Marble, travertine and other natural stone cleaning and sealing is better left in the hands of expert certified and trained professionals with experience in the field of natural stone restoration, in some cases trying to clean it yourself can make its appearance look worse. We have the top of line marble cleaning and travertine cleaning equipment and only use the highest quality of diamond abrasives. What this does is allow us to finish the job with the highest quality possible. Regardless of the type of stone, or the condition we can help.
Marble or Travertine Floor Surfaces
Dust wipe interior flooring often using a clean non-treated dry dust mop. Sand, grime and grit do the most harm to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. Use of Mats or rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimise the sand, dirt and grit that will scratch the stone floor. Make sure the underside of the mat or rug is a non-slip surface. Do not use vacuum cleaners with worn metal or plastic attachments or wheels, which can scratch the surface.
Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at hardware stores or from your stone dealer) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean rag mop on floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. No rinse neutral cleaners are also available. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Change the rinse water frequently. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
Marble or Travertine Bath and Other Wet Areas
In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimised by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of water). Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.
Marble or Travertine Vanity Top Surfaces
Vanity tops may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations. A good quality marble w ax or non-yellowing automobile paste wax can be applied to minimise water spotting.