Marble surfaces what to know
The marble it is a very valuable material in construction but it is as beautiful as it is delicate.
It’s a natural material of extraction from the quarries, which must be worked and installed only by expert people, precisely because of its delicacy and fragility.
In fact, marble is known as a hard material, but in reality its handling and installation must be carried out by highly specialized people.
I marble floors but also i marble coverings they are able to give elegance and preciousness to environments without ever making them banal.
And marble slabs, are also used as top for the bathroom o la kitchen. Especially in the latter case, the surfaces require acareful care it’s a’adequate maintenance.
To avoid damaging them, it is recommended to use both for cleaning and for the maintenance of specific products to avoid the formation of indelible marks and stains.
How to clean marble surfaces
Marble, a porous and very delicate material, despite its natural resistance, requires care and a lot of attention to maintain its splendor over time.
When on marble surfaces, be they floors O kitchen top for example, soft drinks, lemon juice, food residues fall, immediately create on the surface of the stains, more or less visible depending on the depth of the aggression and the degree of absorbency of the marble surface.
In the lighter cases, the marble undergoes a visible opacification against the light, while in the more serious ones some are formed white spots and rough then difficult to eliminate.
Kit Marble Restorer
For the restoration of marble surfaces we recommend the kit Marble Restorer of the company FILA Solutions, leader in the world of products for the protection and cleaning of surfaces in both natural stone and wood.
The Marble Restorer kit can be used by everyone also in do it yourself, obviously consulting the instructions for use.
The kit is very useful for restoring all marble surfaces that have been attacked by stains of acid substances such as lemon juice or even cleaning products.
The package contains three pad (one metallic and two resinated), a polishing sponge, Fila MarbleShine (polishing) and the polish Fila Formula Marble.
The steps to be performed can be divided into two stages: the first of cleaning of the surface, the second of polishing of the surface in marble.
The first thing to do is to smooth the marble, for this step it is necessary to slightly moisten the surface with water and rub in a circular way for a minute and with the FilaMarble one yellow pad.
Then a first must be performed surface cleaning applying more pressure, using the pad bianco FilaMarble Two.
Then a second cleaning will follow with the pad blu FilaMarble Three, slightly extending the work surface.
Finally, the treated surface must be dried with a cloth or absorbent paper.
To perform the polishing of the surface it will be necessary to pour a small dose of Fila MarbleShine with a little water on the area to be treated, then you will have to pass Fila MarbleSponge on the surface in an energetic way.
Finally, to make the surface come out as new it will be necessary to clean any good residues with a soft sponge and dry with a cloth.
The Unipul universal cleaner
MARBEC another company specialized in the maintenance and cleaning of materials such as marble, offers a concentrated universal sanitizing detergent The one.
It is a professional product, suitable for the extraordinary and / or ordinary cleaning of all hard surfaces such as all types of marble.
Unipul is ideal for clean the marble deeply, whether it is floors, walls or even bathroom and kitchen tops, respecting their natural composition, without altering the original color of the treated surface.
Depending on the type of dirt or stain to be treated, this detergent is diluted in water in different percentages.
It is suitable for:
- remove old blackened and deteriorated surface layers of wax on already treated surfaces;
- to perform an intensive degreasing cleaning on all hard surfaces;
- to perform an ordinary cleaning of all surfaces, which does not deteriorate the basic treatment and the material.
Unipul is a product effective also to low concentrations of use, it has low foaming properties, does not leave halos after use and leaves a pleasant scent in the rooms.
Regarding the different concentrations, this cleaner can be used:
- pure or diluted one part of Unipul in 1 part of water: to carry out extraordinary deep cleaning washes on old wax treatments blackened by the accumulation of dirt and to remove excess maintenance wax, without completely removing the base treatment;
- diluted 250cc of Unipul in 1lt of water: for washing where an energetic degreasing action is required on surfaces heavily soiled with motor oil, vegetable and animal oil, greasy dirt and traces of felt-tip pens. etc;
- diluted 30-40 cc of Unipul in 1 liter of water: for normal dirt in the periodic cleaning of hard untreated surfaces;
- diluted 8-10 cc of Unipul in 1 liter of water: for daily cleaning of treated and untreated floor surfaces.
How to protect marble surfaces
To prevent such delicate and precious surfaces from being damaged, it is also possible to use protective products, which make the surface of the marble completely waterproof and water-repellent to any substance.
One of them is MP90 Eco Extreme of FILA Solutions, the environmentally friendly protective hydro and oil repellent, ideal for marble, granite, natural stone.
It reduces the absorption of the material without altering its aesthetic appearance.
This product, in addition to waterproof the surface it also makes it scratchproof.
Once applied on the surfaces to be protected, to prevent the waterproof film from being removed with daily cleaning operations, it is recommended to use delicate detergents.
The recommended product is Marble Refresh, which renews and maintains the stain protection for a long time.
Also on Amazon is possible to buy specific kits for cleaning and maintenance of the marble such as the products of the line BMC.
These are easy to use products in DIY available in different sizes depending on the extension of the surface to be treated, be it a floor, a wall covering or a bathroom and kitchen top.
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