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post #41 of Old 07-19-2018, 11:06 PM
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Marble is not a DIY, call professionals or you run a risk of damaging your costly tiles.

Porcelain or Ceramic can be tried DIY
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post #42 of Old 07-20-2018, 07:51 AM
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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.

I think all of you should re-read this post! I believe he is telling us the truth. Marble can be tricky to clean. It is easy to scratch it among other problems.
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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.
Thanks for sharing your information it is very informative.
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post #44 of Old 09-25-2018, 10:51 AM
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I recommend using some dish soap with warm water on a gentle washcloth. It won't be too abrasive for marble.
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post #45 of Old 09-25-2018, 04:46 PM
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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.

I agree and thank you for speaking up! You sound like you know what you are doing. I have found that using the most gentle cleanser on marble is good and always, after mopping, I go over it with a DRY cloth (preferable microfiber). Marble shows water marks easily, and while CLEAN those water marks "look dirty."
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post #46 of Old 09-29-2018, 12:47 PM
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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.
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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.
Great and well-written post.
I am looking for some ideas to clean the marble floor of my old home and this post is very useful for me.
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post #47 of Old 09-30-2018, 02:18 PM
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I would listen to the several people who posted here who routinely deal with cleaning marble. They had some really good suggestions. I have learned that when I clean a marble floor, I have to use only mild gentle products mixed with water, and after cleaning, I have to re-mop it dry. Otherwise, it will have "water marks" on it which are very visible. I would assume that a marble countertop would be the same....?
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post #48 of Old 10-07-2018, 12:35 PM
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Hi riddhik11,
Great marble cleaning tips.
Thanks.
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post #49 of Old 12-13-2018, 06:51 AM
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Amazing tips.... Keep sharing
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post #50 of Old 07-17-2019, 01:08 PM
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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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