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How to Clean and Restore Marble

A relative to limestone, marble is a stunning material used to adorn walls, floors, counter tops and other surfaces. However, without the right care and attention many marble surfaces fall into disrepair and become unsightly.

Whatever colour or finish you have selected for your marble surface, its beauty can once again be restored with careful cleaning and restoration, but where should you begin? As a leading provider of marble cleaning and sealing products, the stone and tile renovation specialists at Tiling Logistics Ltd certainly know a thing or two about marble. Read on to discover the dos and don’ts of marble cleaning and restoration.

  • DO clean up all spillages immediately using a pH Neutral cleaning product.  Marble is a porous stone which is affected by any acid so extra care must be taken especially in the kitchen.
  • DON’T choose any old product to clean marble. Tiling Logistics Ltd stock a range of specially formulated marble cleaning and sealing products to ensure any potential damage is minimised and the right finish can be achieved.
  • DO work to protect surfaces, this involves choosing the correct sealing products and avoiding where possible the marble coming into contact with acidic, alcohol based or coloured liquids.
  • DON’T scour the surface when cleaning, the soft nature of marble means that as well as being chemically sensitive it is more susceptible to physical damage from harsh scouring, a fact that makes surfaces more difficult to restore.

What appears to be dull area on marble is invariably acid etching.  This is usually caused by acid from such things as Cordial, Coffee, Tea, Wine, Vinegar, Mustard or even Ketchup being spilt on marble surfaces, this in turn causes an acid etch when the calcite in the marble reacts with the acid. Provided the etch is not too deep this can be easily rectified.  Browse our marble cleaning products and sealing products today or contact us for help with a specific problem.

Your Comments

: Tiling Logistics ltd
: 10/09/2018
: A lot depends on several factors. 1. The colour of the marble? 2. The colour and type of the vinegar? 3. The intensity of the etch. For a light etch something you can hardly feel with your fingernail a product called Miracle Water Ring & Etch Mark Remover should sort it. The product comes with full instructions. However if the etch is deep then you may need to resort to different grades of Hand Diamonds first to get rid of the worst part of the etching and then use the Miracle WR&EMR. Finally in a worst case scenario you may have a deep etch combined with a nasty stain if the spill were caused by something like a dark Malt or even worse a Balsamic Vinegar. In this case you would need to follow steps above and use a poultice to draw the stain out as well. If you think the etch falls into one of the more problematic categories then simply email your details together with some photos to tilinglogistics@hotmail.com and we will help you on a one to one basis.
: Amelia Aiello
: 06/09/2018
: I have acid etching on my marble counter that was caused by a vinegar spill. What will remedy this problem?

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