This article will be discussing the routine or daily cleaning of how to clean marble floors in a residential home. Marble is a stone that is mined or quarried from the Earth. They are beautiful and are used not just for floors but also countertops, bathroom walls, shower stalls and tubs. They can enhance the beauty of a home by its incredible rich look. The multiple colors marble comes in can be matched to almost any interior design and themes; making it a popular choice in flooring and other surfaces.
However, marble is extremely porous and can readily accept stains and can be damaged by harsh cleaning chemicals. There is several ways to assist in reducing the chance of damaging marble floors during the cleaning process. These tips along with a step by step cleaning process for cleaning marble floors will be covered in this article.
How to Clean Marble Floors – Routine Cleaning Procedures
- Set up: If area carpets are present on the marble floor and are removable, unload soil from the area carpets by removing them and shaking them out or vacuuming the carpet. If area carpets are unmovable, utilize a dry vacuum procedure to remove the loose soil from the carpeting.
- Dry Cleaning: Dust mop floor with an untreated dust mop to remove most of the surface dust and loose soil. However, if microfiber dust mops are available, they are the recommended tool for this procedure. Remove gum and other debris adhered to the floor with a Blunt Plastic Scraper. Be careful to not apply to much pressure when scraping the adhered soil on a marble floor. It can be scratched.
- Wet Cleaning Procedure – Manual Cleaning: Damp mop the entire floor using a mop and bucket method. Best practice would be to use a quality microfiber flat mop system. A quality microfiber system will deliver high performance results with this cleaning procedure. Use a Stone or Marble Floor Cleaner according to label directions. Remove black marks and scuffs with light duty white pad or tennis ball.
How to Clean Marble Floors – Tips for Reducing Staining of Marble Floors
As discussed earlier, marble is porous and is susceptible to stains and damage from harsh cleaning products. It is recommended that you consider the following tips to assist in reducing the risk of staining and damage.
- Try to use a neutral base pH cleaner (7.0 – 10.0) and cleaners designed for marble cleaning.
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- Always use area rugs or carpets in entryways or high traffic areas of the marble floors. This will prevent or reduce staining from soils and help keep rock salt, and grit from the floor which can damage marble floors.
- Use microfiber dust mops to dry clean the marble floor prior to wet cleaning. Microfiber mops will provide better cleaning of the sand, grit and loose soil on the marble floor than broom sweeping.
- Always clean up spills, spots and stains as soon as possible.
- Never use acid base products for routine or daily cleaning of marble floors because they will cause damage to the marble. These include acid base bowl cleaners, most rust removers, vinegar, lemon juice, etc.
- Baking Soda can use as a cleaning agent for marble floors and marble surfaces. Using the Unichem “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Pad with baking Soda will deliver tremendous results.
How to Clean Marble Floors – Additional Information
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