How to Care for Honed Marble

Step 1

Step 1

Keep floors and countertops free from residual dirt with a soft-bristled broom, dust mop or microfiber cloth (for countertops). This is especially important on flooring, when walking over grit can compound scratches and damage surfaces. Dust or sweep your floors daily for best results.

Step 2

Step 2

Clean marble countertops and floors with a non-acidic, non-abrasive neutral cleanser that is safe and specially designed for marble. Regular use of a mild soap can dull surfaces.

Step 3

Step 3

Wipe up spills immediately using an appropriate marble cleanser, especially if they contain acids found in juices, coffee, wine, alcohol, vinegar or other foods. Toiletry products and cleansers can also etch the surface. Sealers do not protect against the damage that can be caused by them.

Step 4

Step 4

Place coasters or other protective devices on marble countertops and tables, as well as bathroom vanities. Place door mats, area rugs and runners in high-traffic areas to help protect floors. Place furniture pads beneath table and chair legs.

Step 5

Step 5

Have your marble professionally re-honed on floor areas that begin to show traffic patterns. The area will then need to be resealed.
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