Marble has always been considered a great material to create a luxurious and elegant appearance. It is timeless and will never go out of style. Our Argento Marble has the same qualities that make them stand out. Anti-slip, scratch-resistant, and durable, this marble is perfect for outdoor pavers and copings. To maintain its look, you must clean it occasionally in the right manner. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you maintain your marble pavers and copings with ease.
- Sealing– This goes without saying that sealing marble after installation is of utmost importance since it is highly porous. The stone is sensitive and prone to acid damage. Sealing as a preliminary step facilitates protecting the marble surface.
- Cleaning– Regular cleaning with water or mopping with damp cloth aids in the removal of dust, debris, or grime build-up. No other chemical is usually required to clean Marble Pavers.
- Spilled? Clean immediately- In the event of juice, coffee, wine, or other dark-coloured liquid spilled on marble, jump into action and clean it immediately with a damp cloth. Marble being permeable absorbs the liquid and gets a permanent stain.
Do not use conventional commercial cleaners. They are acidic and abrasive which causes the marble to corrode. In many DIY videos, you might have seen the use of vinegar. However, please refrain from using it as vinegar strips the natural hue and form of the stone. For stain removal, here are few tricks to follow:
–Mild cleansers like dish soap and water are the safest stain cleaning option. Avoid using a hard bristle brush or scrubbing as it may lead to scratching of the surface.
–For oil-based stains, use starch and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off with a damp cloth.
–For algae, moss, or fungi, advisable to use diluted hydrogen peroxide or ammonia. Do not use a concentrate in any case or else marble will end up getting discoloured or in the worst case, yellowish. Also, do keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide causes dark marble to fade out. It is best to be used on light-coloured marble, like Aqua Blue.
-For stubborn, deep-seated stains, use a mixture of baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the stain and cover with plastic wrap for 24 hours.
-If the marble pavers have a white haze formation, it is identified as efflorescence. Distilled water can be used to remove this element easily.
After removing stains or cleaning your marble pavers and copings, please make sure the surface is rinsed well and dried thoroughly. The stone should not remain wet after the cleaning process.
We hope these tips and tricks would help you maintain Marble Pavers and Copings. To know about maintaining Granite Pavers, we recommend reading this.
*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.