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Marble Flooring - Cleaning & Polishing

10.02.2016

 Marble is rock that is formed by sea shell deposits billions of years ago. In the areas or regions where marble is now mined, the miners also find fossils of sea creatures along with chunks of limestone which is also a by-product of sea shells.

 

In early civilization, marble was sought after for its durability and beauty, plus the added bonus that it was more amenable to carve into shapes for bricks and statues

 

How to Clean Marble

 

As marble is made of sea shells (calcium carbonate) cleaning compounds that contain acid will destroy it. The acid will find its way under the highly buffed polish or finish, get into the cracks the porous rock, and you'll eventually wind up with a big pile of white sand.  NEVER CLEAN MARBLE WITH AN ACIDIC PRODUCT.

 

Taking Care of Polished Marble Floors

 

As with most highly polished stones (excluding diamond), marble will scratch. You don't want that to happen so take a few precautions with your other furniture.

 

Keep furniture from scratching the marble surface by placing them on rugs or carpets. If that's not feasible, be sure to use pads or furniture protectors under the feet of the tables, chairs, or china cabinets. These protectors are available in various sizes and dimensions . It's also possible to cut felt pads and glue that onto the bottom of the furniture. That way, if you need to move a heavy chair, it will not scratch the surface of the marble, and you'll be able to easily push it to its new position.

 

Use dust mops - not brooms - to sweep up surface dirt or dust from marble.

 

When the marble needs a "mopping", use a clean mop dipped in a solution of  NOVACARE and clean water. Squeeze out as much water as possible and lightly damp mop the whole surface of the marble floor. You'll need to dip your mop frequently into the clean water and rinse out the dirt. 

 

Don't leave water on the surface of the marble when you are through damp mopping. Use either a dry mop or soft paper towels to wipe up the moisture from the whole surface of the floor. After the floor is completely dry, you may buff it with a white pad to restore the shine.

 

Spot Cleaning Marble Floors

 

Occasionally, there will be small stains on the  floor.

  • For sugar based stains, moisten a household cloth in warm water that has a few drops of liquid dish NOVACARE added. Scrub the spot, rinse well with clean water, and dry with a paper towel.
  •  For dropped on food stains (tomato sauces, sauces with oil), quickly clean with a soft cloth dipped in warm, soapy water. Repeat as needed. Dry to finish.
  • As with all stains, we recommend quick action before the stain is absorbed and dries on the marble floor.

 

For more information on how to clean marble floors please contact us at sales@cleenol.co.uk or 01295 251 721