How to clean marble floors
We recommend the use of specific products for cleaning marble floors, as other products can damage the surface of the material – damage the polish, as they may contain weak and “not weak” acids. If you do not have special cleaners, it is better to use plain water, but the quality of water can also damage the surface, for example, if white marble is washed with rusty water, the surface can soon absorb all the contaminants and become yellow. Therefore we recommend to use only special ready-made cleaners and concentrates, but dilute them with pure water only (preferably ph of water should be 6 – neutral).
Below are tools that have proven themselves for the daily cleaning of the marble floor, as well as for the most common household dirt on these floors:
How to wash a marble floor without streaks
To wash it without streaks, you must use special means, the water must be clean and its ph must be equal to 6, and the water must be warm. Good for cleaning marble flooring materials from “microfiber”. Otherwise, cleaning marble flooring is not different from cleaning laminate or parquet flooring. There should not be an excess of cleaner on the surface. If traces still remain somewhere, you can use felt materials to remove them.
Tips for caring for floors made of marble:
- Use only special alkaline or neutral cleaners;
- To work with concentrates, you must use only clean water with a ph of 6;
- Do not leave excessive amounts of cleaner on the surface;
- If you spilled something on the material, remove it immediately (do not let the pollutant penetrate the polish);
- Treat the material with a hydrophobizer, which will reduce the risk of penetration of the contaminant into the pores.
How to Protect a Marble Floor
To prevent stains on marble, you need to use hydrophobizers. But not every hydrophobizer will be suitable for this, because it is important when applying this coating to maintain the vapor permeability of the material, because the moisture trapped in the material, at a temperature difference will destroy the material.
When choosing a hydrophobizer, you must decide whether you want the surface of the material to change its appearance or whether you want to preserve the natural color of the material.
If you want to use Proseal by Tenax, if you intensify the color (for example, if you have an aged material with a subdued color), you should use Ager by Tenax.
If you wish to strengthen the color (for instance, if you’re a marble floor with an aged texture and its color is not very mature, you should use Tenax Ager. Even though we have protected the surface, some dirt can still penetrate the floor, but it will take time for it to do so, so please protect the material with the above mentioned coatings and remove the stain immediately after it appears, so your marble floor will stay clean and will enjoy your work for a long time.
How to polish marble floors
Over time, the marble polish can become duller, this can happen due to mechanical damage (or natural mechanical wear) or as a consequence of improper care (about this we wrote above). In this case, to independently make the surface more attractive, you can use polish.
Cleaning the marble floor
If you still failed to protect your surface, or you have protected, but left the stain for a long time and the pollutant had time to sell the protective impregnation. You have to use special cleaners, to choose a cleaner, you have to understand what caused the stain, the more accurate you find out what damaged the material, the more accurate the store assistant will be able to pick up your cleaner.
First, let’s talk about what you can’t clean marble floor. As mentioned earlier, household cleaners can contain weak and “strong” acids – which, in turn, can “burn” the polish. Therefore, if your surface is polished – they categorically should not be used, so that later you do not have to resort to expensive polishing. To work with marble usually use alkaline and neutral cleaners.