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Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

Posted by sageabf (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 26, 11 at 13:23

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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RE: Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

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.

RE: Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

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

RE: Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

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.

RE: Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

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?

RE: Cleaning white marble with white grout - how to?

Steam. Check out the article.

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

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