a valuable stone and requires proper and regular cleaning to keep it in a good condition. If you really want to keep marble beautiful and in a top condition, then you must know the proper marble cleaning method.
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I love a nice looking polished marble floor
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An inexpensive way of cleaning marble is to rub baking soda into the marble with a damp cloth.Then rinse with water and towel dry.Baking soda is a light abrasive and a natural disinfectant,so it is harsh on stains and germs.
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Marble cleaning is not an easy task & also buying a proper solution to keep its shine is one of the toughest job. That is why Janitorial Cleaning product are best to clean any sort of stain from the marble & also retaining its shine year after year. Since any usage of soda or acid can make surface look dull. Janitorial is offering eco friendly product to bring revolution in the market. to know more on vast range of cleaning product/kits, pls ensure to visit us on
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