How to Maintain your Marble Floor Tiles Sparkling Clean

by | Nov 16, 2022 | natural stones

Because of their beautiful look and appealing colors and patterns, marble tiles are a popular choice for flooring in Singapore, especially since it keeps houses cool in hot weather. Although they are more resilient and low-maintenance than traditional flooring options like wood and granite tiles, you still need to put some work into their occasional maintenance in order to increase their longevity. Because marble naturally resists bacteria and stains and won’t collect allergens like carpet normally does, cleaning marble floors is surprisingly simple.

5 Tips to Maintain Your Marble Floor Tiles 

1) Sweep your floors regularly 

Even if you occasionally deep clean your marble, regular sweeping or dry mopping of the floors is the first step in basic upkeep. In order to prevent them from entering into cracks and corners, this cleans the surface dust and debris off the tiles. Additionally, performing this routinely gives you the opportunity to spot any stains or chips that may have slipped your notice.

2) Use baking soda instead of commercial mopping soap

In addition to being easier to use, this method is less expensive than buying specialty marble cleaners. Use a generous amount of mild floor cleaning detergent along with 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 cup of warm water. Fill a bucket with plain water as well so that you can mop up the cleaning chemical after you’re done.

One suggestion is to hand scrub the floor with a soft cloth or sponge rather than using a conventional mop to cover the entire surface area. You can concentrate on spots with stains or particles adhered to them by doing this. Whenever you do this, don’t forget to wear gloves!

3) Use a poultice 

Making a cleaning poultice with talc or white chalk powder, water, and a dough-like consistency is possible. Place a thick layer of this poultice over the regions with stubborn stains after wetting the area with plain water, then wrap it up in cling wrap or a plastic sheet. Make sure to tape the borders to thoroughly seal the space. Any stubborn stain will be totally removed if you leave this on for one to two days. Have a pail of water and a sponge handy when it’s time to remove the poultice so you can wet the layer and take it off gently.

Generally speaking, 500g of the poultice mixture will cover 1 square foot of flooring.

4) Pay extra care to daily maintenance 

Because marble is a natural stone, owners should be aware of certain of its characteristics, such as its rapid absorption. Make sure to mop up any spills of colored liquids in particular as soon as possible, if not with anything else. The tiles would become stained if the spills were left there for a few days. Even while such stains can be eliminated with thorough cleaning, they are unsightly, especially on marble tiles with light colors. One thing to keep in mind is that these stains darken with time as they are completely absorbed, so it could be a good idea to schedule some deep cleaning as soon as you see a stain.

5) Remember the do-nots 

Use of chemicals containing ammonia or other acids, such as vinegar, is one of the things you should never do with marble floors. Particularly if applied frequently, these corrosive substances will damage marble flooring, leaving it with uneven surfaces, blemishes, and a frail appearance. Make sure you read the label and choose cleaning products with a pH of neutral.

Use caution while using anything with sharp bristles, such as metal scrubbers, even when cleaning the floor. The substance that gives marble its brilliance is coated with a scratch-susceptible layer despite the material’s resilience. If you want to maintain your flooring shining for a long time, this must be safeguarded. This also holds true for laying furniture on the marble. To minimize scratches, be sure to use carpets or rugs to prevent dragging furniture, like chairs, from being put directly on the marble tiles.


The steps listed above are sure-fine ways to keep your marble looking shiny and brand-new. By taking our advice and being cautious when choosing your cleaning products, you can keep your marble floors spotless and protected for years without having to spend a fortune on pricey supplies and cleaners. 

Since 2013, Stoneworks has defined living surfaces in Singapore with luxurious and premium natural stone, tiles, and vinyl flooring. We provide our clients with a one-stop shop for their surface material needs, and we are more than just a supplier and installer of construction materials since we stay up with the most recent architectural and interior design trends.. Our uniquely designed slabs, including marble floor tiles, travertine natural stone tiles, granite floor tiles, and more, will surely spruce up any home. 
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