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Marble flooring is a popular choice for homeowners and businesses alike. It's luxurious appearance is a major draw, but it's important to remember that marble floors require proper care and maintenance in order to keep them looking their best.

In this article, we'll discuss how to seal your marble flooring and how often you should do so in order to keep it looking shiny and new!

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Why you should keep your marble floors clean

Sealing your marble flooring is important in order to protect it from dirt and other debris that can dull its appearance. You should seal your marble floors at least once every year or two, but more often if you have a high traffic area.

Marble is a porous material, meaning that it can easily absorb spills and other liquids. If these are not cleaned up quickly, they can cause stains on your marble flooring.

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By far the best product for cleaning marble floors &  surfaces is Lithofin Power Clean. It's acid free and suitable for all natural stone surfaces.

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There are many products in the market designed to seal your natural stone. This is by far the best for marble floors & surfaces.

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How to clean marble floors

The best way to clean marble floors is with a damp mop. You should avoid using any cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals, as these can damage the marble. If you do need to use a cleaner, be sure to dilute it with water first.

Always ensure you dry your floors after cleaning to ensure no moisture gets into the pores on your marble surfaces. This is what causes the veins to eventually open and crack.

What cleaning products can I use for Marble surfaces?

Many homeowners are unaware that the wrong cleaning products can actually do more harm than good during the cleaning process. The majority of home cleaning materials are acid-based.

Acids can etch the marble's surface. For example, vinegar is often recommended as a powerful cleaning agent. It's capable of cleaning nearly everything, according to some users.

Nonetheless, because of its acidity, vinegar can seriously harm your marble surfaces. As a result, if you want to clean your marble yourself, you should use ph-neutral cleaning products.

As always, if you are unsure of what to do give us a call and we will happily advise you on how best to clean your marble surfaces. We use a marble polishing powder on all marble floors and natural stone to help us remove any tough stains.

Think about what cleaning tools you use. A rough broom or vac may scratch or harm your flooring. For your marble floors, choose a soft microfiber mop and rags instead of a harsh brush or vacuum.

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Stains and Etching on Marble

The inevitable stain will occur if marble is left unprotected. Is it possible to remove stains from marble? In many cases, yes, they can be. First, its important to understand the difference between stains and etches in marble.

What's the difference between a stain and an etch mark?

Stains can happen when something gets absorbed by the porous surface of marble. This can change the color of the marble. If you have a stain, you can hire a professional to help get rid of it, as you will unlikely be able to do this yourself.

Etch marks happen when those acidic cleaners hit the marble surface and cause corrosion to the surface of the marble.

So simply put, a stain is a discoloration that has gone through the tile, whereas an etch mark will only be on the surface and is much easier to restore.

This is why it is important to choose cleaning materials carefully and to have professionals come in to seal your marble floor surfaces.

How often do marble surfaces need to be cleaned and maintained?

There are several factors to consider while deciding how often marble flooring should be cleaned and treated professionally. When making your decision, consider the following:

What's the current condition of your marble surface?: When was the last time the floor was professionally cleaned and polished? Does the floor have a shine? if the floor has no shine and hasn't been treated for years, the first thing to do is to professionally restore your marble surface so that it is properly clean and sealed to start with.

How much traffic will there be in the area? Usually, we recommend that a home be cleaned and polished professionally about once or twice a year depending on how much traffic the area gets.

For commercial properties, this would require weekly or monthly maintenance.

When was the last time your floor was cleaned professionally? It may not be possible to polish a marble floor if it hasn't been cleaned and the scratches and etch marks removed first.

Floors that have been well-maintained and frequently cared for will be in better condition than ones requiring some repair.

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Why you should call a professional to restore your marble floors.

We recommend that you call a marble restoration professional to help you restore your marble floors for several reasons:

First, marble is a natural stone and each piece is unique. if you damage a tile it will be very difficult to find a matching tile, especially if the marble surface is veined.

Second, marble is a soft stone and can be easily scratched or damaged. if you use the wrong tools or cleaning solutions you can easily make matters worse.

Third, marble requires special care and attention to maintain its beauty. If you've spilled lemon juice or used an acidic cleaner, you'll notice immediately that marble etches quite easily. Even fruit juice and plain water can leave organic stains.

Fourth, marble is a porous stone and can absorb stains if not properly sealed. It's important to remove organic stains or oil based stains as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the iron oxide in the marble can leave rust stains.

Last, marble floors are an investment and should be treated as such. Always ensure the high traffic areas are looked after the most.

Cleaning and polishing your marble floors regularly will help to maintain their beauty and extend their life.

If you have any questions about marble floor cleaning or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Our Process for marble floor cleaning and polishing

We utilize numerous systems for marble floor cleaning and natural stone surfaces that have scratches, dullness, or significant wear. A wet polishing system is used to produce a clean smooth surface with no dust, after which we can polish the marble.

This new surface will allow the stone to be polished to the client's specifications, allowing the natural luster and color of the stone/marble/granite to shine through.

The procedure is chosen depending on the state of the stone surface and the desired finish.

Marble Restoration utilizes cutting-edge technology to polish marble provided by our international partners HTC-Sweden and refined systems developed by ourselves to produce unrivaled and exceptional outcomes in the marble cleaning sector.

Daily maintenance tips for cleaning marble surfaces

Tip 1: Use a soft cloth and a dust mop to remove dust and dirt daily. Use a dry mop for this.

Tip 2: Use a few drops of a neutral soap in a bucket of water (a very dilute solution) to spot mop any spillages on the floor.

Tip 3: Keep the floor dry. If you leave water to dry on marble it can seep into the pores and eventually damage the floor. The process of drying marble floors can be laborious but it is well worth the effort.

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Marble floors are an elegant and luxurious addition to any home. However, they require special care and attention to keep them looking their best.

Marble is a natural stone that is porous and can be easily scratched or damaged. It is important to remove spills quickly and to seal the floor regularly.

Marble floors are an investment, and proper care will help to maintain their beauty and extend their life.

If you have marble floors, it is important to learn how to properly care for them.

Use a soft cloth and dust mop to remove dirt and dust daily. Spot clean spills with a diluted solution of neutral soap and water. Keep the floor dry by drying up any water that gets on the marble.

These simple tips will help keep your marble floors looking beautiful for years to come.

If you have any questions about marble floor cleaning or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

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Marble Renovation

Marble Renovation is a family-owned business situated in Canary Wharf, London, with more than 35 years of expertise in stone restoration.
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