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You can find marble in residential homes mainly as counter-tops and floors. Marble is made of limestone mixed with other natural elements resulting in a beautiful, but slightly soft and porous material. Therefore, marble is delicate for staining, scratching and discolouring.
Types of marble:
Depending on the type of marble, there are different ways to deal with them when polishing or removing stains.
Shiny: Marble with shiny, glossy finish is known as polished marble. It has smooth, gleaming surface and it reflects light and reveals the colours and markings of the marble. Polished marble is more stain resistant, however it takes more effort to look after it to keep its shine. Polished marble is widely used in residential homes, hotels and spas.
Satin: Marble looking older with less glossy and more satin finish with little light reflection is called honed marble. Therefore, you can find honed marble mainly used for floors, stairs, and kitchens counter-tops, as it is less delicate for etching.
How to clean marble:
The best way to clean marble is with mild soap and water using a microfiber cloth. Mild, phosphate-free biodegradable dish-washing soap or a stone soap would be ideal to clean marble. After cleaning the surface of the marble with soapy water, rinse it with clean water and dry it up with a dry cloth. Do not use too much water, when cleaning as large pool of water would cause the marble to become dull. It is very important to dry up carefully every part of the marble surface with a soft microfiber cloth to avoid damage. It is best to dry up the marble surface using small circling motions to make it shinier. Using chamois cloth is very good to dry the marble with, as it gives a nice shine to it. If you want to deep clean your marble, you can use commercial marble cleaner products or hydrogen peroxide on light coloured marbles.
How to protect your marble:
- Use spray sealants on marble once a month, as it provides barrier against spillage stains.
- Avoid cleaning marble with any abrasive and acidic cleaning products such as limescale remover, bleach, vinegar and lemon juice, etc… as they can discolour the surface.
- Wipe off food residues and any liquids including water, alcohol, tomato sauce, etc… immediately after spilling it on marble surface.
- Do not use or place sharp object on marble directly, when preparing food use a chopping board.
- Install felt pads on the bottom of all appliances sitting on marble surface.
- Use ceramic or glass canisters instead of metallic to prevent from rust stains.
- Place a doormat in front of main and ask people entering your home to remove their shoes at the entrance.
- Put coasters on marble counter-tops under glasses or candles.
- Avoid using hoovers with metal attachments or wheels, which might scratch the surface, when cleaning marble floors.
- In the bathroom, after showering it is better to remove any access water with a squeegee from marble surfaces.
If you live in London and need a professional to repair or polish your marble surfaces, then we recommend you to contact Marble and Stone Restoration.