When you add marble flooring to your home or business, you are making a substantial investment. To protect that investment, there are several everyday things you can do to ensure it’s in great shape for the long term.
Whether you add an area rug to a high-traffic space, place pads under furniture, regularly clean the marble or anything in between, proper maintenance can help your marble floor look its best for years to come.
Take a few minutes to explore the ways in which you can protect your new marble flooring with minimal effort.
Add a rug to high-traffic areas
Foot traffic can be one of the biggest detriments to your marble flooring. The constant pounding of feet can lead to scratches and wearing down of the marble material. It is suggested to place a rug in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic such as the main foyer or hallways leading to the kitchen.
When placed correctly, area rugs can reduce wear and tear and be a great compliment to the flooring.
Use non-acidic cleaning solutions
When cleaning your marble floors, it is essential that you use non-acidic cleaning solutions. Although many people believe that vinegar and other acidic cleaners are great tools for a floor, these can actually cause further damage and burn the marble.
It is suggested that you use a non-acidic solution that is diluted with warm water for regular cleaning or to get any spills or stains out. Make sure that the floor is dry once you are done cleaning as any leftover water can cause damage.
Place pads under furniture, chairs
When moving heavier furniture, even slightly, put pads underneath to prevent scratches. Even if you are not moving furniture, these pads can be left on to be extra cautious. It is suggested to place pads underneath desks, dressers, tables and even chairs to ensure there are no unnecessary scratches placed on the floor.
If you have a marble floor and take pride in its appearance, we suggest that you follow these few easy maintenance tips. If you follow these and your floor still experiences damage, we ask that you call on our team at Stone Makeover. We specialize in marble refinishing, crack and chip repair, sealing, stain removal and more.
We have years of experience serving home and business owners throughout New York and New Jersey and ask that you reach out to us today to have your marble flooring looking like new. Call us today at 800-661-7866.