It is almost impossible not to love marble floors. One sight of it and you are awed by its elegance and beauty. You even fell in love with it its glossy appearance. No one can deny the awesomeness of marble floors and tiles. You were so drawn and hooked you probably have it in your home. Marble floors are very effective in adding style and elegance to your home.
If you’re thinking of replacing your floor, marble floor tiles are worth keeping within your sights. They add a rich and glamorous blend of class, style, and contemporary feel to your home – but then, I’m biased (the flooring in my home is all marble).
Sometimes It’s hard picking a favorite design – they come in a wide variety of patterns and designs. They could be rough or smooth and hand painted. You can base your choices on where you’ll install the tiles. For instance, marble tiles with patterns that depict nature’s beauty (like leaves) are great for kitchens. Plain or tiles with minimal design color patterns do well in the bathroom.
Tips to maintain your Marble Floor
Just like everything else in the world, your marble floors require adequate care and maintenance to retain their attractive appearance. Poor cleaning methods will cause your marble floors to lose its shine. It will appear dull, and with continued negligence, an eyesore. Just as marble floors stand out in appearance from the rest of your home in its own magnificent way, it’ll equally stand out in an agonizing way if it doesn’t receive the proper care and attention it needs. This is why periodic care is important for your marble floors.
It’s worth mentioning cleaning and caring for floors is…just easy, just follow the tips and your marble floors will serve you for as long as your house stands.
1. Keep Your Marble Floor Clear of Dust
This is one of the easiest ways your marble floor will lose it shine, very quickly too. Besides, dust aren’t friends of marble. Ensure your floor is dust free. Simple regular mopping will keep dust off your marble floor and leave it to shine every hour of every day,
2. Use Recommended Cleaning Agents
Marble is a natural stone material, like all stone floors, they are quite special cleaning agents. These are the neutral-ph cleaners. Use these agents along with water to clean and wash your marble floors. Cleaning agents with a little bit of acidity or alkalinity may mar the surfaces of your stone floor. You may also need to reserve a special mop for use on your marble floors – it’s best not to mix these cleaners together. Their combined effect in your marble floor may be awful.
3. Avoid Spills
Most times spills are unavoidable, that doesn’t mean you have to leave them to dry on your floors. The smudges they leave are big dents to the appearance of your marble floors. Not only will your floor appear dull and dirty, it is highly unsafe. You see, some marble floors are very smooth, spills on these floors (or any kind of floor) is a safety hazard. It’s very easy for you, your kids or anyone to slip, lose their balance and fall to the floor – these floors are also very hard. Attend to spill ASAP.
Pretty easy right? But some people choose to neglect it. Hopefully, you aren’t one of them. As you can see not only will your marble floor lose its appeal over time, but someone can get really hurt.