With marble, you are in the presence of one the most beautiful stones around. Marble is a natural stone metamorphosed through heat and pressure, and in the process mixed with natural elements to produce the vibrant colors, tangled veins, and a smooth texture that bespeaks elegance. Now, only to preserve this fine stone flooring!
Although durable, marble flooring needs specific maintenance and care to keep it looking polished and clean. Following the proper guidelines and regularly cleaning your marble floor will ensure it will remain in tip-top condition for decades.
A marble sealant will lock in shine, as well as prevent permanent scratching from damaging your floors. Apply a manufacturer-recommended sealer to your marble tiles upon installation and every five years to lock in shine and prevent scratching.
The Marble Institute of America suggests to look for a sealant with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years and is resistent to water and oil-based stains. Once sealed, the marble will be more resistant to everyday wear and even spills.
Regularly removing dirt and debris is the best way to make sure your floors are free from scratches and kept clean. You may also wet mop your floors with a diluted ammonia/water solution. If you prefer to use soap, use a stone soap cleaner. Never use harsh scrubbers or acid-based cleaners on your marble flooring because they can permanently damage it.
Follow these quick tips for regular marble floor maintenance:
Caring for your marble tiles is as easy as regular, diligent maintenance. Keep in mind that only neutral cleaners can be used, and keep your floors free of dirt and debris to enjoy beautiful, clean, marble floors.
Source: Marble Institute