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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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marble cleaner??

I know this is the most basic of questions, but on my shower threshhold, my contractor put a piece of marble. Everything else is ceramic in my shower. Of course, he sealed it. But, now close to a year, its showing water spots. I hate to go buy a separate cleaner for such a small area.... and I don't like using products that are harsh chemicals with strong odors. So, is there a simple cleaning solution I can use with regular household items??, or something that is more 'natural'---I do want to preserve the look of the marble---it's very beautiful.

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Unread 01-24-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Basically you have 3 types of cleaners,acidic(not good for marble)neutral(good for marble and tile) and alkaline(okay for marble and tile but must be rinsed well,and not allowed to dry on surface or be absorbed by marble).

Most soap scum removers are acid based.Typically a neutral cleaner would do most cleaning of the marble that is needed.Almost every major cmpany has their own brand of neutral stone or marble cleaner.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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Hi k

More than likely the water spots on your marble are etches. If you can't wipe them off with water and a towel, you more than likely are dealing with etches that won't wipe off with any cleaner. They will need to be polished out with a special marble polishing compound.
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Hello,

I agree with the Dav. Using neutral cleaners are good for the marbles. You can also use them for cleaning the tiles.


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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:29 AM   #5
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thanks for the replies..... I don't know if it is allowed but can you name the specific names, of a 'neutral' cleaner at the supermarket. They don't seem to specify that on the front of the cleaning products, unless, I'm just not reading it. I see a lot of 'natural, green' cleaners, stuff like Lysol Tub and Tile, etc.... what's your favorite.

Also, what product would polish the marble, without being caustic, or giving off harsh fumes.

Thanks, everyone.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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StoneTech Stone and Tile Cleaner is great. You can find a local dealer or order online

Type you Zip here to find a dealer
http://www2.dupont.com/Stone_Tech_Pr...e_locator.html

http://www2.dupont.com/Stone_Tech_Pr...#product_chart
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Hi Olivia

I recommend staying away from store bought cleaners and stick with tile & stone specific cleaners. I have been currently using Surface Treatment Technologies products with outstanding results.
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