How Many Years Do Marble Floors Last?

How Many Years Do Marble Floors Last?

How Many Years Marble Floors Last After Installation

Flooring is the base of your entire home, both from a functionality and aesthetic standpoint. This is why it is important to select the right flooring that will not only last but is also be pleasing to the eye.

For most homeowners, marble floors are the dream! Marble floors are considerably stronger than most types of flooring and they provide a touch of elegance to your home. 

With regular maintenance and a lot of TLC, marble floors can last up to 25 years. Some will last even longer given the right care and maintenance from a professional stone restoration service.

How Long Will The Shine Last?

Newly installed marble floors should stay looking like new for two to three years without requiring any attention. For low-traffic areas, the new look can last even longer and maintain its shininess for several years. 

But why wait until the shine fades before polishing and giving your marble some love? Marble floors do not require a lot of maintenance. Once a year should be fine.

How Many Years Marble Floors Last

What Type Of Maintenance Do Marble Floors Require?

Marble floors will last for up to 25 years, maybe even more than a lifetime if cared for properly. Here’s how:

  • Dust or MopRegular cleaning of your marble floors will help to remove grit and dirt which is essential in protecting the marble from long term damage. Grit and dirt can cause scratching, holes, and other damage that can be irreversible in the long run. Use a soft cloth or natural dust mop that is not treated with any harmful chemicals that can lead to further damage on your marble floors. Make sure the cloth and dust mop are clean before using, otherwise you will just be scratching the surface of your marble.
  • Use Soft Mats and Rugs – Put area rugs and runners in high-traffic areas and entry points. Having mats at entry points will allow people to wipe their feet before entering your home. This is important to help keep grit and other debris from entering your home and scratching and damaging your beautiful marble floors. Don’t forget to skid-proof your rugs for safety.
  • Use Soft Attachments on Your Vacuum Cleaner – When using a vacuum cleaner on your marble floors, make sure you only use brush attachments. Avoid using metal or plastic attachments. Also, avoid using an upright vacuum. Its wheels and other moving parts can also damage your marble’s beautiful finish.
  • Wipe Up Spills Quickly – spills are expected. It is not uncommon for marble floors to have something spilled upon them. What is important is that the spills are blotted up quickly so the water or liquid will not seep in and ruin your marble for good. DO NOT wipe the spill because it will spread the liquid. Just blot the area with a clean cloth and wipe it dry. 
How Many Years Marble Floors Last

Marble is a natural stone so unlike synthetic materials, it is more prone to wear and tear especially when it comes to moisture and heat. This is why you need to polish your marble floors regularly and seal the marble once or twice a year. Simple maintenance can mean a lifetime of radiance and sparkle. 

And while it is good that you clean and polish the floors on a regular weekly basis, a good professional clean up, polishing, and sealing is always highly recommended. Professional marble cleaners know what to look for and exactly what to do to make quick fixes, retouch, and polish to make sure that your marble floors do not just look good but they also remain strong and durable.

Have you had professional marble cleaners visit your home and give your marble tiles some TLC? If not, it’s time you do so!

Slique is the most trusted professional tile cleaning and tile restoration company in Sydney. Our extensive range of treatment ensures we can restore virtually any type of damage or deterioration, to any kind of stone or tile surface.

So whether you have issues with staining, etching, chips, dullness, scratches, fading and wear marks or just general dirtiness, give us a call and see how we can help you.

With regular visits from our team of experts, your marble floors will remain radiant and elegantly shiny for decades.

For all your marble floor maintenance and stone polishing in Sydney, please call SLIQUE today on 02 9648 0395, or you can leave an inquiry on our contact page.