How to clean black marble

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How to clean black marble
Keep black marble floors looking spic and span. (wzfs1s/iStock/Getty Images)

Hard-wearing and stunningly attractive, black marble is a popular stone surface choice used in many homes and buildings. To keep the marble looking its best, dust surfaces regularly and given them an occasional deep-clean to keep them looking shiny. Whether you have a black marble shower enclosure, sink, counter top or floors, clean them all with an inexpensive homemade solution.

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Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • Bucket
  • Cleaning rags or mops
  • Stone cleaner

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Instructions

    Counter tops and showers

  1. 1

    Dust the marble every few days with a clean, dry cleaning cloth to remove light dust and build-up.

  2. 2

    Pour 500 ml (2 cups) of water and 10 ml (2 tsp) of stone cleaner into the spray bottle.

  3. 3

    Spray the solution onto your black marble surface, covering the area with a light mist of the cleaner.

  4. 4

    Wipe the marble with a damp cloth to remove the residue and cleaning solution.

  5. 5

    Dry the marble with a clean, dry towel. This is very important because black marble tends to develop water spots and streaks when the surface is left to air dry.

    Floors

  1. 1

    Dust the floors with a clean dust mop as needed to get rid of dust and small crumbs that can scratch your marble finish.

  2. 2

    Pour 4.5 litres (1 gallon) of warm water and 25 ml (5 tsp) stone cleaner into the bucket.

  3. 3

    Dip your cleaning mop in the solution, and pull back out. Wring the mop out as much as possible.

  4. 4

    Wipe the mop over the black marble from side to side, using long, steady strokes.

  5. 5

    Dry the marble with a clean, dry mop to prevent water spots from forming.

Tips and warnings

  • Dry marble showers and sinks after each use to prevent water spots from forming.
  • Use washing-up liquid in place of stone cleaner once a month. This will remove the heavier residue and soap scum from baths, showers and counter tops.

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