Tile

Marble

Marble tile flooring sets a perfect statement in any entryway or floor space within your home or a commercial space. Marble has a reputation of being one of the most luxurious home design materials and its attractive veining and color options can truly make it stand out in any room.



Maintenance

MARBLE FLOORING MAINTENANCE

Marble tile floors add timeless elegance to any room. When cared for properly, they can last well beyond your lifetime. Here is how to best care for your marble tile floors.

  1. Dust Mop. Removing the grit and dirt from your floor on a regular basis is key to protect it. Use a soft natural dust mop, not one with pads that are treated with chemicals, to remove the dirt of the day. Be sure to clean the dust mop after every use so as to not reapply the dirt the next time.
  2. Use Mats and Rugs. In high traffic areas and at entry points, use area rugs or runners, and wipe your feet before entry. This helps to keep small rocks and other debris from scratching your beautiful marble tile floors. Make sure the rug has a non-skid backing for safety. 
  3. Vacuum Cleaner Warnings. If you want to use a vacuum cleaner on your marble floor, be sure to use only brush attachments, not plastic or metal attachments. It is recommended to never use an upright vacuum on a marble floor as the wheels and other pieces can damage the finish. 
  4. Blot up Spills Quickly. Spills are inevitable, and not a disaster, as long as they are blotted up quickly. Do not wipe the spill, as it will spread the liquid to other areas. Once blotted, flush the area with a solution of a mild dish soap and water. Wipe clean to remove solution, and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

CLEANING DO'S AND DONT'S 

DO 

  • Dust mop floors frequently with a soft cloth. Wash the cloth after each use.
  • Clean surfaces with mild pH neutral dish soap or specially formulated marble cleaner
  • Thoroughly rinse and dry the surface with clean, clear water after washing
  • Blot up spills immediately, never wipe
  • Protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs

DON’T

  • Use vinegar, lemon juice, or other cleaners containing acids or harsh chemicals
  • Use commercially available bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners on marble surfaces.
  • Mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas
  • Never mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so
  • Use metal or plastic vacuum cleaner attachments, and be mindful of the wheels on the vacuum.
  • If they are worn or rough, they may damage the surface.