How to properly treat your marble surfaces

How to properly treat your marble surfaces
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Marble immediately adds a touch of class to your interiors. This beautiful and lustrous material is however more fragile than it may first appear, and we can’t simply clean it any old way, for fear of doing more harm than good. Here are a few recommendations to keep in mind when you are treating your marble surfaces. 

Dos and don’ts of marble

  • If there are three products that should never touch marble, they are detergents, bleach and descaling agents.
  • If you have nothing else to hand except an acidic chemical cleaner, apply a drop to a cloth, remove the stain by dabbing it and immediately rinse it afterwards.
  • If unfortunately you have pets around and if urine stains the marble, wipe it off immediately with care, using a sponge, and afterwards rinse it with water.

What should I use to clean marble?

In the absence of a classic marble cleaner, try out the following solutions:

  • A mixture of white vinegar and eucalyptus essential oil
  • Whiting chalk (also known as blanc de Meudon) mixed with water or a small dose of alcohol
  • A mixture of bicarbonate of soda and pumice stone powder
  • Black soap used with a damp sponge

Source – Main image: BricoBistro