Cleaning Marble Floors
Marble is a very beautiful and elegant flooring material that lends itself to be used in just about any place in a home or commercial buildings. But due to its physical properties, special attention and know how is required when starting a marble cleaning program.
Before we start or attempt to clean any marble surface, we should understand what is marble. Then, understand what products to use, what tools, and what procedures.
What is marble
Marble is a metamorphic rock that has taken millions of years to form. It has been transformed from a sedimentary rock like limestone to marble through a process of high heat and pressure. This process has crystallized the calcium minerals along with other minerals given them that transparent and translucent property with the ability to take on a deep gloss polish.
What marble cleaning products to use
Understanding which products to use is very critical. As mentioned above, marble is very sensitive to acidic products and will become etched or lose its deep polish over time that will give the marble surface a foggy look.
There are many products available on the market promising to provide a safe and long lasting clean results and two major concerns to keep in mind when selecting a product to clean marble floors. First one is its pH. Due to its sensitivity to acidic products, we must select a marble floor cleaning product with a pH of 7 or pH balanced.
Using general purpose cleaners can and potentially dull any marble floor over time. Using plain water to clean the marble surface is safe but, at some point, we must disinfect the marble floor.
The other concern is selecting a product that is non-rinsing. Selecting a cleaning product that is heavy on soaps and other chemicals, can leave a residue every time you clean and over time build up causing the floor to look hazy or milky.
What tools to use
Keeping your marble floors cleaned is a fairly simple process once you have an understanding of it and which marble cleaning products to use and also which tools. For proper marble floor cleaning, a vacuum with a soft brush wand and a microfiber mop is a must.
Before we use any type of marble cleaning products, we have to remove any large debris and sand. It is recommended to use a floor vacuum equipped with a soft hard surface wand or floor brush to prevent scratching the marble floor.
Once the vacuuming is done, cleaning the marble floor can be done using the right cleaning product and mixed according to the instructions on the label.
One recommended method is to mix the marble cleaning solution in a clean bucket and wetting a microfiber pad attached to the mop tool, wipe the floor clean.
Do not use too much water or leave water puddles or pooling on tile or grout lines, this may stain marble tile or grout lines over time.
We also recommend following the damp mopping with a dry towel and wipe dry to remove any damp spots and haze from the cleaner.
If you do not have time, patience or resources to properly perform this task, give us a call, we cover local areas of Central and Eastern Massachusetts to include Rhode Island. We guarantee our work 100%.
In addition to cleaning marble floors, we also offer:
- Marble Shower Cleaning
- Cleaning of Marble Countertops
- Marble Fireplace Cleaning
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