Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

sageabfOctober 26, 2011

Any suggestions for cleaing polished white marble with white grout. We've been in our new house for just a few months, I mop every weekend but the grout in the shower floor is turning pink/beige. We have polished calacutta hex tile on the floor, and it is sealed.

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jannie

From what I remember, marble is a form of limestone and you cannot use any strong cleaners on it, such as bleach, ammonia or other store-sold cleaners. You are doing the right thing damp-moping with water.(You could add a squirt of milod dish detergent). Maybe someone else can tell you how to clean grout.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 10:31AM
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sheilajoyce_gw

Sounds like a mold. After you clean the grout, seal it.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 5:34PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

My daughter contacted her marble tile processor and bought a cleaner they recommended. Her shower was a year old and whatever she was using was not removing the soap residue.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 6:22PM
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emagin

I see a couple of brands of marble cleaners / seals at Home Depot. Are these reliable or are there special brands to consider?
I use a shark mop to clean the marble floors regularly, but the seal has worn out and they are now porous/opaque and absorbing a lot more dirt.

I read about the bona stuff, not sure that is specifially great for marble, seems to be very highly rated for wood floors. Not my case. Any advice?

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 4:12PM
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athomesewing

Steam. Check out the article.

Here is a link that might be useful: Steam Cleaning Marble

    Bookmark   December 1, 2011 at 5:20AM
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