How To Polish & Restore Marble Flooring?

Polishing marble floors can either be easy or difficult, depending on where you live and your immediate environment. In warm regions, like Singapore and other South-East Asian countries, it's important to remember that the local climate and humidity will exert a certain degree of influence over your marble floors. One good example is moisture. Leaving your marble tiles exposed to excessive moisture is not a good idea, and this is because marble tiles tend to develop spots and stains when exposed to too much moisture. So whenever the rainy seasons arrive, try to limit the amount of moisture that enters into your home by keeping your windows and doors closed.

Aside from the environment, you should also remember that keeping your marble floor clean presents certain challenges. For example, that in addition to the difficulties posed by marble polishing, marble flooring is also one of the most delicate floor tiles in the world. So in keeping your marble tiles clean, it's important to exercise a little caution. Not only will this help you clean your floor, it will also allow you to protect it from dirt and grime.

Marble polishing

How Do Your Restore Your Marble Floor?

Restoring your marble floor to its original beauty can be done using a three step process. First of all, you will need to clean off the dirt and grime using warm water. You will then need to mop off all of the stains and then manually dry them using a simple piece of cloth. For older stains, you will need to create a poultice that consists of water and baking soda. The poultice will suck out the stains from out of the marble's pores, which then will allow you to remove them manually. Once you're done, simply mop the poultice and clean your floor using a vacuum cleaner.

For the next step, you will need to polish your marble tiles to make them look new, and to do this, you will need to use marble polishers. These polishers act like sand paper in the sense that they are meant to remove the damaged layers of your floor. One good example are marble diamond polishers, which are designed for marble floors with extensive scratches. These polishers are designed to remove very thin layers of your floor's marble tiles in order to remove all of the scratches and permanent stains found on them.

Finally, when everything else is finished, apply a marble sealant to protect your newly cleaned marble floor from contaminants. Sealants generally last very long, so they should be able to protect your floor for a very long time.

Tips On How to Clean and Polish Your Marble Floor

Cleaning and polishing marble

Marble polishing can be a little tricky due to the delicate nature of marble itself. So if you want to sweep your floor, you should only use a soft-bristled broom or a vacuum cleaner. You should also use a special marble cleaner as they are designed to remove all the stains and dirt from your tiles without harming the surface of your floor. If, however, they are not available, you can always use warm water as a substitute. Anything else may potentially harm your marble floor tiles, and that's certainly something that you want to avoid.

Aside from cleaning or restoring marble floor tiles, you should also avoid using certain items in cleaning your floor tiles. A few good examples include vinegar, ordinary soaps and even mild detergents. These substances often contain ingredients that could potentially damage the surface of your marble tiles. Vinegar, for example, contains acid, while certain types of soap contain substances that may reduce the beauty of your marble tiles. So if you can't find a marble cleaner, don't use any other substance to clean your tiles. Just use warm water until you can find a suitable commercial marble tile cleaner.

Finally, you should also try to seal and polish your tiles once every few months. The polish will allow your floor to retain its natural shine, whereas the sealant will protect it from dirt. Do this even if your floor is completely clean, as it is as a good form of routine protection. The good news is that there are plenty of commercial polish and sealants to choose from in Singapore, and if you can't make up your mind, you can always contact the company that installed your floor tiles for recommendations on which brands are most suitable for your floor.
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