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
- Microfiber cloth
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.