How to Care for Marble Floors

Learning how to care for marble floors is important because lack of proper maintenance causes the marble’s original appearance and overall quality to deteriorate.

Unlike other surfaces, marble floors are constantly exposed to elements, many of which lead to an acceleration of the marbles’ wear and tear, requiring routine upkeep and maintenance. In this blog post, we will share with you some insights on how to care for marble floors, as well as some great products to help sustain the life of your marble.

Clean Your Marble Floors Regularly

One of the best ways to care for marble floors is to maintain a cleaning schedule. Because marble floors are susceptible to scratches from dirt and sand particles, cleaning your marble floor regularly can help prevent scratches from occurring. In some cases of minor scratching, the marble floor can be restored using a marble polishing compound.

marble refinsihing kitHowever in situations of deep scratches, the marble may need to be refinished using sanding discs and buffing pads attached to an orbital buffing mechanism. For this, we strongly suggest using our deluxe marble refinishing kit, which includes everything you will need to restore scratched marble flooring.

Polish, Seal, and Protect Marble Flooring

An often overlooked aspect of caring for marble flooring is polishing and sealing the surface on a regular basis, typically, once or twice a year. This care requires some diligence because not only must you ensure that the marble floor is clean and free of debris, but marble polishing and sealing is a two-step process, requiring a significant amount of effort. This effort can be made much easier with the help of the right marble care products.

Our marble gloss restorer is very efficient at restoring the high gloss shine of marble while removing etchings and minor scratches from the marble flooring. Additionally, our marble sealer takes protection one step further by penetrating deep into the pores of the marble floor, creating a protective barrier. We offer both a solvent-based marble sealer, as well as water-based marble sealer.

Remove Etching on Marble Floors

Etching, which is actually a form of corrosion that takes place on the marble, is typically the result of the marble making prolonged contact with acidic or high alkaline substances. Although etch marks might appear like scratches, etching typically cannot be restored with a basic marble cleaner or polishing compound.

Similar to deep scratches, etch marks usually require a more restorative approach to the marble’s surface. Although there are companies that provide professional marble restoration services, these services can be very expensive, especially for large surface areas of marble flooring. A more economical alternative is to buy a marble refinishing kit, and do the process yourself. In all of our marble refinishing kits, we include an instructional DVD that takes you through the entire process, step by step. This makes the process very easy for almost anyone to do.

Learning how to care for marble floors is imperative to keep your marble looking its finest. Be sure to check out some of our marble care products or connect with Marble Cleaning Products on Google+ to stay current on more tips and insights on how to care for marble and other natural stone surfaces.

How to Clean and Restore Marble Shower Floors and Walls

Cleaning marble showers is not always an easy task. Because showers are regularly exposed to water containing minerals, high alkaline soap and shampoos, the marble surface easily accumulates soap scum buildup. Cleaning Marble Shower Floors Walls

Additionally, when household cleaners are used (many of which contain harmful chemicals that are high in alkaline or acidic substances which attack the marble surface,) the result is etching (or “etch marks,”) which often require more than a marble cleaner to correctly restore the damaged marble.

If you’re wondering how to clean and restore your marble shower in the most effective manner, this blog post will enlighten you on the best way to clean and restore your marble shower floors and walls.

How to Clean and Restore Marble Shower Floors

Cleaning marble shower floors is one of the most difficult areas to tackle. Residue from dirty water, soap, and shampoo, can build over time, making it hard to completely clean a marble floor. In most cases, a simple marble cleaner is just not enough.

In cases of where etch marks, scratches, water spots are present, a marble restorer is the best companion for the job. Here at Marble-Cleaning-Products.com, we stand by our Marble Gloss Restorer, which is a proprietary compound that effectively removes etching, stains, water spots, and minor scratches from marble shower floors. Our Marble Gloss Restorer is a versatile product that also works great on marble vanities, counter tops, and other marble surfaces throughout the home.

