Marble is a popular building material for floor and wall coverings. But as beautiful and noble as the crystalline limestone is, marble is extremely delicate. The receipt for wrong care always comes. Gentle cleaning and polishing is therefore always a frequently questioned concern of many home improvement and marble owners. Below you will find lots of information and tips on how to clean and polish marble efficiently yet still gently.
Marble extraction reveals its peculiarity
If one compares the extraction and production of marble products with those of other natural stones, it is not far to compare that marble in the quarry is treated like a raw egg. Until the 1960s, the precious natural stone was often blown up from the marble quarries. However, there was so much marble to break that you have completely strayed today.
Plate making is also very gentle
The processing stonemason treats marble no less gently. In time-consuming and graduated sanding steps the breathtaking and famous marble gloss is slowly produced. Only then are the large plates cut into the required sizes for laying. Immediately after laying the marble, the special care goes on already. Marmor The marble care for you begins after installation
It is imperative to protect marble. Especially on construction sites, where a lot of dust, sand and dirt is "crushed", the stone must be protected immediately. Airy carpets are preferable to planks and boards. Once the construction is complete, the care of the marble begins.
Initial Care (Initial Care)
- Basic Cleaning (every few years depending on usage)
- Maintenance Cleaning (Regular Care)
- In no case should the following products be used for marble cleaning.
acidic cleaners (vinegar)
- fruit acids (lemon, apple, etc.)
- limescale cleaner
- other products that are harmful to marble
lime cleaners are in complete opposition to marble cleaners. Marble is made of limestone, while the salient feature of lime cleaners is the decomposition of lime. In addition, marble is porous. Detergents with surfactants are harmful because the surfactants are incorporated and soil dirt bind forming.
Clean and polish marble
From all these peculiarities, it can already be seen that in marble, cleaning and polishing are closer together than polishing and sanding.
Initial treatment of marble
First of all, you should use neutral cleaners or alcoholic cleaners to remove the cement curtain during the initial cleaning. Also clear water with spirit is suitable. Subsequently, the marble floor is embedded with a suitable natural stone dispersion.
Maintenance and polishes
For maintenance, return the marble floor twice a day, then wipe it once a week. Polishes should then be done only for basic cleaning every few years. For this, the specialized trade provides corresponding products.
Tips & TricksBe very careful in implementing many supposed home remedies from the internet. Some of the supposed tricks may actually make a great impact in the beginning. For example, rubbed with oil marble. However, the oil accumulates in the stone and is dirt-attracting and binding. After only a few months, your marble floor is very unsightly. If cleaning and polishing are no longer helpful, the next step would be sanding marble. This restores a silky sheen. Then you can still crystallize marble (which is often confused with the polishing!). In this case, the surface is hardened mechanically and chemically with silica. The marble becomes less sensitive, but also harder. In addition, crystallization is not reversible.