Chances are you have had your beautiful marble floors stained and you’re here looking for an effective way to clean your marble floors naturally. You’re at the right spot. In this article, I’m going to share with you 7 ways to clean your marble floors naturally and very safely.
So how do you clean your marble floors naturally?
I sometimes clean my marble floors using natural ingredients around the house when I run out of the right cleaning products for marble floors. The above-mentioned are methods and techniques I have personally tried and experimented with for many many years with the absolute best result. To learn more about this keep reading this article.
How To Clean Marbles Floors Naturally – Details
Marble is a natural stone and with such a natural stone comes its susceptibility for easy staining and dirt. This is particularly worse when it comes to unsealed marble floors. They are porous and will get stained even with water.
However, this does not take away the fact that marbles make for very gorgeous floors. What’s needed is frequent and timely cleaning when stains do occur and also finding the best remedies when stains and dirt happen.
Without taking more of your time, here are some home remedies and treatments you can use to clean your marble floors to remove stains and dirt naturally without causing any damage.
1. Dish Liquid Soap Method
Liquid soap is a common household item that is very common around most homes. Because this is such an easy-to-access substance, it’s perfect if you do not have a proper cleaner. The twist is, you do not only use dish soap as the only ingredient in this method.
Here’s a list of all the things you need and the steps you need to follow to use this method effectively.
- Mild Liquid Dish Soap
- Non-abrasive Sponge
- Mop or Sweeping Brush
- Baking Soda
- Warm Water
Always start cleaning your marble floors by vacuum cleaning or brushing off any form of dust. This will remove dust particles so that you do not put scratches on your marble floors.
Mix a solution containing 5 drops of mild liquid dish soap, 2 tablespoons of baking soda all to one-quarter part of warm water. Now, add water to your mixture by filling up the bucket to the brim.
With the solution mixed, all is left is for you to begin the cleaning process. Dip your soft non-abrasive sponge into the solution and begin to scrub the marble floor.
Scrub and rinse the rug from time to time. Repeat this step until your marble floor is completely cleaned out.
Use a dry clean cloth to dry the floor and subsequently leave your marble floor to air-dry.
2. The Baking Soda Method
The baking soda method is one of the best ways to clean stains and stubborn dirt naturally from the surface of your marble floors. Baking soda is very safe for use as typically, every teaspoon of baking soda will usually contain only 41.8mEq of sodium bicarbonate.
Baking soda makes for one of the best cleaners for a lot of things around the house. Not only is it a good natural cleaner, but it is also a light abrasive, and natural disinfectant.
In addition to the above-mentioned benefits of using baking soda for your marble floors, there are a couple of benefits to using baking soda for your marble floor cleaning.
Some of these benefits are that baking sodas are inexpensive, contain no harsh chemicals, and acts as an effective stain and odor remover.
So now here’s how you use baking soda to naturally clean your marble floors.
- A Mop
- Baking Soda
- Warm Water
- Rags or Towels
- Your Favorite Essential Oils
The first thing you do when you want to clean your marble floor is to use a sweeping broom or brush to remove any kind of dirt or dust. You can also use a vacuum cleaner or a dry mop.
Make a paste-like mixture of baking soda and water and now you would want to specifically target stains on the marble floor and apply the mixture as much as possible.
By doing this, the mixture will absorb any kind of stains on the floor and make it easy for the subsequent steps in this guide to work.
You would always want to make sure the baking soda mixture sits on the surface of the marble floor for a few minutes (for mild stains), overnight (for medium and tough stains), or up to 24 hours for very serious stains.
In cases where you would have to wait 24 hours, you would want to visually divide your marble floors into sections so that you work each small section at a time. This will allow you to still use other portions or sections of your marble floors.
Mix ½ a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water and about 3-6 drops of your favorite essential oil. Now begin to use it to mop your floor.
Gently wipe the floor with a clean water-damp cloth. You want to do this to help neutralize the pH so that the mixture is not left in contact with the marble floor longer than necessary.
Then dry with a soft dry towel and also leave to dry.
- Remedy 2:
Mix together 1 cup unbleached flour, 3 TBS liquid dishwashing soap (don’t use bleach, only a gentle liquid soap is required) and water. Make a thick paste of sour cream consistency. Now spread this paste on the stain about ¼ inch thick and cover it with plastic wrap and leave it for 24 hours. Wash off the paste and the surrounding area with soapy water. If stain is still there, reapply the paste and repeat the whole procedure.
- Remedy 3:
Pour 1/8 cup of rubbing alcohol into a 16 oz. spray bottle. Add a couple of drops of liquid dishwashing detergent. Now fill the bottle with water. Shake well before use. Spray this liquid on the stain and then wash it.
- Remedy 4:
Fold a piece of cotton gauze to approximately the size of the stain. Soak it with hydrogen peroxide and squeeze out excess. It should be wet but not dripping wet. Apply this cotton gauze on the stained area and cover it with plastic wrap. Apply tape on all the edges of the plastic wrap to seal the gauze. Put an object on it to apply some pressure and weight to the stained area. Leave for 24 hours, now check and then reapply if needed.
Caution: it can lighten the color a little bit. So be careful while using dark-colored marble. Always test on a small area before using it on the entire stain.
- Remedy 5:
Spray distilled water lightly on the stain. Now sprinkle a thick layer of cornstarch. Leave for 24hours. Now remove it and reapply if needed.
For a greasy stain, immediately sprinkle corn starch on it and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. Then wash it with mild soapy water. Cornstarch will lift the stain effortlessly.