A Step-By-Step Process To Cleaning Your Marble

A Step-By-Step Process To Cleaning Your Marble

Pretty woman doing her house chores at homeThere are a lot of step-by-step guides for many processes you may encounter in life and cleaning your marble and travertine surfaces are no exception. Cleaning and maintaining them may seem like an easy process, but there are multiple steps that one should take if you’re truly committed to making them stand out. It also doesn’t take much time or effort. It only necessitates the right knowledge.


If you want to know how to clean your marble and travertine to ensure that your floors, countertops, and other surfaces can maintain their beauty, shine, and perfection, then read on!


Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Before jumping into any process, you want to gear up with the right tools. For a complete job you’ll need: a microfiber towel, acid-free stone cleaner, stone polish, stone sealer, and stone conditioner. You can find all of these products at: MARBLELIFE Product website. These products were made by the professionals with the consumer in mind. They’re easy to use, effective, and safe.


In this step-by-step, we’ll be using MARBLELIFE products.


Step 2: Start Cleaning 

For marble and travertine countertops you’ll want to simply spray your Marble & Travertine InterCare cleaner and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Use the damp side and dry off with the other side of the cloth until it’s too damp and switch it out. For large areas like tile floors, attach cloths to a swiffer type mop and use the same process but with the Marble Cleaner Concentrate.


Step 3: Polish Your Stone 

Once dry, you’ll want to repair your stone by buffing out minor scratches and stains with Marble Polish and a polishing pad (or towel). Simply apply an egg-sized amount of polish to etches and scratches and buff out with the pad. For advanced details check out MARBLELIFE’s polish page.


Step 4: Seal Your Stone

You want to seal your stone and close its pores at least once every one or two years. This way your marble has less of a chance for staining and holding bacteria. If you want to seal your tile, then you will likely want to employ a professional. However, if you have some manageable countertops, then you can use some home Stone Sealer.


This process will be another simple one where you can use a dry cloth (or sponge) and apply about an ounce of sealer onto the surface. Spread the sealer so that the entire surface is wet and allow to soak for ten minutes. After ten minutes, buff dry. See more details here.


Step 5: Condition Your Marble

You don’t have to condition your stone unless you see dulling or lack of shine. This normally comes from lack of maintenance or acidic cleaners. If you do condition your countertops or small floor areas, simply apply Marble Gloss Conditioner to the surface and work into the stone with a cloth. Then, let it dry for an hour and buff off remaining conditioner.


You can find even more detailed step-by-steps including videos at MARBLELIFE’s Home University. MARBLELIFE professionals can help you with all your stone care needs!

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