Almost every guide for the care and maintenance of marble warns that you should not use bleach, vinegar or other harsh cleaners. This is because these cleaners contain acidic materials or chlorine, both of which can permanently damage your marble countertops or marble floors. When marble is damaged by an acid, it is called etching. However, some marble can be cleaned using Clorox.
Things You'll Need
Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach
Determine which type of marble your counter or floor is made from. Natural marble is heavier and tends to have more veins. Cultured marble or synthetic marble is lighter and thinner and will have pits or air bubbles on the underside. Artificial marble often comes in tiles rather than large slabs. Do not clean natural marble with Clorox.
Spray Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach from 4 to 6 inches away.
Let stand for 30 seconds.
Wipe clean with microfiber cloth.
Clean your counter in sections to avoid prolonged contact.
Avoid using straight bleach as this could damage your marble. The bleach contained in Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with Bleach is diluted.