How To Care For Marble Floors

There’s nothing quite so elegant as black marble mosaic tiles as a flooring option so it’s no surprise that they’re an enduringly popular choice for our customers. But you need to know what you’re doing when it comes to upkeep and maintenance, or you might find that your marble stops looking quite as luxurious in the future as it did on the day of installation.

One of the key features of marble to bear in mind when it comes to cleaning is that it’s both soft and porous, so make sure that any cleaning materials you want to use are compatible with this particular stone.

Always make sure that you clear up spills and liquids as soon as you can in order to prevent them from being absorbed into the stone. This will leave a stain that no amount of scrubbing can get rid of. You can help to prevent this in the first place by sealing your marble surfaces.

Also check that your cleaning products aren’t acidic before use, as this will result in permanent damage to the marble you have at home if you’re not careful. Take care when carrying food and drink that may also have acidic content in it, such as alcohol, tomato juice, vinegar and citrus juice.

Regular cleaning of your marble floors is a must if they’re to stand the test of time and look as good as new for as long as possible. Use doormats to prevent dust, dirt and grime from being tracked through the house, as this could scratch the surface of the marble. And use a stone-safe cleaner regularly to keep it clean in order to help prevent damage.

Find even more hints and tips on the Ideal Home website.