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Beautiful shining marble floors never go out of fashion and never fail to get attention and compliments. Not just that, clean and classy marble floors give us a feeling of satisfaction and happiness too.
Now that’s all well and good, but maintaining them always seems like a tiring and difficult job. Even after regular cleaning, these floors can become yellow and lose its shine. You’ll even find stubborn stains forming on them.
But don’t give up hope yet! Where there’s a problem, there’s always a solution. I’m going to share some homemade cleaners that are going to help you keep your marble floors clean as well as some tips to maintain their shine.
Scroll down and check them out!
How to Clean Marble Floors with Homemade Cleaners
Dishwashing Liquid with Lukewarm Water:
The basic method for cleaning a marble floor is to add dishwashing liquid in some lukewarm water and then use it to mop the floor. But be careful as you probably don’t want to slip on it in a not-so-cool way.
After washing the floor, make sure to let it dry before walking on it. You can use a clean piece of clothing to dry the floor quickly and switch on the fan.
Baking Soda to the Rescue:
If the stains are as stubborn as a toddler and don’t want to leave your marble floor, then simply add 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a cup of water and make a thick paste. Then leave this paste on the stain for 30 minutes. Wipe it away with a clean cloth and boom, the stain will be gone.
In case the stain is still there, though the chances of this are very less (because baking soda is an amazing cleaner), repeat this step.
Obnoxious Oil Stains:
If your marble floor has ugly oil stains preventing it from looking beautiful, then cornstarch can be of great help. Just put some corn starch where the stain is. You can add a teaspoon of water if you want. Leave it for a day and then wash it with lukewarm water.
If the stain remains, try repeating the process or you can use baking soda.
Also, check out other uses of cornstarch.
Cleaning Bathroom Floors:
For bathroom marble floor cleaning, add 2 tablespoons of bleach in 1-liter water and wash the floor with a soft brush or scrub. Let the mixture settle on the floor for about 5 minutes and then continue with the scrubbing. After this, wash the floor with water and you will notice how your bathroom’s marble floor is sparkling.
Following these steps will give you a clean, beautiful, and shining floor that you have always craved. However, keep reading for some very important tips to be kept in mind.
How often should I seal marble floors?
Since marble is porous it can get stained very easily if it’s not sealed. So seal it when you install the flooring and repeat the process every 2-3 years. This will ensure that it suffers minimal damage.
You can check out this guide on how to go about it.
Quick Tips to Maintain Your Marble Floors
1. Do not use harmful detergents, alcohol, vinegar, citric acid, etc. on a marble floor. If you spill a cold drink on it by mistake, then quickly clean it before the marble before a stain forms.
2. Get your marble floor polished once every five years to maintain the shine and make it look always brand new.
3. Use a clean and soft cloth to wash and dry the marble floor. Using a dirty rag for cleaning the floor will be counterproductive. Similarly don’t keep on using dirty water to clean the tiles.
4. Always keep door-mats at the entrance to avoid shoe stains and dirt.
5. Do not drag furniture or heavy stuff on the floor as it will create scratches. They are very difficult to remove and will make the marble look old and less classy.
6. Do not let your floor air dry as this can end up creating spots and marks on the marble floor, and trust me, they do not look good at all.
By following these easy steps and remembering these tips, you can have that beautiful shining marble floor that you always wanted and desired.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your equipment and get ready to wipe out all the dirt and stains and make your marble floor more marbelous (pun intended) than it has ever been.