Home is full of beautiful things in it. However, you have many things that add beauty in your home but glossy marble and exterior play an important role in the fabulous and marvelous look of your home. It turns a normal home into a royal furnished home that can make anyone feel special. There are a number of things in your home that need proper care and maintenance, marble floor polishing and cleaning is one of them. Many of us have noticed that our floor marble may be turned into a fade color or it may have some spots on it, that make us feel shamed or useless exterior design. It is not easy task to clean a marble then ordinary floors. The main difference is the porous surface that makes it more sensitive and cares nerd. In this guide, we will cover how to care for your marble floor and what are the reasons behind corrosion and spots on marble.
Formation of Marble Floor
Marble floors are very common among these days. It is used on commercial levels also used in houses. It is a metamorphic rock that is formed from limestone and carbonate rocks. Impurities are also added in it such as minerals and that includes salts, sand, oxides and clay, variation of these causes’ different colors in it.
Difference between natural and cultured marble
It might be very confusing for you when it comes to installing marble in your home. You may be stuck at a point, which one you can choose natural or cultured marble. You will choose one when you have the exact idea of each. Let me explain it for you one by one.
Natural Marble is formed from the calcite which creates a natural look of stone and veins in the form of web. The Minerals, limestone are also present in it that helps in color formation within the marble. In this type of marble, the pieces are not the same. So you can see the changes of color and design appearance though out the whole room. Because it is form of pure marble that is present in natural form. So it will enhance the natural look and beauty of your home.
On the other hand, we are going to explore cultured marble which is made artificially with different combinations of crushes marbles, minerals and oxides. In simple it is handmade marble formed in an industrial scale. It is less porous than a natural one. It is commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens. It is also known as water-resistant due to its high use in luxurious bathrooms that are full of water tubs in it.
How to do Dusting on Marble Surface?
Most common method of removing dust is sweeping. But experts recommend that you must buy a Dry dusting mop that will ease you to clean your floors, also they are consist of microfabricated cloth on the tail of it. Moreover flared brushes are also used due to softness of them. Always try to use a vacuum before sweeping because it will remove harsh particles that will not harm your marble surface.
How to Wash Marble Floors
After dusting, here comes the stage of washing it. You can use the following things like hot water Neutral PH soap, Soft Mop, Clean water and a soft towel or a soft dry cloth.
Let’s Discuss Each in Detail
- Hot Water
There are many ways to choose from for cleaning your floor but the worst use is sprinkling chemicals on the floor that may not only damage it but also leave stains and ruin its smoothness. The most efficient and worth using method is the use of hot water. The hot water not only vanishes stains but also removes unwanted particles that adheres to the surface of your luxurious marble. You can use kettle in order to warm your water instantly. One more thing, you can use distilled water because it is free from impurities like minerals and salts, it won’t leave white stains on marble.
- Neutral PH soap
Using some sort of cleaner may add more quality in your work while cleaning floors. As we know the marble surface is porous you can also add some sort of mild detergent or some cleaner. A neutral PH soap is the best one for this specific purpose.
- Floor mopes
Mops are used very commonly for the purpose of taking water out of room. They consists of microfibers that drags the water from the marble surface very softly. You can use spin mop or regular mop for this purpose.
- Use of clean water
Just after the task of mopping the floor you need to sue the cool clean water in order to remove any detergent and residue particles from the floor. Change the water frequently, if you notice that it is cloudy. So cool water will remove the extra dust particles & small amount of detergent left on the surface.
- Drying the Floor
After the floor cleaning with cool water once or twice now it’s a time to dry your luxury marble floor. For this purpose, you need to use some kind of soft towels or dry cloth. They both with help you in the same manner. It will soak the water from the surface so no water will remain in the pours of your marble floor.
Installing a marble is a very awesome experience but for maintaining it and keeping the shine in it. It may need proper care. We have discussed many things above, if you have something more in your mind. Just feel free to mention below in comments. Have a happy marble floor in Sweet Homes.