What Is The Best Way To Clean Marble Floors And Grout?

What Is The Best Way To Clean Marble Floors And Grout?

Best Way To Clean Marble Tiles And Grout

Marble is a beautiful natural limestone that makes stunning floors. With proper care and maintenance, marble floors can last for a long time.

When left without care, marble floors can become dirty, stained, scratched, and damaged. The grout can get mouldy and dirty too.

You need to polish marble and give it regular maintenance to keep its natural shine and lustre. It can become dull and scratched when not taken cared of.

Marble floors need to be wiped, cleaned and polished on a regular basis.

What Is The Best Way To Clean Grout On Marble Floors?

Grout in between marble floor tiles can get dirty and become discoloured over time especially if the marble floors are not cleaned regularly.

Regular cleaning can help to prevent discolouration, accumulation of dirt, and growth of harmful mould and fungi.

When this happens, you will need strong cleaning agents and spend more time scrubbing and scraping the dirt off. This is why prevention is the key. 

Here is how you clean your marble grout:

  • Tape the marble sides so your cleaning agents will not touch the marble when cleaning the grout.
  • Use a stiff-bristle toothbrush and wet it with warm water. Put a small amount of baking soda on the bristles. 
  • Gently scrub the grout in between the marble tiles with the toothbrush in a back and forth motion. Be careful not to brush the baking soda into the marble tiles.
  • When you see the dirt, discolouration, and any growth on the tiles has been removed, rinse the grout with warm water and then dry it right away with a clean dry cloth.
  • Mix baking soda with warm water to make a paste that has a consistency of toothpaste.
  • Place a small amount of the paste on the bristle of the toothbrush and gently rub it on the grout. Leave it to dry. Be careful not to get any of the paste on the marble. Wipe the paste right away if it comes into contact with the marble.
  • Once the paste is completely dry, wipe it off with a clean, damp cloth. Use warm water on the cloth to make it damp. Wipe the grout continuously until the paste is completely removed. 

Different Ways to Clean Marble Floors

  • Start by regularly sweeping the marble floors to keep dust and dirt away. Use a dust mop or a soft broom to sweep the dirt and dust particles away.
  • Mop or wipe with gentle cleaning agents like baking soda or phosphate-free detergents. Rinse using a clean damp cloth and then wipe dry.

Here’s an easy marble cleaner recipe:

Clean using Castile soap. Castile soap is a very mild soap that may come in liquid or bar form. Mild water and castile soap mixture can easily cut through grease and grime. Apply using a soft cloth or mop and wipe in a circular motion. Rinse and wipe the marble dry.

Here is an easy Castile Marble cleaner recipe:

1 litre of water

1 tbsp of liquid castile soap

Spray bottle

Clean using Household Ammonia. Adequately diluted ammonia is safe to use on marble floors. Use rubber gloves and wear long sleeves for protection. Rinse the marble thoroughly after cleaning and dry. 

Here’s a quick homemade Ammonia Marble cleaner recipe:

½ cup ammonia

4 litres of hot water

Use a poultice to remove stains. Rust and metal stains on marble are very hard to remove. A good poultice can help. An effective poultice can deep clean marble tiles. When using a poultice, apply it directly on the stain and leave for at least 24 hours. Some stains may require longer depending on how severe the stain is. 

Here are some poultice powders you can use:

  • Flour
  • Plaster
  • Powdered White Chalk
  • Baking Soda
  • Diatomaceous Earth

Add water to any of the poultice powder to make a paste. The consistency should be toothpaste-like.

Use Hydrogen Peroxide to remove stains. Apply it directly to the stains and rub gently until the stain is removed. Rinse right away and wipe the marble dry.

Use lacquer thinner or a razor blade to remove paint on marble tiles. Rub the lacquer thinner on the paint using a soft cloth or cotton.

Once the paint is removed, rinse the marble right away and wipe it dry.

When using a razor blade, scrape the paint away without applying too much pressure to avoid scratching or slicing the marble.

Important Tip:

Do not leave standing water on marble surfaces. Marble absorbs water quickly and can ruin its integrity.

Wipe up spills and any liquid on marble surfaces straight away Keep marble floors dry and clean all the time.

Marble floors are a good investment. Like any investment, you have to take care of it and do regular checks and maintenance. 

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