How to Wash Honed Marble Bathroom Tile

Honed marble tiles in a toilet are smoother and easier to maintain compared to those using a polished marble finish. They’re more resistant to scratching and are somewhat less slick when wet. Cleaning on a consistent basis is key to keeping your marble tiles in tip-top condition.

Manage With Care

Clean marble tiles at least one time weekly, using either a specially invented marble cleanser or a mild non-acid household cleaner. Wet the whole area with hot water, then use the cleaning solution using circular strokes. Use either a sponge, cloth or soft-bristled cotton brush. Follow instructions for recommended times to allow the cleansers remain on the marble, particularly if the item contains bleach. Avoid using standard bar soap, because it can result in discoloration of the stone when it seeps under the surface. Insert marble polish after each cleaning.

An Ounce of Prevention

Honed marble stains more readily than glazed ceramic or other varieties of shingles. Take care when using oily skin care products, hair treatments and makeup around honed granite counters, countertops and floors. Reduce the accumulation of water stains from marble showers by wiping dry after each use. This prevents minerals from the water out of etching to the marble as time passes. Seal the marble tiles occasionally as required. Speak with your installer regarding cleaning conditions for your particular marble tiles.

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