Marble is relatively soft and porous, compared to granite. It is particularly sensitive to the acid, especially to the acid found in some fruits, wine and some general cleaning products. Spillages may therefore corrode the marble. As well as stains from the pigments in common foodstuffs such as coffee and curry powder make leave a mark on the marble surface.
Marble tiles are extremely versatile and perfect for both residential and commercial projects alike. In addition to flooring tiles, marble are often used as table tops (e.g. kitchen tops).
This article will guide you to cleaning and maintaining your Marble so that it will be in optimal condition and last longer.
Products you will need:
Marble and Stone Wash and Shine
Marble and Stone Wash and Shine is a concentrate for regular everyday care. With regular use of Marble and Stone Wash and Shine, the penetration of dirt into the surface is reduced, and the appearance of the coating is improved. The surface is more beautiful, the colour and structure enhanced. Shines without polishing. For all marble and stone surfaces. For flooring, window sills, wall coverings and kitchen worktops.
Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner
Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner cleans and cares in one single step. It removes dirt and contamination when wiping. Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner also refreshes the colours and forms a dirt-repellent film. Contains no wax and doesn’t make the floor slippery. Pleasant fresh scent. For glazed and unglazed floor tiles.
How to clean your Marble Floor
1. First sweep the floor to remove loose dirt.
2. Put 25 ml of Marble and Stone Wash and Shine into one bucket (5l) of warm water and mix well.
3. Mop the floor.
4. Rinse the mop frequently in a separate bucket of clean water.
5. Do not rinse the surface, but leave to dry naturally.
How to clean your Marble Countertop
1. Put 25 ml of Marble and Stone Wash and Shine into one bucket (5l) of warm water and mix well.
2. Using a cloth, wipe the countertop with the mixture.
3. Rinse the cloth frequently in a separate bucket of clean water.
4. Do not rinse the surface, but leave to dry naturally.
How to Polish your Marble
To polish your Marble, we recommends the use of Marble Polish.
Marble Polish gives matte and dull coverings a fresh appearance and also protects new coverings against watery stains and dirt. Regular application of Marble Polish diminishes the signs of use and run marks. Marble Polish makes it easy to polish and creates a brilliant gloss. In addition, slight scratches are evened out.
1. Shake the Marble Polish well before use.
2. Spray thinly and evenly onto the surface, distribute with a clean cloth or sponge.
3. Subsequently polish with a dry, soft cloth.
4. In case of strongly absorbent materials, repeat the procedure.
5. Thorough polishing increases the degree of gloss.
How to Maintain and keep your Marble in good condition
To maintain your Marble, we recommends using Granite and Marble Impregnation once a year or so.
Granite and Marble Impregnation
Granite and Marble Impregnation is a ready-to-use special impregnation that protects against oil, grease and water marks. It also helps to block dirt, moisture, paint, oil and grease, and makes cleaning easier. In the event of a spill, any staining liquids can be wiped off easily before they penetrate the surface. Finally, it protects grout against water and oil-based marks.
1. Ensure that the base is clean, dry and absorbent before the treatment.
2. Apply the undiluted product liberally, in an even layer – according to how absorbent the base is – using a soft brush or plastic roller.
3. A second application will make it more effective, but only apply as much as the base can absorb.
4. Let it sit for about 1 hour, then use a dry, absorbent cloth to wipe away any impregnation that did not soak in. Do not leave any streaks.
5. The drying time is 3 to 4 hours; do not step on the treated surface during this time.
6. The impregnation will take full effect after 24 hours
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