Marble surfaces bring a unique look wherever you use them. From marble sinks to marble kitchen countertops to marble fireplaces, marble is elegant and timeless. Along with being beautiful, this natural stone is extremely vulnerable and requires special care. If it’s your favourite material too and you’re planning to use it or you have used it already you should have a look at the rest of this post.
Everyday cleaning: We use marble in every possible way in our homes. This means we cause stains on them in every way. If you don’t neglect those surface you will invest in the future as you can use marble for a very long time. If you are using it in your kitchen you probably spill liquid on it almost every day. It doesn’t matter which liquid you spill the most important thing is to clean it as quickly as possible. It’s best to keep stone surfaces dry. General purpose cleaner may damage the surface, most of the time a solution made of dish soap and water is enough to clean the marble. You can even use the same solution for marble floors.
Deep cleaning the marble: When you decide it’s time for deep cleaning, it’s better to give the care which the marble surface needs.
- Homemade marble cleaner: With the help of two ingredients you can make your own homemade marble cleaner: one tablespoon Castile soap and one quart of warm water. Mix these ingredients in a spray bottle and shake it well to combine. Spray the surface and wipe it down with a damp clean cloth. This solution works perfectly but you should pay extra attention to remove the soap with water as it might pile up and damage the marble.
- Homemade marble floor cleaner: Marble floors might be more durable than any other marble surfaces but it doesn’t mean you can treat it with any cleaning material. Mix 1/2 cup ammonia and one gallon hot, distilled water in a large bucket. Start by sweeping away any dirt and dust. Use a soft microfibre mop to clean the floor. Make sure you don’t leave excess water. Use another cloth to dry the floor.
- Homemade marble table cleaner: If you have a marble table you are dealing with water stains the most. Water may seem harmless but actually, it can discolour the marble. Combine three tablespoons baking soda and one quart of warm water. Clean the surface with a microfibre cloth dipped in the solution. Gently scrub the watermark until it disappears. Finish it with a clean cloth to wipe away any residue.
- Homemade rust remover from marble: OK, this one is going to be a bit difficult. Because you are going to use chemicals it’s better to wear gloves. Make a paste using rust remover and distilled water. Apply the paste to the stain but only onto the stain. Let it sit for a day. When it’s completely dry, use a plastic scraper to remove it. Clean the area. You can repeat the process until it’s completely gone.
- Homemade oil stain remover from marble: If you notice oil stains on the marble surface you don’t have to worry as it can easily be removed. Pour a small amount of detergent on a clean cloth and gently scrub the area. Finish up with a clean cloth.
Marble polishing: You don’t have to use harsh chemicals to polish the marble. With a few easy-to-find ingredients you can polish it by yourself. Mix three tablespoons of baking soda and one quart of water. Spray the mixture to the marble surface. Gently wipe it with a dry cloth. Let it dry at last for three hours. Crush chalk into powder, dampen a sponge and dip it into the powder. Wipe the surface with the sponge. Rinse away the chalk residue after applying. You can repeat this once in a month. Or better you can seek for professional help. Justmop marble polishing team is just a phone call away. It doesn’t matter how damaged your marble surface is marble polish experts can make it brand new.
If you choose to deal the marble surface by yourself be careful not to damage while trying to clean it. This natural stone is more vulnerable than you think. If you have any hesitation about how to deal with the stains or how to bring the marble back to life book a marble polishing session from Justmop and leave it to the professionals.