How To Care For Marble Floors and Countertops

Routine maintenance using the correct cleaning solutions is crucial to maintaining your marble floor and countertops’ polished finish, look, and durability. Professional-grade products such as Pro-Clean for routine mopping of your marble floors or Crystal Clean for countertops will save you money by reducing deterioration and maintaining the natural stone’s beauty and the need for more extensive professional treatment.

After years of use, or when the marble surface becomes scratched or etched, professional honing and polishing by a stone specialist will maintain your marble’s beauty and shine while significantly inhibiting resoiling and deterioration. Mechanical honing removes a fine layer of the surface of the marble to remove scratches and etching while creating a smooth surface. Once the surface has been honed, polishing will bring the marble to a shine. The final step should be a good, professional-grade sealer.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is SW Florida’s most referred stone cleaning, maintenance, and sealing company serving Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County. We are a certified StonePro Expert, a surpHaces Certified PRO, and maintain international certification by the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Tru-Clean Surface Care is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

When caring for marble surfaces, here is a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” to ensure your marble looks phenomenal for life.

DO’s and DON’Ts of Marble Care:

DO clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your marble.

DO put plastic trays under potted plants. The pot can stain the floor, and dark stains can be leached from the plant soil.

DO put plastic or felt casters under metal and wood furniture feet. Metals will rust, and wood will leach tannins.

DO clean surfaces regularly with Crystal Clean, Pro-Clean, or Deep Clean as needed. For light scratches and water rings, we recommend Stone and Glass Scrub.

DO dust mop marble floors regularly to help remove sand and other gritty soils between string or steam mopping.

DO use doormats inside and out along with runners and area rugs on marble floors. These mats should be shaken or vacuumed frequently.

DON’T wait to clean up spills on stone.

DON’T use cleaners that contain acids, such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub cleaners.

DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia, or other general-purpose cleaners.

DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.

DON’T use thick, creamy cleaners; they will stick in the natural pores of the stone.

DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.

DON’T use scouring powders and abrasives because they will scratch the surface of the marble floor.

DON’T use rubber pads under rugs; the rubber contains sulfur. Also, do not use rough fiber pads; they can scratch the marble.

DON’T use coatings such as waxes and floor finishes on your marble floor. A quality marble sealer applied by Tru Clean Surface Care can help maintain the beauty of your stone for years to come.

For more information on maintaining your stone surfaces, please take a look at our FREE care guide or give us a call any time.

For more information on Tru-Clean Surface Care, please visit us online at or call us at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.