Marble Maintenance Guidelines

Recommended maintenance steps for a natural stone floor surface:
1. Sweep floor thoroughly to remove surface dirt, grit, tracked in debris.
2. Wet mop using a neutral Ph detergent.
3. Rinse floor thoroughly with clear, clean water.
4. Towel dry using lint free cloth.

Other Recommendations:

DO set aside special mops and towels for marble use only.
DO use floor mats at entrances and sweep floors often to keep grit and sand to a minimum.
DO keep a small squeegee in your shower if you have marble shower walls. By squeegeeing down your walls after showering, you rid the walls of soapy residue that over time builds up on the marble.
DO be aware of areas prone to traffic patterns. These areas are typically near doorways, in front of elevators, inside elevator cabs, near reception desks and any areas of concentrated wear and tear. To minimize dullness in these areas, consider placing walk-off mats or non-slip area rugs.
DO regularly remove tracked-in dirt and grit from floors to minimize surface scratches and dullness caused by their abrasion.
DO select a non-acidic neutral stone cleaner to be used for regular in-house maintenance of all stone surfaces.
DO keep in mind that acidic liquids such as coffee, soda, and even water that seeps out of planter bottoms will etch natural stone. The quicker these spills are removed, the less chance the stone will etch.

DON'T use cleaners containing acids such as Tile-Ex, cleaners with abrasives or vinegar.
DON'T drag heavy objects across the marble. Some deep scratches caused by heavy objects cannot be removed even through refinishing, due to the intensity of the scar.
DON'T spray glass or chrome cleaner directly onto target when there is marble nearby. Rather, spray cleaner onto a cleaning cloth then apply. Do the same when cleaning toilets if you have marble floors in the bathroom.
DON'T drag heavy objects across stone floors. Deep scratches are sometimes impossible to remove even after using intense refinishing methods.
DON'T forgo a regular maintenance schedule for stone surfaces. By sticking to at least a bi-annual maintenance program, you will ensure that your marble floors and surfaces will always look their best.

Above All

DO call European Marble Refinishing Inc. when you need professional stone restoration services. We find great success and satisfaction in helping our clients keep their marble and stone looking its best.