How Performing Everyday Cleaning?

Wipe down the surface with warm water. In most cases, your daily cleaning won’t require more than a simple wipe down with warm water. To do this, take a clean microfiber cloth, wet it with warm water, and systematically wipe the marble tiles. Switch out your cloth for a clean one when it gets dirty.

Make a cleaning solution with mild dish soap and water. Some days you may need more than warm water to clean your marble tiles. In this case, create a solution of water and dish detergent. Take several cups of warm water and add a couple teaspoons of detergent. The amount of detergent/soap may vary based on the specific product.

Make sure your detergent/soap is not fat-based. This could alter the color of the marble tiles. You can consider buying a soap or cleaning product especially formulated for Carrara marble tiles.

Wipe down the marble tiles with your soap solution. After you’ve made your solution, dampen a clean cloth and wipe down the marble tiles systematically. Make sure to push debris toward one end of the marble tiles and then remove it. Make sure you don’t leave any debris or excess suds on the marble tiles.

Use a clean damp cloth to remove soap residue. After you’ve wiped down the marble tiles with your detergent solution, take a wet a clean cloth and wipe down the marble tiles again. This will help remove soap residue from the marble tiles surface.

How Avoiding Damage to Your Floor?

Wash your floor immediately after a spill. All spills on marble should be cleaned up immediately. This is because marble is a porous material and can absorb spills. If you let something sit too long, your marble will discolor or stain. Take a wet microfiber cloth and use it to blot up anything you’ve spilled on the marble floor.

Use pH neutral solution. pH neutral cleaners won’t damage marble floors. As a result, stay away from acidic cleaners. They might scratch or hurt the shine of marble floors. Avoid: Vinegar, Ammonia, Citrus cleaners (like lemon or orange). Cleaners intended for ceramic floors.

Do not let your floor air dry. One of the worst things you can do to your floor is to let it air dry. By letting it air dry, you’ll allow the water/solution to soak into the marble. This could stain or discolor the marble. Seal your marble. The best way to limit staining on your floor is to seal your marble periodically.

Locate a sealing product specifically formulated for marble. Read the directions and apply the seal onto the surface of the marble. Depending on the product (and use), you may have to reseal every three to five years. Make sure to protect other surfaces, such as wood, tile, or grout, with plastic or painters tape. Contact a professional if you are uncomfortable sealing your marble floors by yourself.

Use a felt pad to remove scuff marks. When you come across a scuff or other mark that won’t come off during a normal washing, use a felt pad to remove it. Simply dab the pad in a mixture of detergent and water and rub the marble gently along its grain. Do not rub in a circular pattern. This will damage your marble.

How Painting Your Tile?

Decide on your colors or design. If you are painting existing marble wall tile in your home, make sure that the colors you choose complement the rest of your design scheme. It is usually best to choose light colors when painting your tile, as dark or bright colors can overwhelm a room. If you’re painting a design, choose one that will be easy for you to do and will look good in your home.

Create a painted design (optional). If you want to paint a design, try searching for inspiration in Spanish, Portuguese, or Chinese tile paintings. You could also try a geometric design, like a chevron pattern or checks. Transfer your design to the tile with a pencil. If you have an intricate design, draw it on the elegant tile with pencil first. Be sure to press the pencil very lightly so that it is easy to hide with paint and/or erase if necessary. You can also practice on paper beforehand.

Paint your tile. If you are painting a design, start with the lightest color first to avoid smudges, and let each color dry before starting a new one. If you’re painting a home surface in a solid color, apply the paint in multiple thin layers. It’s usually necessary to do at least 3 layers, especially if your paint color is lighter than the original color.Painting over the grout is much easier than trying to avoid it, and it isn’t noticeable if you choose a light color.

Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours. For small art projects, 24 hours will be enough, but for larger home surfaces, wait for at least 48 hours. This is especially important for high-traffic areas like the bathroom or kitchen counter. If you’ve painted a ceramic bathtub, wait for several days before filling it with warm water.

Coat with clear urethane to seal in the paint. You can buy urethane from any home supply store. It’s important to use a sealant like urethane that is made for ceramics, especially if you’re painting kitchen or bathroom tiles that get a lot of use and come into contact with moisture. Apply according to the package directions and let it dry thoroughly before touching your tile.