How to Clean an Old, Dirty Marble Floor

Marble is a calcareous stone, which means it is composed mostly of calcium carbonate.
Properly care for marble floors to prevent damage and preserve their beauty.Properly care for marble floors to prevent damage and preserve their beauty.
It is sensitive to acids and so no acidic cleaners should be used. Marble floors should be swept clean daily to remove dirt and dust. As needed, the floors should be mopped to remove any other residue or dirt. Typically, the only item needed to clean a marble floor is water. It will clean and restore the natural shine to marble. However, to clean an old, dirty marble floor, a marble cleaner can also be used.

Step 1

Dust over the floor with a dry mop to remove as much dirt, dust and residue as possible

Step 2

Fill a bucket with warm water. Dip a soft mop into the water and wring out the excess.

Step 3

Rub the mop over the dirty marble floor to remove the dirt and residue. Re-wet the mop and wring out as necessary.

Step 4

Dry the floor with a microfiber cloth or a chamois.

Step 5

Apply a marble cleaner to a soft cloth. Rub the cleaner into any dirty areas that remain.

Step 6

Dampen a soft cloth in cool water. Wipe away any remaining residue from the cleaner.

Step 7

Dry the floor with a microfiber cloth or a chamois.

Things You Will Need

  • Dust mop
  • Bucket
  • Soft mop
  • Microfiber cloth or a chamois
  • Soft cloth
  • Marble cleaner

About the Author

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.