How to Clean and Care for Marble

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Marble isn't as tough as you may think; it's a comparatively soft stone that is easily scratched and marred. Chances are you paid a lot for it, so keep it clean and take good care of it. To keep your marble looking new follow the advice in the steps below.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • Mops
  • Chamois Cloth
  • Marble Polishes
  • Marble Polishing Kit
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Superfine Sandpaper
  • Hydrogen Peroxides
  • Sponges
  • Acetone
  • Clear Ammonia
  • Neutral Cleaners
  • Stone Sealers
    • 1

      Wipe down marble surfaces with a damp rag and buff dry with a chamois for routine weekly cleaning.

    • 2

      Use a neutral, non abrasive cleaner (such as acetone, hydrogen peroxide or clear ammonia) for tough stains.

    • 3

      Apply the cleaner with a cloth and buff dry.

    • 4

      After cleaning, polish marble surfaces using a marble polish containing tin oxide.

    • 5

      Protect marble floors with a stone sealer, and use standard non abrasive floor cleaners to clean them.

    • 6

      Place coasters under glasses and put plastic under cosmetics on marble surfaces. Use rugs to cover marble floors.

    • 7

      Refer scratches of any depth to a professional.

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