Marble Polishing 101: A Short Guide from the Experts

Have you ever heard of marble polishing? It’s a great way to change up the look of your marble! Marble may look sturdy and durable, but it’s actually quite delicate! Because marble is calcium-based, it’s prone to acid damage. This is why it’s important to take proper care of our marble surfaces and flooring. Below, we’ll delve into what marble polishing is, when you should have your marble polished, and finally, how The Steam Team can help!

What is Marble Polishing?

To put it simply, marble polishing helps to reverse the damage of wear and tear on your marble surfaces and flooring! The treatment that is used is pure and tested, and doesn’t involve any artificial coatings! It helps to bring back that shine you remember from your marble’s “younger days!”

As always, for best results, contact your local cleaning and restoration company (like The Steam Team) for a polishing you can trust, one that’s installed correctly and efficiently, and one that will last you a really long time!

When Should You Polish Your Marble?

So, when should marble be polished? Well, it’s pretty simple: just keep an eye out for dull spots or scratches. Or, when you’re cleaning your marble flooring or surface, is it difficult to keep it clean? If this is true, it may be time for a good old fashioned marble polishing, friends!

Until the professionals come out to polish your marble, keep it clean by dry dusting, mopping, and using only cleaning supplies that are safe for marble.

Call in the Professionals

Whenever you’re in doubt, or you know your marble is due for a thorough polishing, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! We’re a team of trained professionals who have years of expertise on polishing marble and taking care of other types of natural stone! You can rely on us to get any job done efficiently and correctly.

Everything You Need to Know About Marble Polishing

Marble is a gorgeous material that makes for some of the best looking surfaces in a home. Whether you have marble floors, countertops, vanities or columns, we know you want to keep your marble looking its very best. But marble is also a delicate material, and for a proper clean you’ll need to use the proper materials and cleaning methods. Here’s everything you need to know:




To properly polish marble, you will need:


  • A mild detergent.

  • A poultice for removing stains.

  • A low-speed polisher with a felt wheel.

  • 3 to 4 soft cloths.

  • A polishing compound.

  • A marble sealant.


If you have cultured marble, make sure your product states that it is for cultured marble.


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To begin polishing your marble, tape the area around the surface. If you have other surfaces that could be damaged by the products, use painters tape to cover those edges. Then, use the mild detergent and a soft rag to gently clean the marble surface.


Now is where your poultice comes in. If you have stains deep within the porous surface of the marble, polishing the marble will only seal them in forever. Apply the poultice to the stains, and let it sit for 24 hours. Then pour water over the poultice and wipe it away with a soft cloth. Ensure that the area is completely dry before moving on.


Now you’re ready to polish and seal. Apply a small amount of polishing compound according to the container of the product. Use your low-speed polisher in circular motions to work in the polish in small sections. When you’re done, remove the excess polish and finish with a damp cloth. Then wait 24 hours, and you’re ready to apply the sealant. After the sealant has been on the marble for the recommended time, use a soft dry cloth to wipe it off. In 6 to 8 hours your marble should be fully dried, sealed and looking better than ever.


Call in The Professionals

The last essential thing to remember about marble polishing is that no one can do a job better than a professional. For the top marble polishing service in the Austin area, call The Steam Team.