For you who beautify your house with marble floors, you must give extra care to them. When it comes to cleaning them up, you should also get the job done carefully.
Below, we share the safe steps on how to clean marble floors that you can do all by yourself without hiring any pros.
How to Clean Marble Floors
Grab these supplies:
- Commercial marble cleaner
- Marble-impregnating sealer
- Microfiber towels
- Dust mop
Follow the steps below:
Dust your marble floors
The first important thing that you have to do is to clean up the dust, debris, and dirt that is collected on your marble floors. You can’t really apply the cleaning solution with some loose debris around.
To get the job done, you can’t use your vacuum since the tough bristles can damage your marble floors. Marble is more porous and softer than most natural stones which makes it incredibly high-maintenance. You don’t want to see any scratches on your marble floors, don’t you?
In other words, a vacuum is too abrasive to clean up the loose debris on marble floors. That being said, the dust mop is the right tool that you can use to get the job done. Alternatively, you can use some microfiber towels if you don’t have a dust mop in hand.
Start cleaning your marble floors
Again, cleaning marble floors also require careful treatment. You need to really know what type of cleaning solution you will use to clean them up.
Dish soap, vinegar, bleach, and citruses are definitely out of the question since they can harm marble floors. They can cause discoloration which makes them look so ugly.
Luckily, you can find tons of cleaning solutions in the market which are specifically manufactured to deal with marble floors. However, you can also mix pH-neutral soap with warm water to wipe down your marble floors. This cleaning mixture is less acidic so it’s safe to use.
Dry everything up
Once you are sure that you have thoroughly cleaned your marble floors, you have to make sure that you dry up everything. The excess moisture that is left after the cleaning steps above may lead to further damage over time.
Use a dry clean microfiber cloth to wipe marble floors down after the cleaning steps above. Always, dry up your marble floors with extra care.
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Tips to keep marble floors clean
The next treatment once your marble floors look nice and clean is to apply the sealant. Sealing is actually an important treatment that will protect your marble floors from harmful elements so you don’t have to clean them frequently.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your marble-impregnating sealer. The label will tell you how to apply it properly (the method and amount), so you don’t overdo it.
Depending on what types of marbles you have, you can apply the sealant on a regular basis starting from monthly to yearly.