|30 March 2014
Taking Care Of Marble Surfaces
Marble is one of the most desired substances in any home. With countertops and floors made from marble costing a large amount, finding out how to take the best care of them possible is important. Unlike when a carpet needs specialised carpet cleaning or you upholstery is in dire need of upholstery cleaning by the professionals, marble is often hard and rugged enough to be taken care of by anyone. As such, the proper application of cleaning instructions can lead to your marble surfaces being kept clean at all times. So read on top discover just how you should approach cleaning that marble surface. One of the most important things to remember when owning and using marble surfaces is that they can stain very quickly. Whilst it may appear to be one of the hardest surfaces around, not only is marble prone to scratches from sharp objects (which should not be kept clear), but it is also liable to bare the marks of a spillage or stain if not quickly treated. Wine, coffee and orange juice can all leave lasting effect so should always be attended too quickly. As well as liquids, foods and spices can have the same effect, so maintain a vigilant attitude when cooking in the kitchen with marble surfaces. When it does come time to clean, most things can be quickly removed with a damp cloth. A little water applied to a soft cloth which is then rubbed and moved across the affects area is ideal for removing small spills and dust. Careful of being too rigorous, as you do not wish to cause scratched or marks. Circular motions with a little added pressure are perfect for those times when you know that you can shift this little bit of sticking substance. Drying the marble after cleaning is equally important, as is keeping it free from standing pools of liquid. The stain left by standing water can be quite noticeable, so be sure to use a dry cloth to quickly mop up any spills or splashes which come your way. A lot of the time, caring for a marble surface is simply a case of wiping and drying quickly in order to preserve the marble effect and the texture which many people desire. For those times when you need to use something a little more powerful, it is still not necessary to turn towards full steam cleaning services just yet. Instead, you can purchase special chemical designed to treat and clean marble, or you can simply use a light and natural soap. Diluting the soap in warm water and then running it over the area with a soft cloth can get rid of most marks (remember to dry the area after wards) especially when you apply a little elbow grease to the area. When it comes to getting that marble shine, it can be relatively easy. Many people enjoy the shiny effect which marble brings, especially as the right light can bring out fantastically unique and interesting patterns in each and every slab. In order to make your surfaces shine as much as possible, simply take a regular chamois cloth and begin to use it to polish. The chamois is made from a special and soft fabric which allows you to polish and shine the surface simultaneously. Gentle and circular motions across the entire surface will quickly have the marble shining like you know it can. It is also possible to buy specially designed marble polishes for when you really want the surface to look at its best. Taking care of marble properly might seem tough, but as a reward you get a tremendous looking surface in your home.