How to Clean a Marble Slab

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Marble slabs are used in many areas of the home, from tables to countertops and kitchen worktops. Since food and other elements typically are in contact with the marble on a regular basis, you must clean the marble slab regularly. You should use a mild cleaner that keeps the marble intact and undamaged while also being strong enough to kill bacteria.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Stone soap
  • Dish cloths or sponges
  • Dish towels
  • Dust the marble slab with a dry cloth or sponge, and wipe with a damp cloth or sponge if needed to remove residue that a dry cloth alone cannot remove.

  • Spray stone soap over the marble slab on occasion, and again wipe off with a damp sponge and dry with a dishtowel.

  • Mix 1 tsp. dish soap and 3 cups warm water in a spray bottle to provide a more thorough cleaning every 3 to 4 months.

  • Spray the soapy water over the entire marble slab, and wipe off with a damp dishcloth.

  • Dry the marble slab with a clean dishtowel.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean up spills immediately, especially acidic substances, such as juices, which can etch the marble.

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