Your marble flooring or countertops are a beautiful addition to your home, but they require some regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. In this blog post, we will discuss how to do marble cleaning and sealing so that it stays looking shiny and new for years to come!
How to Keep Your Marble Looking Good
- Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the surface.
- You can use a marble cleaner to clean the surface.
- A marble cleaning and sealing will protect your marble for years to come and keep it looking good.
The Nature of Marble
Marble is a metamorphic rock, which means it was once another type of rock and has been transformed by heat and pressure. It typically begins as limestone, but the process that makes marble involves heating it up to temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees C (1,832 degrees F). Marble is formed by tiny mineral crystals that are squeezed into their current shape as they’re forced into new spaces under these extreme pressures. When it’s finished forming, marble looks smooth and shiny on the outside but rough and rustic on the inside—you can see some examples in our video above.
The most important thing to keep in mind when cleaning marble is what causes its appearance: those thousands of tiny holes that make up your floor or tabletop. Dirt and grime will get lodged into these pores, which makes them harder to clean than other types of stone such as granite or slate; they’ll also trap stains over time if you don’t regularly seal them with an impregnating product like wax or oil.
The Porosity of Marble
Marble is a porous stone, which means that it has the ability to absorb liquids. This is what makes marble so beautiful.
The porosity of a material is defined as the amount of void space in it. In other words, how much liquid can your marble retain? The more porous or permeable something is, the easier it will be for liquids to seep into its pores and cause staining or discoloration on its surface.
What Does Marble Need to Look Its Best?
Marble is a stone that requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. To start, you’ll want to clean your marble regularly with a soft sponge and water. It is important not to use abrasive cleaners or sponges when cleaning your marble surface because this can cause scratches and dull the finish of the stone. If you have grout lines in your flooring, be sure to clean them out regularly using a solution of mild soap and water (1 tsp per 1 cup). Avoid using too much soap! The goal here is just to remove dirt buildup, not strip away all of the natural oils in your stone.
For deeper stains or spills on marbles, it’s best if you hire a professional for chemical cleaning services since some chemicals may damage other surfaces in your home such as wood floors or countertops. If possible try cleaning these spills at night when nobody will be walking through them until morning when they’ve had time for any residue left behind from chemical cleaners has dried up overnight–this will prevent any unpleasant surprises later on down the road!
How Often Should I Seal My Marble and Granite?
Sealing your marble or granite countertops is an important part of keeping them looking good and lasting a long time. If you have stone countertops, it’s important to seal them at least once per year. You should also clean and reseal every six months if you have marble or granite countertops that are used in a kitchen.
If you have stone flooring, it’s still important to clean regularly and reseal every few months (every three-six months), but not as often as the counters because floors don’t get quite as dirty as kitchen surfaces do!
Is There a Downside to Over-Sealing?
The downside to over-sealing is that it can cause staining. If you apply too much sealer, it can break down the wax and stain your marble. This may not be a problem if you’re using white marble or another light-colored stone, but it’s something to think about when choosing a sealer and doing maintenance work on darker colored stones.
Another downside of over-sealing is that the increased moisture in the air will cause some of the sealer to be absorbed into your countertops rather than staying on top of them where you want them. This can make them look duller as time goes by and make future maintenance more difficult.
Why Do I Need Professional Help When Sealing Granite and Marble Tiles?
If you’re considering sealing your own marble tiles, then you should know that it’s a task that requires you to be very careful with all of the following:
- Heat (both ambient and direct)
- Power tools/abrasives.
Great looking marble needs proper Marble cleaning and sealing, so you need to invest some time in it.
A lot of people think marble is a type of granite, but it isn’t. Marble is a natural stone that has been used in construction and interior design for centuries. It’s also porous, which means that if it’s not properly cleaned and sealed, stains and scratches can ruin your beautiful marble surface over time.
Marble needs to be sealed regularly to maintain its appearance because it’s so porous that even water can penetrate into the stone and cause damage if left untreated. This can result in discoloration or even etching on the surface of your marble flooring or countertops.
That’s why you should invest some time in keeping up with regular maintenance for your marble surfaces like sealing them with an oil-based sealer every few years (four times per year). Make sure you hire a professional who knows how to clean your particular type of stone before starting this process so they can give advice on how often they should be cleaned based off their experience working with other types of stone as well as yours!
Keeping your marble and granite looking good is an important part of any home maintenance routine. It may not be as sexy as changing the air filters or repainting the walls, but it will ensure that you have a beautiful surface to enjoy for years to come.
You don’t need to spend hours on this task if you follow these simple tips: clean with cool water whenever possible, never use chemicals or abrasives on marble surfaces because they can damage them over time (including vinegar), seal every few years in order to protect from stains and scratches from daily wear-and-tear (or worse yet—accidents!).