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by Tom Brown on Apr 10, 2013

Marble is a natural stone that is commonly used in construction. Though marble cleaning is not a hectic process, there are some things you should know that will help you in taking care of the natural stone. Here are some tips for you:

  • Marble is a porous substance, thus it can be stained and etched by acids. Do not leave beverage glasses directly on top of marble as they leave rings. Carbonated beverages, other acids and even fruit juices will degrade the shine of marble, if allowed to remain on the surface. Wipe off acid spills immediately with a wet cloth. If the surface is already etched, you might have to polish it for restoring it's shine.

  • Apply a protective sealer on the stone to prevent stains. The sealer fills the pours and repels stains.

  • A coat of wax can help protect the marble, but is not absolutely essential. It protects the marble from staining and allows soil to be easily wiped by a damp cloth. Use colorless wax. Avoid using wax on white marbles as it tends to yellow the white marble.

  • Use a dry dust mop to dust mop interior marble floors regularly. Dirt, grit and sand do the most damage to the natural stone because of their abrasiveness. Place mats and area rugs inside and outside entrance to prevent people from coming in with dirt and dust on their feet. Make sure that the under- surface of the mat or the rug has a non- slip surface.

  • Occasionally clean marble surface with lukewarm water and clean dry with a dry cloth. Very rarely, you can use a mild detergent solution to clean the surface.

  • The marble which has become dull to look can regain their shine by the use of a marble cleaner and polish. They are easily available at the local dealer store. You can use Tin Oxide, commonly known as Putty Powder, to polish dull surface. Rub it on with a damp cloth. You can hire professionals for polishing surfaces that are badly damaged, etched or scratched.

  • To remove oil stains, spread the affected area with an absorbent fine powder, like whiting or corn starch. Keep for some time and brush to remove the powder and reapply more, if needed.

  • To remove rust stains, use a commercial rust stain remover. Many rust removers have acids which if left long on the surface can etch it.

  • Water in certain areas often contain chlorine, magnesium, salts, potassium and other minerals. Thus when water is repeatedly used to clean marble, it can damage the stone with yellowing, spalling and pitting. You can protect the marble with a sealer.

If you are a resident of Ocean Beach are are looking forward to marble installation project in your house, you need not worry. There are many firms from where you can hire professional installers to do the task for you. Visit here to know more.

 

Stuart is a renowned author. He has written many articles on different home renovation and improvement projects. In this article he writes about how to take care of marble. 

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