Marble — Also known as calcium carbonate stone. It reacts to acid and gives a high-gloss appearance. Most marble has veins, swirls, and bands. Marble should be sealed after cleaning.
Pros: Hard — won’t scratch like hardwood. Not as scratch resistant as granite.
Cons: Does not hold up well in heavy traffic areas, will have to be regularly polished to maintain its sheen. It does not retain heat very well so it can be very cold in winter. Acids like vinegar, lemon juice, wine can etch the surface.
Cleaning Tips: Clean with a soft cloth or mop with a pH neutral solution. Never clean with vinegar (vinegar and other acids cleaners will etch surface).
Periodic Maintenance: Turbo cleaning is the preferred cleaning method because it is the only process that removes soil from deep in pores.
Penetrating sealer is a necessity to help keep pores from absorbing water, oils and dirt. Turbo cleaning is the preferred cleaning method because it is the only process that removes soil from deep in pores.
Honing: is necessary to remove etched spots and rough traffic areas.
Polishing: though time consuming and expensive it is the only way to return the shine to new condition.