How to clean marble tiles effectively
by Nest Tile on Jan 14, 2024
Marble is an elegant natural stone that gives a modern look to your house. It is the perfect tile material that brings the unique style to your kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms.
Whatever marble tile you chose to design your home whether it is timeless and minimalist Carrara White Marble with its gray veining on a white marble or Calacatta Gold Marble with gold hues, adding a touch of luxury to the kitchen or bathroom.
The Cleaning Products To Avoid On Marble Tiles
You need to avoid bleach, high level PH (more than 8), all purpose cleaning products for marble tiles - it causes damage and discoloration.
Here's A Step-by-step Guide On How To Clean Marble Tiles Effectively:
- Dust and Sweep
Clean the dirt and dust from the marble surface. Use a soft, dry dust mop or a soft-bristle broom. This prevents scratching during the cleaning process.
- pH-Neutral Cleaner
Choose a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for marble. Acidic cleaners can damage the surface over time. Mix the cleaner with water according to the cleaner product’s instructions.
- Wipe Surface
Dampen a soft, non-abrasive cloth or sponge with the diluted cleaner. Wipe down the marble surface, paying extra attention to areas with stains or spills. Avoid excessive water, as marble is susceptible to water damage.
- Rinse Thoroughly
Rinse the marble surface with a clean, damp cloth or sponge to remove any remaining cleaner. Ensure there is no soapy residue left behind.
- Dry Immediately
After cleaning and rinsing, dry the marble surface immediately with a soft, dry cloth to prevent water spots. Marble is sensitive to moisture, and prolonged exposure to water can lead to staining.
- Address Stains Promptly
If you encounter stubborn stains, address them promptly. Blot spills with a clean, absorbent cloth, and avoid rubbing, as this can spread the stain. For oil-based stains, use a poultice made from baking soda and water to draw out the oil. Consult a professional for tough stains.
Consider applying a marble sealer after cleaning. Sealing helps protect the marble against stains by reducing its absorbency. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific sealer you choose.
Remember that marble is a porous material and requires gentle care. Regular maintenance and prompt cleaning of spills will help preserve the natural beauty of your marble tiles.
If in doubt or for specific concerns, it's advisable to consult with professionals for guidance on marble care.