Marble tile is being considered as an option for the bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways more and more among homeowners. Marble is well-known for the refined sophistication and elegant beauty, making easily incorporated into any interior design, making this upgrade beneficial. Bearing unique patterns and colors, marble is soft, natural stone. Being resistant to corrosion as well as fire, marble is very durable. But, like any material, it does have its weaknesses including being vulnerable to acidic compounds leads to etching and grit creates scratching. Marble tile, having a mirror-like finish when polished, is a remarkable addition for any flooring. In order to preserve the appearance and condition for the duration of its lifespan, few are educated on the proper care and maintenance, as a result we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share maintenance and care for marble tile.
Natural Stone Marble Care
1) Routinely, remove the dust and debris. Grit and debris are a natural abrasive that leads to scratches and other minor damage. Every 2-7 days a week, the floor should be cleaned free from the dirt and debris needs to be removed to avoid the eyesore and prevent damage. To clear the dust and debris, select your choice of soft bristled broom, dust mop, or vacuum. Keep in mind, if you use a vacuum invest in a hard surface vacuum or deactivate the beater bar (bare floor setting), to avoid the potential damage the beater bar can cause to marble. Leave dirt and debris to collect on the surface makes the marble lose its shine and cause it to look dull and lifeless in addition to scratches.
2) Wiping up spills, spot mopping, and washing the surface. Spills of any sort, but particularly those acidic in nature, should be immediately wiped up. Keeping spots ad spills cleaned up keeps the marble looking amazing. Ideally, at the end of each day, remove the dust and debris and use a water-dampen cloth to wipe up any residues or spots. You can avoid staining with this simple task and keep your marble looking glorious. The marble tile may need a good wash once or twice a week, not only to address any spots and residues, but to ensure it is adequately disinfected as well. Use a cleaner that is specifically designed for marble tile and follow the instructions printed on the label. Where you may read DIY cleaning solutions for your marble, be sure to avoid in even the smallest amount of vinegar in addition to soap-based cleaners, as it could cause damage. If you are not sure, stick to only water to prevent accidental damaging effects.
3) Schedule professional maintenance on a regular basis. In tandem with your own personal care and maintenance, be sure to take advantage of deep, professional natural stone tile cleaning and treatments. The tile and especially grout, are porous in nature and absorb soil and moisture, lesser extent with diligent maintenance on your part. The professionals have powerful equipment and quality cleaners that get the deep-rooted filth and stains removed. Also, marble should be polished and sealed periodically as well to keep the tile protected and shining.