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07-17-2019 01:08 PM
tuyuiks 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,
12-13-2018 06:51 AM
jakefinn Amazing tips.... Keep sharing
10-07-2018 12:35 PM
kenneth12 Hi riddhik11,
Great marble cleaning tips.
09-30-2018 02:18 PM
missannienow 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....?
09-29-2018 12:47 PM
Originally Posted by swati View Post
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.
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.
09-25-2018 04:46 PM
Originally Posted by StoneCareOnline View Post
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."
09-25-2018 10:51 AM
Merlin I recommend using some dish soap with warm water on a gentle washcloth. It won't be too abrasive for marble.
08-11-2018 07:15 AM
Originally Posted by StoneCareOnline View Post
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.
07-20-2018 07:51 AM
Originally Posted by StoneCareOnline View Post
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.
07-19-2018 11:06 PM
carpetcleaningcraigieburn Marble is not a DIY, call professionals or you run a risk of damaging your costly tiles.

Porcelain or Ceramic can be tried DIY
07-19-2018 11:05 PM
carpetcleaningcraigieburn I would say you have to be very careful with cleaning Marble tiles. Porcelain or Ceramic tiles are easy to clean using alkaline chemicals, while it has to be toned down a lot before you can use on Marble or any natural stone.
06-02-2017 02:35 AM
bigcmaple With marble you have to be very careful and not use a harsh cleaner. There are special cleaners out there design to handle delicate stones. Perhaps these reviews will help you pick a good one:

Stonetech or granite gold is usually a good choice for marble. Hope this helps.
05-08-2017 08:10 AM
Originally Posted by momentum View Post
First you should know what types of stains you have...
This is so true. Because each kind of stain must be treated in a way that is best for that stain. For example, a rust stain may require different treatment than a stain caused by olive oil or coffee. They have different effects on the marble. And acidic liquids can have other consequences too. If you are dealing with marble, learning to identify an etch and how to treat it comes in very handy in many cases.

So, knowing the substance that caused the stain, and knowing how to remove it can solve the problem. However some people just don't have the time to research stains and their affect on marble, so paying a marble restoration company to correct these types of blemishes might be the answer if you don't mind paying for the service.

However, a key to making marble easier to maintain is protecting it so that spills do not affect it as quickly. This gives you time to clean up the liquid before it harms the stone.
05-08-2017 06:11 AM
anthonylawn A polished marble finish provides a shiny, glossy look to your natural stone, coordinating well with contemporary, modern and traditional designs. I used valore for marble cleaning and restoration . Try it once you may like it . Thanks
04-26-2017 08:04 AM
CareForStone As Momentum said, every situation is different. Since each case has so many variables, you have to know exactly what the nature of the "stain" is. Some choose to learn about the various aspects of their stone surfaces (because each kind of stone is different), and others feel it is worth it to just pay a professional to handle it for them. There are pros and cons to both approaches.
04-26-2017 02:40 AM
momentum First you should know what types of stains you have? If you get brown stains like heat stain or water stain, in this cases marble poultice would be perfect idea. The most effective solvent for rust stains are a liquid commercial rust remover, but if you have water stains you can easily remove with a marble cleaner and a soft towel. Although there are many options for cleaning, but might be there are a chance of damage, so it is advisable for this work one should hire commercial cleaner from momentum janitorial as they provide safer, more effective organic cleaning products and equipment for your needs.
04-19-2017 08:29 AM
CareForStone There are a plethora of things that you can clean marble with. But if you use acidic solutions, you will end up with the etching that JK Marbleman mentioned. This page on our site has a great photo of what etching looks like. It also explains different kinds of "stains" and why every stian needs to be treated differently:


I hope that helps clarify things a little bit.
04-18-2017 08:00 AM
Cleanexp Jeez Whiz, there is some bad advise on here. Do not use a vinegar solution to clean marble. If you don't ruin it immediately, over time you WILL ruin it. If professional cleaners are handing out this advise, please take some time to educate yourself!
04-17-2017 09:44 AM
Fanny3 I use vinegar and baking soda. It works great.
11-06-2014 01:27 AM
PamelaClark Marble is an expensive flooring and it also needs to take care more then tile flooring. You should use natural floor cleaning elements. Don't use vinegar, ammonia, lemon or orange for cleaning marble. You need to know all the thing which harm marble flooring.
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