Posted on: June 25, 2021
Marble, a beautiful calcareous stone option that can effortlessly transform any area of your home into a luxurious-looking space.
This exquisite, velvety stone is recognized by everyone for its stunning aesthetics and has no lack of options when it comes to incorporating it into your home interiors.
Natural marbles hold an irreplicable pattern that makes each slab unique, giving your decor a one-of-a-kind appearance.
So it is only fair that it demands a specific form of cleaning and care—one that is neither too complex nor time-consuming but doesn’t fail to ensure that your marbles never fail to dazzle your guests.
Here are some tried and tested Marble cleaning “dos” and “don’ts” to follow so you can preserve the fresh look of your beautiful Marble wherever they’re placed in your interiors!
Always use soft cotton cloths and clean rag mops with mild/neutral cleaners to clean Marble surfaces and protect their look.
Choose non-abrasive cleaning materials, as you’d with natural stone. Harsh chemicals can damage the protective layer, exposing the marble.
Coasters and mats
Use coasters/mats under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices, and under other objects that could scratch the surface.
Another great tip is to use mats under hot dishes or cookware when placing them on a Marble surface.
Carpets and Rugs
Place a small rug or carpets in entryways to catch sand and dirt from entering. You can also keep the marble surrounding clean by frequently dusting countertops, islands, vanities, and floors.
Marble is a porous material which means it absorbs all types of water and stains.
Blot up spills and wash the area with water and mild soap as soon as possible to minimize irreversible damage to the stone. Repeat several times until it is clean.
Dry the surface
Dry the wet area on the Marble immediately with a soft cloth or towel. Drying marble is crucial if you want to prevent water damage.
A big “NO.”
Never use vinegar, bleach, ammonia, other general-purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, or tub and tile cleaners that are not specifically formulated for stone.
Never use abrasive scrubbers or rough-woven cloths that could scratch the marble.
Don’t allow to air dry
Allowing your marble flooring to dry naturally can be disastrous. The Marble absorbs both water and detergent while the floor air dries.
As a result, your flooring will become discolored or stained. And we don’t want that!
Don’t forget the Marble sealer
Sealing your marble floors is the best way to preserve them, and it’s a job that any creative DIY ers can easily do.
While choosing the type of Marble, make sure you understand if it needs sealing or not.
We think we’ve covered everything! If you’re curious to learn more about Marble maintenance, check this blog of ours on how to prevent stains and etching.
Hopefully, we’ve made it a little easier for you to make decisions now that you know the Dos and Don’ts of Marble cleaning.
We have also got a collection of marble products that can provide just the vibe you’re looking to create for your interiors. Do check them out!
Whether you want to go subtle with accents or bold with flooring, walls, and countertops, Marble is the choice to make!
Choosing marbles can be the best option for your interiors as they can blend in perfectly and seamlessly!