Keeping Marble Stain Free

Many people choose marble surfaces as design elements because of their beauty and durability, but marble can stain despite our best efforts. Would you know how to remove stains from your marble floors or countertops? Using the wrong cleaner may make the stain worse or damage the marble itself. You may wish to take the quick, easy, and safe solution of arranging professional marble polishing in Manhattan, NY, or you can try removing it yourself using these tips.


Organic Stains

Organic stains are typically light pinkish-brown to dark brown and are caused by coffee, tea, fruit, tobacco, food, flowers, urine, and blood. You can clean with a mixture of 12 percent hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia. A professional is a safe bet for marble polishing if you’re unsure of what has caused the stain.


Mold and Mildew Stains

Mold and mildew stains are typically green or black and are caused by excessive moisture, especially in dark environments. Bleach kills mold on non-porous surfaces but cannot penetrate porous surfaces, like natural stone, where mold spores can grow again. Distilled white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide kill mold spores in porous materials such as natural stone; however, do not use vinegar on any natural stone. Hydrogen peroxide is safer for light-colored stone but may dull dark-colored natural stone over time.