And other polished stone surfaces
Keep your Marble dust-free
(see "Bona Mop").
|Clean your Marble carefully
Wash Marble surfaces with cool, clean water. Mop or wipe with mild cleaning solution (see "Cleaner & Resealer") using short overlapping strokes. Rinse thoroughly with clear water to avoid streaks or soapy build-up.
|Use a Separate Mop
It's best to use a clean mop on marble or terrazzo floors, one that is free of harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners (see "Bona Mop").
|Tend to spills immediately
Acidic spills will mar surfaces quickly. Sponge up spills from citrus juices, sodas, wine and alcohol using fresh, clean water. If necessary your regular marble cleanser may be used (see Clean & Resealer "). Note: Wet marble can be very slippery.
|Never add vinegar to cleaning solutions
Vinegar chemically reacts with the calcium carbonate in marble and strips the shine. Permanently etching the surface. Use gentle, neutral cleaners (see " Aqua Mix").
|For marble or granite countertops and furniture
Marbamist is a wonderful ready to use stone cleaner that will safely clean and condition Granite Countertops, Marble Vanities, Limestone Tile, Slate, Concrete Countertops, Travertine, Soap Stone and all other types of natural stone countertops. Marbamist is a streak-free formula that is ideal for cleaning and degreasing kitchen countertops and tables. It is safe in a food-handling environment and there is no rinsing required. Simply spray and wipe.
|Keep metal and hot dishes off your marble
When moisture is present some metals particularly those with iron content will rust leaving unattractive stains. Use non-metal trivets or placemats to prevent burn marks, moisture or discoloration.
|Squeegee away hard water spots
Squeegee water and soap scum away before they have a chance to dry causing hard water spots.