Marble floors are great choices for any home. They’re a staple of luxury and quality, but a big perk that makes many homeowners opt for marble tile for their floors is their endurance.
And it’s true: a marble surface will last a lot longer than other types of materials, but to make the most out of them, marble polishing is required. Here are some tips from Sydney Tile & Stone Care on how to clean your marble surface yourself.
Pro Tips for Marble Floor Cleaning
To take care of your marble floors properly, you’re going to need these tools in your arsenal:
- A bucket
- A dry mop
- A soft cloth
- A wet mop
Then, you’ll also want to gather the following materials:
- Baking soda
- Polishing powder
- pH neutral washing liquid – there are brands that formulate specifically for marble cleaning
- Water (preferably distilled water, without impurities. You can simply boil the water yourself)
Once you gather all your materials, follow these simple steps:
1. Start with the Dry Mop
Sometimes known as a dust mop, the dry mop helps take care of the dust and dirt that may accumulate over the marble surface over time. No matter what you do, such debris will always be in your home, but if you use a dust mop regularly you can prevent all that dirt and sand to scratch the tiles.
Additionally, don’t use a vacuum for this job. The wheels of the vacuum can scratch the surface of the floors, which is not what anyone wants.
2. Use the Wet Mop
After you remove any debris from the floor surface, you can start mopping the floor. Take the washing liquid and mix it with some stilled water. Then, you use the wet mop to spread the soapy water across the entire surface.
You can opt for a microfiber mop to reduce the amount of water and soap you use. Using too much water can leave stains when the water evaporates, so watch out for that!
3. Dry the Floor
Use a soft cloth or the dry mop to dry the floor once you’ve finished mopping. This will help you get a clean marble without any soap marks!
4. Look for Stains
Marble is a porous natural stone that’s very prone to stains, some of which may not be removed just through mopping. In fact, it’s better not to insist on a mop for stains that are more difficult to remove, and instead mix some baking powder with distilled water, and soak a soft cloth in the mixture. Then, gently wipe the stain by hand.
5. Lastly, Dix the Dull Spots
Dull spots or etch marks are also common with marble floors, but you can take care of them at home using marble polishing powder. Just wet the floor with clean water, and sprinkle the powder over it. Use a damp cloth and rub the powder into the marble with circular motions.
Call Sydney Tile & Stone Care Now
Taking care of your marble floors isn’t very difficult, but every now and then you may need the help of experts to give them a good, professional cleaning. Get in touch with Sydney Tile & Stone Care here to see how we can help, or give us a call at 0400 161 122.