How to clean black marble

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

Counter tops and showers

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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


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.

Things You'll Need

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