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24 Basic Marble Care Tips

1. Avoid getting any acid based cleaners such as toilet bowl cleaner on your stone as it will damage or “etch” the surface of the stone.

2. Make sure you seal your marble/grout periodically as the effectiveness of the sealer will reduce over time.

3. The shinier floor will sooner show patterns of wear and scratches.

4. For scratches removing try buffing stone surface with #0 dry steel wool.

5. For scratches hiding on black surfaces try to use a black permanent marker.

6. In some cases small scratches can disappear by using stone color enhancer sealer.

7. Stone waxing is used as quick fixes and are more of a problem than a solution. Stone waxing prevent from “breathing” and the chemicals used for stripping can burn and damage stones.

8. A marble floor can be easy damaged by sand or dirt, which makes scratches on the surface and reduce a shine.

9. Make sure the selected stone cleaner can be used on the your kind of stone.

10. Any stone can lose a shine if it is not properly maintained.

11. Onyx or limestone is beautiful stone but soft and better if used in a low traffic areas.

12. Always dry your marble or granite after washing as they can to get stains easily.

13. Any types of sealer provide limited protection. It is important to understand that diligent care must be taken to maintain the beauty of natural stone.

14. Any spills containing acid or alkaline will etch and produce dull marks on your marble.

15. Free-rinse neutral stone cleaner is best for periodic marble floor wet mopping.

16. The first step of restoration should be to strip away any build up of old wax.

17. Polishing stone is abrasive process, is not just applying wax onto surface and then buffing it up.

18. Color enhancer sealers will enhance or enrich the color of marble.

19. Thinset under floor tiles leave empty spaces which can cause cracks, and after drying may produce lippage.

20. Penetrating sealer doesn’t protect stone surface from etching. Sealing will protect from staining.

21. To avoid etching – wipe up spills immediately, use a neutral stone cleaner made specifically for stone.

22. A marble is very vulnerable material and can be easy damaged in 10 minutes after restoration if used improperly.

23. Cultured marble is coated in resin, which makes it stain and liquid proof.

24. Natural marble has higher aesthetic value than cultured marble.

One response to “24 Basic Marble Care Tips”

  1. John says:

    Wow, I had no idea that there was so much to marble care! I really liked the suggestion given to make sure you seal your marble periodically since the sealer loses effectiveness over time. My wife wants to get marble put into our bathroom, so I’ll be sure to employ these tips if we go that route so as to extend our marble’s life.

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    Lynn W.
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    Eugene blew us away with how fantastic our bathroom turned out. We recently moved into an apartment and were disappointed by how poorly the marble stone was kept. A friend recommended Eugene, he was very responsive and professional. You can tell he takes pride in his work. He spent two full days polishing, cleaning, caulking and grouting the entire bathroom and it looks like new. Before he left we asked for a proposal for the kitchen! I highly recommend him and would use him for every stone job we have moving forward.
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    The first, I was impressed with how fast they got back to me after asking for a quote. Eugene was professional, fast, and keep his promises. He communicates well and it was very easy to work with him, and I was very pleased. It is very important to me that people who I work with is professional and trustworthy. I can see a long-term relationship with them and am very happy to find them. By the way I found them by looking for an answer on Houzz for my question about my furniture.

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    Eugene did right by us! Lowest estimate of several I received, but no corners cut. Very patient answering all my questions by email, super professional and respectful in my apartment, including thorough cleanup, and my counters look great!

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    Shaun S
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    Eugene was great. My contractor ruined our "travertine" floors. Our contractor used the wrong grout and my pale colored stone floors looked dirty. Eugene to the rescue! Eugene scrubbed, polished and regrouted the bathroom stone floor and it looks just the way it was meant to. Eugene told us that the stone was really limestone. He was quiet and went straight to work. I found him to be very respectful. He saw we had new flooring in the house and took off his shoes. Class act. We highly recommend Eugene. Now my family can finally move into our first home.

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    Eugene absolutely saved the day for us, and we are so grateful. With only 3 days left to move out of our BK apt, our movers cracked a priceless family heirloom marble dresser top. We were devastated! A friend of mine who does object restoration for museums gave me ABC's website, and Eugene spent a day communicating with me, and came, to our home (in a mask) the very next day and restored our marble on location and in our tight time frame. When he was finished, it was stunning, and we are beyond grateful to him. I hope I never need his services again, but I strongly recommend him to others. At the end, he even helped us correctly package the marble for our move so we didn't need to have the movers risk harming the marble again. We are so grateful to him!

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