While marble flooring has the ability to last for more than a century, many people wonder, are marble floors high maintenance? The truth is, marble flooring will require continued maintenance and dedication in order to keep looking great for this long. They are more high maintenance than other stone flooring options and may not be the best option for all households.
Another thing to consider before having marble floors installed in your home is that they can become very slippery when polished or wet. This is something to consider if you live in a home with children, elderly, or are located in a particularly wet climate.
A regular cleaning and maintenance routine will keep your marble floors looking like new. Use a clean, soft cloth or natural dust mop to remove grit and dirt on a weekly basis. If using a vacuum cleaner, use the softest brush attachment. Minimize dirt and debris accumulation by putting area rugs or runners at entry doors and in high-traffic zones. Wipe up any spills promptly, blotting with a clean, soft cloth (do not rub.) Polish and seal marble floors once or twice a year. And, when the marble starts looking a bit dull, call in a professional to clean, polish, and seal the floors.
Are marble floors pet friendly?
Unfortunately, marble floors are not so good for homes with pets. Marble is susceptible to staining by acidic or alkaline substances, and pet urine is extremely acidic. Polished marble floors are also slick and can be scratched by pets’ claws. Therefore, marble floors are not the best choice for pet owners.
What are the disadvantages of marble flooring?
Although marble is beautiful, that beauty comes with a high price tag. Indeed, one of its main disadvantages is that marble is not a budget-friendly choice; it also typically requires professional installation, which adds to the overall cost. Marble is a natural stone and therefore is porous, so it requires regular sealing. Marble can be slippery and cold underfoot, making it a poor choice for people with mobility concerns. Marble also is susceptible to staining, scratching, chipping, and cracking.
Marble Countertops May Be a Simpler Way to Incorporate This Stone
Many homeowners are set on having marble in their homes. Installing marble countertops may be a simpler way to incorporate this stone into your space. While countertops will still require consistent cleaning and maintenance, they are a much more manageable addition to your space. You can have them installed and keep up with light cleaning daily, weekly at-home treatments, and annual professional cleaning to preserve their beauty and strength.
Marble Works in Kitchens and Bathrooms
Marble is a natural stone that adds beauty and elegance to any space you decide to incorporate it. Marble tile flooring i especially popular for countertops and can in some cases be too slippery to install in your bathroom space. If you are interested in a less slippery application of marble surface in your space, consider having honed marble instead of polished. This will still allow you to see the gorgeous veining patterns in all types of marble but with a matte finish instead.
Safe Stone Cleaning Product
Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble safe floor cleaner which is to be used for regular maintenance on any hard surface not harmed by water. It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching. It’s no rinse, streak free properties make this cleaner ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.
If you have any questions or concerns about this cleaning product contact us today. Our customer service representatives will be happy to go over the ingredients and instructions when using this natural stone safe cleaner.
Natural Stone Cleaning In Houston TX
At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We work in Houston and surrounding areas to offer the best stone care in the city.