maintaining your stone & marble

How to Care for Your Marble and Natural Stone Floors and Countertops


Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop.

Sand dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness.

Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that will scratch the stone floor.

Be sure that the underside of the mat or rug is a non-slip surface. Normally, it will take a person about eight steps on a floor surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of their shoes.

Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface.

Do's

Do dust mop floors frequently

Do clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap

Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing

Do blot up spills immediately

Do protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or areas rugs and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats


Do Not's

Don't use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces

Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners of tub & tile cleaners

Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers

Don't mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas