Now that you’ve cut, installed, and polished your marble tiles with the best stone cutting tools from Rockstar Diamond, you may be wondering how to properly clean your new floors. While marble is incredibly durable and a wonderful upgrade to any home, the material does require different cleaning methods than your old porcelain tile or hardwood floors.
As with any high-quality floor, daily maintenance will go a long way towards keeping the buildup of dirt and grime from dulling the high-gloss polish on your marble tiles. In entryways and other high traffic areas, start by sweeping with a soft-bristled broom to remove dirt and debris. For stubborn dirt, use a damp microfiber cloth or mop to lift away grime. To avoid streaking, gently buff the floor dry with a clean and soft cloth.
When you need to deep clean your marble floors, you have a few options. You can use a dedicated marble cleaner to remove grime without risking damage to your floor. Marble-specific cleaners are formulated to have the right pH to clean the floor without damaging the stone. However, if you’re looking for a simple DIY solution, dish soap is the perfect stand-in. You’ll want to use a highly diluted solution; one teaspoon of dish soap to three to five gallons of clean water should do the trick. Simply mop your floor like normal and then rinse with clean water. For best results, buff your floor dry with a soft microfiber cloth.
Be sure to use only neutral cleaners. Highly acidic solutions, like a vinegar-based solution, can damage the polish on your floor and may even break down the structure of your tile.
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