Sparkle your floors. Sparkle your lives.
Marble fitted houses represents prosperity and sophistication. Marble being a metamorphic rock, is complex in nature. It helps keeping the floor cool during the summer months and is ideal for tropical countries. Earlier days we had only marble floors but now we do have marble counter tops, marble tiles, marble shower as well as marble bathrooms, Marbles fitted in Pooja room and Kitchen.
It’s always very attractive and soothing to have marble fitted rooms as it looks very attractive and shining in nature. Other side of having marble fittings is it demands a high maintenance as algae or lime coating spreads easily on it and marble loses its shine.
The best way to avoid it is by regular cleaning it with liquid detergent of high alkalinity.
Let us take you through some effortless steps with which you can clean your marble floors.
How to clean marble floor using poultice
2.Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
6.Soft cloth, nonabrasive sponge or soft-bristled scrub brush
7.Diatomaceous earth (you can get it from any lake bed or waterbody. They are also available in stores), plaster, powdered white chalk or talcum powder.
10.Stone sealant (optional)
Steps on how to clean marble floor
1.Sweep or dry mop the floor to remove the dust from surface.
2.using a measuring spoon, mix 3 tablespoons baking soda and a generous amount of liquid detergent to
1 quarter of lukewarm water. you can also use a commercial stone cleaner such as Stone pro or Alix.
3.Fill a bucket with plain tap water. Dip a soft cloth, or any of the cleaning equipment mentioned above into the soapy water and scrub the floor. Rinse the sponge or brush frequently in plain water.
4.Measure 1 cup of diatomaceous earth, (Mud from water bodies), plaster, powdered white chalk or talcum powder. Keep adding water to the powder with constant stirring, until the poultice paste is in the consistency of cake frosting(light and fluffy).
5.Wet the stained area with water, and spread a thick layer of poultice paste covering the stains.
6.Cover each stain with plastic wrap, and tape all the way around the edge with masking tape.
7.Leave the poultice on until dry, approximately 24 to 48 hours.
8.Remove the plastic wrap and wipe the poultice away with a wet cloth or sponge.
9.Apply a commercial stone sealant such as (Mseal white) for marble according to the package directions.
How to clean marble floor using using ecofriendly surfactants
1.Microfiber dust mop
2.Cotton cloth or string mop
5.Castile soap or vegetable-based dish soap
1.To prevent building up dust, Dust-mop or use a microfiber duster to sweep marble floors daily.
- immediately Wipe up spills to keep them from diffusing into the stone and leaving a possible stain.
3.Wash or mop your marble floor with clean warm water and a cotton cloth or string mop. Dry the marble immediately after mopping to prevent a residue.
4.Mix a tablespoon of castile soap or vegetable-based dish soap with a quarter of warm water and wipe or mop the surface to remove resistant dirt. Rinse with warm, clean water and dry immediately.
5.Have your marble floor professionally honed and buffed with wool to maintain its luster and stain-resisting capabilities. The frequency of this type of maintenance varies depending on the amount of wear and tear the surface is subjected to.
Marble has lent its regal luster to floors and furnishings for thousands of years. Once the domain of only the very rich, it is now much more accessible to the average homeowner. But marble requires care. It’s porosity leaves it open to staining, and its softness makes it vulnerable to scratches and abrasion. Light marble can even be discolored by certain chemical preparations. To keep your marble looking its best,
keep up with daily maintenance. When the time comes for a good cleaning, simple natural solutions are gentle enough to do it safely
Tips on How to clean marble floor
- It is important that the cleaning solution used on marble be pH neutral or basic/alkaline when cleaning a marble floor.
- Do not use acidic cleaners on your marble or it will scratch and lose shine. This means no vinegar!
- Clean your marble floors with a highly diluted mixture of ammonia and water or with a highly diluted mixture of dish soap and water. (No more than 1/2 cup per bucket of water).
- Once you’re finished mopping, we recommended you dry the floor using a soft, fluffy towel. Because marble is such a porous stone, standing water can seep into the stone and cause stains.
Deep cleaning and polishing can bring back the shine and these effortless steps of how to clean your marble floor can be accomplished by use of any recognized disinfectant surface cleaner or with a rover robotic pool cleaner or by means of good vacuum cleaner which can be bought from a brick and mortal shop.
So, folks, happy cleaning and sparkling.