Tips to Keep Your Marble Floors Bright, Shining, and Clean

Aug 17, 2017

Marble floors are a timeless style that’s going nowhere, exuding effortless elegance and tradition. However, that gorgeously smooth and gleaming finish can be a little hard to upkeep if you don’t know the following top tips that we’ve learned in our years as Long Island’s premier stoneware destination.

To keep your marble floors always shining and clean, you should be consistent in your care, understand what can seriously damage your marble, and keep an occasional eye out for stubborn stains.

These simple tips will keep your beautiful marble floors as good as new for many years:

Use marble sealers

Marble easily absorbs liquids and can stain very fast, due to its porous surface. Applying a sealer create an impenetrable barrier and keeps the stain near the surface, where you can remove them before it’s too late. Make sure you talk to us about the types of sealer you can safely use on your marble.

Polish, polish, polish

To some extent, polishing can decrease the absorbency rate of the marble, and also bring out more of the natural color of the stone. However, polishing does wear out the stone over time so should be used sparingly. Make sure you only get professional marble polishing to keep you marble floors shining like never before!

Clean spills Immediately!

The main concern with marble is that it stains quickly and it is sensitive to acidic substances such as wine, coffee, fruit juice, tomato sauce, and soda. Make sure you clean up any spills immediately to prevent the marble absorbing the liquid and dulling the surface.

Dust or mop regularly

It’s important to use a clean, dry, non-treated dust mop to clean your marble floors carefully. You need to use a soft surface to avoid etching the stone as you clean. And when mopping, use one of the carefully formulated stone cleaners we have in stock to avoid any damage. Remember, marble is still very porous and acidic substances can hurt your stones.

Be precautious

Once installed, you’ll quickly begin to think of your marble floors like your most precious gemstone. Make sure all your furniture is either on a rug or has velvet or silicone stoppers to avoid them scratching the marble floor when they’re moved. Place doormats outside and inside the house so that people can wipe their feet before they enter. Grit, dirt and sand carried in our shoes are abrasive and can cause damage to the marble tiles.