If you own Thassos (pure white), Breccia Nouvella (dark brown), Verde Antique (dark green), or Belgium Black (absolute black) marble shower flooring we suggest using our Marble Glass Restorer Special Formula. This is because the mineral composition of these types of marble demand a unique compound to render a high gloss finish.

How to Clean and Restore Marble Shower Walls

Similar to marble floors, cleaning marble shower walls can offer the same restorative challenges. Over time, shower walls are susceptible to etching, dull marks, and unattractive streak lines showing loss of color and gloss. In most situations, this calls for a more extensive approach to cleaning and restoring the marble. Clean and Restore Marble

Before calling a professional marble restoration company, consider investing in one of our do-it-yourself marble refinishing kits. Our marble refinishing kits contain everything you need to buff, clean, and restore scratches, dull marks, etch marks, and water spots on your marble shower walls as well as shower floors. The kit even includes an instructional DVD, so you’ll be well-versed as to how to clean and restore your marble shower. Additionally, the marble refinishing kit can help you save hundreds of dollars compared to hiring a professional to do the work.

Sustain Your Marble’s Shine

After you’ve successfully cleaned and restored your marble shower, you may want to consider a polish to help protect and enhance the original beauty of the marble’s surface. A marble polish can make future shower cleaning much easier, for the polish helps to defend the marble from water, oil, and dirt penetrating the marble’s pores.

The nice thing about our Marble Polish and Protector is that it does not contain any polymers and will not distort the natural color and clarity of marble. It’s safe to use and works great on a number of other natural stone surfaces like granite or travertine.

There’s a lot more to cleaning marble showers than meets the eye. In many cases, a standard marble cleaner won’t cut it. To effectively bust through grime, restore etching and scratching, and renew your marble shower walls and floors – explore our professional-grade marble care products. We offer everything you need to clean and restore your marble to shine like new.

Why Sealing Grout is Essential to Protecting against Stains

It’s not uncommon for the typical homeowner to neglect sealing (or re-sealing) their grout. It’s also a misconception that regular floor cleaning is an acceptable substitute to sealing grout. The truth is, regardless of how often a tile floor gets cleaned, it’s no substitute to protecting unsealed grout.

In fact, unsealed grout can be stained as a result of cleaning, primarily due to dirty mop water. As the mop water gets used over and over during the cleaning process, dirt continues to accumulate in the water. When dirty mop water is applied to unsealed grout, the result is dirt penetration, discoloration, and weakened grout.

For this reason alone, it is important to ensure your grout is properly sealed and protected from water and dirt penetration. Not only will a grout sealer help sustain the strength and durability of your tile floor, wall, or countertop; but, sealing your grout will help maintain its original look and color for years to come.

What to Use When Sealing Grout

Grout Sealer Here at Marble-Cleaning-Products, we’ve created the ideal grout sealing solution for the common homeowner. The product is called Grout Guard Protector, and it’s been put to the test against a number of other do-it-yourself grout sealers. In fact, Martha Stewart Living has rated our Grout Guard Protector #1 amongst five other leading grout sealing products.

Our specially formulated Grout Guard Protector is a water-based grout sealer that is completely clear and deeply penetrates for a strong, lasting seal. The product creates a bond within the grout’s substrate pores, producing an invisible barrier on the grout’s surface, for easy cleaning. By viewing the video of the product, you will see how water beads on the surface, as opposed to soaking into the grout.

We also suggest using our Grout Guard Restorer to deeply clean and restore your floor, wall, or countertop grout before applying the Grout Guard Protector. This is especially important for existing grout that may have some staining or discoloration.

Grout Guard Protector is proven to protect against staining caused by water, oil, dirt, food, and debris. Grout Guard Protector will help maintain the original look and color of your grout, while making cleaning more effective (it cuts your cleaning time in half). Grout Guard Protector is very economical to use, as 4 ounces of the sealant will seal up to 100 square feet of grout. We offer both the Grout Guard Restorer and Grout Guard Protector in 8oz, 16oz, and 40oz sizes.