Using materials like marble for flooring, countertops, and shower walls has its advantages. Though durable, it doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Many homeowners can cause damage inadvertently when cleaning marble surfaces that hurt its appearance over time. Though most damage can be restored, preventative options are best. Today, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share the common mistakes made that hurts marble tile.
Why Should Vinegar Never Be Used to Clean Marble?
Homeowners must use appropriate cleaning products when cleaning marble surfaces. When it comes to marble, different chemicals can cause adverse reactions. The stone can be burned when acidic solution interact with marble. You shouldn’t use vinegar to clean natural stone though it’s tempting to assume all-natural cleaners would be safe. Because of the acidic content, many natural stones such as marble, travertine, or limestone react adversely with vinegar. For maintaining the integrity and beauty of your stone, a cleaning solution with a balanced pH is best.
Does Marble Need to Be Sealed?
There are a few natural stone surfaces are less stain-resistant than others. Meaning it’s easier to stain when spills are allowed to sit for too long, marble is porous. To increase water and liquid resistance, you need a marble floor regularly sealed prevents stains. You want a company that specializes in cleaning, honing, sealing, and polishing marble floors and showers such as Silver State Floor Restoration. To give a homeowner the look they want to achieve, we even have several different finishes to it, like honed, matte, satin, shiny, and high shine. Because it doesn’t allow dirt particles to penetrate and darken the stone, sealed marble is easier to maintain.
Use Doormats to Preserve Your Stone Flooring
Debris, dirt, and sand are damaging to natural stone. Over time, etches and scratches can develop from gritty particles that can become an abrasive on marble floors. Using doormats inside and outside your home significantly reduces the number of debris that gets inside while it won’t stop every piece of dirt and debris.
Protect Marble from Scratches
The information above can help prevent etches, scratches, and stains on marble surfaces. Since these issues can’t be wiped away, prevention is important. Using a hard scrubbing pad cannot remove etches or stains, despite what people think. You are basically scraping off the stone surface that was originally polished when you use an abrasive scrubbing tool on marble floors. Use a clean dust mop to clean your floors regularly. The damage caused by dirt is another reason why homeowners should use a dry mop as it can catch dirt and sand without scratching the surface of the stone unlike a vacuum. When mopping, remember to avoid acidic cleaners. Homeowners should use a soft cloth, warm water, and soap for regular cleaning. A professional is the only way to fix etched stone or stained is to have it restored. In order to grind down the surface and repolish it, we have the tools and expertise.
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For your professional maintenance on marble tile, call in the professionals of Silver State Floor Restoration and let us take care of the deep cleaning, sealing, and polishing. Call us today!