Marble is a top choice in the home when it comes to countertops and floors. We can give credit to its classic beauty. Along with the elegant look, marble also comes with a higher price tag, not to mention special care is required to prevent wear and tear and possible damages.
Some Things To Remember When Cleaning Marble
If this is your first time or if you’re completely clueless on how marble floors and countertops should be cleaned, here are some things to remember:
First and foremost, check the instructions from the manufacturer. You may also want to take a look at the warranty to make sure that you’ll not use certain cleaning products that will void the warranty. The last thing that you want to experience in this case is voiding your warranty just because you’re not aware of what agents or products to use.
One of the things that you should avoid using is acidic cleaners. This includes vinegar or other cleaners that have citrus ingredients on it. These shouldn’t be used on any type of marble surface or even any stone. These acids can cause irreversible damage to your tops and floors.
Instructions On How To Cleaning Marble Floors
Marble surfaces are considered porous. This means that when you’re looking for cleaning solutions, you may want to consider using those that have a natural pH level, and those cleaners that are mild and gentle on these surfaces. When you’re shopping for cleaners, you may want to look for those that are particularly made for marble surfaces. You’ll often see them in the bottle.
Other than special cleaning agents, did you know that marble can be cleaned with simple warm water? Use a soft mop that won’t cause scratches to your marble floors. Once you’re done mopping, make sure that you thoroughly dry the floor with a microfiber cloth to prevent watermarks. To make drying easier, you can wrap the microfiber cloth or towel to the end of your mop.
If your floors have started to look grimy, you can make a simple cleaning solution by using these simple products below:
One bucket of warm water
Mop with a soft cloth
Large microfiber towel
Gentle dishwashing liquid or ammonia
In your bucket of water, mix 1/4 to 1/2 cup of either dishwashing liquid or ammonia. Mix the solution with your mop. Using the same solution, mop the floor and immediately dry it with your large microfiber cloth.
Instructions On How To Clean Marble Countertops
For daily cleaning and maintenance, the same goes with marble countertops. You can use warm water wiped with a microfiber cloth to clean your marble countertops. You would also need a dry microfiber to make sure that your countertop is dry after wiping it with warm water.
If your marble countertop needs more cleansing, here’s a simple recipe and instructions you can follow:
Gentle dishwashing liquid
Just like with the floor solution, mix 1/4 to 1/2 of dishwashing liquid to your warm water – should be at least one gallon. Get one microfiber cloth and lightly dampen it with the solution you just made and wipe your countertops. Make sure that you wring out and rinse the cloth you’re using regularly.
If you’ve noticed some chunks of gunk on your countertop, use your spatula and wrap it with a microfiber cloth and gently apply pressure until the rest of the residue is gone. Don’t forget to use fresh microfiber cloth when drying out your countertop.
Removing Stains From Your Marble Surfaces
Unlike other surfaces, bleach and other stain removers won’t work.
In general, the method or the agents that you need to remove the stain will fairly depend on what caused the stain to begin with. For this in particular, get in touch with Think Maids. Contact one in your area to get a quote.