5 Marble Cleaning And Care Tips
Having marble in your home, whether it is marble flooring, a backsplash, countertops, tables or other furniture pieces, can add elegance and style to your home. Unlike many other types of material, however, marble requires special care to make sure it looks great and does not get damaged. Here are 5 simple tips to help you with your marble cleaning and care:
Always Clean Up Spills Immediately
If you are cooking in the kitchen and spaghetti sauce splatters onto the floor or water, juice or wine gets spilled on your marble flooring it is very important that you wipe it up immediately. This is especially true with acids found in wines and sauces because it can make it nearly impossible to remove acidic stains without professional care.
Use Coasters No Matter What
If you have marble countertops or tabletops, it is important to use coasters for your drinks just like you would with antique wooden furniture. As cold drinks condensate and water forms beads on the glass, the ring that forms at the bottom of your glass can do permanent damage if left sitting for too long. Coasters will prevent water rings from touching your marble.
Don’t Use Acidic Cleaners
When you are doing any type of marble cleaning, avoid cleaners that have acids in them, including anything lemon, orange, or vinegar based. Most over-the-counter cleaning products will do more harm than good if you use them for marble cleaning. There are specialty products designed specifically for marble to help you keep it clean and most of the time all you need is a little warm water and a sponge.
Have Your Marble Sealed Regularly
One of the most important things you can do to make marble cleaning easy and to prevent permanent damage and stains is to have your marble sealed when it needs to be. A sealant added on top of your marble will help slow the rate that liquids, acids, and dirt are absorbed into the porous surface making it less likely to stain.
Use A Professional Marble Cleaning Service At Least Once Per Year
If you already have stains on your marble floor that you can’t get out no matter how hard you try, you may need professional marble cleaning. Routine professional cleaning, at least once per year, is recommended to make sure your marble looks great and remains damage free.
CSI Absolute Clean is a professional cleaning service that can clean and seal your marble quickly and affordably. Give us a call at (312) 612-0274 for a free consultation.