Marble floor tile provides a rich, extravagant look to any home or commercial office. But such a brilliant material also requires dedicated upkeep. To avoid a premature floor restoration, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind when taking care of your marble flooring.
Use Only pH-Neutral Cleaners
Using the wrong cleaners can easily damage your marble flooring. Any cleaner you use should be specifically formulated for cleaning marble, with a neutral pH balance that prevents etching and other damage from occurring.
Use Soft Cloths or Sponges for Cleaning
Unsightly scratches can take away from your marble’s appearance. Using a soft cloth or sponge to clean stains and dirt will help preserve your marble surface.
Use a Quality Sealer Occasionally
A high-quality penetrating sealer will prevent liquids and oils from seeping into and staining the marble, making its care and upkeep much easier. After applying the sealer, you’ll only need to worry about maintaining the protective barrier instead of the underlying marble.
Don’t Use Generic Household Cleaning Products
The common household cleaners you’ll find on store shelves are too harsh for cleaning marble flooring. These cleaners contain chemicals that can damage the sealant and even etch the marble surface itself. Using the right natural stone cleaner is crucial for keeping your marble flooring pristine.
Don’t Wait to Clean Up Spills
Marble is a porous material, meaning that any liquid left on its surface will eventually be absorbed into the material. This could leave behind unsightly stains depending on what liquids were spilled. Always clean up spills as soon as they occur.
Don’t Seal Marble Floors That Don’t Need Sealing
There are instances where you won’t need to seal your marble floor tile. Some types of marble, including marble that’s unusually dense and has a low chance of absorbing liquids, won’t need sealing. Your floors won’t need sealing if you’ve already had them sealed within the past three to six months.
To learn more about caring for your marble floor, call 612-750-5360 and get in touch with the experts at ACT Restoration. Whether you have a home or commercial space that needs high-quality restoration, our team of floor specialists can help give your flooring the beauty it deserves.