The Best Way to Care for Your Marble Flooring

We’ve recently blogged about polishing your marble flooring- marble is an increasingly popular flooring option, and can bring a magnificent natural beauty to your home. However, marble is quite a delicate material that can easily scratch or stain, and to polish it the right way you’ll need to use great care and the proper materials.


Common Mistakes


Cleaning marble isn't quite as simple as it is with other flooring options, so before we get into our suggestions, you need to know what NOT to do with your marble to ensure that it won’t break.


Spills can certainly do damage to your marble floors, but mopping them up with a soaked mop can do even more damage. Be sure to only use a slightly damp mop for spills on a marble surface.


Marble is especially sensitive to acidic cleaners. For this reason, you should only clean marble with cleaners specifically designed for marble floors. Other store-bought products or DIY methods like vinegar, lemon, or ammonia could cause irreversible damage to your floors.


Never leave or drag heavy furnitures or sharp objects on a marble floor, as they can easily cause damage.


How It’s Done


To prepare for polishing your marble, a polishing compound specifically designed for your kind of marble (cultured or uncultured), a low-speed polisher and a marble sealant is used. Once the surface is perfectly clean, the compound is applied in small sections. It can be a tedious job since it needs to be done with expert care throughout- you don’t want to leave any room for damage to the marble!


Our Products and Services

If you want your marble floors to look the best they possibly can, you’re in luck. The Steam Team has their very own complete line of products for marble floor cleaning.