Since ancient times marble has been prized for its beauty and elegance. Used in both art and construction, it is frequently associated with affluence and refined tastes. Keeping your marble in pristine condition, however, requires special care. Cleaning marble properly will preserve its shine and brilliance for as long as you own it.
Like all natural stones, marble is porous. This means it can absorb liquids, most of which will stain and damage your marble. To protect your investment, a sealer should be applied when your marble is installed. Your marble sealer, however, can be worn away by common household substances including cleaning products. So when cleaning marble be sure you always use a pH neutral stone cleaner. We recommend Green Clean, an Enviro Clean Grout and Stone Care product. Call 780-417-9080 to find a location near you to purchase a bottle of Green CleanAvoid using harsh cleaning chemicals, including bleach wipes, vinegar, and cleaners with lemon or orange in them. In fact, most cleaning products you find in your grocery store will damage your marble and marble sealer.
The first step in properly cleaning marble surfaces is to dab – (do not wipe!!) any spills as soon as they occur. Wine, certain cosmetics, and most food condiments are acidic; they will wear away your marble sealer and etch your marble (etching is permanent damage that will have to be polished away by a professional).
Next, clean away crumbs, dust and other bits of dirt using something soft, like a microfiber cloth.
Finally, clean your marble with a specially formulated, pH neutral stone cleaner such as Green Clean Used on a daily basis, this product will keep your marble clean, and help keep the polish longer. Do not use vinegar or other products with an acidic nature.
How to Clean Marble Showers
For particularly tough soap scum or mineral build up, treat your shower with Green Clean in a spray bottle.
Grit and dirt tracked in from outdoors can scratch the surface of your marble floors. You can keep them looking beautiful simply by dust-mopping with a microfiber cloth on a daily basis. When a more thorough cleaning is necessary, spray your marble floors with Green Clean and wipe clean for a streak-free shine.
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