How to clean marble floors
Marble is a beautiful stone and a luxurious and wonderful addition to a home. However, marble is also a delicate stone and homeowners with marble know that great care is required to maintain your floor’s shine and prevent scratching. Cleaning marble floors starts with preventative care and regular maintenance. Sweeping or dusting and mopping on a daily basis will remove any dirt or surface debris that could scratch or otherwise harm your marble. It’s also important to take care of spills as soon as they occur so that water or other liquids aren’t allowed to stain your floor.
How to clean marble floors? It is important that the cleaning solution used on marble be pH neutral. Do not use acidic cleaners on your marble or it will scratch and lose shine. This means no vinegar! You can 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 are finished mopping it is recommended that you dry the floor using a soft, fluffy towel. Because marble is such a porous stone sitting water can seep into the stone and cause stains.