How to Clean a Marble Slab


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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